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Organisers fence mix up affects Ingham at Euro Champs

Sun, 15 Jul 2018

Yasmin Ingham & Piglet go over Fence 26 near the end of Cross Country
Yasmin Ingham & Piglet go over Fence 26 near the end of Cross Country

An appeal against a 5.6 time penalty for Manx equestrian rider Yasmin Ingham, has been partially upheld by officials at the European Young Rider Championships in France.

Ingham, who is riding for Team GB, was approaching fence 12 when she was flagged down by officials where they informed her the obstacle had been removed due to damage from a previous rider.

This lead to the 21 year old loosing valuable time and finishing the cross country 14 seconds over the optimum time.

Ingham was not informed of the fence closure prior to starting her round and this confusion marred what was an immaculate performce by the young Manx athlete.

Despite an official appeal by Team GB bosses, the event organisers would only award a 4 second reduction in the time taken – reducing her penalty from 5.6 to 4. It means that she now lies 8th overnight with the final phase of Showjumping to complete on Sunday.

Energy FM spoke to Yasmin Ingham about the Cross Country and Dressage. (Video attached)

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    Yasmin Ingham talks to Energy FM after the Cross Country and Dressage at the FEI European Young Rider Championships at Fontainebleau in France
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