Sarah Holmes takes both horses to cross country event at Osborne House


Island’s only rider takes both horses into cross country event at Osborne Horse Trials. 

Sarah Holmes, 27, an event rider from Rookley, has taken both her horses to sixth place ahead of the cross country at Osborne House.

Miss Holmes was riding Greenvale Coriado owned by Caroline Ross in the show jumping event earlier on Wednesday (July 25). She managed to “go clear” without knocking anything down.

Her other horse, Dunganstown Fleur came in 9th place after dressage event this morning with cross country to follow from 2.15pm afternoon.

Both her horses are now in sixth place ahead of the final event.

Sarah Holmes on Dunganstown Fleur at Osborne – photo by S.Clarke

This is the first time that Miss Holmes hasn’t had to take her horses off the Island for an eventing competition.

Miss Holmes previously said of the horse: “I’ve got Greenvale Coriado who is owned by Caroline Ross. I’ve had him for about five maybe six years now. He came to me having not done a lot in the field and he’s come on is really enjoying his eventing.”

She has previously called Dunganstown Fleur her “little pocket rocket” so be sure not to miss her run if you’re at Osborne House.