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After representing the UK in an FEI Junior International Dressage event in Austria at the beginning of April, Samantha and Spring Pascal returned to win the Petplan Equine Prix St George Area Festival Championship at Hartpury on 8th April. This is part of the NAF 5 Star Winter Dressage Championships. Congratulations to Samantha who celebrated her 17th birthday in March. Photos soon!

ADDING MORE SUCCESS AT ADDINGTON PREMIER LEAGUE
On Friday 14th May, Samantha and Spring Pascal came 2nd in the Prix St George with 69.73% and 5th in the Intermediaire I with 65.92%. They moved up a gear the next day with a First place in the PSG scoring 69.86% and a 4th in the Intermediaire I with 66.97%. They also won the Small Tour for the highest percentage over the four classes.

On Friday 9th July, Samantha and Spring Pascal took part in the Dressage to Music at the Royal Festival of the Horse. A week later the team had to miss Hartpury, instead departing for the European Championships on 16th July.

MORE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR PASCAL
Representing Great Britain in the Junior European Championships in Kronberg, Germany, Samantha Thurman-Baker and Spring Pascal were placed 12th overall following their performance on Thursday 22nd July. Pascal was said to be "beautifully calm" in the test and at the presentation. The British Team are standing at 5th place.
  Their second test on Saturday 24th July was screened live via the internet. Comments posted on the Turville website indicate Pascal behaved and performed very well. The team qualified for the Riding to Music test on Sunday 25th. Samantha was the first Junior Briton to achieve this in recent years.

SUCCESS IN SUMMER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Samantha Thurman-Baker and Spring Pascal won the Martin Collins Advanced Medium Open in the Summer Regional Championships at Addington on 13th August. A score of 70.70% put them first in a field of 19 which included Carl Hester, Emile Faurie, Maria Eilberg and Peter Storr. The win has qualified them for the Advanced Medium Nationals. In the following class they moved up to their new level to be placed sixth in the Bates Saddles FEI Intermediare I.

FOUR WINS FOR TEAM PASCAL
Success for 17 year old Samantha Thurman-Baker and her CB Sporthorse Spring Pascal just keeps piling up. On Friday 27th August at the Sheepgate British Dressage U25 Championships they started by winning the Hortech Systems sponsored Junior Team Championship with 73.38%. Less than an hour later they won the FEI Young Rider Team Championship with 71.97% (Sponsored by Aerborn UK and Falcon Feeds).
  Next morning the pair began by taking first place in the Young Rider Championship with 71.84% (Sponsored by Aerborn and Falcon Feeds). In the afternoon they had another first in the Hortech Systems Junior Individual Championship on a score of 73.82%.
  Read about Samantha and Spring Pascal's achievements in 2009 on Magazine Page 16.

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