OUR COVER STAR OLIVIA McCOAN
Cornwall OSET Cup 2022 Round 2
3rd September 2022
(Summer & Autumn Series)
The second round of the Cornwall OSET Cup was held on Saturday 3rd September at Burthy Row Farm, Fraddon where again we welcomed another two members to the OSET Family, 4 yr old Olivia McCoan and 6 yr old Rupert Sheppard who both had seen our OSET Arena Trial demonstration at the recent Cornwall Show.
Two other new OSET riders planned to attend but thought the bad weather would prevent the trial going ahead but OSET’S work well in all weathers and even in downpours, so we never cancel any event, and 27 riders braved the weather for a great trial.
Overnight heavy rain and frequent downpours throughout the day did little to affect the bone-dry conditions of the various sections which the riders were required to tackle three laps of eight sections. This brought about some close competition and for the first-time organiser's were forced to include an additional route for those aged 10 and above on the Medium Course riding the now popular larger OSET 24's to also allow the smaller machines a competitive day's sport and this really seemed to work well. Close competition was the name of the game and on the 10+ year Route A, Jack Kilby and Dexter Tripconey fought it out to the end with Jack emerging victor just one mark clear of Dexter. The 7-year group also had a great battle with Josh Dustow and Charlie Riddell trading tiny scores until the end where Josh took the lead by a single mark. Master on the Easy Course was little Bowie Sinkinson, aged 4 on his 12.5 Oset to post a score of just 18, just one mark less than 6 yr winner Archer Tripconey on 17 and no one else close. What a future this 4-year-old has.
Experts. Samuel Millmore 57
Hard Course. George Turner 13, Charlie Harris 63
Medium Course by age:
13 yrs Isabel Polkinghorne 51
10 yrs Route A. Jack Kilby 34, Dexter Tripconey 35, William Bloomfield 42
10 yrs Route B. Andrew Hancock 27
8 yrs Charlotte Dustow 11, Cody Holloway 21.
7 yrs Josh Dustow 5, Charlie Riddell 6, Kyle Bateman 14.
6 yrs Finley Wilson 22, William Lewis 29
Easy Course by age:
8 yrs Idris Chapman 23
6yrs Archer Tripconey 17, Rupert Sheppard 20, Edward Chumbley Jasper 58
4 yrs Bowie Sinkinson