BAILEY’S JAS MERRIST WOOD & HARTPURY COLLEGE REPORTS

With the Bailey’s Winter Series well underway, competitors headed to the recent Jumping and Style (JAS) fixtures at Merrist Wood 1 (Surrey, 17th January) and Hartpury College (Glos, 18th January) in their droves, with both new as well as more experienced faces out on the circuit, all hoping to secure qualification to the JAS Championships.

For the first time, the finals of both the Bailey’s JAS and Jump Training will be held on the same weekend at Hartpury College, with the exciting news that top International Eventer, Baileys sponsored Ben Hobday is set to give a demo on the Saturday night of the Championship weekend. Read more information here.

JAS Merrist Wood

Age proved to be just a number in the BE90 level class, as 18 year old Emily Fairhurst from Faversham, Kent and her own 21 year old gelding Standen Dusty Miller overcame adversity to take the win after adding nothing to an impressive style mark of 11.00. Emily later tweeted about her first BE win which was made even more special by the fact that last year “There was a time when [she] didn’t know if Dusty would jump again”, and also thanking longstanding sponsors Baileys Horse Feeds. Annabel Whittet, 25 years old from Farnham, Surrey saw a rolled pole drop her down to second aboard her own 19 year old mare Sian Tilly after posting a style score of 9.00, while 15 year old Alana Collett from Esher, Surrey finished third after adding one time fault to a style score of 12.0 with Interstat, a 12 year old gelding owned by Georgie Sagrott.

Alana improved upon this third placing, as she and Interstat went on to claim victory at BE100 level JAS section after posting an outstanding style mark of 8.00 and keeping a clean sheet in the jumping phases. 28 year old Nici Wilson from Elstead, Surrey finished second aboard Barry Carter’s five year old gelding after adding five time faults to a style score of 4.00, while 39 year old Southerly Roberts from Hartley Witney, Hampshire continued her impressive Baileys Winter Series form taking third with her own nine year old mare Fizz IV after picking up four jumping faults to add to a style mark of 9.00.

21 year old Adam Harvey from Binfield, Berkshire made it a clean sweep in the last two classes of the day, taking the win at Novice level with Harry Richardson’s 13 year old mare Vienna VII with a style score of 8.00 and just seven time faults. The time proved tight across the section, as 24 year old Florence Bellm from London also added eight time faults to a style mark of 10.00 on her own nine year old gelding Majesty to finish second, while Southerly Roberts made it another top three placing taking third on her own 10 year old mare Tinx after picking up four jumping and four time faults to finish on an overall score of 19.00.

Adam’s second win in the Open level class came aboard his own 10 year old gelding Dassett Zoolander with a style mark of 7.00 securing him the win, despite rolling a pole and picking up three time faults. 27 year old Harriet Brise from Edenbridge, Kent and her own 11 year old gelding Coakham Clover were the runners up this time, adding eight jumping faults and six time to a style score of 11, while Southerly Roberts made it a hat-trick of third placings, adding eight jumping and seven time faults to a style mark of 10 with Tinx.

JAS Hartpury College

Last year’s Championship finalist 34 year old Amelia Poole from Stroud, Gloucestershire and Lorraine Hocking’s 12 year old mare My Deliha clinched the win in the 90cm level class after adding nothing to a standout style score of 1.0. Second and third placings were tied on a style score of 3.00, but it was 13 year old Niamh Warburton from Carterton, Oxfordshire who took second aboard her own seven year old gelding Lydican Star after finishing closer to the optimum time, while 13 year old Bizzy Loffet continued her Baileys Winter Series campaign taking third with her own nine year old mare Starflower.

In the BE100 level class it was another of last year’s finalist who clinched victory, 18 year old Octavia Manning-Cox from Malvern, Worcestershire who posted a style score of 2.00 and finished closer to the optimum time to secure the win. Bizzy Loffet and Starflower climbed one place higher to finish second also on a style score of 2.00, while 15 year old Georgina Williams from Abergavenny, Monmouthshire completed the top three, keeping a clean sheet to finish third with Dr Susan Fairweather’s on a style score of 3.00.

15 year old Phoebe Locke, a member of the silver medal winning 2014 Charles Owen British Pony European Team, made it a 1-2 in the Novice class claiming victory with her own nine year old gelding Tullibards X Factor after posting a style mark of 3.0 to which they added just four time faults. Phoebe also partnered her own 13 year old mare Quay into second place, picking up four jumping faults and three time to a style score of 4.0 to finish just four faults behind her first ride on 11.00. 19 year old Katie Patrick from Chesterfield, Derbyshire finished in third aboard her own nine year old gelding Pop The Question II after posting a style score of 9.00 and picking up eight time faults.

19 year old Anna Horton from Swindon, Wiltshire posted the best style score of the 2015 JAS fixtures to date which was an outstanding 0.1 to clinch the victory in the Open level class, adding just 1.0 time fault aboard her own and Craig Horton’s nine year old mare Barones II. Another member of the silver medal winning 2014 Charles Owen British Pony European Team, 16 year old Chelsea Pearce from Marlborough, Wiltshire took second place with her own 10 year old mare Little Indian Feather after finishing on their style score of 3.00, while 14 year old Eve Hobbs from Pershore, Worcestershire rolled a pole with her own 13 year old gelding Wye Valley Fabristeard which saw her drop down to third after posting a style mark of 2.0 to finish on a total score of 6.00.

Visit the JAS pages for more information on the competition and to see the full list of fixtures.

Interested in improving your show jumping technique? Take a look at the Jump Training series from British Eventing on www.britisheventing.com/jumptraining or book onto a clinic in your area through www.britisheventing.com/training/courses

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For more information on the series sponsor visit www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk

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