Fifteen-year-old Emily Mustow from Towcester reaped the rewards of contesting her third Baileys Jump Training competition of the year by winning the JT100 section astride Oxmountain Clover. Jumping penalties shook up the finishing order in this class, Lucy Care the only rider to keep a clean sheet for third place on Foxhall Forged Mischeif. Style-leaders Alison Fletcher and Morjoy Mickey Finn lowered two poles which dropped them to the runner up spot, enabling Emily, with just one rail down, to rise to the top of the leaderboard.
There were more clear rounds in the JT90, where Chloe Phillips and Touch of Rhythm were victorious. Contesting her first ever British Eventing competition Chloe, 17 and from Witney, finished on her style score of 18.5. Jessica Corser riding Breaffy Delight were three and a half penalties off the pace in second, with Freddie Pitchford Edwards flying the flag for the boys in third on Glencroft JD.
Headley-based Jenny Naylor-Davis, 37, produced the outstanding style score of the day. Awarded a 10, she and Badgers Rioja Royale kept a clean sheet to win the JT80 by seven marks, before going on to finish fifth in the JT90 class. Both Stephanie Faulkner on Gemma Lee and Jen Clements riding Mowgli III also finished on their style scores for second and third places respectively.
Caro Haynes and Antonia Wills were the judges at Moreton Morrell. Antonia commented: “The standard of riding was higher than ever this year, to the extent that, particularly in the JT100 class, judging was very difficult. It’s good to feel able to help with bits of well received advice, making it a rewarding day for everyone.”
With just one more opportunity to qualify for the final later this month, competition is sure to be hot at Wellington later this week.
Aimed at those starting out in Eventing as well as those already competing at BE80, BE90 and BE100 level, the Baileys Jump Training Series is judged on style and performance. The aim of the competition is to encourage competitors to improve their technique and, in so doing, improve their results.
Competitors are scored over two rounds with positive scores given as follows for each round, out of a maximum of 50, with any jumping faults deducted to give a total score which is then converted to penalty points:
A: The horse’s balance and rhythm. Max 10 marks.
B: The horse’s paces and quality of the jump. Max 10 marks
C: The rider’s ability to present the horse correctly to the fence and ride accurate lines. Max 10 marks.
D: The rider’s position, balance and ability to follow the horse’s movement over the fence. Max 20 marks.
Visit the Jump Training pages for more information on the competition and to see the full list of fixtures.
Upcoming Jump Training fixtures
Friday 13 February – Wellington Riding, Hampshire
For more information on the series sponsor visit www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk