Sarah Carless reports ….
Jump Training Wellington Riding
Eleanor Smith took victory in the JT80 class with Absolut Pickle, and then followed it up with fifth in the JT90 class. Kate Prendergast took a double of wins with Snorkmaiden in the JT90 and JT100. This was their third jump training win, having won the JT90 at Hartpury earlier this year.
JAS Hartpury (2)
A former show pony took victory in the BE100 Open at Hartpury. As well as the win, Polly Muirhead and Carnsdale Mr Cool also took second place in the novice class.
Polly told Eventing Worldwide: “Brian) came to us 18 months ago from a top showing yard where he competed to a high level in working hunter ponies; he won at Horse of the Year Show in the Intermediate Working Hunter Pony. Since getting him, we have started to turn him into an eventer where we were placed in few 100s. We were also placed in the intermediate eventing and my team of three won the open pony club show jumping championships for Tiverton. I think he is particularly good at the JAS because the courses are similar to working hunter pony, and style is also important. This year I am aiming for the Frickley U18 Novice team and will be going Novice at Aldon! I’m really looking forward to the champs on Saturday.”
Abigail Boulton piloted Carnsdale Quick Decision to victory in BE90 Open, whilst JAS specialist Southerly Roberts came away from Hartpury with a treble of victories. She took top honours in BE100 with Wurlitzer I, the Novice with LVS Jackpot and the Open Novice on Fizz IV. Jaymee Savill took her second JAS victory at Hartpury, this time with Knockmullen Foxy in the JAS90 class.
Arena Eventing Keysoe (2)
An allrounder took victory in the 100cm class at Keysoe. Dr Lorna Collins and Belville Apache – a coloured gypsy cob from Ireland – were the only pair to finish the class penalty free, with the second placed rider coming home on six penalties.
Lorna told Eventing Worldwide: Patch is excellent at multitasking, since he loves hunting and team chasing, jumps 5 barred gates and 5 foot hedges for fun. I took him to the arena eventing for just that – fun. It was a miserable day with gale force winds and sleet. I was beginning to regret my decision to go but Patch told me not to be a fair weather rider and as soon as I got on it was time to be competitive or try… and then he was a star and, somehow, we won.”
Isabelle Barnes took victory in the 80cm class with Dakota Snow Chief, and followed it up with eighth in the 90cm class. And Having taken third in the 80cm class, Lily Beckley followed it up with victory in the 90cm class with Jack The Lad VI.
Arena Eventing Dallas Burston Polo Club (2)
Leyla Wheelwright made a winning start to her new partnership with Star Smokey, taking victory in the 80cm class – one of two combinations to finish with no penalties. Samantha Moody finished third in the 80cm class and then took victory in the 90cm class with Evert II. The 100cm class was won by Charlotte Wolstenholme and Lake Street Rose.