Cat Jamieson reports…
Sunday 12th February saw Wellington Equestrian Centre hold a day of British Eventing Jump Training, with courses ranging from BE80 level to BE100. Wellington Riding is one of the UK’s biggest and best-known equestrian centres. Set in 300 acres of the Duke of Wellington’s beautiful Hampshire estate.
Riders gain invaluable feedback from BE Accredited Coaches on their show jumping skills in a three phase training competition:
• Phase 1 Involves a course walk in small groups with a BE Accredited Coach
• Phase 2 Riders receive a guided warming up session prior to the competition, again with a BE Accredited Coach.
• Phase 3 The competition phase; whereby riders jump one round, get feedback from the Coach and jump again
Both of the rounds of show jumping are given marks for style, effectiveness of riding and the quality of the horse’s jump and its paces. Any show jumping faults over the two rounds are then included to produce a final score.
The day saw over 60 competitors.
JT 80 was won by Miss Jessie Sheffield on Kilclogher Fionn on a style amrk of 14.5, she also came 2nd in the BE 90 on Cloonmore Sam. 2nd Miss Emma Tillett on Aughamore Lad on a style mark of 18 and 3rd Sarah Thomas on Davidoff
In the JT 90 the winner was Miss Yasmin Gershon on Glenlo Valley Mirah on a style score of 11.5, 2nd place went to Jessie Sheffield and 3rd place to Miss Maddison Peries on Humbug III – Maddison also had her 2nd horse in the JT 100.
The day finished on a “good” note with the top 3 riders all sharing the same surname.
Sasha Good taking the win on Western King with a style score of 11, who last weekend won the JAS BE 100 section at Bury Farm, Miss Jenna Good on 13.5 with Trewithian Hawkweed who also won their BE 90 open section JAS at Bury Farm last weekend, and Mr Ben Good in 3rd place with Bobby XVII.
This day of JT was the last in the series, next weekend sees the final at Hartpury.