Young guns give Hobbs a double of wins
Somerset-based event rider Jason Hobbs continued his winning streak with his string of young horses with two wins at Treborough Hill.
His first win was in the KBIS Four Year Old class on-board Grandiamo. His second win of the weekend came in BE90 Section J on Rusticoats.
He said: “It wasn’t a huge section but it was the last chance form Bob to qualify for Osberton. I’m thrilled for his owner Susie Davies and she is delighted with him. I haven’t done a lot with the horse so I just took him quietly but it was still good enough to win. It’s not timed so you can canter round which is nice as there is no pressure. The class allows them to get out and get a bit of exposure for what they are doing in the future.”
Jason has qualified three horses for the KBIS British Eventing Young Horse Championships at Osberton in October. Alongside Grandiamo, he will also be taking Sinterklaas and Kilcarna Roy who will both be competing at the Burghley Young Event Horse finals this weekend.
Coral Keen and Total Belief continued their good run of form with a win in BE100 Section C. So far this season the pairing have picked up wins at Larkhill, Moreton Morrell and Bicton Arena. On this occasion their dressage score of 27.3 and a double clear in the jumping phases gave them victory with a margin of nine penalties.
Another combination continuing their winning form was Sara Squires and Bolt. At Treborough they were winners of BE 90 Open Section L. It was their second win in a row having won at West Wilts two weeks previously. The five year old grey, who Sara refers to as a little terror, is owned by Linda Penfold.
Sara was also second on Calvin II in BE100 Section R at Treborough Hill, and went on to win Intermediate Section P at Wellington International Horse Trials on Master PJ the same weekend.
She told Eventing Worldwide: “We bought Bolt as a three year old from an auction in Germany. He’s been quite tricky but he is very talented and we have taken our time with him. He missed the early part of the year through injury so he is a little bit behind the other five year old. But he has a jumping background and is a sweet mover so he’ll be a star if we take it slowly with him. We’re moving him up a level and hopefully he’ll continue his good form.”
Of her win at Wellington Sara said: “It was only PJ’s second Intermediate. The show jumping was decent and conditions were a bit wet and soggy but he is Irish so he should have gone well. It was a great weekend in all.”
Other winners from the weekend included: BE100 Section A Lynne Zijlmans, Mr Black II; BE100 Under 18 Section B Constance Chapman, Chillout Baby; BE100 Open Section D Charlotte Rowe, Castleview Paddy; BE100 Plus Section E Becky Littleton, Lezera Skylark; Open Novice Under 18 Section F Chelsea Pearce, Albert VI; Open Novice Section G Emily Young-Jamieson, Gortmore Tommy; Novice Section H Padraig McCarthy, Rosemaber Lancuest; BE90 Section I Emily Dunstan, Sprite IV; BE90 Section K Lucy Turner, Theo V; BE90 Section N Amy Sweet, Benny Banassi; BE80 (T) Section O Florrie Dyer, Bernhard III; BE80 (T) Section P Sarah Royal, Greddington Acrobat, BE80 (T) Section Q Madeleine Jannoe, Lenamore Sola Da Cruise; BE100 Section R James Ford, Manana II.
Photography courtesy of Tanzy Lee
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