With the 2015 Bailey’s Jump Training Series nearing its halfway point, lots of new faces were out and about this weekend at the recent fixture at Bishop Burton College (East Yorkshire, 11 January).  The coaching duo of Gary Parsonage and Sue Chadwick were on hand to judge classes at BE80, 90 and 100 level, and provide all important show jumping feedback to competitors in preparation for the start of the season which is now just six weeks away.

33 year old Helen Bosanquet-To from York, North Yorkshire stormed to victory in the BE80 level class, adding nothing to a style mark of 25.50 to win by an impressive 5.5 points aboard her own five year old gelding Lorbass. 32 year old Jennifer Deakin from Leeds, West Yorkshire and her own 10 year old gelding Danaway Sommersby got their first ever BE season off to a flying start, taking second place on a style mark of 31.00, while 24 year old Heidi Clack from Grimsby, South Humberside finished third on her own 19 year old gelding Charlie XXX after adding nothing to a style score of 32.00.

The results table was much tighter in the 90cm section with just one penalty separating the top three but it was 15 year old Louise Boxall from York, North Yorkshire who clinched the victory, keeping a clean sheet to finish on a style mark of 15.50 aboard her own nine year old gelding Clonlara Strawberry. Just 0.5 penalties behind was 14 year old Mary Foster from Poole, North Yorkshire with her own seven year old mare May Time III, while third place went to 16 year old Eliza Yeardley from Rotherham, South Yorkshire and her own 12 year old gelding Prince VIII who added nothing to a style mark of 16.50.

The BE100 level class was also a tight fought contest, and it was 25 year old Victoria Campey from Selby, Yorkshire who came out on top with her own eight year old gelding Border Bay, adding nothing to their style mark of 26.00 to secure the win. 30 year old Emma Wilkinson finished just behind on a style mark of 26.50 with Mark Poskitt’s eight year old mare Coromandel, while Rachel Robinson from Hull, East Yorkshire added four jumping faults to a style mark of 26.00 to take third on her own 11 year old gelding MJI Limmerick Bell.

Jump Training Organiser Fiona Saxby commented on the success of the fixtures so far: “The first half of the 2015 series has been extremely well supported with full classes at all four competitions. It is excellent to welcome new faces and their horses but I also get great pleasure from seeing returning combinations, especially as they progress through the levels. Sue, our on the day secretary, and I are very much looking forward to the rest of the series and the Championship weekend”.

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 Ben Hobday is set to give a demo on the Saturday night of the Championship weekend. Read more information here.

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

Upcoming Jump Training fixtures

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

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