At the first Bailey’s Horse Feeds sponsored Jump Training fixture of the 2015 season held at Hartpury College this weekend, it was the youngsters who showed their class and led the way in all three classes.
11-year-old Emma Jowett from Salisbury, Wiltshire dominated the competition claiming the top spot in both the BE80 and BE90 level classes aboard Madeleine Taylor’s 2012 European Pony Team Silver medal winner Bandalera. Despite a rail down, a style mark of 22.50 in the 80cm class ensured that Emma and the 20-year-old mare took the top spoils, whilst a clean sheet and impressive style mark of 19.00 gave the combination the victory in the 90cm class.
12-year-old Jemima Stratton from Warminster, Wiltshire denied Emma a 1-2 in the 80cm class as she piloted her own nine year old gelding into second place adding nothing to a style mark of 29.50, with Emma finishing third on 31.50 with her second ride Buttons III, a 15-year old mare owned by Flora Moreau.
In the 90cm class, 12-year-old Georgia King from Wroughton, Wiltshire finished runner up with her own 13-year-gelding Mojo IV on a style mark of 19.50, while 14-year-old Kate Shapland from Taunton, Somerset also added nothing to her style mark of 21.50 to take third atop Uris Cavalier.
Kate improved upon this third placing at BE100 level, as she and her own seven year old mare Uris Cavalier went on to claim victory, adding nothing to a style mark of 23.00 to finish five points ahead of the rest of the field. The runner up spot was tied between 21-year-old Kathryn Carmody from Hereford, Powys with her own 12-year-old gelding Mr Wesley and 56-year-old Wendy Robinson from Ledbury, Herefordshire and her own 12-year-old gelding Sonas Oliver, both finishing on a style mark of 28.00.
The BE Accredited Coaches on hand to judge the competition were Richard Evans and Annabel Scrimgeour. Annabel was pleased with the standard of riding on the day, commenting: “We saw some promising young riders at the weekend, and whilst there were some riders and horses that lacked experience, it was a really rewarding day. The chance for riders and horses to jump round a course twice was a valuable exercise, and will be excellent preparation for the 2015 season.”
Annabel’s three top tips for those heading out on the Jump Training circuit this winter are:
- Get prepared to jump when you enter the ring and get both horse and rider’s minds on the job.
- Make sure your horse is in good balance, in front of the leg and thinking forwards.
- Ride positively.
Jump Training Explained
This training style show jumping competition gives both BE Members and non-Members the chance to gain invaluable feedback from expert BE Accredited Coaches on their skills in three levels of class: BE80, BE90 and BE100.
Phase 1 involves a course walk in small groups with a Coach
Phase 2 is where riders receive a guided warming up session
Phase 3 the first part of the competition, whereby combinations jump their first round
Phase 4 this is where riders get feedback from the coach on their round
Phase 5 riders then get to jump again taking on board the feedback from their first round
Download a schedule and see full series dates for Baileys Jump Training and JAS on www.britisheventing.com/wintercompetition
Upcoming Baileys Winter Series Dates
Jan 10 Jump Training Rodbaston – Staffordshire
Jan 10 JAS Bury Farm (1) – Buckinghamshire ()
Jan 11 Jump Training Berkshire College – Berkshire ()
For more information on the series sponsor visit www.baileyshorsefeeds.co.uk