Nicole Lockhead Anderson dominates the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at the Welsh Home Pony
Nicole Lockhead Anderson from Banchory, Aberdeenshire dominated the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at the Welsh Home Pony at the David Broome Event Centre in Monmouthshire, commandingly taking the top two places.
A mammoth field of ninety competitors contended the first round over course-designer Raf Suarez’s testing and technical track with twenty-one coming forward to the second round and just eight reaching the jump-off.
It was Nicole’s day. She took charge on Christine Graham’s Portuguese-bred nine-year-old gelding Epee Nazar to fill the top spot.
“It was long to the last fence in the jump-off but I knew I could trust him to jump it as he’s so careful,” said Nicole.
Underscoring her superiority in this jump-off, Nicole eased Sofia Coope’s Nightgirl Van Het Sonnishof Z, a six-year-old Belgian-bred mare she has ridden since February, into second place with 3.09 seconds separating the two.
The riders and ponies that finished in third to fifth took home the chance to compete in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Welsh Home Pony – Sunday 29th July 2018
Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round
1st Nicole Lockhead Anderson & Epee Nazar – 0/0/0 – 48.76 seconds
2nd Nicole Lockhead Anderson & Nightgirl Van Het Sonnishof Z – 0/0/0 – 51.85 seconds
3rd Toby Fry & Zucan V – 0/0/0 – 58.93 seconds
4th Jessica Howard & Tinkas Gentleman Jim – 0/0/4 – 43.84 seconds
5th Molly Potts Fowles & Ginger T – 0/0/4 – 51.86
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show 2018 will take place from the 3rd – 7th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2018 will take place during the 7th – 12th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
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