Tahnia Jordan-Jones had a good day at the British Show Jumping National Championships at Stoneleigh last week, riding both ponies successfully through to the jump off of the 138cm National Final. Thyme Flies was drawn first, which meant he was first to jump off, and set a cracking time, which subsequently wasn’t beaten, however, their luck was dashed when he rolled an unlucky pole at the last fence. Oakhurst in the Spotlight also jumped brilliantly but was just beaten on time, which meant Tahnia didn’t retain her National title but came a very respectable 3rd on Spot and 6th on Thyme Flies.
She then went on to ride in the 148cm National Championship, which was a big, technical class, open to catching riders out and causing errors, so even with such an honest performance from her pony, she rolled a pole and attained four faults in the first round. As there were only four clears overall, she finished in 5th place with the fastest four faults, but the best news of all is that because of her performance at Stonleigh, she will be taking Sulan Hollywood Knight to the Horse of the Year Show to compete in the Leading Pony Show Jumper of the Year Class!
We send our biggest congratulations to Tahnia and wish her the best of luck in all of her competitions for the rest of the season!