Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Hand Equestrian Centre
Hand Equestrian Centre in Cleveland, Somerset held their Pony Premier Show over the weekend and an important part of that show was the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round held on Saturday 7th June 2014. As ever, this second round proved to be popular with competitors, with a total of sixty-six eligible starting combinations coming forward.
Up for grabs at this second round were two direct qualifying tickets for the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final at the Horse of the Year Show and all of the starting combinations went with the aim of taking one of these tickets home.
From all the starters, nineteen combinations went on to produce two clear rounds to make it through into the final jump off and six combinations then went on to produce a treble clear.
Katie Waldock-Smith (14) from Ware, Hertfordshire took victory in this second round on her mother Deborah’s 11 year-old bay mare Ross Cottage. After producing their third clear in 35.62 seconds, they ensured that the top spot belonged to them.
Second place was taken by 13 year-old Lottie Tutt from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire who was competing on Craig Callaghan’s 7 year-old bay gelding Jim Bob II. The pair secured their treble clear in a time of 36.87 seconds to take their place in the top two.
The first two pony and rider combinations, disregarding those already qualified, will qualify for the Horse of the Year Show. The first five, disregarding those already qualified, will qualify for the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival. Ponies and riders that jump a treble clear also qualify for the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.
Hand Equestrian Centre – Saturday 7th June 2014
Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round
1st Katie Waldock- Smith & Ross Cottage – 0/0/0 – 35.62 seconds
2nd Lottie Tutt & Jim Bob II – 0/0/0 – 36.87 seconds
3rd Leonie Aitkenhead & Glanhirin Lloyd – 0/0/0 – 41.03 seconds
4th Emma Crawford & Mullingar Bay – 0/0/0 – 43.34 seconds
5th Drew Walton & Trevoulter Ladies Man – 0/0/0 – 43.59 seconds
6th Hollie Pearce & Tiernisks Cruising Clover – 0/0/0 – 45.10 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show 2014 will take place from the 8th – 12th October 2014 at the Birmingham NEC.
The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival 2014 will take place from the 24th – 30th August 2014 at Staffordshire County Showground.