The Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds kicked off this weekend at the Pony Premier Show at Weston Lawns Equitation in Coventry, Warwickshire. The second round took place on Saturday 11th May 2013 and it proved to be popular, with 82 combinations starting their qualifying campaign.
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 (HOYS) and starting combinations were all vying for one of these tickets.
From all the starters, 11 combinations went on to produce two clear rounds to make it through into the final jump off and 3 combinations then went on to produce the all important treble clear.
Following a closely fought jump off, the win was eventually taken by 15 year-old Millie Allen from Cleveland. Millie achieved an immaculate treble clear on board the 8 year-old bay mare Tonlyn Bobby’s Girl, owned by Victoria Young. The third clear was achieved in 53.31 seconds.
Second place was taken by 14 year-old Chloe Reynolds from Somerset and she delivered her treble clear on board Kayleigh’s Star, an 8 year-old coloured mare owned by Sophie Digby. This combination achieved their third clear in a time of 55.23 seconds.
With the top two taking the direct qualifying tickets for the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final at the Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), the riders and ponies who finished in third to fifth missed out on HOYS qualification this time around. However, they did take home the chance to compete at The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival 2013.
Weston Lawns Equitation – Saturday 11th May 2013
Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round
1st Millie Allen & Tonlyn Bobby’s Girl – 0/0/0 – 53.31 seconds
2nd Chloe Reynolds & Kayleigh’s Star – 0/0/0 – 55.23 seconds
3rd Charlie Dawson & Loobeen May – 0/0/0 – 57.67 seconds
4th Jessica Hewitt & Nikita XIII – 0/0/4 – 52.18 seconds
5th Leonie Aitkenhead & Gregory 55 – 0/0/4 – 52.81 seconds
The Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) 2013 will take place from the 9th – 13th October 2013 at the Birmingham NEC.
The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival 2013 will take place from the 25th – 31st August 2013 at Staffordshire County Showground.