Chloe Reynolds (16) from Chard, Somerset took a narrow victory yesterday in the ever competitive Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Showjumping Masters at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.
Chloe is enjoying a tremendous year and she fought off the challenge from fifty other combinations to add this Masters to her tally on Kayleighs Star, a 9 year-old coloured mare owned by Sophie Digby. Chloe has been competing on Kayleighs Star since February 2013 and this year, the combination has been targeting both the Pony Newcomers and Pony Foxhunter series. “I can’t thank Sophie enough for letting me ride Star” said Chloe.
Chloe’s quick time in the jump off saw her take the win by just 0.01 of a second after she crossed the finish line in 30.74 seconds. She pipped the combination of Alice Connelly and Roan Boy.
Jumping got under way on Sunday morning at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival held at Staffordshire County Showground. The show runs from Sunday 24th August – Saturday 30th August 2014 and the Staffordshire County Showground is located on the A518 between Stafford and Weston (Junction 14 of the M6).
The first four horse and rider combinations, disregarding those already qualified, will qualify for the EquestrianClearance.com Senior Newcomers Championship at the Horse of the Year Show, which takes place from the 8th – 12th October 2014 at the Birmingham NEC.
Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival – Tuesday 26th August 2014
Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters
1st Chloe Reynolds & Kayleighs Star – 0/0 – 30.74 seconds
2nd Alice Donnelly & Roan Boy – 0/0 – 30.75 seconds
3rd Alex Gill & Kingstown Rebel – 0/0 – 31.91 seconds
4th Jessica Hewitt & Nikita XIII – 0/0 – 31.95 seconds
5th Taisie De Gruchy & Cahanaghs Heigh Flyer – 0/0 – 32.02 seconds
6th Faye Adams & Rainbows Mocha – 0/0 – 34.29 seconds
7th Cameron Rogan & Ag Dynamo – 0/0 – 34.82 seconds
8th Alex Gill & Running Bear – 0/0 – 34.87 seconds
9th Henry Truelove & Quilitymaes Z – 0/0 –35.16 seconds
10th Abbie Bevan & Eclips VI – 0/0 – 35.41 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results, disregarding those already qualified.