The first of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds took place on Sunday during the Pony Premier Show at Arena UK and it was Thomas Bradburne who clinched the win.
With a starting field of seventy-six, many riders felt the pressure and only fourteen combinations went through to the final jump-off.
Fifteen-year-old Thomas from Hungerford, Berkshire piloted Gee Bradburne’s 8-year-old Derryinver Rocky, to victory in 39.31 seconds.
Arena UK – Sunday 9th May 2021
Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round
1st Thomas Bradburne & Derryinver Rocky – 0/0/0 – 39.31 seconds
2nd Isabelle Doyle & Ross Culleens Lad – 0/0/0 – 39.77 seconds
3rd Olivia Sponer & Oak’s Luidam – 0/0/0 – 39.90 seconds
For the full results:
For the list of qualified riders so far for the Pony Newcomers Second Round (JNRF), Pony Newcomer Masters (JNF), and the Pony Newcomers Championship (JNHOYF):
NB: Results pending official grading.
Image attached: Thomas Bradburne & Derryinver Rocky. Winners of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Arena UK [Credit: Equipics].