The first of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds took place on Sunday 22nd May during the Pony Premier Show at Arena UK and it was fourteen year-old Blue Chip Brand Ambassador Harriet Hodge from Brough, East Riding of Yorkshire who clinched the win.
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With a starting field of eighty-seven, many riders felt the pressure in the first two rounds with just nine combinations making it through to the final jump-off.
Using a late draw to her advantage, Harriet kept one eye on the clock as she jumped a fast and accurate round aboard her 8 year-old dun gelding, Little Charlie II, to take victory in 41.10 seconds.
1st Harriet Hodge & Little Charlie II – 0/0/0 – 41.10 seconds
2nd Tabitha Kyle & Oakley III – 0/0/0 – 41.37 seconds
3rd Fergal Holohan & Little Flexible – 0/0/0 – 42.24 seconds