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Blue Chip Feed continue to sponsor the Pony Newcomers for the 26th consecutive year

Blue Chip Feed continue to sponsor the Pony Newcomers for the 26th consecutive year British Showjumping and Blue Chip Feed celebrate the continuation of their partnership as we renew sponsorship of the Pony Newcomers Championship until 2024, making Blue Chip the longest standing title sponsor for British Showjumping. We have sponsored the Pony Newcomers Championship continuously since 1999. The Pony Newcomers continues to provide a significant springboard for the progression of junior riders, with many going on to represent GBR in European and Nations Cup teams. The Pony Newcomers is open to JD and JC ponies that have not won a total of 500 points, to be ridden by Junior Members. Pony and rider combinations travel the length and breadth...

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Thomas Bradburne and Derryinver Rocky CHAMPIONS of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers at Horse of the Year Show

Thomas Bradburne and Derryinver Rocky landed the WIN in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship at Horse of the Year Show. Thomas Bradburne, aged 14 from Lambourn, posted a spectacular win when he set the arena alight with an incredibly fast clear to steal the show riding his mother’s 8 year-old Connemara gelding Derryinver Rocky. As the final combination to come forward in the jump-off they left no stone unturned when they wound their way around the course to stop the clock in a time of 28.63 seconds, almost a second faster than earlier leaders Olivia Sponer and Conella who were then nudged into second place. Riding fast must run in the family as Thomas is the son of former...

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Cambridgeshire’s Rosie Walker and Grey Lad V win the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters

Rosie Walker and Grey Lad V were crowned the winners of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters in the final class of the day at the British Showjumping National & Academy Championships 2021. Only eight out of the thirty-three starters managed to battle their way to the jump off, of which just three achieved a double clear. The combination, who started their career together in May 2020, took the win with an impressively fast time on the clock. Rosie commented: “When we did the first qualifier, I had only ever jumped up to 1.10m, this was my first big competition. I didn’t expect much, so to qualify for HOYS is amazing!” Having travelled all the way from Norfolk, Rosie’s mum...

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London’s Olivia Sponer scoops the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre

London’s Olivia Sponer scoops the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre Fourteen year-old Olivia Sponer from London jumped straight in to first place in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds which took place at Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre on Saturday riding Kerry Grimster’s Conella II. Against a starting field of seventy-one keen combinations, Olivia rode two clear rounds on board the 7 year-old bay mare for a spot in the final jump off along with eight other talented combinations. Riding clean lines with speed and accuracy, this combination proved unbeatable as they took top spot in just 35.75 seconds. Weston Lawns Equestrian Centre – Saturday 29th May 2021 Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round 1st Olivia...

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Berkshire’s Thomas Bradburne lands the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Arena UK

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...

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