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An incredible 1-2 for Daisy Williams in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship

Daisy Williams made her first time at Horse of the Year Show one to remember, taking both first and second place in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship with her two ponies, Bermudez BDA and King III respectively. The Lincolnshire-based teenager, who celebrates her 14th birthday next week, got an early birthday surprise when she took to the Andrews Bowen International Arena on day two at Horse of the Year Show. As first to jump in the seven pony jump off, she cleared a textbook round aboard Bermudez BDA. The pair set an unbeatable time of 31.60 seconds, fighting off close competition from the other riders to maintain her lead throughout. With two ponies in the jump off, Daisy was...

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Rachel Proudley takes the top spot in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at Keysoe Equestrian Centre

The Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round took place on Saturday during the Pony Premier Show at The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe in Bedfordshire and it was Rachel Proudley who landed at the top of the leader board with Ashleigh Effard’s 17 year-old British bred mare Family Affaer II.   Eighty-one combinations came forward to take on David Cole’s track with the hope of gaining one of the four qualifying tickets for this year’s Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show that will take place in October. With five going through to the third round the pressure was on and all eyes turned to the clock.   Thirteen year-old Rachel from Whitby, North Yorkshire made...

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Jodie Burchmore-Eames lands the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round at South View Equestrian Centre

The second of the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Rounds took place on Saturday during the Pony Premier Show at South View Equestrian Centre in Winsford, Cheshire and it was Jodie Burchmore-Eames who clinched the win. With a starting field of 97 and only 4 qualifying tickets for this year’s Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show that will take place in October, many riders felt the pressure and only ten combinations went through to the final jump-off. 16 year-old Jodie from Northchurch, Hertfordshire piloted Jack Eames’ 7 year-old Mighty Mouse W Van De Dauwhoeve, with whom she won the Pony of the Year Show JC Grand Prix Final last month, to victory in 43.54...

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