British Showjumping Discovery

EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Round at Crofton Manor EC

British Showjumping Discovery

Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre near Fareham, Hampshire hosted an EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Round on Saturday 26th July 2014. Fifty-two starters came forward for this second round and each of the competitors were focusing on qualifying for the respective Championship Final in August.

Each starter was aiming to produce a treble clear in order to reach the EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Championship Final, which will be held at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.

Eighteen combinations delivered two clear rounds to make it through into the final jump off and five combinations then went on to secure that all important treble clear. This then meant that the clock was crucial in deciding the order of the results.

The fastest treble clear of the day came from 55 year-old Martin Brake from Yeovil, Somerset on board his own 7 year-old grey gelding Courtown Skippy. Martin was drawn third from last to go in the jump off and having seen that three other combinations had gone clear before him, Martin knew he would have to go fast and clear to win, which he went on to do by producing a clear in just 40.00 seconds.

Commenting on his win Martin said “It was a very competitive class with a well-built course by Matthew Hoskins. I have only have Skippy for eight months and he jumped fantastically, I was really pleased with his performance and I look forward to the future with him.”

Second place was awarded to 33 year-old Leonnie Jones from Haywards Heath and she was on Bellatrix III, a 7 year-old black mare owned by James Johnson. A careful third round from this combination saw them cross the finish line in 41.76 seconds.

Third place was taken by 32 year-old Carly Purves from Bexley, Kent with Johanna Hedberg’s 9 year-old light bay mare Avianya. This combination delivered their treble clear in 44.08 seconds.

This second round saw two more combinations go on to produce a treble clear, which means that five combinations will now go forward to the EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Championship Final.

Crofton Manor Equestrian Centre – Saturday 26th July 2014

EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Round

1st Martin Brake & Courtown Skippy – 0/0/0 – 40.00 seconds

2nd Leonnie Jones & Bellatrix III – 0/0/0 – 41.76 seconds

3rd Carly Purves & Avianya – 0/0/0 – 44.08 seconds

4th Kerri Hourihan & Stanley III – 0/0/0 – 44.77 seconds

5th Joshua Madgwick & Aflie XVII – 0/0/0 – 46.95 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Round at Dyfed Area Show

The last of the 2014 EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Rounds took place on Sunday 27th July 2014 at Beacon Equestrian in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire which hosted the British Showjumping Dyfed Area show. Sixteen starters came forward for this second round and each of the competitors were focusing on qualifying for their respective Championship Final in August.

Each starter was aiming to produce a treble clear in order to reach the EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Championship Final, which will be held at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.

Seven combinations delivered two clear rounds to make it through into the final jump off and three combinations then went on to secure that all important treble clear. This then meant that the clock was crucial in deciding the order of the results.

The fastest treble clear of the class came from 16 year-old Isabelle Algieri from Milford Haven, Dyfed on board Violine De Laye a 5 year-old bay mare owned by Gillian Davies. This combination put in a foot perfect round to gain the only treble clear in less than 40 seconds by stopping the clock in 37.48 seconds.

Second place was awarded to 28 year-old Tassy Hole from Swansea, West Glamorgan and she was on her own 11 year-old black gelding Walt Disney Z H. A careful third round from this combination saw them cross the finish line in 40.76 seconds.

Third place was taken by 30 year-old Jake Harris from West Aberthaw, South Glamorgan with his own Picton Flamenco a 7 year-old bay gelding. This combination delivered their treble clear in 42.31 seconds to take the final qualifying place.

The above means that three combinations will now go forward to the EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Championship Final.

British Showjumping Dyfed Area – Sunday 27th July 2014

EQUILIBRIUM Products Senior Discovery Second Round

1st Isabelle Algieri & Violine De Laye – 0/0/0 – 37.48 seconds

2nd Tassy Hole & Walt Disney Z H – 0/0/0 – 40.76 seconds

3rd Jake Harris & Picton Flamenco – 0/0/0 – 42.31 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

The Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival 2014 will take place from the 24th – 30th August 2014 at Staffordshire County Showground.

Image: Winners from the second round at Crofton Manor – Martin Brake and Courtown Skippy