SATURDAY, May 7 saw another sunny day for the third leg of Hagans Croft’s five-week Jump Mix League. Not only was the sun shining, but the future’s jumping stars were also shining brightly, as the cross-poles class and 50cm class got underway.
Once again, there were clear rounds in the cross-poles class for Megan Burns, Lily Henderson and Rachel Stranney, who had so much fun jumping the 12 fences unassisted with big smiles on their faces, with everyone receiving a rosette regardless. Those same competitors took on the 50cm class and, much to their delight, completed the course with double clears, first went to Megan Burns and ‘Merlin’ and second to Rachel Stranney and ‘Snowy’.
As the course was adjusted for the 60cm class, the arena party added back poles to some of the fences, as well as fillers. A total of 12 competitors took on the challenge, however clear rounds were few and far between, with only four competitors finishing on a clear score. Who got the red ribbon was down to who completed fences nine to 12 in the fastest time and that was Aoife Davis on ‘Arizona’ in a time of 36.66 seconds. The blue ribbon went to Ella McCrory on ‘Hey There Delilah’ in a time of 37.41 seconds. There was great riding from these competitors, well done!
The largest class on the day was the 70cm class, where a total of 17 competitors jumped the course of 12 fences comprising of show jumps and rustic fences. With a record number of those competitors jumping double clear, the leader board changed frequently. A total of 15 competitors jumped the course clear all the way, therefore it was down to who completed the course in the fastest time and that was Melanie Talbot and ‘Calypso’ in a speedy time of 26.15 seconds, cantering into first place and the red ribbon. Second place was Aoife Davis and ‘Pip’ in another fast time of 27.88 seconds.
Fresh off their second place spot in the 70cm class, Aoife Davis and ‘Pip’ had their sights set on the red rosette for the 80cm class. The pair took the turns and kept all poles intact across the course, outdoing their time in the previous class and notably achieving the fastest time across the whole day of 26.03 seconds – nothing could deny the pair the red rosette for the 80cm class! What a fantastic day out for Aoife and her two ponies!
The penultimate class on the day was the 90cm class, where Charlotte McGladery and her grey gelding ‘Dude’ soared over the fences into first place, followed by Abbey Stevenson and her beautiful black Friesian mare ‘ Belle’ in second place.
The last class of the day saw only one competitor go clear and that was Kirsty Clingan and ‘Todd’ in the 1m class. The pair were delighted with their performance, which was made even better by coming home with a red ribbon!
Hagans Croft would like to thank everyone who supported the third leg of the five-week Jump Mix League. Thank you to the arena party, Katie and Alice and to Black Horse Photography for covering the event. All photographs can be viewed and purchased from the Black Horse Photography website.
This league runs every Saturday until May 21 and is open to everyone. Entries are via Hagans Croft’s website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or you can also enter via the Hagans Croft App. Entries close each Thursday at 8pm and times are posted late on Thursday evening.
To qualify for the final in week five, each horse/ pony and rider combination must compete in three out of the five weeks and within the same class. Competitors must compete in the final to be eligible for league placings; placings will be based on a points system. The final is open to everyone with a separate prize giving taking place for competitors on the day and league competitors.
To find out more about the league, please contact Gillian on 07849 106453 or go to the website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk
Saturday, May 7
Class 1 – Cross-Poles Clear rounds: Megan Burns, Lily; Lily Henderson, Emily; Rachel Stranney, Snowy.
Class 2 – 50cm: 1) Megan Burns, Merlin; 2) Rachel Stranney, Snowy; 3) Rose Henderson, Tubster.
Class 3 – 60cm: 1) Aoife Davis, Arizona; 2) Ella McCrory, Hey There Delilah; 3) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles; 4) Emma Andrews, Mouse; 5) Roz Corry, Ted; 6) Cara Hamill, Askamore Lass.
Class 4 – 70cm: 1) Melanie Talbot, Calypso; 2) Aoife Davis, Pip; 3) Maisie Anderson, Izzy; 4) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie; 5) Eva Wright, Cappa Rose; 6) Ella McCrory, Annagh Storm.
Class 5 – 80cm: 1) Aoife Davis, Pip; 2) Emily, Annie’s Treasure; 3) Ella McCrory, Annagh Storm; 4) Janine Austin, Little Black Beauty; 5) Sara Gray, Keizer; 6) Abbey Stevenson, Belle.
Class 6 – 90cm: 1) Charlotte McGladery, Dude; 2) Abbey Stevenson, Belle; 3) Janine Austin, Little Black Beauty; 4) Brian Firth, Socks.
Class 7 – 1m: 1) Kirsty Clingan, Todd.
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