SATURDAY, May 15 saw the third leg of Hagans Croft’s six-week ‘Spring back to Show jumping League’, where cross-poles was the first class of the day. Seven willing competitors took on the course of coloured fences, all of whom came home with rosettes and smiles on their faces.
It was then on to the 50cm class, where all the fences were raised to parallels and fences nine to 12 were against the clock. Emma Williamson enjoyed her round on ‘Dustmiester’, as she jumped the whole course with a huge smile on her face and the photos from Black Horse Photography are there to prove it! Emma’s smile continued through to the results, as the pair finished in first place in a great time of 23.60 seconds.
Charlie Watson and ‘Master Casper Boy’, still in the ribbons from the previous week, but they stepped it up a gear this week to take home the red ribbon, with Aoife Mallet and ‘Phantom’ finishing clear all the way in a strong 70cm class to take home the red ribbon in a fantastic time of 19.29 seconds.
The 80cm was a strong class, with nine competitors leaving all the poles intact throughout the course, therefore it was down to who completed fences nine to 12 in the fastest time and that was Zara Smyth on ‘Charlie’ in a super speedy time of 17.55 seconds.
Charley Hanna and ‘Crystal’ had reset their sat nav issues from the week before and were back on form in the 90cm class. They jumped clear all the way and, with the fastest time of the day 16.95 seconds, they were delighted to be taking home the red ribbon. After a testing few days, Mia Dickson was glad to end the week on a good note with her mount ‘Rafa’. The pair soared into first place in the 1m class – well done!
Thank you to everyone who supported the third leg of this six-week league. Hagans Croft hopes to see everyone again next week. Thanks are extended to judge Katy Saunders and to all the stewards, who make the event run so smoothly. The league continues until Saturday, June 5 – this event is pre-entry only, with entries closing each Thursday at 12 noon prior to Saturday’s event. Times are posted online late on Thursday evening.
To qualify for the final in week six, each horse/ pony and rider combination must compete in four out of the six weeks and within the same show jumping class. Competitors must be present at the final to be eligible for league placings. Scoring is based on a points system and details of league scores can be found on Hagans Croft’s website or facebook page. Rosettes are awarded to the first six placings each week and within the overall league placings. Everyone is welcome to compete at the final in week six, with a separate prize giving held for those competing on the day and those competing within the league.
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Entries are taken via Hagans Crofts website: www.haganscroftequestrian.co.uk or download the Hagans Croft App.
Saturday, May 15
Class 1 – Cross-Poles – clear rounds: Annabelle Gill, Gracie; Tabitha Cullen, So Cool; Sofia Taylor, Pepsi Coca Cola; Erin Clough, Southmoor Sybill; Ross Will, Rocco; Maisie Elliott, Moonlight.
Class 2 – 50cm: 1) Emma Williamson, Dustmiester; 2) Maisie Elliott, Moonlight; 3) Rachel Price, Sporty; 4) Ross Will, Ben; 5) Abbie Knox, Spirit; 6) Olivia Rodgers, Motivator.
Class 3 – 60cm: 1) Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy; 2) Emma Williamson, Dustmiester; 3) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles; 4) Aoife Mallet, Archie; 5) Rebecca Belshaw, Mr Reba; 6) Holly Savage, Mountjoy Lad.
Class 4 – 70cm: 1) Aoife Mallet, Phantom; 2) Jessica House, Kind of Magic; 3) Judith Auten, Kevin; 4) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 5) Olivia Stewart, Shadow Of A Star; 6) Nichola Howarth, Cruz.
Class 5 – 80cm: 1) Zara Smyth, Charlie; 2) Kaiti McCann, Cookie; 3) Katie McKee, Rockshore Rebel; 4) Charlotte Nelson, Reggie; 5) Megan Savage, Star Surprise; 6) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moment.
Class 6 – 90cm: 1) Charley Hanna, Crystal; 2) Sophie Sloan, Little Me; 3) Jessica Rogers, Knockbridge Magic Moment; 4) Charlotte Wilson, Dude; 5) Charlotte Cochrane, Tullymurry Abbie; 6) Mia Dickson, Rafa.
Class 7 – 1m: 1) Mia Dickson, Rafa; 2) Rebecca McWhinney, Ballylar Brandy; 3) Charley Hanna, Crystal.
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