AFTER a great dry spell, Saturday, April 30 saw a damp start to the second week of Hagans Croft’s five-week Jump Mix league. However, spirits were on a high as the day started out with the cross-poles class, with double clears aplenty and every competitor receiving a rosette for all their efforts.
It was then on to the 50cm class, where the second part of the course was timed from fences nine to 12. It was first place for Megan Burns and ‘Merlin’ in a steady time of 42.09 seconds, followed by Emma Andrews and ‘Mouse’ in second place.
It has been a while since organisers at Hagans Croft have seen Kristina Hayes and her colourful mare ‘Ruby’ out jumping, nonetheless the pair did not disappoint, as they jumped round the 60cm class like it was a course of 80cm – both smiling the whole way round and Kristina chuckling to herself, as Ruby was super keen to get round the course. And that they did, completing the course with all poles intact, achieving a double clear in a time of 34.15 seconds and claiming first place. Hot on Kristina and ‘Ruby’s’ heels were Vivienne Andrews and ‘Sarah’s Pebbles’, jumping double clear in a time of 34.75 seconds and cantering into second place.
Maisie Anderson was very impressed with her and ‘Issy’s’ performance in the 70cm class. The previous week, they picked up four faults for an unfortunate pole down leaving them in eighth place, however, this week it was clear all the way in a time of 24.31 seconds, which secured the first place and the red ribbon. Again for the second week in a row, it was the blue ribbon for Eva Wright and her lovely grey mare ‘Cappa Rose’, who were clear in a time of 25.34 seconds. Well done, they were a joy to watch.
Chloe McLaughlin and ‘Teddyboy’ achieved another beautiful double clear for the second week in a row within the 80cm class. The pair had a steady rhythm throughout the course and successfully executed all turns within the timed section of the course, finishing in a time of 23.31 seconds. They were over 10 seconds ahead of all the other competitors, therefore nothing could knock them off the top spot and they were very deserving of a red ribbon for all their efforts.
The 90cm class saw only two competitors finish with a double clear, therefore it was down to who did it in the fastest time and that was Sienna Dalzell and ‘Diamond’ in a time of 24.31 seconds. That left Elaine Morrow and ‘Daisy’ in second place in a time of 30.07 seconds.
The final class of the day was the 1m class and, as the fences were raised, the double clears were fewer and harder to achieve. With only one competitor finishing on a double clear, Elaine Morrow and ‘Daisy’ had the red ribbon in the bag – congratulations!
Hagans Croft would like to thank everyone who supported the second leg of Hagans Croft’s five-week Jump Mix League. Thank you to the judge, Gail Smyth 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.haganscroft equestrian.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.haganscroft equestrian.co.uk
Saturday, April 30
Class 1 – Cross-Poles – clear rounds: Lily Henderson, Emily; Megan Burns, Lily; Rachel Stranney, Snowy.
Class 2 – 50cm: 1) Megan Burns, Merlin; 2) Emma Andrews, Mouse; 3) Rachel Stranney, Snowy; 4) Rose Henderson, Tubster; 5) Rachel Price, Sporty.
Class 3 – 60cm: 1) Kristina Hayes, Ruby; 2) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles; 3) Kristen Kleinman, Darra; 4) Emma Andrews, Mouse; 5) Maisie Anderson, Izzy; 6) Amy Wright, Rathcairn Blue.
Class 4 – 70cm: 1) Maisie Anderson, Izzy; 2) Eva Wright, Cappa Rose; 3) Kristen Kleinman, Darra; 4) Amy Cope, Buckaroo; 5) Molly Marner, Glider; 6) Imogen Hillis, Goose.
Class 5 – 80cm: 1) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy; 2) Eirin Corbett, Banksy; 3) Molly Marner, Glider; 4) Sara Gray, Keizer; 5) Eva Wright, Cappa Rose; 6) Jacqui Porter, Clara.
Class 6 – 90cm: 1) Sienna Dalzell, Diamond; 2) Elaine Morrow, Daisy; 3) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy; 4) Charlotte McGladery, Dude.
Class 7 – 1m: 1) Elaine Morrow, Daisy; 2) Chloe McLaughlin, Teddyboy; 3) Sienna Dalzell, Diamond.
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