Saturday 26th September seen the penultimate leg of Hagans Crofts six week show jumping league. The morning started out with a light frost which quickly lifted as the sun came out on the x-poles class. This is a very encouraging class as the young stars of the future took on the course of twelve coloured fences. Everyone in this class came home with a rosette however those with a double clear came home with a beautiful red one. Those lucky competitors were Pippa Leathem, Conor McCluskey, Sofia Taylor, Amelia Wheeler, Rachel Price, Annabel Storey and William Steele. Well done to all those competitors.
Onto the 50cm class where fences nine to twelve were now under the clock. The added pressure seen a few sat nav issues, unfortunate poles down and errors of course incurred. Therefore for those who were lucky to achieve a double clear it was down to who done it within the fastest time. That was Alex Hemsley and ‘Vinnie’ in 22.9 seconds, taking home the red ribbon. Charlie Watson and ‘Master Casper Boy’ finished in second place for their speed time of 24.18 seconds.
The course was adjusted to the 60cm class where again competitors had a few unfortunate poles down. For those four competitors who achieved a double clear it was the fastest time that separated them. Once again Alex Hemsley and ‘Vinnie’ jumped into first place, beating their time from the previous class they certainly were delighted with their red rosette for their efforts in a speedy time of 21.52 seconds. Kristina Hayes and Stella were just split seconds behind and picked up second place.
The 70cm class seen a few more fillers and planks added to the course. With this class being the largest on the day, the competition was starting to hot up. Everyone was delighted for Jessica House and ‘Kind of Magic’ for picking up the red ribbon within the class, as owner Siobhan Holloway has put in a lot of hard work and care into getting ‘Kind of Magic’ back into the show jumping ring. All parties involved were delighted with their performance on the day and are now looking forward to what the final brings next week! It was a blue ribbon again for Kristina Hayes and ‘Stella’ but this time they shaved off a couple more seconds on their speed time which they were delighted about.
Abby Brown and ‘Holiday Little Buzz’ done it for the second week in a row within the 80cm class, picking up the red ribbon for their double clear and in a time of 20.63 seconds, this has set them up well for the league placings next week. Rosie McCormick and ‘Indigo Rose’ tried hard for the red rosette again this week and with only point 31 seconds behind Abby they had to settle for second place for their time of 20.95 seconds.
It was a close and exciting contest between Charley Hanna on ‘Crystal’ and Charlotte McGladdery on ‘Dude’ within the 90cm class. Charley politely asked the arena party to step aside as she had her sights on executing a turn in the speed section that no-one had attempted all day. The pair executed this nail biting turn to perfection to take the win in a jaw dropping 15.93 seconds! The red rosette so very well deserved.
Robyn Hartley changed her mount to take on the 1m class. We haven’t seen ‘Pepsi’ out for a long time therefore everyone was delighted when the pair took home the red ribbon in a time of 16.92 seconds however no-one could have been more delighted than Robyn as she patted and hugged ‘Pepsi’ the whole way to the carpark!
Emma Brown and ‘Cali’ once again took on the 1.1m class this week, after the previous weeks pole down Emma was determined to come home with a double clear and that they did! This pair are a brilliant combination and a pleasure to watch. Well done!
Results – Saturday 26th September 2020
Class 1 – Xpoles – Clear Rounds
Pippa Leathem, Silver Jubilee; Conor McCluskey, Skippy; Sofia Taylor, Pepsi; Amelia Wheeler, Creevelea Midnight; Rachel Price, Sporty; Annabel Storey, Lady; William Steele, Spot.
Class 2 – 50cm
1) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie; 2) Charlie Watson, Master Casper Boy; 3) Emily Adamson, Zazu; 4) Imogen Gray, Zazu; 5) William Steele, Spot; 6) Anna Poots, Tinkerbelle.
Class 3 – 60cm
1) Alex Hemsley, Vinnie; 2) Kristina Hayes, Stella; 3) Zach Watson, Beau Jangles; 4) Vivienne Andrews, Sarah’s Pebbles; 5) Georgia Storey, Chutney; 6) Robyn Hartley, Ember.
Class 4 – 70cm
1) Jessica House, Kind of Magic; 2) Kristina Hayes, Stella; 3) Robyn Hartley, Ember; 4) Thomas McCausland, Ginger; 5) Chloe McLoughlin, Teddy Boy; 6) Claire Forsythe, Moon Chip.
Class 5 – 80cm
1) Abby Brown, Holiday Little Buzz; 2) Rosie McCormick, Indigo Rose; 3) Kathryn Huson, Cadi; 4) Lauren Dempsey, Tullynavin Cappuccino; 5) Emily Roney, April; 6) Chloe McLoughlin, Teddy Boy.
Class 6 – 90cm
1) Charley Hanna, Crystal; 2) Charlotte McGladdery, Dude; 3) Abby Brown, Holiday Little Buzz; 4) Lauren Dempsey, Tullynavin Cappuccino; 5) Charlotte Cochrane, Abbie; 6) Nathan McCausland, Master Caledonia.
Class 7 – 1m
1) Robyn Hartley, Pepsi; 2) Charley Hanna, Crystal; 3) Daisy Gillespie, Jasper; 4) Charlotte Cochrane, Abbie.
Class 8 – 1.10m
1) Emma Brown, Cali