Perdita Digby & Alice Weightman jump to victory in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Arena UK

Monday 26 February 2018

Arena UK in Grantham, Lincolnshire saw plenty of showjumping action last weekend as they played host to the penultimate Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers of 2018.

A strong field of horses and rider came forward with the aim of claiming one of the three qualifying places for the prestigious Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship, which will be held during the British Masters International Horse Show, at SouthView Equestrian Centre (29th June – 1st July 2018).

Saturday saw fifteen year-old Perdita Digby from Dorchester, Dorset gave the winning performance with Sophie Digby’s 13 year-old coloured mare Kayleighs Star. This pair delivered a hat-trick of clears as they battled against an initial starting field of thirty combinations before jumping to victory in the final jump-off. Perdita and Kayleighs Star produced one of just two treble clears as they crossed the finish line in a lightning fast 42.06 seconds.

On Sunday fourteen year-old Alice Weightman from Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield secured top spot on board Cindy VI, an 11 year-old bay mare owned by Clare Weightman. Against twenty-eight talented competitors, Alice and Cindy VI proved to be on consistent form throughout all three rounds as they stopped the clock in the three horse final jump-off in just 42.86 seconds.   

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier – Saturday 24th February 2018 Results:

1st Perdita Digby & Kayleighs Star – 0/0/0 – 42.06 seconds
2nd Claudia Moore & Elando Van De Roshoeve – 0/0/0 – 46.73 seconds
3rd Holly Truelove & Rexter D’or – 0/0/4 – 39.93 seconds

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier - Sunday 25th February 2018 Results:

1st Alice Weightman & Cindy VI – 0/0/0 – 42.86 seconds
2nd Holly Truelove and Rexter D’Or  – 0/0/0 – 43.43 seconds
3rd Madison Heath & Cisco Bay II – 0/0/4 – 39.85 seconds

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

Image Credit - Equipics Event Photography

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction:

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction are hugely experienced in the design and construction of all equestrian exercise & housing facilities: indoor and outdoor arenas, tracks, walkers, lunge pens, traditional stable yards, American barns, storage facilities, complexes and so on. The hands-on family operation dates back to 1979 and the team provide a complete, turn key and very personal service. They can handle all aspects of any equestrian build project, large or small, private or commercial, and everything is in house: from initial design and Local Authority planning applications all the way through to complete, on-site execution of every aspect of the build. For further information, please visit www.charlesbritton.com or call 01270 528797.

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