Scope Festival of Showjumping at SouthView Competition Centre

Sunday 25 August 2019

Scope Festival of Showjumping at SouthView Competition Centre

A turbo-charged Emma-Jo Slater hit top gear to claim an incredible five championship wins with 1.25m, 1.20m, 1.15m, 1.05m and 1m novice wins at the 2019 week-long annual show. The speedy Freule TN notched up a hat-trick. 

Emma won the 1.25m title in a six-horse decider with Kim Barzilay’s Baloubet Du Rouet x Clinton 9-year-old Freule with 1.67 seconds in hand. And the pair went on top the 1.15m by 1.19 seconds in a 10-strong jump-off and take the concluding 1.20m by an impressive 4.72 seconds in a six-horse jump-off.

She’s feisty but mega-quick, mega-careful and wants to win as much as I do,” said Emma-Jo.

Emma-Jo topped a hard-fought 21-strong jump-off to take the 1.05m title with Kim’s Up To Date x Clinton 9-year-old Code Breaker, holding off the serious challenge from Jassy Pyke on Wood Field Clover by just 0.12 sec.

“She’s lovely and such a trier,” said Emma-Jo, who was also fifth with Kimba Castello.

Kim’s home-bred five-year-old Castello (Castello Overcinge’s Z x Heartbreaker) – newly-crowned British Novice and Nupafeed Supplements Discovery champions – topped the 17-horse jump-off 1m Novice with more than four sec in hand.

“He is so consistent and has such an amazing brain for his age, he’s older than his years and so good against the clock,” said Emma-Jo.

A delighted Jassy Pyke claimed her first Championship sash with a final round flyer in the Mini Veterans 11-horse jump-off to win by 0.40 seconds with Wood Field Clover, a 9-year-old bought from best friend Kim Barzilay two years ago.

“It’s taken me until I’m old enough to compete in the veterans to win – I can’t keep up with the young whippersnappers,” said Jassy, who finds ‘Clover’ – “The easiest, nicest horse possible to have around.”   

Sinead Cox and the speedy Valtaire found a quicker route than Emma-Jo and Codebreaker to take the 1.10m title by 0.41 sec in an eight-horse jump-off.

“She’s easy but took time to get used to her speed, it’s ears flat back in the jump-off,” said Isle of Man based Sinead, 16, who has ridden the Irish-bred 14-year-old since 2016.

Paul Barker topped a sizzling hot 19-strong decider to take the Ladies and Gents title with the Corofino I 9-year-old mare Crispina Z.

“She has a big stride and everything I’ve asked of her, she’s delivered,” said Paul.

Amanda Bywater was best placed lady in third with a breath-taking round, riding the 9-year-old mare Triple Twist with a very light contact on the reins and was cheered on by the spectators all the way.

Berkshire-based Henry Welch lifted the Graham Heath Equestrian Senior 85cm Novice Debut championship with the British-bred 9-year-old Westcoast 2nd Edition.

“She’s small and can turn tight, as long as I let her travel, she does what she needs to,” said Henry, who has competed this mare for the past 18 months and is just stepping up to 1.10m.

Amy Jones producing a flying round from the front on the 17-year-old Casablanca Helena to top the 21-horse jump-off in the Scope 95cm championship by 0.62 seconds.

PONIES

Tabitha Kyle had an incredible run of form in the pony classes to match Emma-Jo’s record with five championships titles. She secured both 128cm and 138cm sections of the Graham Heath Primary titles, Scope 128cm and 138cm championships and the Junior Adventurer title in an amazing run of form.

Tabitha won the 128cm for the second year running in a five-pony decider on the 12-year-old Living The Dream.

“He is so naturally quick, if he’s clear he’s incredibly hard to beat,” said Tabitha, 12, who also emerged victorious in the 138cm with the 16-year-old Lissduff Royal.

Tabitha’s early lead on Playboy Van De Zoetewei was smashed by Rachel Proudley on Buttons Two in a strong 15-pony jump-off, but she came fighting back with Royal in the latter stages to win the Primary 138cm by 0.18 seconds.

Last-to-go in the 10-pony jump-off of the Scope 138cm saw the 8-year-old Playboy fill the top spot for Tabitha, the pair claiming almost nine sec in hand.

The 9-year-old Coreys Princess came to the fore in the Scope 128cm for Tabitha, her early competitive standard-setter remaining ahead for the pair to win with the only double clear. 

Tabitha – who had 10 ponies at this venue – got the show rolling with victory in the first championship of 2019, winning the Scope Junior Adventurer title with Lickaun Lady with 0.55 second in hand.

“She’s a lovely six-year-old mare I’ve ridden for six months and has all her newcomers and Foxhunter double clears for next year,” she said.

Francesca Young lifted the prestigious eVet Dunglenn 148cm Championship on Carnhill Luna to record the biggest win of her career.

And she did it in style, posting the only double clear in the eight-strong jump-off, remaining cool under pressure to leave every fence intact.

“He’s got a huge personality – he knows he’s special – and the bigger the occasion, the better,” said Francesca, 15. “The jump-off was nice and flowing and going for the clear suited him.”

Francesca has ridden the 13-year-old since September.

“We got on well straightaway but started small and built our way up and only stepped up to this level a few months ago,” said Francesca, who rides Luna in a Pelham with no martingale – “It’s the tack he came in and it works.”

A late draw obviously suits Elsi Jacques; in both Wicks pony 1.20m Jubilee and Graham Heath Equestrian under 16 championships her last-to-go efforts secured both titles.

She captured the 1.20m Jubilee for the second consecutive year on the handsome 12-year-old stallion Trevoulter Ladies Man.  Ten competitors tackled the jump-off with Elsi relegating Madison Heath’s penultimate target on Cisco Bay by 1.14 seconds.

“I have to keep my leg on and hold him up, he will duck out if I don’t ride him properly,” said 14-year-old Elsi.

In the eight-horse decider of the under 16, Elsi jumped to the top with 2.41 seconds to spare on her mother Danielle Piecha’s Da Vinci V.  The Carthino Z/Indoctro 11-year-old was purchased from Pennie Cornish nine months ago but a broken back and now an expected baby has kept Danielle out of the saddle and Elsi has taken the reins.

“He’s so springy and has such a big stride for a little horse, I could trust him to gallop in the jump-off,” said Elsi.

Madiy Jamison was another to retain her 2018 title as she used her final draw in the five-horse jump-off to take the Marnic Under 23 championship with Ultravox II.

“I got a flyer to the last and trusted him, he’s ultra-fast and ultra-careful,” said Madiy, 18, who has recently received her ‘A’ level results and secured a university place at Rease Heath in Cheshire studying Equine Science and Sports Performance.

Sienna White provided one of only two double clears to take the POYS 1.10m Elite Debut with Sky Bonita I.

“Going clear was the most important thing so I just took a sensible route,” said Sienna, 16, who trains with Annette Lewis. 

Sienna inherited the 18-year-old mare – who was originally bred as a dressage horse with Spanish bloodlines – from elder sister Caterina this year.  “She’s the nicest, gentlest mare but is small at 144cm and struggles with the distances sometimes.”

Sienna and Sky Bonita had to settle for second in the Kierson Restoration Bight Star championship by just 0.21 sec as Olivia Sponer scooped the title from the front with new ride of five weeks Westcoast Express.

“She has lots of energy and is fast across the ground,” said 13-year-old Olivia, on the Irish-bred 12-year-old.

Henry Squibb claimed second here on Kilcurry Dawn but went one better in the pony 1.15m championship, taking victory with the only double clear on the 13-year-old Sultan Du Bary in the opening round of the three-way decider.

“It was quite a tough track but he loves jumping, especially in the jump-off, he lights up at a show,” said Henry, 13.

Eloise Burden claimed the PK Equestrian Pony Progressive Championship in an eight-pony decider with the consistent Happy Hero – a double champion in the Pony British Novice and Bronze League finals at the recent British Showjumping National Championships.

“For a five-year-old her turning skills are impeccable and she always gives 110%,” said Eloise.

Lila Hill celebrated her 15th birthday a week early with her first big championship win in the Swn Y Nor Equestrian Pony Novice Masters on Oreo Patches.

“Tight turns are his forte and he’s honest and genuine, he’s given me so much confidence,” said Lila, who headed the 23-strong jump-off by 0.98 seconds.

Diminutive but super-fast Hollie Gerken, 9, claimed the top two places in both the Tiny Tots and 128cm Debut championships with fabulous Dimples Dilema.

She outpaced all in a competitive 11-pony jump-off in the Martin and Snowden Families Tiny Tots, winning with Dimples and taking second aboard Black Jack III, 2.65 seconds separating the two.

“She’s my pony of a lifetime,” said Hollie, on the 19-year-old mare.

Dimples again came to the fore in the Cats & Pipes 128cm Debut in a 10-pony decider with a 2.06 sec advantage with Hollie also picking up second on Killaloe Gypsy.

An emotional Gabriel Ball made his first visit to the Scope Festival a winning one, registering his biggest win with the Cats & Pipes 128cm Debut championship on Bonnie XIII, a seven-year-old loaned from Fiona Curley and Harriet Duffety nine months ago.

“This is my first year I’ve registered to jump affiliated with British Showjumping,” said Bristol-based Gabriel, 13, who saved the best until the last day – “I lost my course twice in the preliminary classes and circled before carrying on but qualified on four faults.”

RESULTS

HORSES

1.30m CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Paul Barker & Crispina Z – 0/0 – 32.65 seconds
2nd Paul Sims & Dream Roller – 0/0 – 32.77 seconds
3rd Amanda Bywater & Triple Twist – 0/0 32.86 seconds
4th Eve Staveley & Shadow IV – 0/0 34.18 seconds
5th Sarah Billington & Uforia JX – 0/0 – 35.99 seconds

SCOPE 1.25m CHAMPIONSHIP
1st Emma-Jo Slater & Freule TN – 0/0 – 32.88 seconds
2nd Paul Sims & Oaken Gracie – 0/0 34.55 seconds
3rd Claire West & Dancer II – 0/0 – 334.64 seconds
4th Eve Staveley & Shadow IV – 0/0 35.63 seconds
5th Tors Edwards & Bella XIV – 0/4 – 36.00 seconds

SCOPE MINI SENIOR VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Jassy Pyke & Wood Field Clover – 0/0 – 33.61 seconds

2nd Anna de Verteuil & Victory II – 0/0 34.01 seconds

3rd Elizabeth Lodge & Master Ballykean – 0/0 36.14 seconds

4th Anna de Verteuil & Bonita – 0/0 36.16 seconds

5th Sharon Taylor & Kiers Rumour – 0/0 36.56 seconds

MARNIC GROUNDWORKS UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Madiy Jamison & Ultravox II – 0/0 – 40.20 seconds

2nd Morgan Carpenter & Merllyns Chocca Nova – 0/0 41.68 seconds

3rd Grace Wallace & Eau Claire V – 0/0 43.70 seconds

4th Robert Skyrme & Dungimmon Sunrise – 0/4 – 38.20 seconds

5th Laura Madden & Enesco – 0/4 51.18 seconds

GRAHAM HEATH EQUESTRIAN UNDER 16 CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Elsi Jacques & Da Vinci V – 0/0 30.33 seconds

2nd Alice Weightman & Cindy VI – 0/0 – 32.74 seconds

3rd Iwan Carpenter & Merllyns Chacco B – 0/0 – 33.59 seconds

4th Elsi Jacques & Sir Nunn Diamond Lad – 0/0 34.77 seconds

5th Alex Attwood & Zilanto – 0/0 35.33 seconds

GRAHAM HEATH EQUESTRIAN SENIOR 85cm DEBUT CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Henry Welch & Westcoast 2nd Edition – 0/0 – 24.21 seconds

2nd Ellie Bates & In The Limelight III – 0/0 25.88 seconds

3rd Emily Morris & Bean Cruising – 0/0 – 26.26 seconds

4th Phoebe Jefferies & Zipwire – 0/0 27.86 seconds

5th Libby Dean & Billyboy Himself – 0/0 29.91 seconds

SCOPE 1.05m CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Emma-Jo Slater & Code Breaker – 0/0 – 29.98 seconds

2nd Jassy Pyke & Wood Field Clover – 0/0 – 30.10 seconds

3rd Jessica Hewitt & JJ’s Impressive – 0/0 – 30.34 seconds

4th Sinead Cox & Caltaire – 0/0 – 30.48 seconds

5th Emma-Jo Slater & Kimba Castello – 0/0 – 30.58 seconds

95cm CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Amy Jones & Casablanca Helena – 0/0 – 25.59 seconds

2nd Danielle Hughes & Sly Go – 0/0 – 26.21 seconds

3rd Emma Tideswell & Nelsons Tinker – 0/0 – 26.32 seconds

4th Alyssa Wright & Lady Royale – 0/0 26.40 seconds

5th Katherine Cumming & Auburn Elite – 0/0 – 28.70 seconds

1.15m CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Emma-Jo Slater & Freule TN – 0/0 – 34.92 seconds

2nd Julia Helm & Helms Rossio – 0/0 – 36.11 seconds

3rd Alice Codd & Seapatrick Dougaleena – 0/0 – 42.45 seconds

4th Sinead Cox & Cando 6 – 0/0 43.05 seconds

5th Alyssa Wright & Bekade III – 0/0 – 46.99 seconds

1m CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Emma-Jo Slater & Kimba Castello – 0/0 – 32.17 seconds

2nd Emma-Jo Slater & Calcourt Ruby – 0/0 – 36.23 seconds

3rd Samantha Poole & Alchemy Histronix – 0/0 – 37.87 seconds

4th Emma Tideswell & Jubilee Jack III – 0/0 – 39.86 seconds

= 5th Grace Hughes & Ferdi VI – 0/0 – 41.47 seconds

= 5th Annabel Windsor & Never Ending Story – 0/0 41.47 seconds

1.10m CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Sinead Cox & Valtaire – 0/0 – 31.79 seconds

2nd Emma-Jo Slater & Code Breaker – 0/0 – 32.20 seconds

3rd Annabel Windsor & MC Clover – 0/0 34.60 seconds

4th Devon Grimes & Miss Silver Dollar – 0/4 – 34.93 seconds

5th Amanda Routledge & Violetta – 0/4 42.14 seconds

1.20m CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Emma-Jo Slater & Freule TN – 0/0 – 37.83 seconds

2nd Elsi Jacques & Morgito – 0/0 – 42.55 seconds

3rd Claire Membury & Leo VII – 0/0 – 42.61 seconds

4th Elsi Jacques & Da Vinco V – 0/4 38.25 seconds

5th Grace Wallace & Eau Claire V – 0/4 40.34 seconds

PONIES

eVET DUNGLENN 148cn CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Francesca Young & Carnhill Luna – 0/0 – 41.98 seconds

2nd Ella Quigley & Rockdee Jay – 0/4 37.74 seconds

3rd Tabitha Kyle & Orchids Vienna – 0/4 – 38.11 seconds

4th Mia Newman & Oh Wow – 0/4 43.12 seconds

5th Alice Weightman & Epapke – 0/0 – 44.51 seconds

WICKS GROUP 1.20m JUBILEE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Elsi Jacques & Trevoulter Ladies Man – 0/0 – 29.78 seconds

2nd Madison Heath & Cisco Bay – 0/0 – 30.64 seconds

3rd Glain Watkin Jones & Trevor H – 0/0 – 32.08 seconds

4th Claudia Harding & Wheres My Colour – 0/0 – 32.24 seconds

5th Charlotte Hollinhead & Alenas Ennistymon – 0/0 33.36 seconds

GRAHAM HEATH EQUESTRIAN PRIMARY 128cm

1st Tabitha Kyle & Living The Dream – 0/0 25.85 seconds

2nd Tabitha Kyle & Coreys Princess – 0/0 – 26.59 seconds

3rd Thomas Hogan & Darth Moll- 0/0 – 27.41 seconds

4th Sophie Wicks & Camizion – 0/0 – 27.72 seconds

5th Thomas Hogan & Miss Millie II – 0/4 40.52 seconds

GRAHAM HEATH EQUESTRIAN PRIMARY 138cm

1st Tabitha Kyle & Lissduff Royale – 0/0 – 25.45 seconds

2nd Rachel Proudley & Buttons Two – 0/0 – 25.63 seconds

3rd Owen Carpenter & Follow Jazzy Lady – 0/0 – 26.03 seconds

4th Tabitha Kyle & Playboy Van De Zoetewei – 0/0 – 26.28 seconds

5th Olivia Sponer & Forlan – 0/0 – 28.21 seconds

PONY ADVENTURER CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Tabitha Kyle & Lickaun Lady – 0/0 – 32.66 seconds

2nd Megan Woodcock & Glencroft Beal Na Blath – 0/0 33.21 seconds

3rd Sienna White & Ultimate Fascination – 0/0 33.39 seconds

4th Darcey Foss & Ilston Brave Dancer – 0/0 – 35.21 seconds

5th Elysia Heagren Bond & Attyrory Golden Lady – 0/4 – 31.28 seconds

SWN Y MO EQUESTRIAN PONY NOVICE MASTERS

1st Lila Hill & Oreo Patches – 0/0 – 28.30 seconds

2nd Eloise Burden & Happy Hero – 0/0 – 29.28 seconds

3rd Isabelle Morrisey & Clonlara Stripe – 0/0 31.29 seconds

4th Jasmine Guy & JJS Blue Eyed Boy – 0/0 – 31.34 seconds

5th Louise McDonald & Maily 17 – 0/0 – 31.80 seconds

PK EQUESTRIAN PONY PROGRESSIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Eloise Burden & Happy Hero – 0/0 – 35.26 seconds

2nd Poppy Deakin & Icaris W – 0/0 – 42.45 seconds

3rd Lila Hill & Oreo Patches – 0/4 40.53 seconds

4th Louise McDonald & Maily 17 – 0/4 41.57 seconds

5th Elysia Heagren Bond & Beach Lady – 0/8 – 41.85 seconds

POYS 1.10m DEBUT CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Sienna White & Sky Bonita I – 0/0 39.14 seconds

2nd Henry Squibb & Kilcurry Dawn – 0/0 42.71 seconds

3rd Alice Darcis & Ruby Trevelyan Of Lyonnesse – 0/4 – 38.33 seconds

4th Ella Cook & Lucky To Be – 0/4 – 36.40 seconds

5th Tabitha Kyle & Lickaun Lady – 0/4 38.33 seconds 

SCOPE 1.15m JUNIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Henry Squibb & Sultan Du Bary – 0/0 – 32.25 seconds

2nd Tabitha Kyle & Nightgirl Van Het Sonnishof Z – 0/4 – 30.60 seconds

3rd Elsi Jacques & Westward Sunshine – 0/4 – 30.79 seconds

4th Sophie Wicks & Zodianne Van De Doevenbree – 4 – 68.08 seconds

5th Elsi Jacques & Dapple Grey Dew Drip – 4 – 70.77 seconds

128cm CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Tabitha Kyle & Coreys Princess – 0/0 – 33.84 seconds

2nd Tommy Goody & Hardwickview Yen Man – 0/4 – 31.49 seconds

3rd Tabitha Kyle & Living The Dream – 0/4 34.44 seconds

4th Tabitha Kyle & Borderhill William – 0/4 – 40.95 seconds

5th Sophie Wicks & Camizion – 0/8 – 51.93 seconds

138cm CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Tabitha Kyle & Playboy Van De Zoetewei – 0/0 – 26.43 seconds

2nd Paige Wright & Roche Valley Red Baron – 0/0 – 35.27 seconds

3rd Owen Carpenter & Follow Jazzy Lady – 0/4 24.92 seconds

4th Tabitha Kyle & Mister Proper – 0/4 25.63 seconds

5th Olivia Sponer & Top Silvio Hastak – 0/4 – 26.54 seconds

NEIL MARTIN TINY TOTS CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Hollie Gerken & Dimples Dilema – 0/0 – 27.89 seconds

2nd Hollie Gerken & Black Jack III – 0/0 – 30.54 seconds

3rd Abigail Wicks & Bubbas Delight – 0/0 – 33.64 seconds

4th Billy Colclough & Dunard Hollie – 0/0 – 34.36 seconds

5th Jack Martin & Top Priority II – 0/0 – 38.01 seconds

KIERSON RESTORATION BRIGHT STAR CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Olivia Sponer & Westcoast Express – 0/0 34.06 seconds

2nd Sienna White & Sky Bonita I – 0/0 – 34 .27 seconds

3rd Lila Hill & Lissroe Melody – 0/0 – 36.27 seconds

4th Ella Spearing & Laraghmore Martin – 0/0 – 37.02 seconds

5th Elle May Hart & Dun Angel – 0/0 40.64 seconds

CATS & PIPES 128cm CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Hollie Gerkin & Dimples Dilemma – 0/0 – 23.88 seconds

Hollie Gerkin & Killaloe Gypsy – 0/0 25.94 seconds

3rd Emmie horner Treflan Nero – 0/0 – 26.14 seconds

4th Sophia Parry & My Mate Murphy – 0/0 26.60 seconds

5th Sophie Parry & Bochym Beatrice – 0/0 – 27.64 seconds

CATS & PIPES 138cm CHAMPIONSHIP

1st Gabriel Ball & Bonnie XIII – 0/0 27.03 seconds

2nd Ruby Birchenough & Glenwoodstud Dark Emerald – 0/0 – 27.62 seconds

3rd Emily Flockett & Sponge Bob – 0/0 – 28.65 seconds

4th Phoebe Eaton & Ellie Jay – 0/0 – 32.18 seconds

5th Lily Parrott & Cappuccino IV – 0/4 29.18 seconds

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