Thursday, June 20, 2013
Tri-Zone Airlite Senior Discovery Regional Final at Summerhouse Equitation Centre
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Following a competitive year of qualifying, the Tri-Zone Airlite Senior Discovery Regional Final held on Sunday 20th May 2012 at Summerhouse Equitation Centre in Gloucestershire attracted entries from over 65 eligible horse and rider combinations, all hoping to claim their Championship Final qualification.
Riders flocked from all over the country with the aim of qualifying for the Tri-Zone Senior Discovery Championship Final, which will be held at the Victory Shavings British Showjumping Scope Festival (26th August – 1st September 2012).
Of the 67 entries in total, 60 combinations started in the Regional Final and 14 combinations made it through to the final jump off after first having to produce two clear rounds during the earlier phases of the competition.
Of these 14 combinations, only five were able to produce the all important treble clear required and it was 21-year-old Alex Bishop from Stroud, Gloucestershire who finished at the top of the leader board. Alex rode his own Lupicor’s Lily to victory, coming home clear in a time of 44.61 seconds and with this result, he secured his place in the Tri-Zone Airlite Senior Discovery Championship Final.
Alex and Lupicor’s Lily finished only 0.28 seconds ahead of second placed 17-year-old Ellie Hoursoglou from Swindon, Wiltshire. Ellie rode Sharon Hoursglou’s Athena III home in a time of 44.89 seconds to clinch the second qualifying spot for the Tri-Zone Airlite Senior Discovery Championship Final.
The third qualifying spot went to third placed 17-year-old Jasmine Punter from Chippenham, Wiltshire and she rode her Clio V over the fences in a time of 46.75 seconds to give herself a clear margin over the fourth placed time of 49.10.
In fourth was Victoria Ashworth from Bicester, Oxfordshire and she secured her qualification on Nicol Browne’s Bungowla Minnie Magic.
The final qualifying spot went to fifth placed Fredrick Bergendorff from Banbury, Oxfordshire and he rode Ann Solis’ Benedictus home in a time of 49.40.
Summerhouse Equitation Centre – Sunday 20th May 2012:
Tri-Zone Airlite Senior Discovery Regional Final Results
1st Alex Bishop riding Lupicor’s Lily – 0/0/0 – 44.61 seconds
2nd Ellie Hoursoglou riding Athena III – 0/0/0 – 44.89 seconds
3rd Jasmine Punter riding Clio V – 0/0/0 – 46.75 seconds
4th Vicky Ashworth riding Bungowla Minnie Magic – 0/0/0 – 49.10 seconds
5th Fredick Bergendorff riding Benedictus – 0/0/0 – 49.40 seconds
The Victory Shavings British Showjumping Scope Festival 2012 will take place from the 26th August – 1st September 2012 at Staffordshire County Showground.
Notes to Editors:
Tri-Zone Airlite Boots have been designed and developed by EQUILIBRIUM Products, a company dedicated to making products that are of the highest quality, giving you the confidence that your horse is protected and can perform to the best of his ability.
Tri-Zone Airlite Boots, are a highly innovative new range of boots that completely challenges the traditional rigid boot design by providing high protection whilst maintaining lightness, flexibility and breathability.
Unlike other showjumping boots, Tri-Zone Airlite Tendon and Fetlock boots use a triple layer system to provide excellent protection without any impediment or restriction offering an extremely comfortable and lightweight boot. The Tri-Zone Airlite range has been tested in an independent safety laboratory for its ability to reduce concussion and resist penetration using the same test as body protectors and police armour.