British Bred 6 year-old Billy Galleon wins Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at Pyecombe Horse Show
Monday 09 July 2018
It was the 6 year-old bay gelding Billy Galleon that put in three faultless rounds of jumping to secure a win in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round yesterday, Sunday 8th July, at Pyecombe Horse Show in West Sussex.
The first round had seen seventy-four combinations come forward in the hope of picking up the qualifying tickets to the Championship Final which takes place at Horse of the Year Show in October. With just over half of the field jumping clear to come forward for the second round it was an extremely strong field that moved to the second of the three stages. The second round certainly saw a change in fortunes with only a quarter of them achieving a further clear resulting in just fifteen able to move forward in the competition for the third and final round of jumping.
It was Luke Hill from Malton, North Yorkshire aboard Billy Galleon, owned and bred by the Billy Stud by their proven stallion Billy Congo that took the win with his impressive third round clear in a time of 47.21 seconds.
Six combinations in total delivered a third round clear with those that finished in 3rd to 6th place taking home the chance to compete in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Pyecombe Horse Show – Sunday 8th July 2018
Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round
1st Luke Hill & Billy Galleon – 0/0/0 - 47.21 seconds
2nd Alex Hempleman & Jalanna – 0/0/0 - 48.25 seconds
3rd Max Routledge & Mephis vd Vaart – 0/0/0 - 48.48 seconds
4th Tim Davies & Holiday vd Hazelhof – 0/0/0 - 49.01 seconds
5th Ruby Fryer & Hallmark – 0/0/0 - 51.36 seconds
6th Jessie Drea & Amazon JD – 0/0/0 - 56.95 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show 2018 will take place from the 3rd – 7th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2018 will take place during the 7th – 12th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
Image Credit: Spidge Event Photography
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