Suffolk’s Sam Ward wins the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at the South of England Show
Friday 15 June 2018
The South of England Show in Haywards Heath, West Sussex played host to a British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier and with a huge seventy starters, there was plenty of action for the spectators. Keeping his cool, Sam Ward rode a convincing double clear to take top spot.
With three qualification places available for the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show, each combination came forward with the aim of securing a place at the top of the leader board with a double clear.
As twenty-four riders jumped clear in round one, it was left up to the all-important clock to decide the winner as they headed into the final jump off.
Traveling from Stowmarket in Suffolk, Sam Ward showed a great partnership with Troy III, a 9 year-old bay gelding owned by Michael Bates to secure first place. Posting a clear in the first round, this combination stormed the jump off with a lighting fast round to cross the finish line in 39.93 seconds with a double clear.
South of England Show – Thursday 7th June 2018
British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier
1st Sam Ward & Troy III – 0/0 – 39.93 seconds
2nd Georgia Tame & Z Seven Caretina – 0/0 – 40.37 seconds
3rd Donald Whitaker & Ciceros Girl W Z – 0/0 – 40.49 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show will take place from the 3th – 7th October 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.
Image Credit – Spidge Event Photography