Paul Barker dominates the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at the REC Arenas

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Paul Barker dominates the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at the REC Arenas

The first Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round of the season took place at REC Arenas at Richmond Equestrian Centre in North Yorkshire on Sunday and it was dominated by Paul Barker who took the top two places.

With only two qualification spots on offer for the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship Final, which will be held during this October’s Horse of the Year Show, all of the starters were focused on crossing the finish line with a treble clear. The first two rounds saw the seventy starters whittled down to just three combinations.

Local rider Paul Barker from Northallerton, North Yorkshire dominated this second round when he took first and second. The win came on board Strides Maureen, a 6 year-old British bred chestnut mare owned by Kathleen Fellows and Paul then scooped second place on Green Grass, a 7 year-old British bred chestnut stallion owned by Hannah Barker.

The top two combinations secured their place in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show and the top five took home the chance to compete in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.

REC Arenas – Sunday 12th May 2019
Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round
1st Paul Barker & Strides Maureen – 0/0/4 – 40.61 seconds
2nd Paul Barker & Green Grass – 0/0/4 – 49.07 seconds
3rd Ellen Whitaker & Hulahupe JR – 0/0/E
4th Simon Buckley & Millfield Counterfeit – 0/1 – 55.34 seconds
5th Charlotte Ash & Calini II – 0/4 – 50.85 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.

The Horse of the Year Show 2019 will take place from the 2nd – 6th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2019 will take place during the 6th – 11th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

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