BRITISH MASTERS CSI2*

Monday 06 July 2015

BRITISH MASTERS CSI2*

Twelve months ago at this show last year, Keith Shore was in a wheelchair after breaking his pelvis in a fall off a young horse.

“I sat in my wheelchair and said I’m going to win this grand prix next year,” said Keith, who realised his prediction at the fifth annual British Masters with a final round flyer on Betty Brandon’s home-bred Mystic Hurricane.

It was no mean feat.  Marinos Vos’ tough thirteen fence track took no prisoners with technical related distances and an ultra-tight time.  Heavy, bucketing rain added an extra dimension for riders to cope with, and only four produced clears from fifty-one starters.  Five otherwise clear competitors incurred time faults.

“The course wasn’t a problem and we only jumped one cross pole at home in the week as preparation – our biggest difficulty was getting to the ring.  ‘Hurry’ hates puddles, it was more traumatic getting from the stables to the ring,” said Keith.

The Tornado sired 12-year-old shares his dam Magic Top and his fear of water with half-brother It’s Magic Max – a former top International ride of Keith’s.

A turn inside the open water secured the win, relegating Julie Andrews and Ayrton IV to second.

“It was tight and we were close to the oxer, but luck was with us,” said Keith.

He also headed the initial small tour class on Zegreanne Z, a consistent winner whose speed belies her 17 years.  The partnership has notched up recent victories at Allington Arena UK, Bolesworth, Suffolk County and Magna Racino, Austria.

Julie and Eva Bjorkmann’s big-jumping bay gelding Ayrton IV topped the 1.45m speed.

“He’s naturally quick, I got into a rhythm and stayed on it,” said Julie, a recent Royal Highland winner with this Cantos/Burggraaf 10-year-old – “He’s all I expected of him and more, doing a couple of Nations Cup shows this year has been the making of him.”

Second to Julie with Pat Squibb’s 8 year-old chestnut gelding Canant, an on-form Geoff Luckett netted a victory double.  He landed the initial world ranking class with Sharon Baldwin and Meadow Stud’s Constant II.  The 10-year-old with Corinjo and Burggraaf bloodlines has recorded recent wins at Bolesworth, Chepstow and Lanaken.

“It’s my first show for two weeks, I developed a herniated disc at Chepstow and have been having treatment with a specialist – Stefan the back man is a wizard,” said Geoff, who won from first draw.

“It was a good course with plenty of turn options, Constant’s good at left turns to verticals.”

Geoff also claimed the concluding medium speed on Meadow Stud’s Com Air nine-year-old stallion Cash Point.

James Smith with his mother Leona’s 14 year-old grey mare Cumina headed the medium two phase with a second in hand over Julie Andrews ride the  13 year-old chestnut mare Canora owned by Eva Bjorkman.

“This is Cumina’s first big show back, she’s been off since Spain in March while we took embryos – we have one successful ET to Je T’Aime Flamenco,” said James, “Now she’ll have another few weeks off while we take more.”

Charlie Dawson, 16, recorded her first International win with the small grand prix on her mother Kerry’s 11 year-old chestnut gelding TJM Henry De Reve.

“I stepped him up in Hagen and he was amazing, he jumps bigger fences much better, and has so much stride he eats the ground – he’s a smooth Henry,” said Charlie on Espayo Equestrian’s Irish-bred 11-year-old.

Carmen Edwards and his dad Carl’s 11 year-old grey mare Bow House Secret claimed Saturday’s 1.30m, while fresh from his Hickstead Derby success, Ireland’s Trevor Breen scored in a strongly contended 1.35m on the Lord Z eight year-old Bombay. 

With an amazing inside turn to the penultimate oxer, Morgan Carpenter landed the amateur masters on the home-bred, Tornado sired 12 year-old iron grey mare Merllyns Maitrix.

Morgan, 16, has just finished his GCSE exams and is now planning for ‘A’ levels.

“Studying does take its toll on my riding, but it’s a team effort at home, I wouldn’t be here without help from my mom [Amanda], dad [David] and granddad [John],” he said.

PONIES

Jodie Hall-McAteer landed first and third in the Winter JA Classic with the talented 17 year-old chestnut  mare Tixylix owned by Sarah  Mendoza and the 16 year-old chestnut mare Lea Du Genier, and sandwiched Charlotte Ash’s  11 year-old bay gelding Aughnashammer into second.

“They’ve been on form at Hagen and the Stephex Masters at Knokke last week, and both have qualified for HOYS – they’ll have a break now,” said Jodie, who won by an impressive three seconds on the exuberant Tixylix.

“When I walk the course the fences seem big because I’m small, but it doesn’t matter with Tixy.  She has her own way of going, but she’ll stand off or go deep, and always jumps the jumps.”

Jess Hewitt headed the other European trial on new ride, Lynne Barker’s 11 year-old dark bay gelding Ammanvalley Santino – already a winner at Arena UK in the pony showjumper.

Selector Clare Whitaker was pleased.

“It’s been a difficult year for selection as some riders are also riding horses in the junior, under 18 trials and haven’t decided which section they are aiming for, but we’ve got a good selection now – we’ll make a decision after Keysoe next week,” she said.

 

RESULTS

LARGE TOUR

1.45m RANKING CLASS

1 Geoff Luckett & Constant II – GBR – 0/0 38.16

2 Louise Saywell & Mr Darcy V – GBR – 0/0 40.49

3 Joe Davison & Venoot II – GBR – 0/0 41.28

4 Nigel Coupe & Jubilee III – GBR – 0/0 42.31

5 Dereck McCoppin & Whiterock Lucky Lady – IRE – 0/0 42.97

6 Tina Fletcher & Unique IX – GBR – 0/0 43.80

SPEED 1.45m

1 Julie Andrews & Ayrton IV – GBR – 0 59.32

2 Geoff Luckett & Canant – GBR – 0 59.74

3 Alice Watson & Cudansa M – 0 60.13

4 Simon Crippen & Atlanta VIII – GBR – 0 62.36

5 Jonathon Dixon & Vintage Vee – GBR – 0 62.47

6 Trevor Breen & Bombay – IRE – 0 52.54

GRAND PRIX RANKING CLASS

1 Keith Shore & Mystic Hurricane – GBR – 0/0 44.77

2 Julie Andrews & Ayrton IV – GBR – 0/0 45.91

3 Nick Benterman & Zorland D – GBR – 0/0 46.60

4 Alice Watson & Billy Lemon – GBR – 0/4 41.56

5 Tim Stockdale & Erasmus Van De Heffinck – GBR – 1/- 71.54

6 Anthony Condon & Aristio – IRE – 1/- 74.58

MEDIUM TOUR

1.35m

1 Trevor Breen & Bombay – IRE – 0/0 38.50

2 Carmen Edwards & Zarissa – GBR – 0/0 38.63

3 Paul Barker & Lux Fabulous – GBR – 0/0 39.01

4 Simon Crippen & Atlanta VIII – GBR – 0/0 39.91

5 Louise Saywell & Curprice VIII – GBR – 0/0 40.57

6 Beth Vernon & Omane Des Faux – GBR – 0/0 40.77

TWO PHASE 1.35m

1 James Smith & Cumina – GBR – 0/0 24.56

2 Julie Andrews & Canora – GBR – 0/0 25.53

3 Geoff Luckett & Cash Point – GBR – 0/0 26.04

4 Stevie Crosby & Hemmingway – GBR – 0/0 26.48

5 Matthew Sampson & Rhett Clobonhomme – GBR – 0/0 26.56

6 Emily Ward & King Mac – GBR – 0/0 26.81

SPEED 1.35m

1 Geoff Luckett & Cash Point – GBR – 0 62.04

2 Richard Howley & Hazel – IRE – 4 63.46

3 Michael Potter & Billy Reel – GBR – 4 65.65

4 Alice Watson & Cudansa M – GBR – 4 67.64

5 David Simpson & Fiona Van Het Lemmenshof – IRE – 4 67.76

6 James Whitaker & Bow house Rubis – GBR – 4 67.82

SMALL TOUR

TWO PHASE 1.30m

1 Keith Shore & Zegreanne Z – GBR – 0/0 25.83

2 James Smith & Quattro 27 – GBR – 0/0 27.08

3 Charles Luyckx & Pepito D’Airsain – SA – 0/0 28.32

4 Peter Shaw & Le Montrachet – GBR – 0/0 28.50

5 Geoff Luckett & Canant – GBR – 0/0 28.80

6 Pippa Allen & Frederic 139 – GBR – 0/0 29.19

1.30m

1 Carmen Edwards & Bow House Secret – GBR – 0/0 36.13

2 Michael Potter & Billy Reel – GBR – 0/0 38.38

3 Millie Allen & Senator Spencer III – GBR – 0/0 38.97

4 Tim Stockdale & Kalico Bay – GBR – 0/0 40.55

5 Theo Simpson & Alvin Only – IRE – 0/0 41.91

6 Jonathon Dixon & Camona – GBR – 0/0 42.22

SMALL GRAND PRIX

1 Charlie Dawson & TJM Henry De Reve – GBR – 0/0 39.39

2 Mark Turnbull & Cartouch III – GBR – 0/0 40.24

3 James Hughes & Cognac II – GBR – 0/0 40.39

4 Poppy Stronge & Eclaire – GBR – 0/0 40.50

5 Carmen Edwards & Zarissa – GBR – 0/0 40.69

6 Angelie von Essen & West Falica – SWE – 0/0 41.05

AMATEURS

TWO PHASE 1.10m

1 Joe Trickett & Bukie – GBR – 0/0 28.28

2 Sophie Ryan & Extra II – GBR – 0/0 30.47

3 Sarah Hatton & Urminka – GBR – 0/0 31.57

4 Phoebe Forster & Everfleur – GBR – 0/0 31.92

5 Bobbie Heath & Labuleska – GBR – 0/0 31.94

6 Dee Anderson & Queen Bee JX – GBR – 0/0 32.69

1.10m

1 Joanne Dixon & Daydream – GBR – 0/0 32.18

2 Joe Trickett & Royal Rowan – GBR – 0/0 33.85

3 Jasmine Cain & Scandal IV – GBR – 0/0 35.52

4 Morgan Carpenter & Merllyns Maitrix 0/0 35.57

5 Angela Eardley & Jesta Van De Noordhoek – GBR – 0/0 35.72

6 Kelly Roberts & Strebor Courage – GBR – 0/0 37.01

AMATEUR MASTERS

1 Morgan Carpenter & Merllyns Maitrix – GBR – 0/0 34.98

2 Sophie Ryan & Extra – GBR – 0/0 37.73

3 Sarah Hutton & Urminka – GBR – 0/0 38.28

4 Kate Haughton & Queensland 21 – GBR – 0/0 39.69

5 Morgan Carpenter & Merllyns Mirage – 0/0 39.82

6 Dee Anderson & Queen Bee JX – GBR – 0/0 40.18

PONY VIEWING TRIALS

SPEED

1 Megan Taylor & Sambo Lino – 0 62.85

2 Lucy Carver & Powerstation – 0 64.77

3 Megan Taylor & Quantum Light – 0 69.93

4 Jessica Thomson & Braveheart Warrior – 0 70.86

5 Frasier Reed & Bay Friend – 1 72.87

6 Scarlett Charles & Aroldo – 2 73.64

1.30/1.35m

1 Jessica Hewitt & Ammanvalley Santino – 0/0 43.53

2 Lucy Carver & Powerstation – 0/0 43.99

3 Jessica Thomson & Braveheart Warrior – 0/0 50.28

4 Jodie Hall-McAteer & Lea Du Genier – 0/4 42.12

5 Jodie Hall-McAteer & Tixylix – 0/-

6 Charlie Dawson & Claggan Gypsy Delight – 0/-

WINTER JA CLASSIC

1 Jodie Hall-McAteer & Tixylix – 0/0 41.96

2 Charlotte Ash & Aughnashammer – 0/0 44.26

3 Jodie Hall-McAteer & Lea Du Genier – 0/4 44.51

4 Jack Whitaker & Zodianne Van De Doevenbree – 0/8 43.48

5 Lucy Carver & Powerstation – 4/- 65.67

6 Fraser Reed & Bay Friend – 4/- 66.25

 
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