Fairfax Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Bury Farm Equestrian Club
Tuesday 18 March 2014
The last of the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifiers were held during the 148cms Pony Premier Show at Bury Farm Equestrian Club in Slapton, Buckinghamshire this weekend (15th & 16th March 2014).
The qualifiers proved to be well contested with fifty-five combinations coming forward to compete across the weekend. All of the starters were hoping to claim one of the three direct qualifying places on offer for the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship. The lucky winner of the Championship will be presented with a Fairfax Jump saddle, as used by top international showjumper, Peter Charles.
The Championship will be held at the Charles Stanley British Masters 3* International Horse Show (3rd – 6th July 2014).
Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier – Saturday 15th March 2014
Thirty-five starting combinations came forward for this qualifier and three went on to contest the final jump off.
This qualifier was dominated by 15 year-old Faye Adams from the West Midlands, who took both first and second. Faye secured the top spot on Cisco Bay II, a 10 year-old bay gelding owned by Julie Adams and the combination produced the only treble clear of the class to take the win in 37.72 seconds.
Faye then went on to secure second place on Some Like It Hot, a 15 year-old chestnut mare also owned by Julie Adams. The combination finished with 4 faults in 46.62 seconds.
Third place went to 14 year-old Harry Charles from Hampshire on Murka’s Moneymaker III, a 14 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Peter Charles MBE and Team Murka Ltd. Harry and Murka’s Moneymaker III finished the final jump off on 8 faults in 39.14 seconds.
Saturday 15th March 2014 – Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier Results:
1st Faye Adams & Cisco Bay II – 0/0/0 – 37.72 seconds
2nd Faye Adams & Some Like It Hot – 0/0/4 – 46.62 seconds
3rd Harry Charles & Murka’s Moneymaker III – 0/0/8 – 39.14 seconds
Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier – Sunday 16th March 2014
Sunday’s qualifier was contested by twenty-four starting combinations. Mirroring Saturday’s class, three combinations made it through to the final jump off and again, just one treble clear was produced.
Building on his result from Saturday’s qualifier was 14 year-old Harry Charles from Hampshire, who went on to take the win in this class. Harry won on board Scoubidou IV, a 16 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Tara Charles. They delivered their treble clear in a quick time of 34.88 seconds.
Jodie Hall McAteer (13) from Hertfordshire secured second place on Tixylix, a 16 year-old chestnut mare owned by Sarah Mendoza. The pair collected an unfortunate 4 faults in the final jump off, but their fast time of 34.36 seconds ensured them of a top two finish.
Third place went to 14 year-old Lisa Ulven from Norway and she was on board Cevin III, a 15 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Lena Ulven. This combination finished with 8 faults in 35.42 seconds.
Sunday 16th March 2014 – Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier Results:
1st Harry Charles & Scoubidou IV – 0/0/0 – 34.88 seconds
2nd Jodie Hall McAteer & Tixylix – 0/0/4 – 34.36 seconds
3rd Lisa Ulven & Cevin III – 0/0/8 – 35.42 seconds
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