Senior Newcomers Display Exciting Talent for the Future

Sunday 16 August 2015

Senior Newcomers Display Exciting Talent for the Future

The second class in the Andrews Bowen Indoor Arena this morning was the Senior Newcomers Masters. It saw 25 starters come forward to try and grasp one of the four sought after qualifying places for Horse of the Year Show 2015.

The class started strong with 17 riders going clear. Anthony Condon had a tense round, with a misjudged distance nearly costing them a pole. He managed to pull it together and successfully rode Zira II to produce a clear round and get through to the jump off.

In the jump off the course proved challenging with many riders clipping rails and the final element of the course tested many riders.. Anna Edwards narrowly missed out on the top spot after completing a fast and calculated round in a time of 44.72 seconds. However it was Jessica Botham on Adam Botham’s seven year old Danny V who took the winning spot and secured  her Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) entry.

When asked how she felt, Jessica said: “It feels amazing, I’m so chuffed with him. He’s been so close [qualifying for HOYS] and consistent he really deserves it.” Jessica’s husband and owner of Danny V, Adam Botham, had this to say: “She deserves it, she rode like a star. There were 10 to go after her and we said to each other before she went in she cannot afford to post a slow clear because there are too many after you, so I’m glad it paid off.”

Three other riders also secured their place to HOYS including Anna Edwards on Darling, owned by Bina Ford, Tony French riding stallion Kinsdale Houdini and Anthony Condon riding his own Zira II.

RESULTS

1st Jessica Botham and Danny V
2nd Anna Edwards and Darling
3rd Tony French and Kinsale Houdini       
4th Anthony Condon and Zira II 
5th David Wingrove and Denver P             
6th Emma Jo- Slater and Kimba Classic   
7th Simon Buckley and For Star  
8th Megan  James and The Jeweller         
9th Madam Alice Palmer and Dy-Korette               
10th Jonathan Buxton and Strides Hilanasterne

Photo Credit: 1st Class Images

All British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show 2015 is hosted at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh, Warwickshire during the 11th-16th August. For further information, please visit www.bsnationalchampionships.co.uk

 
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