Staffordshire and the West Midlands Win the National Team Jumping Championship

Saturday 15 August 2015

The Grand Ring played host to some spectacular classes today including the National Team Jumping Championship Final. Spectators were treated to the team parade at the start of the show which enabled the riders to showcase their horses and created a fabulous atmosphere.

The teams were made up of 4 members who compete at different heights with 2 rounds with faults carrying through determining the teams who will be in the jump off

The teams selected one member each to compete in the jump off. Area 17s Claire Shepherd completed the jump off first with an impressive time of 46.80 seconds. Representatives of the Derbyshire Devils (Area 21) and the Berkshire All stars, went on to complete the course with just tenths of a seconds difference from Claire’s time.

With the rankings looking so tight Katie Shaw, the last rider of the round representing Staffordshire and the West Midlands, knew that she had to put on a particularly spectacular performance if she wanted to clinch the title for her team. Katie said “when I watched the first couple go, I thought that I was really going to have to go some to catch it, I didn’t think that he (Fools Business) would be as quick as he was, but he jumped super”.

With a great start to the Jump off, Katie flew through the course in an almost foot perfect round. The clock was stopped a remarkable 42.59 seconds, rocketing the Staffordshire and West Midlands team comfortably into first place.

Abbi Goodwin, the 0.9m jumper for the winning team was delighted at the result. Abbi’s success was shared with her sister’s horse Jasmina V. The owner of the horse shared her sister’s delight and said “they all jumped really well, everybody rode really well, it’s a well deserved win”. 

Stefan Morgansen who competed in the 1.0m section of the class was overwhelmed with the team’s success, he said:  “I am over the moon, delighted… I’m just so pleased, its been a very good day”. Camille Crow who jumped the 1.10 metre round, was extremely pleased and appeared somewhat speechless following the team’s lap of honour.

Today’s show was a wonderful exhibition of show jumping talents from all corners of the UK. It also demonstrated a lovely example of the advantages of team Jumping as all members supported each other immensely.

RESULTS

1st Staffordshire and West Midlands- Area 22
Abbie Goodwin and Jasmina V
Stefan Morgansen and Kewi Connection
Camille Crow and Roscoes Amour
Katie Shaw and Fools Business

2nd Berkshire All Stars – Area 38
Charles Duncan and Romero S
Kristie Grimster and All Together
Hollie Pearce and Hilarius
Kerry Grimster and Mai-Lis

3rd Area 17
Sharon Dutoit and Little Miss non Strop
Catherine Dobson and Mallydurn Lad
Nicole Billington and Robe Ruadh
Anthony Paley and Ashdale Galarko

4th Derbyshire Devils – Area 21
George Royle and Ballinamura Omeara
Mark Thompson and Hunky Dory III
Lloyd Royle and Serenity II
Sarah Holmes and Sir Cassiano

5th Bristol & Somerset – Area 48
Emily Harding and The Stig
Kathryn Thomas and Indianna Jones IV
Samantha Holroyd and Merlot Time
Samantha Rundle and Tanto

6th Herts and Minds – Area 39a
Gemma Lowthian and Ridel Blue
Naomi Cramer and Uliciejando
Charisse Docherty and Dubai IV
Natasha Morrell and Dhi Warchild

7th South West Scotland
Stuart Muirhead and Merllyns Mondena
Loren Easton and Utina V
Mary-jane Clarke and Baladine
Lucinda Stewart and Con 3

8th Gloucester – Area 41
Laura May and Corcheval III
Abbie Whiting Lupicors Lily
Florence Finzi and Bonnie XII
Ella Nutbeen and Artisan II

9th Devon
Rhiannon Tewson and Idefix III
Ella Matravers and Bugway Mister Darcie
James Mclachlan Moschino V
Charlotte Goord and Early Edition VK

10th The Essex Blondies – Area 40
Samantha Ashworth and Champagne GB
Toni Evans and Hermione V
Brooke Hunter and Visaranno
Jade Meekings and Pauls Lass

 

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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