8 year-old Scarlett McDonald celebrates her success in the Club 60 & 70cm Championships

Monday 03 August 2020

8 year-old Scarlett McDonald celebrates her success in the Club 60 & 70cm Championships

The National Club Junior 60cm Championship title was dominated by Scarlett McDonald, from Doncaster South Yorkshire this morning when she not only won the title but also 2nd and 4th place also. 

Riding her the 21 year-old 128cm skewbald mare Enigma Variation they put in an incredibly fast clear in a time of 33.10 seconds which was almost a second faster than her round on Flicka II when she stopped the clear in a time of 33.96 seconds.   3rd place went to 12 year-old Lorna Wood from Hull, East Yorkshire with the 13 year-old bay gelding Passford Native Dancer whilst Scarlett took 4th with Clooncracha Lady.

The National Club Junior 70cm Championships also saw Scarlett and Enigma Variation head the final line up with Flicka II once again taking 2nd place just a fraction behind the winning time of 37.93 seconds.  Megan Bevan aged 10 from Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan took 3rd with the 11.3hh skewbald mare Gerdinen Erica.

Talking after the presentation Scarlett, who only started jumping competitively last year, said “I was incredibly happy, my pony is always really good which made me confident.  I’m competing in the Just for Schools competition tomorrow for my school, Norton Junior, and then we are going home.

Teresa Ward, Scarlett’s Aunt who is accompanying her at the show said “The venue here is amazing and it’s such a tremendous experience to have these championship shows where the children can jump for more than one day as it really enables them to build on their experience.  I would also like to acknowledge the outstanding organisation here when you bear in mind the times we find ourselves in, it’s quite incredible what Nina and her team have achieved

Accompanied by her Aunt, Teresa Ward,   “It’s such a tremendous experience to have these championships shows where there children can jump for more than one day and it enables them to build on their experience much quicker.  The venue here is amazing and the organisation bearing in the times we find ourselves in is quite incredible especially when you bear in mind the short period of time they have had to organise it; you really have to praise Nina Barbour and her team for it”.

The Championships were won at the NAF Five Star British Showjumping National Championships which are taking place at Bolesworth, Cheshire between the 3 – 11 August 2020.  Full results can be found  https://bit.ly/2PjKtev and https://bit.ly/30m5kEg

 

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