Hartpury continues to be happy hunting ground for Chippenham’s Alicia Hawker who returned to the college for the second Baileys Jumping and Style (JAS) fixture of the year, and again won the Open section with Nankin Des Ruettes on Saturday (8th February). The 19 year old rider and her chestnut gelding won the title with a strong style mark of 12 and a faultless jumping round. The class runners up were Martha Thomas and her own Hercules Morse who achieved a mark of 16 for style but incurred four show jumping and four time faults to finish with a total of 24.
The timed section in the Novice JAS class at Hartpury was again influential with even the winner accumulating time penalties. Somerset-based rider Rosemary Neave and her own Delagoa Bay won with a strong style mark of 17 but added four time to lead the class on 21 points. They were just a one point margin ahead of second placed Daisy Charlier whose style mark was 16 but with six time faults she and Anna Charlier’s Martini III finished with a total of 22 points.
Lady Alexandra Taylour took a qualifying place at the JAS Championships with a win in the BE100 class riding Susie Wilson’s Knights Escapade on their first outing as a new partnership. The 15 year old from Chipping Norton kept her nerve to win without any jumping penalties, adding nothing to her style mark of 14. Second place went to 16 year old Harvey Horsnett-Bowley whose aptly named ride Eazy Decision also gave him a clear round to finish on a style mark of 16. This was a one point improvement for the Somerset rider from his winning mark of 17 in the BE90 JAS section. Gloucestershire’s Amelia Poole took the BE90 runners up spot with Lorraine Hocking’s My Deliha on a style mark of 19. The riders at Hartpury (2) were judged by Liz Parsons and Lizzel Winter.
Hartpury (2) JAS Results
Clwyd and Shropshire riders lead the way at Aintree
Emily Boothroyd from Clwyd not only won the BE90 JAS at Aintree Equestrian (9th February) with Salvelinus but also took second place on the BE100, eighth place in the Novice as well as another top twenty place in the BE100. Despite incurring five time penalties, the 16 year old rider still won the BE90 with ease, taking the title with her own Salvelinus on an impressive style mark of ten. The BE90 runner up was Katie Astall with Elizabeth Astall’s UK Gold with a total of 17, having received 11 for style but adding six time penalties.
Laura Walkden from Chorley in Lancashire qualified for the BE90 JAS Championships with her BE90 win on Cointreau WV whom she owns with Jane Lowerson. The 29 year old and her ride gave a seriously elegant performance to win with a style mark of six plus two time penalties, giving them a mark of eight. Emily Boothroyd took the runner up position in this class with her own Moynoe Gypsie on a style mark of nine and one time penalty, later going on to also take eighth place in the Novice class.
Aintree’s Novice JAS winner was another Clwyd rider, 43 year old Lindsay Middleton with her own ride, Your Bard, winning on a brilliant style mark of six plus seven time penalties giving them 13 points overall. The pair won due to being closer to the optimum time ahead of Derbyshire rider Katie Astall who made a reappearance in this class with Waylon Roberts’ Gigi who took second place with ten for style and three time penalties.
The Open title went to Thomas Tulloch, aged 14 from Oswestry in Shropshire. The young rider who ended the 2013 season with a top ten result in the Charles Owen Pony 3DE took the spoils with Jancis Tulloch’s Spirit VI on a total of 11 which was accumulated from a style mark of nine plus two time penalties. It was a successful day in the office overall for Thomas who also took third and sixth place in the Novice section with Trewithian Bracken and Spirit VI respectively.
The competitors were judged by BE Accredited Coach and Olympic Dutch team member Andy Heffernan and Adam Cromarty.
Aintree JAS results.
The top ten from each class have qualified for the JAS Championships on the 22nd February at Bury Farm Equestrian Centre. The JAS series returns to Solihull Riding Club on the 16th February; download a schedule and see full series dates for Jump Training and JAS on www.britisheventing.com/wintercompetition