An enjoyable two days under the SouthView Equestrian Centre team made for a successful British Showjumping Winter Pony Championships at the popular Cheshire venue.
Tabitha Kyle, 12 from Loughborough, Leicestershire has been on top form all winter with a record-breaking number of wins over the national small pony winter premier series and this show was no different as she claimed a convincing victory hat-trick.
Tabitha got off to a flying start with a win in the British Showjumping 128/138cm handicap special final and headed the concluding 128cm and 138cm grand prix titles.
She secured the 128/138cm special with 2.72 seconds to spare in a 10-pony jump-off with Emma Young’s Caher Silver (pictured, photo courtesy of British Showjumping), a 12-year-old she has ridden for just two months.
“He rides beautifully and he’s careful with a big stride,” said Tabitha.
Tabitha also proved unbeatable in the 128cm grand prix, using her final draw to secure the title with more than five seconds in hand on the 9-year-old Borderhill William in a four-pony jump-off.
And she added the 138cm grand prix to her tally, underscoring her talent with first, second and fourth places aboard the 15-year-old Lissduff Royal and the 8-year-olds Mister Proper and Playboy Van De Zoetewei in an exciting seven-pony decider.
BRITISH SHOWJUMPING 128/138CM HANDICAP SPECIAL FINAL
1st Tabitha Kyle & Caher Silver – 0/0 32.60 seconds
2nd Keira Bromley & Stradsmorslow Angel – 0/0 35.32 seconds
3rd Evie Banks & Mayfly Green Peter – 0/0 38.85 seconds
4th Rachel Proudley & Icaris W – 0/0 45.09 seconds
5th Poppy Deakin & Astral Ruben – 0/4 32.94 seconds
6th Lila Davies & Dun N Dust It – 0/4 34.16 seconds
128CM GRAND PRIX
1st Tabitha Kyle & Borderhill William – 0/0 46.17 seconds
2nd Thomas Hogan & Little Miss Miller – 0/0 51.68 seconds
3rd Connie Mensely & Gemstone Sienna – 0/4 48.87 seconds
4th Sophie Wicks & Camizion – 0/E
138CM GRAND PRIX
1st Tabitha Kyle & Lissduff Royal – 0/0 39.79 seconds
2nd Tabitha Kyle & Mister Proper – 0/0 39.88 seconds
3rd Alfie Miles & D Amour D Amerrier – 0/0 41.38 seconds
4th Tabitha Kyle & Playboy Van De Zoetwewei – 0/4 34.18 seconds
5th Olivia Banks & Ferrybank Roy – 0/4 39.05 seconds
6th Edie Coles & Shappen Pilgrim – 0/4 45.94 seconds
Image: Tabitha Kyle in action in the 128cm/138cm Handicap Special Final with Caher Silver
Credit: British Showjumping