49 year-old Mark Thompson from Findern, Derbyshire with his own 6 year-old bay gelding, Woodfield Supreme took top spot in the first of the 2014 KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Rounds that was held Sunday 11th May 2014 at Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex in Rugby, Warwickshire. The second round attracted a huge number of entries, with a total of one hundred and fifteen combinations starting out.
All of the combinations were competing with the aim of producing a treble clear in order to qualify for the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final, which will be held at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.
After producing two clear rounds, thirty-two combinations made it through to the final jump off and an impressive thirteen of these combinations went on to produce a treble clear.
Mark and Woodfield Supreme were drawn 19th to go in the jump off and they held the lead from there on in after posting a treble clear in a fast time of 31.08 seconds.
Commenting on his win, Mark said “To be placed in a class of this size is great, but to win is fantastic. I have been bringing Woodfield Supreme on slowly and after this result, I hope to aim him at bigger classes.”
In second place was 49 year-old Sarah Hedges from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and she rode Caschca, an 8 year-old bay mare owned by Paul Pinfield. This combination secured their treble clear in a time of 31.98 seconds.
Mark Townshend (25) from Studley, Warwickshire took third place on board his own 6 year-old liver chestnut gelding Dejavu II. Their third clear was achieved in 33.69 seconds.
A further ten riders also achieved their third clear and therefore a total of thirteen combinations will now go forward to the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final.
KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round
1st Mark Thompson & Woodfield Supreme – 0/0/0 -31.08 seconds
2nd Sarah Hedges & Caschca. – 0/0/0 – 31.98 seconds
3rd Mark Townshend & Dejavu II – 0/0/0 – 33.69 seconds
4th Camille Crow & Roscoes Amour – 0/0/0 – 35.88 seconds
5th Michaela Webb & RNH My Lord – 0/0/0 – 37.24 seconds
6th Derek Morton & Pinheiro Beech – 0/0/0 – 38.14 seconds
7th Emma Jo Slater & North Dancer – 0/0/0 – 41.79 seconds
8th Emily Portas & Elassisi – 0/0/0 – 42.40 seconds
9th Samantha Cadwallader & The Doc – 0/0/0 – 42.51 seconds
10th Caroline Vernon & Cracker Jack II – 0/0/0 – 43.15 seconds
11th Danielle Jolliffe & Esano – 0/0/0 – 43.51 seconds
12th Suzanne Ottewell & Heidi IV – 0/0/0 – 44.79 seconds
13th Tara McDonald & Chippo Z – 0/0/0 – 51.38 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.