Ingliston Equestrian Centre in Bishopton, Renfrewshire held the third and fourth Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship qualifiers this weekend (Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2013) during their popular Pony Premier Show.
The Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship qualifiers attracted a total of 41 starters across the two days of competition, with 20 starters on Saturday and 21 on Sunday. All of the starting combinations were hoping to claim one of the three direct qualifying places on offer for the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship. The Championship will be held at the Charles Stanley British Masters 3* International Horse Show (4th – 7th July 2013) and this year’s winner of the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship will be presented with the newly developed Fairfax Jump saddle.
Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier – Saturday 2nd February 2013
On Saturday, from the 20 starting combinations, six made it through to the final jump off and the overall winner was 15 year-old Millie Allen from Cleveland who was one of only three combinations to achieve a treble clear.
Millie achieved her treble clear on board her father, Peter’s 10-year-old bay mare, Song Girl, in a time of 43.28 seconds. Following on from Millie’s success on Song Girl in the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship qualifiers at South View Equestrian Centre (2nd and 3rd February 2013), the combination had already qualified for the Championship, meaning that the qualification place was passed down the line.
Second place was taken by 13 year-old Charlie Dawson from North Humberside on Maradonna, a 13 year-old grey gelding owned by Carolyn Nevinson. This combination rode their treble clear in a time of 47.51 seconds to guarantee a top two finish and a Championship place.
Millie Allen also took third place in this class, this time on Scoubidou IV, a 15 year-old chestnut gelding, again owned by her father, Peter. Millie achieved her second treble clear of the class in a time of 49.12 seconds.
Due to Millie having already qualified Song Girl for the Championship, the combination in fourth also achieved their Championship qualification and this went to Emma Shingles and ABC Juri.
Saturday 2nd February 2013 – Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier Results:
1st Millie Allen and Song Girl – 0/0/0 – 43.28 seconds
2nd Charlie Dawson and Maradonna – 0/0/0 – 47.51 seconds – Qualified
3rd Millie Allen and Scoubidou IV – 0/0/0 – 49.12 seconds – Qualified
4th Emma Shingles and ABC Juri – 0/0/4 – 52.92 seconds – Qualified
5th Christie Pritchard and Kilcloghan Dg Clover – 0/0/8 – 45.35 seconds
6th Amy Inglis and Nils D Hurl Vent – 0/0/8 – 48.20 seconds
Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier – Sunday 3rd February 2013
Sunday saw four of the 21 starting combinations ride into the jump off Millie Allen was once again in the top spot on Song Girl. The combination rode another treble clear, this time in 35.78 seconds.
Second place was secured by 15 year-old Amy Inglis from West Sussex and she achieved an immaculate treble clear on board Lea Du Genier, a 14 year-old chestnut mare owned by Claire Inglis. The combination secured their place in the Championship with a time of 37.85 seconds.
In third was Charlie Dawson, who topped off a successful weekend by qualifying her second ride, Enzo III, for the Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship. Enzo III is a 16 year-old bay gelding owned by Bilton Ward Developments and Charlie rode this treble clear in a time of 40.38 seconds.
Once again, due to Millie and Song Girl having already achieved their Championship qualification, the place went to the combination in fourth; Amy Inglis and Nils D Hurl Vent.
Sunday 3rd February 2013 – Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship Qualifier Results:
1st Millie Allen and Song Girl – 0/0/0 – 35.78 seconds
2nd Amy Inglis and Lea Du Genier – 0/0/0 – 37.85 seconds – Qualified
3rd Charlie Dawson and Enzo III – 0/0/0 – 40.38 seconds – Qualified
4th Amy Inglis and Nils D Hurl Vent – 0/0/8 – 39.50 seconds – Qualified
NB: Qualifications correct at time of writing pending any outstanding results.
The next Fairfax Winter JA Classic Championship qualifier will be held at Hand Equestrian Centre in Clevedon, Avon on the 16th and 17th February 2013. The remaining qualifier dates are as follows: