Leicestershire’s John Steels Jumps to Victory in KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round at Cherwell Competition Centre

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John Steels & Lacoste - Cherwell Competition Centre (Credit - Alison Parker Photography)The KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round at Cherwell Competition Centre in Oxford ran during a beautiful spring morning and a bumper crop of ninety-three competitors gathered to battle it out for a place in the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final.

The British Showjumping National Championships will play host to this year’s KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final and all competitors were focused on achieving a sought after treble clear as this would secure their qualification place.

An impressive eighteen combinations made it through to the final jump off, where thirteen talented riders held their nerve to produce a treble clear, meaning it was once again down to the all-important clock to decide the leader board. It was John Steels from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire who took victory on board his own 5 year-old bay gelding, Lacoste. John and Lacoste produced an unfaltering high-speed round in an unbeatable time of 40.52 seconds to stride away with first place.

Second place went to Holly Hammond from Burton on Trent, Staffordshire and she rode Lee Penny’s 7 year-old bay gelding, Landown Illusion. This pair was hot on the heels of John and Lacoste, coming home with their treble clear in 41.21 seconds.

Isaack Koshy from Somerby, Leicestershire took home third place on Zarosh Bharucha’s 9 year-old bay gelding, Equs Captain Morgan. They gained their treble clear in 41.24 seconds.

With a further ten riders also achieving a treble clear, thirteen combinations will now go forward to the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final.

Cherwell Competition Centre – Sunday 15th May 2016

KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round
1st John Steels & Lacoste – 0/0/0 – 40.52 seconds
2nd Holly Hammond & Landown Illusion – 0/0/0 – 41.21 seconds
3rd Isaack Koshy & Equs Captain Morgan – 0/0/0 – 41.24 seconds
4th Ashlea Silk-Jones & Comme II Joy – 0/0/0 – 42.37 seconds
5th Joseph Trunkfield & Outcome – 0/0/0 – 43.44 seconds
6th Laura Ireton & Rio Royalle – 0/0/0 – 43.76 seconds
7th Alice Bennett & Faroon – 0/0/0 – 44.02 seconds
8th Rebecca Clark & Fire Fly 24 – 0/0/0 – 46.24 seconds
9th Abbey Winterburn & Limstone Lady II – 0/0/0 – 46.49 seconds
10th Katy Poole & Geneva I – 0/0/0 – 47.24 seconds
11th Stacey Webb & Gitender SW – 0/0/0 – 48.69 seconds
12th Bethanie Knight & Renkum Ruby Rouge – 0/0/0 – 49.01 seconds
13th Hayley Webster & Lk Pick N Mix – 0/0/0 – 49.58 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.

The British Showjumping National Championships 2016 will be hosted at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire during the 9th - 14th August.
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