45 year-old Nina Emery from Cannock, Staffordshire partnering her own 7 year-old bay mare, Galaxy III took the top spot in the 1.15m second round Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Rounds hosted at Allens Hill in Pershore, Worcestershire on Sunday 8th September 2013.
All of the starting competitors were hoping to collect one of the twelve direct qualifying places on offer for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, which take place at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 14th – 17th November 2013.
Fifteen combinations started in this 1.15m second round and ten of these combinations went on to achieve their qualifying place for the Championship Final.
Nina and Galaxy III produced a double clear and finished in a superb time of 31.24 seconds to take the victory.
In second was 24 year-old Abigail Brain from Broadway, Worcestershire. Abigail was competing on her own 8 year-old chestnut gelding, Javas High Noon. This combination finished with a double clear in 32.76 seconds.
In third was 26 year-old Sophie Broome from Portskett, Monmouthshire and she was on board Kanika, an 11 year-old dark bay mare owned by Elizabeth Edgar. Their double clear was delivered in 34.66 seconds, which was enough to secure them a top three finish.
Seven more riders also achieved their qualification for the Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Championship Final.
Allens Hill – Sunday 15th September 2013
Dodson & Horrell 1.15m National Amateur Second Round Results
1st Nina Emery & Galaxy III – 0/0 – 31.24 seconds
2nd Abigail Brain & Javas High Noon – 0/0 – 32.76 seconds
3rd Sophie Broome & Kanika – 0/0 – 34.66 seconds
4th Amy Hubbard & Wendelien W – 0/0 – 35.22 seconds
5th Bobby Jones & Qulou – 0/0 – 35.39 seconds
6th Megan Bills & Joli Coeur Du Luot – 0/0 – 36.43 seconds
7th Bobby Jones & Quairos – 0/0 – 39.34 seconds
8th Rachael North & Madira De Reve – 0/4 – 31.69 seconds
9th Zoe Henshall & Warno – 0/4 – 34.09 seconds
10th Ellie Tuck & Zanderink – 0/4 – 34.21 seconds