With a £3,000 first prize at stake and other substantial prizes up to sixth place providing a £8,500 total prize fund, kindly donated by Lincoln horse care products, the field included eventing stars Mark and Tanya Kyle, Oliver Townend, Piggy French, Clayton Fredericks and Matthew Wright.
In a close run competition, the winner’s purse fell to Fiona Hobby and Royal Colours, with the talented 11-year-old just gaining the lead. Robin Dunlop’s well-designed track featured water crossings, combinations and joker fences allowing riders to improve their score at the very end of the round.
Said Fiona: “It was a great competition and a wonderful day. The prize money is excellent and I couldn’t be more pleased. Royal Colours is a careful horse and loved the track, JumpCross is a brilliant sport.
The course was well designed and required the rider to really think about the approach to fences and the speed you were travelling at.”
This year the JumpCross Young Riders Final took place in the morning with a superb 1st place round by Rachel Dinwoodie riding Ringwood Abi. The Young Riders were also paired with an Event rider and their final scores were combined to determine the joint winner’s.
Said Jim Bowen, Managing Director of Battles “The Lincoln Jumpcross Eventer’s challenge is a fantastic day out for all who join us and we are really pleased to be able to give something back to our customers. This is our fourth year supporting the event and we are already looking forward to next year’s, so keep an eye out for 2013‘s announced date. We hope to see you there.”
Lincoln JumpCross Eventer’s Challenge
1st Fiona Hobby, Royal Colours
2nd Oliver Townend, Pepper Anne
3rd Zoe Adams, Satonamillion
4th Angus Smales, The Pilgrims Progress
5th Jess Butler, Krafty Pat
6th Piggy French, Wutella
JumpCross Young Rider Challenge supported by Lincoln
1st Rachel Dinwoodie, Ringwood Abi
2nd Lucy Jakes, Comet
3rd Annie McIntosh, Jack
4th Charlie Bowman, Cider Glider
5th Louise Bodily, Lottie
6th Ross Hemmings, Honestleigh Humbug
Lincoln JumpCross Team Challenge
1st Rachel Dinwoodie and Daniel Delsart
2nd Lucy Jakes and Jolyse Clancey
3rd Annie McIntosh and Laura Shears
4th Charlie Bowman and Emma Hyslop
5th Louise Bodily and Oliver Townend
6th Ross Hemmings and Angus Smales