Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 by Heather Dodd
Photos by kind permission of Royle Photography Equestrian Events www.rpeevents.co.uk
Remember what you were doing over Easter? Good Friday 2013 saw another successful Easter Show Jumping competition hosted by Hall Place Equestrian Centre, Reading.
The first class, Minimus Jumping, was won by 8yr old Louise McDonald with her 12hh pony Bubblegum. Louise brought two ponies to the show and came 3rd in the Chicks Challenge with her second ride Star.
Southerly Roberts took first, second and third place in the 2’0 Bunny Hop. Southerly rode Connemara, Joey, to first place, was placed second with 17hh warmblood, Fizz and took third place with Georgio, a 12.2hh Welsh B. She said ‘This show was great for the young horses and its lovely that it stayed dry!’ Southerly, from Winchfield, teaches members of the Vine, Garth South and Craven Pony Clubs and has to make sure she does well when competing alongside her pupils!
Regular competitor at Hall Place Sarah McCouid and her mare Jessie were the winners of Class 3, 2’3 Chicks Challenge. Sarah also took first place with pairs relay partner Carley Sullivan riding her skewbald pony Sprite, in the Daffodil Dash – a fun class for both competitors and spectators.
Pictured above: Class 5 & 6 winner, 10yr old Poppy Pugh, rode superb rounds on her 13yr old skewbald mare, Springleigh PK. Poppy regularly trains with Mark Corbett and Stacey Donnison. She is looking forward to eventing with PK this summer and riding in her school team at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Poppy is hoping to compete BS and PC Dengie qualifiers this year and her ambition is to become an international show jumper!
Pictured above: Winner of the Easter Egg Stakes 2’9 and the 3’0 Open, Rosie Courtier-Dutton rode perfect rounds on her horse Silver Dollar aka Ollie. Rosie, age 18, has ridden 15.1hh Appaloosa Ollie for 5 years. She represents Berkshire County Riding club, South Berks Pony Club and is Captain of Pangbourne College Equestrian Team. Rosie has recently qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association Championships in October.
Class 1 Minimus 1’6
1st place Louise McDonald Bubblegum, 2nd place Millie Assheton Honey Bee, 3rd place Violetta Beach Rosie, 4th place Violetta Beach Maisie, 5th place Samantha Allen Puzzles Knight, 6th place Jessica McConky Maggie Mae
Best Rider: Lead Rein Stephanie Jeffery Wendleful Elegance
Class 2 Bunny Hop Novice Rider 2’0
1st place Southerly Roberts Joey, 2nd place Southerly Roberts Giorgio, 3rd place Southerly Roberts Fizz, 4th place Jessie Sheffield Robo Patch, 5th place Violetta Beach Rosie, 6th place Jenny Collett Bruno
Class 3 Chick’s Challenge Restricted Novice 2’3
1st place Sarah McCouid Jessie, 2nd place Carley Sullivan Sprite, 3rd place Louise McDonald Star 1, 4th place Marti Bailey Angel, 5th place Kate Brooks Charlie, 6th place Anastasia Bishop Ellexa
Class 4 Daffodil Dash Pairs Relay 2’3
1st place Sarah McCouid & Jessie Carley Sullivan Sprite, 2nd place Anastasia Bishop Ellexa & Kate Turner Pause For Thought, 3rd place Monica Cosgrove Blanquitta & Gemma Hicks Jewell, 4th place Sarah Edmunds Maesfan Saddler & Roger Edmunds I.O. Silver Lightning
Class 5&6 Easter Bonnet Bounce Novice 2’6
1st place Poppy Pugh Spring Leigh, 2nd place Roger Edmunds I.O. Silver Lightning, 3rd place Sarah Edmunds Maesfan Saddler, 4th place Luke Mockford Song Secret, 5th place Charlotte Deacon Loughanroe Clover, 6th place Kate Turner Pause For Thought
Class 7 Easter Egg Stakes Intermediate 2’9
1st place Rosie Courtier-Dutton Silver Dollar, 2nd place Charlotte Deacon Loughanroe Clover, 3rd place Cassilda Courtier-Dutton Flicker in Clover, 4th place Millie Smith Maximillian Prince, 5th place Francesca Clapham Playboy 6th place Kate Turner Pause For Thought
Class 8 Open 3’0
1st place Rosie Courtier-Dutton Silver Dollar, 2nd place Cassilda Curtier-Dutton Flicker In Clover, 3rd place Millie Smith Maximillan Prince