Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Heather Dodd
Three riders notched up double heat wins at the Cricklands Senior Winter League Finals (Show Jumping); in the Over 35’s 2’6” Horse/Pony Final Katherine Shepperd from Nibley, Gloucestershire, rode Dee to victory with a win in each of the two heats while local rider Harriet Richards (St Arvans, Monmouthshire), on board Bovril in the 2’6” Pony, finished 70 points clear of her nearest rival and, completing the trio, Charlotte Pudge from Ledbury, Herefordshire, steered the aptly-named Lucky to take the 3’3” Horse title.
Jacqui Hutton will long remember the Over 35’s 3’0” Horse/Pony Final, having completed a one-two with Harty and Jack respectively. Jacqui, from St Austell, tied with herself for first place on 225 points – Harty was fourth and first in the two heats while Jack was first and second – however, with points scored in the second, deciding, heat being more valuable, Harty was declared the overall winner.
Ebony Cossey (Fivehead, Taunton) also scored a one-two, but in different Finals. Riding Dilly, she won the 3’0” Horse section as the most consistent combination with a third and fifth place in the two heats, leaving her 10 points clear. In the 2’9” Pony Final Ebony followed her win in the first heat on Fable with a sixth place in the decider, leaving her 40 points adrift of the winner, Natalie Cull from Malvern, Worcestershire, on board Drunken Sailor.
Terri Jones and The Pocket Rocket (Burntwood, Staffordshire) won the Over 35’s 2’3” Horse/Pony Final, coming third and first in the heats; in the Over 35’s 2’9” Horse/Pony Final Nicola Morrison from Exeter rode Tiger Lilli to victory after coming second and first – a feat repeated by both Rebecca Hull (Penistone, Sheffield) and Buffy in the 2’3” Horse Final and Shannon Buckley on Good as Gold in the 2’6” Final, making Shannon’s long journey from Orpington in Kent well worthwhile.
Becky Mundy (Westbury, Wiltshire) and Telstar hung on to their lead after a win in the first heat to take the 2’9” Horse Final with third place in the decider. The pair also came second in the 2’6” Horse Final after finishing fourth and second.