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MALMESBURY’S EMILY IRVIN STEPPING STONES 128CM CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Sasha Melia

Emily Irvine put in a fantastic jump off round on board Craig Scott’s
gorgeous liver chestnut pony, Bunbury Conquest, to beat 25 riders to the
Stepping Stones 128cm Championship title. There were 26 clears out of 71
starters in the penultimate class of the day at the British Showjumping
National Championships 2018.

At just nine years old, Emily showed experience beyond her years as she
navigated her pony around the course with calculated turns and distances
to each fence. Having started her equestrian career in showing aged just
three years old, Emily is no stranger to being in the spotlight and
learnt the basics of good riding early. Based in Malmesbury in
Wiltshire, her whole family travelled to the Championships with her to
show their support. When asked by her dad what she enjoyed about the
Championship, she simply replied: “Everything!” She continued: “We
wanted to focus on riding a quality, flowing jump off with good turns;
Questy is very scopey and his stride eats the ground up so we knew we
had a good chance.”

“It’s incredible, we’re all just overwhelmed by it all,” laughed Emily’s
mum, Alison Irvine. “We’re very indebted to the Scott Family who called
us and asked if we wanted to ride Bunbury Conquest (known as Questy). Of
course we immediately said yes and he arrived at ours in October last
year. We’ve been taking it steady in order to get to know him better but
he has been absolutely incredible and we are very privileged to have
such a wonderful pony.” Emily has won five Stepping Stones 128cm classes
this season proving that the sky is the limit for this exciting new
combination.

For further information visit www.bsnationalchampionships.com [1]

Photo credit:  1st Class Images

Class 58 Emily Irvine and Bunbury Conquest Stepping Stones 128cmChampionship Final (2)

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