Speedgate's Unaffiliated Show Jumping
Sunday 22nd October 2017

Our final show jumping show of the series once again saw new and regular faces coming forward to compete. The windy weather was not going to deter our competitors to gain those final Championship points.

Chanice Wilson and Star have had a very successful season in both the Intro and Novice classes. Their consistency in these classes meant that not only did they take a double victory on Sunday, but they also became our Intro and Novice Champions.

The afternoon started off with the Intermediate class. It was Claire Blackmore and her horse Gemini that delivered the first of the three double clears. Four horses later, it was the turn of Francesca Lee and Billy 2 Rivers who produced the second double clear, taking eight seconds off Claire's time. Three more riders made it in to the jump off, with Victoria Davis and Guus producing the final double clear to take third place. Our Intermediate Champion for 2017 was awarded to Jelly Boxall and the consistent Skeehan Silver Fox.

Claire Blackmore and the lovely Gemini got the Small Open class off to a great start with another faultless double clear. There was everything to ride for and the track proved a little testing, with only three other riders making it through to the jump off. Lacey Chamber and Wizard Of Oz, were the last duo to go and they produced a very fast double clear. Being just 1.4 seconds slower, they were just not fast enough to catch Claire, who had held the lead throughout the class. Victory went to Claire, and the Small Open Championship was awarded to Francesca Lee and her horse Dolmar.

The final class of the day was the speed class. With Four seconds to add for every refusal or fence down, speed is not always the art to winning this class. Courtney Price and the huge Ashbank Utopiah got the class underway, but with a pole down and two run outs at the skinny fence, they had to settle for third place. Last to go in the class was Jess Reid and Gienevere II. By producing a good rhythmical round and only four seconds to add, they lifted the final victory of the day and season.

Intro Class
1st Chanice Wilson and Star

Intro Champion - Chanice Wilson and Star

Novice Class
1st Chanice Wilson and Star
2nd Vicky Bentley and Arthur
3rd Angie Warde and My Cougar

Novice Champion - Chanice Wilson

Intermediate Class
1st Francesca Lee and Billy 2 Rivers
2nd Claire Blackmore and Gemini
3rd Victoria Davis and Guus
4th Cassie Gillman and Eddie
5th Lacey Chambers and Wizard of Oz

Intermediate Champion - Jelly Boxall and Skeehan Silver Fox

Small Open Class
1st Claire Blackmore and Gemini
2nd Lacey Chambers and Wizard of Oz
3rd Jess Reid and Gienevere II
4th Francesca Lee and Billy 2 Rivers

Small Open Champion - Francesca Lee and Dolmar

Speed Class
1st Jess Reid and Gienevere II
2nd Ellie Hammond and Dutch Fredie
3rd Courtney Price and Ashbank Utopia

Thank you to everyone that has competed and supported the shows this season. Congratulations to all our deserving winners throughout the year, and to all of our 2017 Champions.

Posted: Thu 26th Oct 17