Equestrian round-up

First published in Sport

A HUGE entry in the junior class in the area show jumping event at Askham Bryan recently saw 90 competitors riding two rounds each testing the riders ability and stamina.

The Bedale and West of Yore team of Clemmie Corner, Olivia Murray, Cassie Ramsay and Issie Saxby finished 7th with Issie taking the individual first place. Ella Sharp, Amelia Murray, Lucy Barker and Jemima Sanderson made up the second team, all jumped double clears with the team taking third place.

The highlight of the day was unquestionably the performance of the intermediate team of Isabel, Polly Barker, Amelia Hattersley and Storm Straker.

In the jump off, the first three girls rode immaculate clear rounds leaving the opportunity for Storm to make a real effort to win the individual prize, which she did with a clear round six seconds faster than anyone else. Amelia took third place and after their victory the team are looking forward to their visit to the Cheshire championships in August.

ASKHAM Bryan College have put up prize money of £50 per class for the show jumping competitions at Cleveland show which should attract some of the areas top show jumping ponies and horses to the Show on Saturday, July 26 at Stewart Park, Marton.

There are three competitions for horses, novice, intermediate and open starting at 10am and the same for ponies with their classes following at approximately 1pm. Entries will be taken on show day for the show jumping classes.

Further details from secretary Mrs Thomson 01642-312231 THE ALDBROUGH Feast gymkhana and show jumping with showing classes will be held in August.

The event takes place on Monday, August 8, on the village green, from 11am, featuring new sash showing classes from noon.

Entries are taken on the day. For gymkhana or show jumping enquiries call 07860377044 and for showing class enquires call 01325-374077.

THE weather was kind to competitors at the fourth Clydesdale Area 12 North East Show held at G Gorman’s Dapple Farm, High Stoop,Tow Law.

The judge for the day was Tony Bull of Arclid Clydesales in Cheshire.

The results are as follows: Mare, 3yrs and over: 1 D Willy; 2 F Grieves and family; 3 H Emmerson.

Male, 3yrs and over: 1 GG Pinkney; 2 D Webster. Brood mare: 1 DW & SD Rutter; 2 DW Ewin. Foal: 1 DW & SD Rutter; 2 DW Ewin. Yearling: 1 DW & SD Rutter; 2 Mr & Mrs GA Pinkney; 3 H Emmerson. 2 yr old: 1 GG Pinkney.

Clydesdale Horse Society Shield winner: 1 DW & SD Rutter. Best male:1 GG Pinkney. Best female: 1 DW & SD Rutter. Show champion: 1 DW & SD Rutter. Reserve: D Willy. Best turned out: F Grieves and family.

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