May 21 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Luke Humphreys brought five horses to compete at Forest Edge Arena’s three days of British Showjumping – and by the end of the first day had an impressive tally of wins and placings under his belt.
He took both first and second places in KBIS British Novice class, the winning round on A Eames Silver Poet, with Un Heureux taking the blue rosette. Soraja, owned by Luke won the largest class of the day, with 16 starters, the Forest Edge Regular Riders Open.
Alison Lee, a regular rider, from Lime Kiln Equestrian Centre, on Clinton II, rode a flowing and deceptively fast round to easily win the Tri-Zone Airlite Discovery class from Francesca Rizza on board her athletic skewbald, Magic Proposal.
The last class of the day was the 1.20m Open and produced four clear rounds. The top three placings were all within half a second of each other. Lizzie Gray was the eventual winner, in 34.57, riding D Meeds Lord Jovi, with Macgarveys Choice, ridden by Portia Howard and owned by A Claxton, second in a time of 35.28.
All stables were pre-booked for the British Showjumping two-day pony show. Saturday was the most successful BS pony show to date, with entries in the 30s in several classes.
Competitors came from as far away as Kent, Oxfordshire and Lincolnshire to compete over the two days, though none could have anticipated the snow and bitterly cold wind conditions they were about to endure.
Young Alexandra Hands from Suffolk started the weekend successfully. Riding her mother’s Callaghknock Star, Alex won the first two classes, the 70cms and 80cms, both with over 20 starters, and repeated her success on Sunday in the 70cm Intro class.
Thirty three entries ensured the Discovery/90cms class was split. Young Elliott Armes from Upton, riding Brodella Johnny, owned by Jayne Armes, won the Discovery qualifier, with Toni Evans, riding Fantasia Ice, the clear winner of the 90cms by two seconds.