College hits the big time

Easton College held its biggest show to date with showing riders from far and wide competing for the Equifest Qualifiers including the Supreme Equifest Hunter Championship.

The organisers were delighted with over 350 entries taken and the judges were kept busy from 9am right through to the spectacular evening performance in the indoor arena finishing at 9pm.

Renowned judges from as far as Yorkshire, Surrey and the Midlands, and top local judge Moggy Hennessy, put the horses and riders through their paces; there were fun classes for children and amateur riders as well as plenty of competition for the professional producers.

Hilary Francois, who manages the events at Easton College, was thrilled with the day adding: 'I really want to get Easton College firmly on the map. Events such as this have helped tremendously towards the publicity of the college and the many courses available for students.'

The evening performance showcased the day's champions as well as the spectacular Concours d'Elegance and Sidesaddle classes. The Supreme Working Hunter Championship went to Freya Cade and her Welsh Mountain Pony Waitwith Soloman, who were Champions in the Working M&M section. Martin Harrison stood Reserve. Supreme M&M went to Joanne Parker, with reserve going to Jo Rose and Chilham Night Hawk. Overall Supreme In Hand Champion was Emily Lawrence and Aristhdom Hermoz Dez with Reserve going to Angela Fox and Benston Harley. The Overall Ridden Championship sash was presented to Steph Rider on Clifton Graffiti, while Reserve went to Martin Harrison riding Melford Gwen.