Gracie Turnbull makes trip to Norfolk Show Jumping Club worthwhile

Norfolk Show Jumping Club hosted the Netley Hall Pony Discovery second round at Cherry Bee Farm on Sunday.

Gracie Turnbull and Teasell II made the four-hour drive and overnight stay worthwhile with a copybook treble clear to win the class. From 15 starters, 11 achieved clear rounds over a course which included the new wall and the wishing wells – all well decorated, to go forward to the second round.

The raised fences halved the field and six contested the final timed jump-off. Eve Morris, who qualified both her ponies, started the jump-off with a good steady clear, but the times got faster and faster until, drawn second to last Gracie Turnbull, already third in the warm-up class, rode some brilliant turns with Teasell II to take the class. Ten combinations will now go forward to the Victory-Shavings British Showjumping Scope Festival.

Meanwhile, in the senior ring there was another opportunity to qualify for the Victory-Shavings British Showjumping Scope Festival in the 1.05 Auto Stop Adventurer. Eight riders contested the jump-off for six qualifying places. Kevin Smith with his latest acquisition, Deblyn Solitaire took the class by two seconds from Southwold-based Ellie Doy, riding Temple Hardy. Ruby Pointer and her own, home-produced Berries Farm Zac was pleased to be a very close third. Lizzie Gray, Philippa Castro and Bethany Moore also qualified. The next Norfolk Showjumping Club event takes place at Cherry Bee Farm on Saturday July 14.

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