Promising young horses dominate Blue Chip Joint RLF Power Championship Qualifier hosted by Norfolk Show Jumping Club at Easton College
Promising young horses dominated the Blue Chip Joint RLF Power Championship Qualifier on Sunday at Easton College.
Norfolk Show Jumping Club hosted the British Show Jumping event where eight qualification tickets were available and from 20 starters, eight achieved clear rounds to go forward to the jump-off.
Tim Page was full of praise for Ballinasillogue on Landing who he has had for only three months to produce for Billy Stewart from Scotland. He said: 'The horse is still in British Novice and was quite tricky to ride at the beginning but is now proving to be very brave and bold.'
Ballinasillogue on Landing, a striking bay five-year-old by Heartbreaker, was drawn fifth to go and cut all the corners for the winning double clear just over four seconds faster than his nearest rival Portia Howard's Ginde Van de Withoeve, a promising six-year-old mare, ridden by Hermano Marin.
Arrowpak-sponsored Portia, also the proud owner and rider of third placed seven-year-old gelding F16, said: 'We are delighted with both young horses and are aiming them at Newcomers second rounds this season. This is only the second show that F16 has been to following a year off after a successful start, including the World Young Horse Championships as a five year old.'
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Course Designer Sue Peasley complimented Easton College for providing such a brilliant setting for Norfolk Show Jumping Club to show off their colourful set of show jumps especially the new addition of the wall built by David Gayton, which will be used in its full splendour for an Uttings Insurance sponsored Puissance on Sunday, March 18.
Winner of both the first and the last classes with Bo III and Valeska, Caroline Fitzallen-Howard at the end of a busy weekend of 35 ponies and 87 horses, thanked the organisers 'for an enjoyable, well-run show with good courses'.
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The ponies provided some very exciting jump-offs on Saturday, full of speed and daring turns, none better than Jess Baker's winning round in the Squibb Demolition Junior Foxhunter riding a Touch of Joy. Charlotte Peasley also had a successful day with wins on both her young mares, Lee Smith's Greenwing Stud Quaife Miracle and latest addition Rhydfendigaid Groten Goch, followed by a first and second with Little Miss Merrylegs and Greenwing Jack's Girl in the very competitive Power and Speed competition.
• For further details of Norfolk Show Jumping Club's events please visit www.norfolkjumping.com