Rain fails to deter Lime Kiln Showjumping Fun Day entrants

Despite torrential rain, there were good entries at Lime Kiln Farm's Showjumping Fun Day, the venue's final show of 2012.

The 20cm winter warm-up was won by Kiera Grange and Peppermint Polo, ahead of Sophie Keeney and her mare Breda. Kiera then went on to take the top spot in Santa's Scurry, ahead of Georgina Bowett riding her father's Mister Twister. Geogina and Toto the dog, went one better in the Horse & Hound Relay, ahead of Cydney Lucid and her tiny Chihuahua Lola.

The Pairs class was fast and furious with winners Stacey Scoffins and Chloe Bailey taking every short-cut possible. Next came the fancy dress, where George Brazier was the deserving winner, as Santa, complete with pony Monty, dressed as Rudolf, pulling a sleigh laden with presents.

The 40cm was won by Stacey Scoffins and Freddie, an impressive five seconds ahead of their nearest rival, Ella Fairbairn-Day and August Surprise. Tabitha Case and her veteran pony Rocky were victorious in the 50cm Snowman Speed stakes, ahead of Rosie Ringer and Mr C. These girls then took first and second again, this time in the Puissance, with Tabitha clearing 1.02m and Rosie in joint second with Ella Fairbairn-Day, who both made it over 97cm. Rosie Bulwer-Long and her consistent pony Kings Conquest headed the line in the 60cm, narrowly beating Ella and August Surprise by just eight tenths of a second. The last class of the day was the 70cm won by Georgie Harris riding Suzie.

Lime Kiln is open for showjump schooling throughout the Christmas and New Year period and would like to thank all competitors for their support over the last year.