White Arrow hits target for Lisa at Forest Edge

Competition ran high at the last of the qualifiers for the Rands & Wilson Showjumping Championship Series at Forest Edge, Swaffham, with many qualifying for the championship show to be held on Sunday, March 20.

Class 1, the 60cm pre-novice, saw 21 entries battle it out for the excellent prizes sponsored by Rands and Wilson Feeds, with first place awarded to Pogo Pumpkin and Rebecca Wright.

In Class two, the 70cm class, 35 combinations battled for the top spot, with Lisa Shreeve and White Arrow leading the pack.

The 90cm Open including Pony Club Dengie Showjumping First Round was won by Harriet Leader White on Tullamore Girl, with second going to Charlie Baxter and Little Miss Tilly.

Class 5, the 1m Open was won by Natasha Stimson on Nuvienne, second place went to Vicky Harris and Zealous Lady and third place went to Flip Reverse It and Steph Cason.

In Class 6 Steph Cason lived up to her horse's name (Flip Reverse It) as this time she won the class, relegating Natasha Stimson to second place on Nuvienne and third place went to Gemma Cooper and Mr No It All.

Forest Edge spokesperson Sarah Buckle said: 'Thanks to all of the competitors who came along to support the show, an excellent day was had by all.

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'We hope to see lots of you at the Championship show on Sunday, March 20 where even more prizes will be on offer from Rands & Wilson feeds including rugs, sashes, hoodies, numnahs, feed and special trophies for the best turned out in each of the championship classes.'

The full list of qualifiers is now on the results page of the website at www.forestedgearena.com.

• Leigh Isaac and Meinlas Camille enjoyed double success at Overa Farm's British Showjumping Senior Show.

Taking first place in both the 1m and the 1.10m National Amateur Championship first round qualifiers, Leigh's 10-year-old bay mare jumped well throughout the event.

Chelsea Swanborough and Rabawn Lux Gold followed up in second place in the 1m qualifier, with Scott Adcock coming second in the 1.10m.

Norfolk rider Siobhan Edmunds also had a good show, taking the opening class in style on B Amelusina R60.

The Discovery class was won by Louise Bussey and Wodehouse Alqua, ahead of Martin Harrison riding Tom Brown and Phillipa Castrow riding Desdemona III.

• Training for BHS Stage Four is being held with Grania Haigh BHSI at Mattishall, near Dereham.

The group, which has been organised to offer more advanced BHS training in Norfolk, runs from 6pm to 9pm on Friday evenings.

Grania has over 20 years of professional riding and training experience, having successfully competed up to international level in dressage and eventing.

The training is aimed at potential candidates of the BHS Stage Four exam, but would be of interest to anyone with practical experience wanting to further their equine knowledge and ability.