Jodie Hall-McAteer takes another win on the final day of Chepstow
Jodie-Hall McAteer, 15, headed the pony grand prix with the evergreen 18-year-old Tixylix, taking the class with the only double clear in the four-pony decider and also posting the fastest time, some three sec in front.
“She’s just amazing, as good as ever, although we save her for certain shows, this is only her fourth show this year,” said Jodie.
Jack Whitaker took second with Zodianne Van De Doevenbree. Sandy McLean was third on Castlehill Clover with Antonia Platt fourth on Carnhill Luna.
Oli Fletcher headed the Children-on-Horses Grand Prix from the front with nine-year-old Temple Rebus, a nine-year-old he only sat on for the first time last week.
“He’s such a nice, fun horse and tries his heart out,” said Oli.
Ellie Hall-Mcateer took second in the five-horse jump-off just a fraction behind on Dazzle.
“I found her big at first, but I’ve got used her and my sister Jodie is definitely not having her back!” she said.
Lily Freeman-Attwood took third on Mark McCourt’s 15-year-old mare Banana D’Ive Z with Anneliese Aitken fourth on Ghana Bou and Oli in fifth on Little Business. Tahnia Jordan-Jones took sixth with the fastest four in round one on Uragan.
Annabel Shields snatched the Five-year-old grand prix in the final moments on Gerona VH, a Bacardi VDL mare bought in July last year. They proved a second faster than Lauren Edwards, in second on the Pall Mall H gelding Boston 11 and third with the mare Expresso, another by Pall Mall H. Both these horses have gained valuable experience and victories in Mijas, Spain in March.
Olivia Gent took fourth on Billy Rocks with Zoe Smith on Garcia Lente fifth and Kathryn Ellison on Relentless I sixth – all producing double clears.
Kallum Fletcher took the Silver tour grand prix in the final draw on Kits Coty Stud’s Ublesco 10-year-old Disco III.
“He’s such a lovely horse, I so don’t want him to be sold, he’s so careful and we have so much trust,” said Kallum.
Callum Tusler took second with his opening round in the eight-horse decider on the Harlequin Du Carel seven-year-old Harlequin Sonador. Kathryn Ellison was third on Cherokee Bay with Nicola Frankland fourth on Idas, Julian Mincher and Renaissance IV in fifth and Lucy Carver with Cool Star sixth.
Declan Irvine headed the concluding Gold tour 1.30m grand prix with the sole double clear on a new ride of two weeks, Richard Duncan’s Lupicor eight-year-old Mystic Independence.
Ben Raistrick posted the best time, but four faults marred his round on Dan Wright’s Top Lmit to drop them to second. Louise Whitaker and Cleopatra VIII took third with Kathryn Ellison and Bayjing in fourth, Jodie Crawford on Mira IV in fifth and Olivia Gent sixth on Carnavals Wonder.
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