Lottie Tutt is off to HOYS after scoring a hat-trick at Pyecombe
An on-form Lottie Tutt scored a hat-trick at Pyecombe’s pony show, including the HOYS pony Foxhunter second round and the pony discovery second round.
From field of 32, Lottie snatched the top spot in the Squibb Group pony Foxhunter to take the top HOYS ticket on Colours of Romeo, a pony she has ridden since 2014. The nine-year-old appaloosa mare took seventh in the 2014 HOYS pony newcomer championship, finished eighth in last year’s pony newcomer final, contended the 2015 pony Foxhunter final and took seventh in Hickstead’s JC final. They will also contend the Hickstead JC championship in 2016. The pair moved up a level over the winter, jumping in the winter JA classic and taking seventh at Arena UK.
This is Lottie’s second HOYS ticket, she qualified Derek Rickett’s home-bred Argento six-year-old Market Angel – who finished fourth here and just out of the HOYS Foxhunter qualifying places – for the HOYS pony newcomers final when winning the qualifier at Weston Lawns.
Antonia Platt booked her HOYS ticket with second place in the Foxhunter on recent acquisition Sligo Furisto Flight, an Irish-bred Laughtons Flight/Furisto 11-year-old mare ridden for just four weeks.
Oli Fletcher took third and the final HOYS finalist place on The Bobster, a German-bred Matchello K sired eight-year-old who joined him 18 months ago when still in British novice.
Lottie and Market Angel and fifth-placed Georgie Burchmore-Eames have a second chance at qualifying at the National Championshps, Stoneleigh, in August.
Lottie also headed the Haygain pony discovery second round with Littlehill Merlin, a 15-year-old gelding she has only just started riding.
Alexandria Hands took second on Sliabh Lan John Joe, an Irish-bred nine-year-old by Ballinavilla Prince she has ridden since October. Cerys Withey took third on Dark Castle and also qualifying for the final is Ryan Lockwood (La Bella Ti Amo), Kelly Wecke (Colaurel), Bunty Pipe (Aille Sam The Man), Ella Popely (Pegasus IV), Gina Padgett (Grey Wings), Serena Kullich (Little Novelty) and Sophie Curtis (Californian Class Act).
Lottie’s third win came in the Squibb Group pony Foxhunter, taking the class on the six-year-old Kanclaudius and fifth with Market Angel. Georgina Vile and Master Foxlunch took second with Anoushka Mauree third on Westervelds Florijn.
Ryan Lockwood took the Blue Chip pony newcomers with R Candy Girl, denying Lottie a fourth win and beating her into second and third with Littlehill Merlin and Kanclaudius. Fynlee Forbes-Gibbs was a winner in the 1m open on Coolattin Red Arrow with Lily Grimwade second on Bearnaderg Clover.
Lauren Roach on Leo D’Oro headed the 1.15m members cup from Georgia Taylor-Jones and Kingstown Rebel. Megan Maguire topped the 1.10m on Filkins Final Mission with Maia Andrews second on Miami Carwyn.
Lucy Blair and Whizzy Socks headed the Old School Bamburgh 90cm novice ahead of India Piper-Dadswell on Millersford Grace and Favour. Sophie Curtis and Californian Class Act won the 90cm open from Ellesia Portelli and Kilmovee Rose in second.
Izzy Hopkinson and Kellys Star claimed the Direct Insurance Group Bright Star from Claudia Starns on Rockin Robin III. Charlotte Page on Thistledown The Graduate won the Graham Heath Equestrian handicap and also finshed equal first in the Pure Feed Company tiny tots with Brooke Tusler (Broomells Stormgale) and Emily Page (Sandy Boy).
Briony Martin and Golden Liberty II topped the pony British novice with Dami-Anne Taylor-Wilson in second on Minstral VI. Sophie Huntley won the 80cm with Jumping Jazz Flash from Claudia and Rockin Robin III. Claudia also took third on Page Boy II.
Madison Baker took the 70cm intro on Rising Sun with Elizabeth East in second and third on Mike The Knight and Commanche War Paint.
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