Emma-Jo Slater takes four wins at Herts County


You don’t often get days like this. Emma-Jo Slater won no less than four classes at Herts County show.

Kim Barzilay’s home-bred Je T’Aime Flamenco gelding Kimba Flamenco posted two wins for Emma-Jo. The partnership took the accumulator, Emma-Jo guiding the consistent seven-year-old into the top spot. Emma also took third on the eight-year-old Kimba Classic, sandwiching Abbe Elliott into second on Casti Aneira.

And Flamenco also topped the Foxhunter with Ben Walker claiming second on Brendon Stud’s home-bred seven-year-old Lady Warrior, a coloured mare with Warrior/Samson Esquire bloodlines.

Robert Crisp’s seven-year-old Unbelievable Darco daughter April Love, at her first county show, had kicked off the day in fine style with a 1.10m victory, relishing the tight turns asked by Emma-Jo on the jump-off track.

Emma-Jo and High Offley Magic, a seven-year-old mare with Arturo 8/Burggraaf bloodlines, headed the Foxhunter, pushing stable-mate Jassy Pyke on Ferdinand III into second.

“I couldn’t quite catch Emma-Jo, but we are getting faster,” said Jassy.

Yes, Emma-Jo did let someone else to get a look in! She allowed Clea Phillipps to win the 1.25m on Way Okay, with Emma-Jo and Kimba Classic taking second. Charlie Jones on Hattrick Magic was third. Vicky Cooper won the 1.20m on Caspen Retto with Cara Groves on Don Baloubet in second.

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