Helen Tredwell lands the HOYS newcomer second round at Keysoe

Helen Tredwell landed the top spot of the Connollys RED MILLS newcomer second round on Galtur to secure a finalist place at this year’s Horse of the Year Show.

Helen was already in celebratory mood after her home-bred Kanclaudius won the Squibb Group pony Foxhunter with Lottie Tutt at South View’s pony premier over the weekend.

And she was one of only two treble clears from a start list of 84 at Keysoe. Only seven reached the final stages from an initial 20 clears, and Helen claimed victory in the midway draw aboard Galtur.

This six-year-old is another of Phil Tuckwell’s home-breds that Helen is producing, and the Cornets Stern gelding will follow his mother Balouetta on the path to HOYS. Balouetta,a daughter of Balou Du Rouet also bred by Philip, jumped in the 2014 newcomer final and took sixth in the prestigious Foxhunter final last year.

Adam Botham is also off to HOYS after supplying the only other treble clear on Annie Burton’s Quarrycrest Reflection, a Clover Echo/Cavalier Royale seven-year-old who is full brother to Piggy French’s eventer Quarrycrest Echo.

Beth Vernon just missed out on a HOYS ticket in third with Moneybroom Dancer, but she gets another crack at qualifying for the final at the National Championships, Stoneleigh in the Newcomers Masters. Joining her will be fourth-placed Mark Williams on Greenacres Diadoro and Samantha Jimminson, fifth on Ebolensky.


1 Helen Tredwell & Galtur 0/0/0 49.06

2 Adam Botham & Quarrycrest Reflection 0/0/0 50.63

3 Beth Vernon & Moneybroom Dancer 0/0/4 46.12

4 Mark Williams & Greenacres Diadoro 0/0/4 48.83

5 Samantha Jimmison & Ebolensky 0/0/4 50.16

6 Megan James & Dumolga – 0/0/4 51.02

7 Donatas Janciauskas & Cool Scendy – 0/0/12 54.69

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