Helen Tredwell outruns them all at the Scope Festival


Helen Tredwell galloped away with the RH Contractors Scaffolding medium tour 1.35m with Ann and Colin Garrett’s 10-year-old Sebastian VII.

The British-bred gelding by Unbelievable Darco and out of an Animo mare is flourishing under Helen’s guidance and won in Lanaken and Bonheiden earlier this year.

Kerry Brennan was 2.32 sec in arrears for second on Dynamic III with Joe Clayton and Steve and Caroline Barnes’ Millioninmind third in the 13-horse jump-off. Jess Dimmock took fourth on Billy Tortilla with Chloe Winchester fifth on Synique and Graham Babes aboard Boucheron sixth.

Adrian Whiteway headed a strong Independent Asset Management small tour 1.25m on the speedy nine-year-old Cojack. A total of 63 tackled the two-phase track, with Adrian winning by just 0.12 sec.

Lance Whitehouse took second with Georgia Distefano’s Cartino III and yeaterday’s winner Paul Barker took third on Sandors Legacy. Ben Raistrick was fourth aboard Top Limit, James Smith slotted Cumina into fifth with Annabel Shields and My Cassall taking sixth.

Morgan Carpenter proved the quickest in the 22-horse jump-off of the Bliss of London amateur 1.10m with Merllyns Mirage to take victory.

Rhiannon Lewis was 3.03 sec behind for second on Tequila Sunset III with Lucy Wood aboard Duc De Lyon in third. Jode Morton clamed fourth on Greygates Sienna, Olivia Poole and Quality finished fifth and Georgina Bell on C U Later took sixth.

There’s just no stopping Holly Smith on the big, 17hh+ Grennanstown Sarco Luxhill. The pair commandingly headed the EMS Asset Management B and C championship by two sec.

Winner of the winter grade C final at Bolesworth and first in Chepstow and Allington’s six-year-old grands prix, this ultra-consistent Irish gelding easily took victory by two sec here for Holly.

There was quality in spades in this 16-horse jump-off, and we reckon the top two were filled by future Nations Cup horses – and both are through to this year’s HOYS Foxhunter final.

Emma-Jo Slater claimed second with Kim Barzilay’s home-bred Je T’Aime Flamenco seven-year-old Kimba Flamenco, who also contends the HOYS talentseekers.

Claire Shepherd took third on El Diablo Grande with Emma Stoker on Townhead Ballulah fourth, Alex Thompson aboard Claddagh Iroko fifth and Corinne Collins with Bugatti B in sixth.

In a seven-horse decider over a tough track, Chelsea Skelton claimed the top spot in the David Hopkinson under 21 Championship on Caramba.

“We’d jumped the world ranking class the night before, compared to that this couse seemed small,” said Chelsea, who was full of praise for this nine-year-old – “He was trying so hard, I’ve had him since he was a five-year-old, he’s my baby."

In normal circumstances, Millie Allen’s great effort on the small but mighty stallion Balou Star would have won, but they had to settle for second 0.73 sec behind.

Olli Fletcher stepped up in style to provide a great double clear on Temple Rebus for third, with Jessica Hewitt on Zaronda in fourth, Chloe Smith and Candy Boy in fifth and Lucinda Roche with WCE Falco sixth.

Rachael Connor broke the 30 sec barrier to take the Buckaroo Saddlery 1.05m adventurer title with B Valeree to win by an impressive 2.63 sec.

“She loves it when I dare her and she is always happy and gives 110%,” said Rachael, who bought this Larino/Andamo 10-year-old through Alex and Sarah Brimelow of Alexanders Horseboxes – sponsors of the Scope Festival.

Gail Burchmore netted second on All Byself with Emma-Jo Slater and April Love third in the five-horse decider. Morgan Carpenter took fourth on Merllyns Chacco B with Emma Sargeant fifth aboard Fantasie B.

After a 10 year hiatus, Clare Williamson made her return to the Scope Festival a winning one, heading the Graham Heath Equestrian 85cm Novice Debut championship on Spring Fair.

“I’ve spent four years in America studying Studio Art at Columbia College, South Carolina,” said Clare, who now works as a designer for a furniture company.

Dawn Foster claimed second on Elcary VD Elsakker with Louise Foster third on Justin A Var Korna. Lucy Gilsenan took fourth on Ballybane Tulira with Gemma Shaughnessy on Sandstone Scalpings in fifth.

Winner of the POYS five and six-year-old Elite championship on the 138cm Follow Jazzy Lady two days earlier, Iwan Carpenter doubled up with the Ashbourne Equestrian Fashion Supreme 128cm championship on Brookhall Glimpse.

“She has such a big stride she can do one stride in a two-stride double, I have to be careful, sit up and hold her up,” said Iwan, who took advantage of this mare’s huge stride to gallop to the last and win the six-pony jump-off by 3.43 sec.

Hearing the commentator spurred Iwan on faster.

“He said I was neck-and-neck with the leader, so I had to go quicker, I wasn’t having that, Granddad [John] told me not to take any prisoners,” he said.

A 128cm winner here last year, Madison Heath took second with Red Alert and Tom Francis-Jones brought Major Jack into third. Hannah Barker on My Little Sweetheart claimed fourth, Rachel Proudley claimed fifth on Painted Lady and Claudia Moore was sixth with Pringle.

An amazing inside turn to the double earned Jodie Hall-McAteer the CGS Construction Supreme Jubilee Pony Championship with The Little Squire.

“I’ve had him for four years and we have complete trust in each other. I had expected him to be spooky, he hasn’t jumped indoors since last winter, but he's really matured and made it easy,” said Jodie.

Sophie Bowen-Howard’s early round in the 12-strong jump-off took second on Quincy V with Bobbie Heath and Cisco Bay in third.

Setting a sizzling standard from first draw, Jessica Howard and Rocky Robin prived unbeatable to take the Peace Love World pony adventurer title.

“He’s got a big stride and I can dare him to fences,” said Jessica, 14, on the nine-year-old Connemara owned by Claire Darwin.

Double winners at the Blue Chip championships with the novice and discovery titles and the Pony of the Year Show novice final, the pair has been on a roll this year. Jessica relies on Dan Delsart’s training.

“He’s helped to ‘up’ my canter and get more power,” she said.

Ffion Roberts took second with Kantjes Bozzy – her HOYS 2016 newcomers and Foxhunter finalist – with Lottie Mayvers in third on Gortahork Maeve. Georgia Taylor-Jones took fourth on Horseabout Zibu with India Bussey fifth on Ranchwood Latte and Ellie Fannan claimed sixth aboard Ennistymon Princess.

Sophie Phillips, 15, headed the Old School Bamburgh pony novice with a flying round on Valentino Supreme, a seven-year-old bought two years ago.

“We went to try one pony but it was sold and we didn’t really want a baby but one with more experience,” said Sophie, who liked what she saw and purchased the then five-year-old.

“He’s better at opening up and taking strides out, but he’s still good at turning up at fences.”

Lauren Roach took second with Renkum Starlight and Ella Garlick claimed second on Red Roseanna. Alexandria Hand and Sliabh Lan John Joe was fourth with fifth going to Nicole Kershaw on Touch of Marmite.

Kallum Fletcher clinched the Great Coffee children-on-horses championship with Natasha Hawkins’ super-consistent Disco III.

The pair won the same class at POYS and Chepstow 1* Silver Grand Prix.

“He’s like a 128cm pony in a 15.2hh body, he’s so easy and I can trust him,” said Kallum, 16, on the Ublesco 10-year-old bred by John Whitaker.

Sophie Bowen-Howard took second on Cill Na Habhainn with Ben Clark in third on Curosa III and sixth aboard Lanverdel. Tara Byrtt was fourth on Valerie B and Lily Freeman-Attwood took fifth on Banana D’Ive Z.

For full International results, visit: http://www.mizoneventservices.com/#!scope-festival-2016/bxdyx

For full national results, visit: http://www.scopefestival.org/daily-results/

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