Adrian Whiteway lands the 1.40m at Solihull

The 1.40m on day two at Solihull Riding Club’s five-day spectacular proved a successful pre-HOYS run for the top two horses.

Adrian Whiteway celebrated his new sponsorship deal with showjumps supplier JP Equestrian and secured the top spot with the consistent Nathos R/Rubert R 11-year-old Anytime II. Locally based Mennell Watson slotted Euro Sport Horses’ eight-year-old stallion Whisper In The Wind into second with Chloe Smith third aboard Candy Boy.

Angie Thompson executed tight turns to outpace all her rivals and take the Blue Chip Karma performance in fine style on the Numero Uno 10-year-old Bayard IV, qualifying them for the Blue Chip final.

Mark Edwards claimed second place with the home-bred six-year-old Montreuxs Tale, a son of Marks’s top ride Tinkers Tale, and Sarah Hedges eased Nicki Sharp’s Verdi seven-year-old Millfield Verve into third.

Jake Saywell took fourth with his imminent HOYS newcomers finalist Fantastico C with Miles Pearson fifth on Castiel and Greg Hill sixth aboard Ali Baba.

Sarah Hedges jumped into victory in the 1.30m aboard Nicki Sharp’s consistent 10-year-old Clearway daughter Cristal Clear VII. There was some serious competition in this class, including Olympic riders Laura Kraut and Michael Whitaker.

Abi Walters eased her Master Imp eight-year-old Master Milligan – a HOYS grade C finalist – into second with Mark Edwards in third on his HOYS grade C finalist Quidde Du Buisson Z, a Quartz II Adelheid Z/Zandor Z seven-year-old. Locally based Joe Trunkfield netted fourth spot on the Euro Sport Horses’ home-bred Darius/Didi eight-year-old Terminator with Laura Kraut in fifth on the nine-year-old Constable II. Alex Thompson took sixth aboard the Catoki seven-year-old Cathalina – a HOYS grade C and talentseekers finalist.

Zoe Henshall topped the 1.25m with the Lupicor/Animo 13-year-old Warno. Mark Edwards slotted the seven-year-old Greenvale Cara into second, just ahead of third-placed Daisy Davis on the British-bred Cheers Cassini 11-year-old Anatar II.

Mark Townshend claimed the Connolly’s Red Mills newcomers with the Nassau/Monaco six-year-old Faro III. Chloe Smith took second aboard the German-bred 11-year-old Victoria with Robert Snaddon third on The Last Striker and Joe Trunkfield eased Leonidas Red Rivers Pride into fourth.

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