Danielle Johns is in top gear at Pyecombe
Danielle Johns and the speedy but careful seven-year-old Unbelievable Darco daughter Dolly Darco headed the Blue Chip Karma performance at Pyecombe Show in Sussex. They outpaced all rivals to take victory and qualify for the Blue Chip Championships 2017, relegating Thomas Fuller on the Der Senaat seven-year-old J Adore Van Doude Bosch to second.
Emma Hinkley on Taffeta took third with Amanda Stevenson and Whitesmith Jeneva in fourth. Taking the other Blue Chip qualifying places with double clears was Hollie Pearce in fifth on Kings of Leon and seventh with Delina II, sixth-placed Kathryn Pheasant with Sisley Van Overis Z and Alex Hempleman in eighth on Billy Dicaprio.
Emma-Jo Slater is already on a mission to collect Blue Chip qualifying tickets, and took the Blue Chip Joint RLF power qualifier in fine style on Zinanda. It was all about the clock as 19 produced double clears in this hotly-contended class, Emma-Jo easily proving the quickest on the Roven/Damiro 12-year-old mare.
Emma-Jo was on form here, taking three of the eight qualifying places. She slotted the five-year-old Tinkas Boy daughter Tinkas Symphony into fourth and took seventh on Fielina II, a six-year-old Zacharov mare.
Amy O’Dell claimed second on the six-year-old Astrid W with Hollie Pearce – already a Karma performance qualifier – taking the third qualifying place aboard Kings of Leon. Also claiming Blue Chip finalist tickets were Bryony Lovelock in fifth on Another Lady, sixth-placed Alex Hempleman on Billy Dicaprio and Louise Fisher, in eighth aboard MHS Vienna.
Shaun Marsh on Van Douze topped the 1.20m and Juan Hercberg Moreno claimed victory in the 1.10m on Chaplin II, relegating Danielle and Dolly Darco into second.
Charlotte Dole triumphed in the discovery on Nibbles, pushing Emma-Jo and Fielina into second. Megan Best took third with Princess Goldy ahead of fourth-placed Nick Edwards on Moon Dancer F.
Zoe Light headed the 1m open with Contendaan, beating Rachel Sutton into second on Cascania and third-placed Clare Walton Cole aboard Billy Biscuit.
Bryony Padwick doubled up in the first two classes. She posted a good win in the British novice on the aptly-named Its In The Bank with Georgina Tugwell in second aboard Capitana II. Candice Farmer was third on Lady Dominique with Liane March fourth on Tormenta II and Kirsty Ray in fifth on Puzzles Angeni.
Bryony’s second win came in the 90cm open on the ex Geoff Luckett ride Tiffany II. Tracy Giles claimed second on Pikatshoe V.
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