Nicole reigns supreme at South View
It was Nicole Lockhead-Anderson’s day. She claimed a hat-trick of victories on the final day of South View’s English Home Pony International – including two grand prix titles.
And she rounded off the day in fantastic style, heading the feature 148cm grand prix on Cappagh Supreme. Only two ponies produced double clears, with Nicole providing the quickest time on the Irish 20-year-old dun Cappagh Supreme. Robert Murphy, who bows out of pony classes this year, took second despite a serious challenge with the talented Rainbows Mocha.
Fraser Reed, a winner earlier in the week, claimed third on Jiminy Cricket and Oli Fletcher on new ride Zodianne Van De Doevenbree – formerly with Jack Whitaker – took fourth. Ffion Roberts slotted Rich Faith into fifth with Sophie Bowen-Howard sixth aboard Dafina K and seventh going to Bobbie Heath on Air Flow.
Nicole also lifted the novice championship on Little Red Cloud, a nine-year-old cloloured mare she has ridden since August. Sandy McLean guided the Irish seven-year-old Mountmary Enda into second in the hotly-contended jump-off, with Jessica Howard celebrating her new partnership with the eight-year-old Ryehill Joseph in third. Amelia Barton claimed fourth on Woodfield Moonlight with Georgina Vile fifth on Master Foxlynch and Lauren Roach in sixth with Renkum Starlight.
Nicole’s third and final win came in the Squibb Group Foxhunter/1.10m, Gangnam Style coming to the fore to claim the win. Ireland’s Robbie Clancy took second on My Castlehill Lass and Tahnia Jordan-Jones eased into third on Jumper. Alexandria Hands and Jim Bob took fourth with Tabitha Kyle fifth on Nikikita and taking equal sixth was Charlie Rogan’s Ag Dynamo and Bowen McCrory with Tip Top Sand.
Always a danger against the clock and a winner here already this week, Scotland’s Shaunie Greig claimed the 138cm title on Drumaclan Flight. It was all about the clock when eight provided double clears, with Charlie Rea Nelson settling for second on Kiltormer Dan. Madison Heath and Sonas Barney claimed third and Megan Trott eased Ramonno Mayflower into fourth. Marnie Green and Koraika took fifth and Faye Sutton slotted Bob Bob into sixth place. Also posting jump-off clears was Max Wachman on Scarletts Billy the Kid and Courtney Young on Darosa D Amour for seventh and eighth places.
Tom Francis-Jones landed the 128cm grand prix with the consistent 15-year-old Major Jack. A delighted Charlie Atkinson pushed Bunbury Conquest into second and picked up Olympia qualification. Rosie Collins on her Hickstead winner Bradmore Mystique claimed third. Iwan Carpenter and the big-striding Brookhall Glimpse netted fourth place with Yiayan Evans fifth on Its Only Money and Claudia Moore in sixth on Pringle. Claudia Harding landed the Fledglings Classic championship on the 15-year-old Cheeky Chap, beating Satueday’s 128/138cm handicap winner Oscar Hobby and Sweet Delight. Madelaine Archibald netted third place on Tazmania II with Paige Newton in fourth on Beauty Spot. Seamus Taylor took fifth on Flicka Flick Flack, Eleanor Simpson claimed sixth on Whos Silver Orchid and Naomi Howard-Batts took seventh with Quarry.
Alexandria Hands repeated her Saturday’s 1m open win on the nine-year-old Sliabh Lan John Joe on the final day. Katie Waldock-Smith jumped into second on Ross Cottage with with Pippa Mulready in third on Granby Majesta.
Olivia Coia topped the pony newcomers with Swaniestons Simply Red, holding on to the top spot despite two serious challenges by Tabitha Kyle, who took second and third on Nikikita and Carnaween Laura. Imogen Marmont claimed fourth on Red Riding Hood and Amelia Ashworth took fifth on Crindle Miss Sunshine with Molly Potts Fowles in sixth on Bell of the Bay.
Tabitha claimed her own victory in the discovery, winning with Playboy Van De Zoetewei. Isabella Snowden claimed second, third and fourth aboard Rhoswen Passion, Laithehill Paisley and Bingo Bong.
Jake Barton headed the 90cm open on Knickerbocker Glory, relegating Ben Taylor’s La Tania. Pippa Mulready eased Solloway Red Rose into third ahead of fourth-placed Carla Campbell and Sandstorm Tiger.
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