Faye Sutton dismissed any nerves to take victory in the winter JA classic at South View’s pony premier with the consistent Robe Ruadh. They were on form, jumping the sole double clear to take a commanding win. Faye only finished her 138cm year in December, but she has established a great partnership over the last 12 months on the 13-year-old Irish-bred 148cm Robe Ruadh, winning the Scope Dunglenn and jumping at HOYS and Olympia.
Tahnia Jordan Jones is also British Masters bound with second spot on the 13-year-old Sulan Hollywood Knight.
And a delighted Kiarra Hulme slotted the nine-year-old mare Cashmira III into third to take the final qualifying place.
Just missing out in fourth place was Sophie Bowen Howard and Dafina K, with Nicole Lockhead Anderson on Cappagh Supreme in fifth and Oli Fletcher taking sixth aboard Zodianne van de Doevenbree.
Oli hit form in the winter JC, taking the top Hickstead place with The Bobster, a German-bred nine-year-old that took third in the HOYS 2016 pony Foxhunter final. It was hotly contended class with nine of the original 70 starters jumping double clear.
Madison Jamison jumped into second with Sweepstake, an eight-year-old who contended the HOYS pony newcomers and Foxhunter finals last year – finishing sixth in the newcomers – and Imogen Marmont claimed the third Royal International ticket aboard the 12-year-old Red Riding Hood.
Lottie Tutt and Helen Tredwell’s Kanclaudius narrowly missed out on qualification with fourth and Lottie also claimed seventh aboard Market Angel. Madison took fifth on second ride Flavia and Tahnia Jordan Jones eased Jumper into sixth.
Nicole Lockhead Anderson triumphed in the Blue Chip Pro Sparkle JC/JA on Pochantas, a nine-year-old Irish mare. Sandy McLean jumped into second with the 10-year-old Tobar King and Lauren Roach took third on the 10-year-old mare Colours of Romeo. Stasher Gwynne-Jones slotted Maximus Gladiator into fourth with Anneliese Aitken in fifth on Dun the Business III, Stephanie Brownbill claimed sixth riding Ching Ching, Paige Wright took seventh with Lucky Bay and Tahnia Jordan-Jones claimed the final qualifying spot on new ride AKM Beech Comber.
Lauren Roach and Paul Kelly and Kerry Grimster’s 10-year-old Irish mare Westcoast Express topped the Foxhunter/1.10m. Only two double clears were produced with Daisy McKinlay taking second on the 10-year-old gelding Miami Carwyn. George Atkinson claimed third aboard Ballysheil Mr Monaghan with Ella Hammond on Adams Fancy in fourth. Darcy Holmes was fifth riding Lucy Rocks and Toby Dean picked up sixth with Atlantic Hope II.
Isabelle Mckinlay headed the 1m open with the nine-year-old Dyffryntanat Intrepid, pushing Sofia Coope into second on the 15-year-old Ronaldo XII. Molly Bennett jumped into third with Mr Bojangles III and Elle Penson claimed fourth aboard Saucy Shenanigans. Anoushka Mauree and Miami Moonbeam picked up fifth with Amelia Barton also double clear for sixth on Birchill Dessie.
Sandy McLean guided the 11-year-old stallion Kippure Lancelot into the top spot of the newcomers, relegating Atlanta Vallionis into second with the Irish 10-year-old Prince Ronan. Tara Foster took third aboard Red Shelley with Olivia Gillespie in fourth on Popacatapetal and Georgian Wareham fifth riding Sharelle.
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