Nicole Lockhead Anderson reigns supreme at South View
Nicole Lockhead Anderson ruled South View’s final day of the winter pony premier with an amazing double, taking the winter JA classic on Pochantas and the winter JC qualifier with Gangnam Style (pictured).
The on-from Scottish lass commandeered Sunday’s winter JA classic with Pochantas on the final day at South View’s pony premier. A total of six jumped clear over a tough first round track designed by Mark McGowan, with Nicole and the coloured nine-year-old Castleforbes Noe daughter Pochantas she has ridden since August taking the top spot.
Izzie Ryder was on form for second and fourth. She is quickly establishing a firm partnership with Mullingar Bay – an Irish-bred nine-year-old Mullingar Bay previously ridden by Emma Crawford and a HOYS 2016 newcomers and Foxhunter finalist – and the pair slotted into second at only their fourth show together. Izzi also took fourth on Woodfield Five Star, just missing out on another British Masters place.
Antonia Platt and the Irish-bred mare Sligo Furisto Flight, a Laughtons Flight/Furisto 12-year-old, jumped into third for the final qualifying spot. Fraser Reed claimed fifth on Jiminy Cricket and sixth also went to Nicole with New Forge Lady.
And Nicole stormed ahead in the winter JC with Gangnam Style II, her Irish-bred eight-year-old and HOYS 2016 newcomers and Foxhunter contender.
HOYS ponies had kept their form, with Madison Jamison taking the second and final qualifying spot on the Verdi/Heartbreaker seven-year-old Flavia. It gives Madison a second ride at Hickstead – she qualified Sweepstake in second spot just 24 hours earlier.
Allana Clutterbuck took third, just missing out on Hickstead with the Frascator Mail seven-year-old Atomic du Bary, and Lottie Tutt took fourth on Kanclaudius. Nine jumped double clear for a hot, competitive jump-off, with Antonia Platt in fifth on Bonnies Lass and Altanta Vallionis claimed sixth on Prince Ronan.
Cleo Loizzo headed the Horsequest Coral qualifier with the 10-year-old Banner Girl, beating Faye Sutton on new ride Glycieriog Duke – a 12-year-old formerly ridden by Izzy Watson and a HOYS 2016 pony newcomers finalist. Molly Potts Fowles and Champs Palace took third with Kathleen Doyle and Undiscovered fourth and Sandy McLean fifth aboard Kippure Lancelot.
Sandy had headed Saturday’s final class, the 148cm Special, with the 15-year-old mare Red Flamenco, galloping ahead of Georgina Vile on Master Foxlynch. Hannah Barker produced the only other jump-off clear with Ammanvalley Santino – a European ride for Alex Gill and Jessica Hewitt. Amelie Bush jumped into fourth on Robin Hood Lad with Daisy McKinlay’s Buddy Love fifth and Lauren Roach in sixth on Colours of Romeo.
Sandy was also second in the 148cm restricted on the 16-year-old Castle Hill Clover, beaten to the winning spot by Ffion Roberts and another HOYS Foxhunter contender, the 13-year-old mare Rich Faith. Ffion also claimed third aboard Kantjes Bozzy with Ella Garlick picking up fourth on Wild at Heart T. Darcy Holmes and Lynncot Fancy Pants finished fifth with Sandy also taking sixth on Red Flamenco.
Paige Wright topped the JC/JA handicap with the Irish 14-year-old Lucky Bay, relegating Nicole Lockhead Anderson and Ponchantas into second. Lauren and Colours of Romeo took third with fourth going to Perdi Digby on Kayleighs Star. Sofia Coope took fifth aboard Rockfield Smokey Joe and Tahnia Jordan Jones slotted AKM Beech Comber into sixth.
Isabelle McKinlay headed the 1m open on the consistent 13-year-old gelding Manninard Seabird, beating Elle Pearson and the 19-year-old Saucy Shenanigans into second. Imogen Hall took third on Midnight Milly with fourth going to Daisy McKinlay on Buddy Love.
Oliver Tuff scored victory in the newcomers, riding the seven-year-old Oakwood Daisy into the top spot ahead of second-placed Rebecca Rennie on the 12-year-old mare Penstrumbly Push Pop. Lottie Maevers took third on Gortahork Maeve with Amelia Ashworth fourth on Crindle Miss Sunshine, Atlanta Vallionis fifth aboard Northbeech Forever Rhodri and Darcy Holmes claimed sixth with Lucy Rocks.
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