Aimee Jones is a winner on the Spanish sunshine tour


Aimee Jones landed the medium 1.35m in fine style on Lilly 483 on the Spanish sunshine tour in Vejer de la Frontera, Spain. The pair had three quarters of a second in hand to win the 43-strong speed class.

British-based Irishman Chris Megahey took third with Curprice – a former ride of Louise Saywell – and Kirstie Leightley guided Thais D la Verriere into fifth. Matt Sampson guided Ebolensky into eighth with Chloe Winchester in 10th on Hasj VH Vliegenhof Z. Christie Tamarin was also clear on Grupo Prom Jivaro for 19th.

Ellen Whitaker was best Brit in the 1.45m grand prix, jumping into sixth with a double clear on Arena UK Winston.

Twelve of the 51 starters jumped first round clears to gain access to the jump-off, and Ellen took this up-and-coming Waldo van Dungen/Hamilton Tropics eight-year-old on an easy trip to finish four and half sec behind the winner, Chile’s Bernardo Navallein Goycoolea on Up to Date Dodville. Aimee Jones and Never Last took 11th. Returning four faults in round one was Guy Williams on Depardieu Van T Kiezelhof and Derek McCoppin’s Zaire.

Derek galloped to the top in the 1.30m speed on Whiterock Lucky Lady to take a commanding win by more than four sec. The British-based Irishman and his Ard VDL Douglas 12-year-old relegated Argentina’s Jose Larocca and Marianita Candelaria into second with Britain’s Kayleigh Watts third aboard Fashion V. Christie Tamarin took ninth on Jacinthe van Dorperheide with Chloe Winchester just behind in 10th on Contiki and Leonie Aitkenhead 12th aboard Jimmy Mack V Berkenbroeck.

Kayleigh finished eighth in the 1.20m with Falbella de Messitert, just in front of Chris Megahey in ninth on Fuego Balia. Kayleigh also finished 14th on Frederick VII.

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