Corinne Collins lands two Hickstead tickets at South View


Corinne Collins had a day to remember on the middle day of South View’s development classic, taking Hickstead qualification in the winter B and C and winter novice.

She jumped Bugatti B into the top spot of the hotly-contended winter B and C to ensure a place in the final at the Royal International on the Madison/Lector 11-year-old she has produced from newcomer level for the past three years.

Abbie Bevan secured second place to also be Hickstead bound on Fabiola Fairy V, a seven-year-old mare with Indorado/Nassau bloodlines she ahs ridden for almost two years since starting at British novice.

Chris Smith just missed out in third on Bono L with Tony French on Kinsale Houdini in fourth, Christopher Mollekeer and Erico in fifth, Lucy Henderson’s Falausca Fortuna in sixth and also jumping double clear, Vicky Burns took seventh aboard Denzel II.

In the winter novice, Corinne claimed second on Fabienne C, a seven-year-old by Cato Z and out of the Ferragamo mare Fabienne P, a consistent winner for Corinne at national and International 2* level. It earned another Hickstead pass.

Sarah Winterbottom took the top spot on Katie I, an eight-year-old she has competed for eight months.

Michaela Bowling and Portphilip Ce narrowly missed out in third with Morgan Carpenter on Merllyns Chacco B in fourth. Charlotte Barry was fifth aboard Cludo IV and Al Yaqub took sixth on Casago.

Stevie Crosby landed the 1.40m on day one of South View’s development classic, outpacing all on the 12-year-old Campostello/Couleur Rubin stallion TGF Rubin to claim the £500 first prize.

Mennell Watson chased hard but had to settle for second and third on his two stallions, the Russel 14-year-old Outcast and the nine-year-old Cobretti sired Whisper in the Wind. They finished just ahead of Cristoffer Mollekeer on Zidane in fourth with Chris Smith and Bono L in fifth.

Chris headed the Blue Chip Dynamic B and C on the Verdi/Padinus eight-year-old Elmo Hill from Pippa Allen on the Calvino Z eight-year-old Carthagon G Z. Claire Shepherd was third on Elvis II and sixth with El Diablo Grande with Gemma Ellison fourth aboard Rambler VDL and fifth went to Corinne Collins on Bugatti B.

Rachael Connor claimed a double victory on Saturday, taking the Foxhunter/grade C and 1.30m. She landed the top two places in the 1.30m, the ever-consistent Fantastic, a Casantos/Oklund seven-year-old mare, jumping to the top to win over Rachael’s second ride, the Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve seven-year-old Zaha. Gemma Ellison and Elrond took third with Paul Bevan’s eye-catching Deangelo II in fourth. Angel Tough provided the final double clear for fifth on Corgary Atoz.

And Rachael guided the 10-year-old mare Hinde into first place in the Foxhunter/grade C, beating Alex Thompson into second place on the Armitage seven-year-old daughter Arrietty. Cristoffer Mollekeer took third on Charme Fee ahead of Mennell Watson in fourth aboard Cracker T.

Paul Sims doubled up on Friday with newcomer and 1.25m wins. Paul claimed the 1.25m on John Brindley’s Numero Uno/Voltaire 14-year-old Wadorijke and also picked up third aboard the Kannan nine-year-old Oaken Gracie, sandwiching Karen Bosworth’s nine-year-old Lady Rouge II into second. Charlotte Flack claimed fourth and fifth with Ashdale Truman 9 and and Ashdale Maganne with Angel Trough in sixth on Corgary Atoz.

And Paul netted first and fourth in the newcomers, winning with the seven-year-old Urison and taking the lower place aboard Heartwinner VHG Z. Holly Davies took second on Ethelred with Georgina Bell in third riding Cobana Van T Winkenshof Z. Georgina Armstrong ride into fifth and sixth on Con Air IV and North Grafino.

Tom Whitaker was on form in Friday’s Foxhunter/grade C, taking the top two with the six-year-old Pure Pleasure II and the seven-year-old Creevagh Tompico. Christie Pritchard claimed third on Vivi van het Hagehof and Chris Smith was in fourth place on El Wee Widge.

In Saturday’s newcomers, Sophie Hillier riding Stoney Raikes Gindy dead-heated on time with Brett Kenyon on Major Flyer to share first. Sarah Winterbottom’s Katie I took third with Richard Davenport in fourth and fifth on One Atlantic Wave and Felicity 55.

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results

Photos © Jumping Around & Doone Rush Photography courtesy British Showjumping

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