Madison Jamison scores in the winter JA classic at Arena UK


Madison Jamison was on top form at Arena UK. 24 hours after heading the winter JC on Sweepstake, she guided new ride Bodyssee des Avelines into the top spot on the final day’s Charles Britton winter JA classic.

Twenty-five tackled the first round over Neil Foster’s 12-fence track, but only four managed to jump clear to access the jump-off – Sophie Bowen-Howard claiming two of the rides. But only the on-form Madison provided a second clear to commandingly take the top spot on the scopey Bodyssee, a 2016 European ride for Belgian’s Alexander Housen.

The pair had already qualified after taking second at Addington, and Madison is now aiming for the European trials.

“It’s always been my dream to go to the Europeans,” said Madison.

Fraser Reed’s final round on Kilcloghan DG Clover came home on just one mistake but in a quick time to take second, and Sophie claimed third and fourth on Quincy V and new ride Stars Surprise. Fraser also slotted Quilitymaes Z into fifth after clearing all the fences in round one but picking up one time fault.

Cleo Loizzo captured the top spot of the winter JC on Banner Girl in a five-pony decider, whittled down from the initial 18 clears.

Cleo, 13, has jumped the 10-year-old Irish mare since her British novice days and relies on training from her uncle Ross McDonald and Alex Thompson after going onto 148cm straight from 128cm ponies. The pair had already qualified for Hickstead with a second place at Morris Equestrian Centre.

Bowen McCrory was 0.29 sec behind for second on Tip Top Sand, a Cardero 10-year-old mare he has ridden since July.

After narrowly missing out the day before, a delighted Alice Weightman slotted the 10-year-old Cindy VI into third for a Hickstead qualifying place. Amelie Bush took fourth on Robin Hood Lad and Georgina Wareham finished in fifth with Sharelle.

Ellie Sedgwick took the win in the concluding HorseQuest UK coral qualifier on Buzz Lightyear VII with eight sec in hand over second-placed Sinead Cox on Lislan Cruising Lady. Alexandra Wilson took third aboard Nansus Sequin and Sandy McLean guided Kippure Lancelot into fourth.

Flo Norris headed the 68-strong JC/JA handicap on Nils D Hurl Vent by two sec, pushing Amelie Bush and Lady Springfield into second place. Sarah Mackmin eased Hot Shot Bacardi into third with Molly Davies in fourth on Cuffesgrange For Sure.

Sandy McLean jumped into the top spot of the newcomers on Kippure Lancelot, winning by 1.95 ec over second-placed Tabitha Kyle on Carnaween Laura. Robyn Woodward took third with Rudgeway Maestro and Holly Truelove netted fourth on Korado II.

Daisy McKinlay laid claim to the 1m with Dyffryntanat Intrepid and also picked up third on Manninard Seabird. Amelie Bush and Lady Springfield were sandwiched into second and Tabitha Kyle picked up fourth on Lissduff Royal.

Ella Quigley and the lightning quick Mister Seamus jumped ahead in the 148cm restricted for a commanding win, beating Sandy McLean into second on Castle Hill Clover.

Erin Baker took the win in the British novice with Ballynagilly Sally Noggin, beating Connie Lane into second on Creagh Mol. Evie Sharma jumped into third with Charleville Silver Wendy and Harriet Thompson claimed fourth on Kilcough Queen.

Scarlett Lilley headed the 80cm on Lilly Flight, jumping ahead of second-placed Oliver Stanley and Seehaun Sweetie. Isobel Kerrigan took fourth on Authentic II.

In the pony discovery/90cm, Jade Baker outpaced all with Touch of Colour II to claim victory with Chloe Durnall in second on Knockgorm Jack. Scarlett Lilley took third on Coolatin Red Arrow and Harriet Thompson was fourth on Kilclough Queen.

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