Hannah Barker and Ammanvalley Santino are the special ones at South View


Hannah Barker was on top form at the South View pony winter championships, landing a resounding victory in the British Showjumping 148cm special final on Ammanvalley Santino.

Hannah has firmly established a partnership with the Welsh-bred 13-year-old Santino – a pony European gold medallist with Jessica Hewitt – and recently secured a place in the Charles Britton winter JA classic final with a win at Bury Farm at their first attempt at this level. And they underscored their talent with a win in the 148cm final – perhaps firing a warning shot to their JA classic final intentions at this venue later in the year.

Sandy McLean provided the only other clear on the Irish-bred 16-year-old Castle Hill Clover and Ella Quigley rode into third aboard Mister Seamus. Alice Young claimed fourth on Suzie Two Coats with Harry Wood in fifth on Debbie Taylor’s Landlord III and Tom Francis-Jones picked up sixth with Kiltormer Hero.

Codie McGowan landed her biggest win with the 128cm Springboard final, outjumping all with Rotherwood Dinky Toy to claim the title.

Only two clears were realised with Codie in a head-to-head against Noora van Bulow and Bellfield Benjamin. And Codie drew the short sraw as first to go, but any nerves were quickly dispelled and she posted another foot-perfect clear with Dinky Toy, an Irish 19-year-old acquired 18 months ago. And when the first fence fell for Noora on the 16-year-old Bellfield Benjamin, the title belonged to Codie.

Noora finished her round without further penalty for second place and also claimed fourth on second ride Tamango. Sophia Taylor was sandwiched into third on Kolbeach Holly’s Dancer with Rosie Brotherton fifth on Bubblelicious and Kieran Taylor was sixth aboard Ysbrydrhydd Casey Royal.

Claudia Harding siezed the 138cm Springboard final, outpacing her rivals to take the win on Cheeky Chap, a 16-year-old gelding who has contended the winter 138 second rounds for Claudia this season. Regan Weston rode into second place with Mr Richie and Mia Newman picked up third on I’m Cheeky Too. James Bainbridge Craig jumped into fourth place with Lucy Verner’s Connie VII in fifth and Zoe Webber earned sixth spot on Ballywillin Hotshot.

Madison Heath scored a double, heading both 138cm and Graham Heath 128/138cm handicap. The 20-year-old Sonas Barney galloped into an unbeatable lead in the 138cm to outpace Tom Hooper on Misty Bay II in second and Toby Fry’s Bubble Pop Electric in third.

And Madison topped the 128/138cm handicap on the 17-year-old The Jacaloupe and also claimed third on Sonas Barney. Jake Gibson prevented total domination by pushing Llettycrudd Cardi Bach into second with Tabitha Kyle in fourth on Coreys Princess and Izabella Rogers rode into fifth on Whinney Lass.

Not to be outdone, Madison’s sister Bobbie Heath triumphed in the JC/JA handicap on the 13-year-old Cisco Bay II, racing to the top spot to beat Harry Wood’s Patchwork Poncho into second. Sophie Bowen Howard claimed third on Quincy V and fifth aboard Whitehorn Girl with Kate Baxter on Bond’s Glen sandwiched into fourth.

Tabitha Kyle jumped to the top in the 128cm on the consistent seven-year-old Borderhill William with Oliver Fry in second aboard Colliyers Pal Joey.

Isabel Saywell claimed victory in the newcomers/1m open on the coloured Irish 21-year-old Irish Hotshot. Tabitha took second on Carnaween Laura with Elsi Jacques in third and fifth on Strawberry Box and new ride Trevoulter Ladies Man. Darcy Gabriel took fourth riding Priestown Tomboy Harry Wood rode into sixth on Beezies Topic.

Paige Newton headed the 90/95cm handicap with the 14-year-old spotted mare Beauty Spot, relegating Corey-May Owens and Acton Roly Poly into second place. James Bainbridge Craig claimed third with Codie and Rotherwood Dinky Toy fourth, Katie Toulson-Clarke was fifth on Ramona Spartacus and Noora von Bulow finished sixth aboard Bellfield Benjamin.

Connie Mensley earned the top spot in the 10-year-old and under style and performance class on the coloured 10-year-old Gemstone Sienna with Gemma Bullen on the 23-year-old mare Go Tilly Go in second. Noora van Bulow produced the only other double clear for third on Pringle and also picked up sixth on Peppino Il Grande. Tabitha Kyle rode Strawberry Time into fourth with Codie McGowan in fifth on the big-striding Oakhurst in the Spotlight.

Heidi Palin landed the novice masters on Westpoint Cantona with Jai Snelling in second and fourth aboard Mullate Duchess and Its All Rosie. Ella Booth was sandwiched into third on the six-year-old Uptons Deli Carousel and Thalia Nuttall finished fifth on Just Ozzie.

Ella landed the British novice on Uptons Deli Carousel with Jai Snelling in second and third on the five-year-old Castleblakeney King and the eight-year-old Its All Rosie.

Imogen Kennedy on the eight-year-old Gwyndyucha Ko-Ko topped the 80cm open with Rebecca Pritchard and the 14-year-old Ballinamurra Captain in second.

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