Allana Clutterbuck wins her way to HOYS
For pony riders, all roads led to Arena UK this weekend, and a few elite realised their dreams and qualified for HOYS.
Allana Clutterbuck claimed the pony Foxhunter second round from the front with an opening flyer on Sue and Tim Evans’ Atomic du Bary.Ten from 39 starters posted initial clears but only four came forward to the final jump-off, with Allana claiming a four sec win on the Frascator Mail seven-year-old bred in France by the du Bary Stud.
“He’s quick and careful, a dream pony, I can’t thank Sue, Tim and Marina and Christian Storgato who bred him for letting me ride him,” said Allana, 16.
Three treble clears filled the three qualifying places with Millie Bush and the Irish eight-year-old Robin Hood Lad – who qualified for the newcomer final at Weston Lawns just a week earlier – taking second place. Perdi Digby is also off to HOYS with the third qualifying spot on the Irish-bred nine-year-old Brosna Blossom.
Anoushka Mauree just missed out in fourth place with Westervelds Florijn.
A delighted Eloise Squibb, 11, jumped to the top in the 39-strong HOYS 128cm to claim the top qualification with the 20-year-old Wyndham Tom Thumb.
“He’s amazing, he jumped three rounds last week at Weston Lawns and we had the fastest four faults, and he’s come out again this week and jumped another three rounds – this time clear,” said Eloise.
Izabella Rogers produced the only other treble clear for second on the 11-year-old Essenar Jinja Ninja to register her debut in the prestigious HOYS final. And diminiutive Noora von Bulow, aged eight, joins her on Peppino Il Grande. The pair jumped a super opener in the six-pony decider and just breathed on the final vertical for four faults – but third place was good enough to go to HOYS.
Eva Haley just missed out with fourth place on the super genuine and very popular Merlin XVII with Ellie Burrell-Squibb in fifth on My Little Liesel and Annabel Sanderson took sixth aboard Elith.
Izabella hit winning mode in the Graham Heath 128138cm handicap on Whinney Lass, beating Jessica Cunnington’s Brookshill Orla into second with Oscar Hobby and Sweet Delight third.
Twenty-five tackled the 1.30m European viewing trial, but not one clear could be found, and three four-faulters jumped off to determine the order.
Fraser Reed’s final draw took the win with Jiminy Cricket, the only partnership to post a clear round in the three-way decider. Tahnia Jordan-Jones on Tania and Maia Andrews’ AKM Beech Comber took second on four faults, proving slightly faster than Lily Freeman-Attwood onValmy de Treille in third.
Isabelle Ryder posted a double of wins, taking the 1.15m members cup on Woodfield Five Star from second-placed Shaunie Greig on Classic Bawn Scardews Jack and Daisy McKinlay in third aboard Spot the Go Jo. And Isabelle also headed the 1.10m including the restricted rider with Cuilin Dun. Elsi Jacques took second on Strawberry Box with Tatiane Mauree's Horseabout Zibu third.
Sarah Mackmin topped the 1.10m warm-up on Hot Shot Bacardi, relegating Harry Wood’s Patchwork Poncho into second and Ellie Sedgwick into third with Peachy.
Holly Cooper claimed victory in the other 1.10m class on Expressive Hopscotch with Bunty Pipe on Cavaliers Royale Princess second and Daisy on Spot the Go Jo third.
Jake Myers galloped into first place in the 138c on The Agent. Corey-May Owens claimed second on In the Moment and Iwan Carpenter took third aboard Follow Jazzy Lady.
Lucy Swift clinched victory in the pony Foxhunter on Miami Carwyn with Henry Squibb second aboard Kilcurry Dawn and Libby Hounslow jumped into third on Uncanny.
Thalia Nuttall headed the pony discovery with Just Ozzie, outpacing second-placed Oliver Tuff on Heartbreak Express with Amelia Burton in third on Badgerhill Melody.
Emily Notman rode Bailey XII into the top spot of the 90cm, relegating Kristina Yeoman into second and third on Legend Reborn and Little Mix.
Taylor Davison took the top spot in the pony British novice on Winter Flame. Zoe Shields and golden Spice took second with Charlie Rea Nelson in third riding Tequila Telyani.
Harriet Whitton topped the 80cm on My-I, beating Dayna Francis into second on Kilminchy Mini Me and Fergal Holohan took third on Tullibards Little Legend.
Bethany Tabernor headed the 70cm with Rumworth Perl Dawn. Chloe Johnson eased Captain Blackjack into second with Rachel Proudley third on Shappen Pilgrim.
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