Sisters are doing it for themselves! Georgia and Joely Sharpe-Harris are off to the Trailblazers Ch


Sisters Georgia and Joely Sharpe-Harris are excitedly looking forward to the SEIB National Trailblazers Championships this year after winning at Milton Keynes Equestrian Centre.

Joely, 13, topped the 75cm and took second in the 65cm and 85cm on Peggy, a 20-year-old 13.2hh mare on loan from Cheshire’s Julie Pedley.

Georgia, 16, claimed victory in the 85cm with Crystal, a 20-year-old bought 12 months ago, and also picked up fourth with second ride Shady Fox, a 22-year-old on loan from Hannah Breen.

Both long-time members of Oakley Hunt West pony club and the MGAGB (mounted games), the sisters are keen mounted games contenders. Joely represented the Oakley at HOYS last year – where they finished reserve overall – and Georgia was recently selected to represent England as an individual at the IMGA (mounted games) at Bath and West with Shady Fox a week after the Trailblazers finals.

Multi-disciplined, Georgia and Joely represent Oakley on both show jumping and eventing teams and, as well as receiving instruction on pony club rallies, have lessons with Bedfordshire-based show jumper Lauren Poole.

Although Georgia has qualified for the Trailbazers championships before, it clashed with pony club camp, so this will be the first visit for both Georgia and Joely.

“We’re very excited and looking forward to the finals,” said Georgia.

Danielle Weller headed the 65cm on George and also claimed fourth in the 75cm. Niamh Brown finished third in the 65cm on Pip.

Niamh and Pip also finished third in the 75cm behind Holly Howe, in second on Treasure.

In the 85cm, Chloe Allison rode into third place on George, and Layla Glenn won the 12 and under 65cm aboard Noddy.

Photos courtesy of the Sharpe-Harris family

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