It promises to be a hot, hard-fought championship! Here are the runners and riders in the 2017 HOYS Blue Chip pony newcomers final.
Jessica Howard and the Irish 10-year-old Rocky Robin came close to qualifying newcomers and Foxhunter several times during the summer, and finally claimed the HOYS place they deserved with fourth in the pony newcomer masters at the National Championships, Stoneleigh.
Alice Weightman and the 10-year-old Cindy VI claimed HOYS newcomer qualification at the National Championships with fifth spot. The pair finished sixth in Hickstead’s JC final and also contend the HOYS Foxhunter after taking second at Weston Lawns.
Allana Clutterbuck and the French-bred Frascator Mail seven-year-old Atomic Du Bary won the Arena UK pony Foxhunter second round, qualified for the HOYS newcomers with second at Quainton Stud and also headed the seven-year-old elite championship at the Scope Festival.
Amelie Bush and the Irish eight-year-old Robin Hood Lad won the pony newcomer second round at Weston Lawns and finished third in Arena UK’s pony Foxhunter qualifier to claim two HOYS finalist places.
Billy Luther and the Cremello 14-year-old Creme De La Creme are another partnership with dual qualification in the HOYS newcomer and Foxhunter finals. They won the pony newcomer second round at Northcote Stud, qualified for the Foxhunter final at the National Championships. They also maintained their form at Stoneleigh to take the restricted rider 1.10m final.
Chloe Templeton and the six-year-old Still Got Me won the pony newcomers second round at the Scottish Home Pony show and hit consistent form at the National Championships, Stoneleigh, with second in the pony newcomer masters and third in the pony Foxhunter masters to claim dual qualification.
Cleo Loizzo and the Irish 10-year-old Banner Girl are another partnership to contend the HOYS pony newcomer and Foxhunter finals. Third in Weston Lawns’ Foxhunter qualifier, the pair went on to second in Bicton’s pony newcomer second round.
Courtney Young and Toby Fry’s 12-year-old Zucan V won the pony Foxhunter second rounds at Bicton and Wales and West, and won the pony newcomer second round at Sparsholt College to secure two HOYS finalist places.
Izzi Ryder and the Irish six-year-old Cuilin Dun claimed second spot in Wales and West’s final pony newcomer second round of the season to take a HOYS place. The pair also won the five and six-year-old elite pony championship at Scope.
Faye Sutton and the Irish 13-year-old Beyond Doubt II finished second at Keysoe to qualify for the HOYS pony newcomers, and also took second in the Scope Festival’s pony adventurer championship.
Lily Freeman Attwood and the consistent six-year-old Capability Brown won Weston Lawns’ pony Foxhunter second round and Arena UK’s pony newcomer qualifier to convincingly claim HOYS places in both finals.
Madiy Jamison has two in the pony newcomer and Foxhunter finals – Sweepstake and Flavia (pictured). The eight-year-old Sweepstake contended both newcomer and Foxhunter finals in 2016 and will do the same this year after taking second in Arena UK’s newcomer qualifier and third in the pony Foxhunter qualifier at Quainton. The Verdi/Heartbreaker seven-year-old mare Flavia – winner of Hickstead’s JC final – won Keysoe’s newcomer second round and qualified for the HOYS Foxhunter at South View.
Nicole Lockhead Anderson – winner of the 2016 HOYS 138cm final on Shappen Pilgrim – is another with two rides in the HOYS pony newcomer and Foxhunter finals – Gangnam Style (pictured) and Little Red Cloud. The ultra-consistent Irish eight-year-old Gangnam Style, winner of the Scope Festival’s 148cm Dunglenn championship and the National Championships’ pony newcomer masters, won Keysoe’s Foxhunter qualifier and South View’s newcomer qualifier. The 10-year-old coloured mare Little Red Cloud finished second in Port Royal’s newcomer qualifier and second in the Foxhunter qualifier at the Scottish Home Pony.
Tahnia Jordan Jones and the Dutch-bred 11-year-old Jumper, second in the Hickstead JC final, will contend three finals at HOYS. They won the pony newcomer and Foxhunter second rounds at Quainton, the Foxhunter qualifier at Port Royal and have also qualified for the pony showjumper of the year championship.
Oliver Tuff and Heartbreaker Express. This five-year-old mare won the pony newcomer qualifier at Bicton with Oliver and topped the pony British novice final at the National Championships, Stoneleigh with Lauren Roach in the saddle. Oliver takes the ride at HOYS.
Sophie Phillips and the Irish-bred eight-year-old Valentino Supreme won the final pony newcomers qualifier at Wales and West to secure their place in the HOYS final.
Lauren Roach and the eight-year-old mare Renkum Starlight clinched the HOYS place with a win in the pony newcomer second round at Port Royal.
Tatiane Mauree and the seven-year-old Irish mare Horseabout Zibu took second in the pony newcomers qualifier at the Scottish Home Pony and won the pony Foxhunter second round at South View to contend two HOYS finals.
Also qualified for the HOYS Blue Chip pony newcomers final Tatiane's sister Anoushka Mauree and the nine-year-old Miami Moonbeam finished second at South View’s qualifier to secure a finalist place in the HOYS pony newcomers.
Antonia Platt and the 10-year-old Irish mare Bonnies Lass is another contending two HOYS finals after taking second in the pony Foxhunter qualifier at Port Royal and third in the pony newcomers masters at the National Championships, Stoneleigh.
Robyn Woodward and the 11-year-old Rudgeway Maestro claimed second in the pony newcomer second round at Northcote to ensure a HOYS place in the final.
Emelia Mitchell and the Irish 12-year-old One Cool Cookie II claimed second in Weston Lawn’s earlier pony newcomer qualifier to take a HOYS finalist place.
Izzy Goddard and the nine-year-old mare Strawberry Rojo claimed HOYS newcomer qualification at Sparsholt College in May and they are also through to the pony Foxhunter final.
Mya Roxburgh Caira and MHS Kansas, a nine-year-old with Verdi/Cavalier Royale bloodlines, has been with Mya for 18 months and the pair finished sixth in the pony newcomers masters at the National Championships, Stoneleigh.
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