Tahnia Jordan Jones claimed her first HOYS win from the opening draw with the aptly-named Jumper in a nail-biting, 18-pony jump-off to take the Blue Chip pony newcomers title.
“I had to set the standard and gave it everything I’d got. I put my trust in him, luckily he’s careful and he’s got a big stride,” said Tahnia, who secured the win with a risky gallop to the last.
The 11-year-old Jumper came to Tahnia 12 months ago and they have established a solid partnership to qualify for three finals here – they also contend the Foxhunter and pony showjumper championships.
“He wasn’t the most confident when I first got him, but we’ve built a special relationship – he’s definitely a special one, I knew I could trust him to the planks as he’s so careful,” said Tahnia, who is also a sponsored Blue Chip Feeds rider.
Madiy Jamison was 3.77 sec in arrears on the Verdi seven-year-old Flavia for second, a reverse result of the Hickstead JC final when Tahnia and Jumper finished second to Madiy.
Courtney Young eased Toby Fry’s Zucan V into third with Mya Roxburgh Caira and MHS Kansas in fourth. Antonia Platt slotted Bonnies Lass into fifth ahead of Amelie Bush on Robin Hood Lad and Cleo Loizzo claimed seventh with the final double clear aboard Banner Girl.
The Oakley Hunt pony club maintained their winning form – they won both legs on day one – in the mounted games to claim victory Virbac 3D Worming pony club mounted games final.
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