Shaunie Greig is the star at Addington Manor
Shaunie Greig took the Addington Manor pony premier by storm to win both Charles Britton winter JA classic competitions and qualify three ponies for the British Masters summer final.
Shaunie was in devastating form in the first of the winter JA classes, claiming the top two places with Destavelars Misty and Moonlight Flight. Clear rounds came thick and fast and it was all about the clock, Shaunie guiding the 15-year-old mare Misty – winner of the Scope Festival’s 1.20m title – into the top spot. And she also picked up second on the Irish-bred 21-year-old Moonlight Flight 3.55 sec in arrears.
Tahnia Jordan-Jones was also treble clear to land the third qualifying spot on her double HOYS winner, the Dutch 12-year-old Jumper with Claudia Moore and the already-qualified Elando Van De Roshoeve in fourth.
And Shaunie claimed the top spot in the final day’s winter JA classic, racing ahead with her HOYS pony showjumper of the year champion Casino Royale VIII. Six contended the final round with Shaunie racing ahead on the 15-year-old to claim her second win by 0.46 sec.
Lily Freeman-Attwood laid claim to second and third places, taking the runner-up spot with the only other treble clear with Capability Brown – an Irish-bred seven-year-old also qualified for the winter JC final after taking qualification at South View.
“I’ve produced him since he was four and I’m so proud of him, he’s still so young,” said Lily, who also took third on Valmy De Treille.
This pair returned the fastest time of the class, but an unlucky pole fell for the nine-year-old French-bred mare. However, it was still sufficient for the third qualifying place. Shaunie also finished fourth on Moonlight Flight.
Alice Weightman more than compensated for just missing out on Hickstead qualification at South View by winning Saturday’s winter JC in a seven-pony decider.
Three treble clears filled the top qualifying places with Alice and the 11-year-old Dutch-bred mare Cindy flying into the top spot by 1.36 sec. Amy Meredith guided Nelly III, an 11-year-old Killoughey Clover daughter, into second place with Ava Vernon claiming the third RIHS spot on the Irish seven-year-old Lisboy Diamond Delight.
Nicole Lockhead Anderson missed out by one here with the fastest four in the jump-off with Tiernisks Cruising Clover, and the Irish 11-year-old also missed out the following day in fifth place.
Oliver Tuff – already a double winner with a 1.10m victory on Oakwood Daisy and a newcomer win aboard Killy Faro – headed the final day’s winter JC with Daisy. It was no mean feat as 12 contended this hotly-competitive jump-off for the top Hickstead place, Oliver guiding the Irish-bred eight-year-old mare to victory to win by an impressive 5.42 sec.
Georgina Wareham overcame a nasty fall the previous day and dismissed the bruises to bounce back and follow trainer Jason Moore’s instructions to the letter to claim the second qualifying place on the 10-year-old Sharelle. Only two qualify on day two, Alice Weightman missing out by one in third on the nine-year-old Epapke.
Jennifer Billington raced ahead in the Blue Chip Pro sparkle JC/JA to secure victory by just over half a sec on the 11-year-old mare Riversdale Sioux. Oliver Tuff claimed second with the six-year-old mare Heartbreaker Express II and Claudia Moore took third and fifth with Shamrock Du Gite and Elando Van De Roshoeve, sandwiching Madison McCrory and Delfino into fourth.
Rachel Proudley jumped to the top in the British Showjumping 148cm special with Family Affaer II, the 16-year-old mare claiming the win with more than three sec to spare. Tom Francis-Jones guided the Irish 14-year-old 138cm Kiltormer Hero into second with Ella Quigley and Seamus II in third.
Ella lifted the top two places in the Foxhunter/1.10m with Clemens 43 and Seamus, and Courtney Young proved unbeatable in Sunday’s JC/JA on Fostymana VH Trichelhof, relegating Billy Luther into second on Crème De La Crème.
Jessica Howard commandingly claimed the Horsequest UK coral Blue Chip championship qualifier to win on new ride of two months Tinkas Gentleman Jim, the 15-year-old providing the only double clear. Casey Bell finished second on the spotted 12-year-old Dash of Port and Cleo Loizzo filled third on Teagan Arla Rose.
Izzi Ryder headed the 148cm restricted with Woodfield Five Star, pushing Claudia and Shamrock Du Gite into second with Cleo Loizzo picking up third aboard Banner Girl.
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