The top-billed Equitheme pony showjumper of the year title is the one to win for the JA pony riders. Claudia Moore has three ponies qualified for this prestigious class. She takes her pony European team gold and individual bronze medallist Elando Van De Roshoeve, Shamrock Du Gite and Delflip. A busy Claudia will also contend the 138cm with another three ponies – My Bugsy Malone, Sonas Barney and Tullineaskey Fear Deas.
Alice Weightman and Cindy VI. Newcomer and Foxhunter finalists last year, Alice and the 11-year-old Cindy are no strangers to the unique HOYS atmosphere and again contend the Foxhunter final as well as stepping up to the top JA class. The pair finished third in the Charles Britton winter JA classic final and took sixth in the Hickstead winter JC championship.
Anoushka Mauree and Miami Moonbeam. Anoushka and the 10-year-old Moonbeam were pony newcomer finalists in 2017 and qualified for the pony showjumper in a three-way tie at the Scottish pony premier.
Chloe Templeton and Still Got Me. Chloe and this seven-year-old contended HOYS last year in the pony newcomer final and finished fourth in the Foxhunter final. They have three classes this time after winning the newcomer second round at Northcote Stud and the Foxhunter second round in Scotland as well as the Foxhunter Masters at the National Championships, Stoneleigh. They finished second at South View to clinch pony showjumper qualification.
Elizabeth Baker and Adams Fancy. Elizabeth and the Irish-bred 13-year-old Adams Fancy won at Keysoe to ensure of their appearance in the HOYS pony showjumper of the year. Elizabeth is also a pony Foxhunter finalist with Latinka TJ Van Overis.
Ella Quigley and Clemens 43. Ella and the German-bred 11-year-old Clemens picked up pony showjumper qualification at Wales and West and also contend the pony Foxhunter final.
Elsi Jacques rides two in the pony showjumper final – her Scope Festival 1.20m winner, the 11-year-old stallion Trevoulter Ladies Man (pictured) – and the eight-year-old dun mare Westward Sunshine, who finished second in the Bicton qualifier.
Faye Sutton and Robe Ruadh. Placed fifth in the final last year, Faye and the Irish-bred 14-year-old Robe Ruadh will be aiming this time in this Faye’s final pony year.
Hannah Barker and Ammanvalley Santino. Third last year, Hannah and the black Welsh-bred 14-year-old are looking to move up this time out.
Harry Wood has two in the JA final. He rides the Irish 13-year-old Sligo Furisto Flight (pictured) – second in the qualifier at Keysoe – and the Irish-bred 12-year-old Carnhill Luna, winner at Wales and West, for Rosalind Platt.
Holly Truelove and Rexter D’Or. Holly and the eye-catching 13-year-old stallion won the pony showjumper qualifier at South View and returned to the venue to finish fifth in the Charles Britton winter JA classic final.
Jake Myers and Razorlite II. The 17-year-old mare Razorlite has taken Jess Mendoza and Scarlett Charles to HOYS before and gives Jake his first taste of the pony showjumper championship. Jake is also a 138cm contender with The Agent.
Lily Freeman-Attwood brings two ponies forward in the pony showjumper of the year – the French nine-year-old mare Valmy De Treille – a finalist last year – and the seven-year-old Capabilty Brown (pictured), outright winner of the 148cm title at the National Championships, Stoneleigh, with the only clear round. Third in the 2017 Foxhunter final and a newcomers contender last year, this ultra-consistent pony is also in the newcomer and Foxhunter finals after winning the newcomers qualifier at Weston Lawns and taking second in the Foxhunter at Arena UK.
Madison Heath and Flavia. The Verdi/Heartbreaker eight-year-old Flavia was a 2017 Foxhunter and newcomer finalist for Madiy Jamison, finishing second in the HOYS newcomers. Madison took over the ride in February and enjoyed a good show at Bicton, winning the pony showjumper qualifier and taking second in the Foxhunter qualifier to claim two HOYS finalist places.
Megan Li and Harry. Megan took over the reins on the Irish-bred 15-year-old Harry from Fraser Reed in February this year and finished fourth in the Keysoe qualifier.
Nicole Lockhead Anderson is another with two in the final – the ultra-consistent Irish nine-year-old Gangnam Style (pictured) – a pony newcomer and Foxhunter finalist last year, winner of the Charles Britton winter JA classic final and team gold European pony medallist – and the Irish 13-year-old Killack King.
Perdi Digby and Kayleighs Star. Second at the Bishop Burton qualifier, Perdi and the 13-year-old Kayleighs Star also gained qualification as a member of the victorious pony European gold medal winning team.
Shaunie Greig is the only other rider with three ponies qualified. Reigning champion Shaunie will defend her title on last year’s winner Casino Royale VIII – also pony European team gold medallist – and has also qualified the 15-year-old mare Destvelars Misty and the 21-year-old Moonlight Flight for the final.
Tahnia Jordan Jones and Jumper. Tahnia is hoping to make a winning return in her final year in ponies with Jumper – double 2017 champion with both pony newcomer and Foxhunter titles. They almost made it a hat-trick last year with the fastest time of the class in the pony showjumper but hit the final fence.
Vicki Selby and Bay Friend. Vicki and the 16-year-old Irish-bred mare Bay Friend finished fourth in the Bishop Burton pony premier qualifier and hit recent winning form with victory in a 1.25m at Tillyoch.
Rosie Collins and Dafina K. Rosie only took on the ride on the German-bred 18-year-old mare Dafina K at the end of May and were one of three to finish in a tie at the Scottish pony premier.
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