Georgia Tame – a winner at Bolesworth’s June show and Hickstead – continued with her fantastic form at the Equitop Bolesworth young horse championships to take the opening John Oates Horseboxes under 25 class in a fiercely competitive jump-off with Jeff Ten Halven.
Olli Fletcher claimed two of the rides in round two and set off at a storming pace on Horst Van De Mispelaere only for the final fence to fall. It was left to Olli’s brother William to set the target with Emmerton but he had to settle for the runner-up spot as Georgia set the class alight.
Determined from the off, Hickstead-based Georgia shaved off inches everywhere to gallop across the line on brand new ride Jeff Ten Halven with more than three sec in hand.
“He’s very talented and I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s a very new partnership and I’m delighted how he went,” she said on the Toulon 10-year-old.
Charlotte Ash claimed third on Ideal S and while the speedy Millie Allen – fresh from her win at Shrewsbury Flower show – beat the winning time on Chantal but was another victim of the final fence as the top rail fell. It dropped them into fourth just ahead of Olli in fifth and sixth with Horst and KBIS Evert.
Matilda Lanni claimed the Gaskells Waste under 16 title with the talented Darco/Silvio I mare Dream Du Toultia Z.
Five riders contended the jump-off with a beautifully executed, time-saving turn earning Matlida, 15, the win by 2.49 sec.
“She’s super-careful, a real trier and a natural competitor,” said Matilda, who has ridden the seven-year-old since November. “We could have contested the age classes but my dad [top British Showjumping coach Matt] felt we should aim for the under 16 classes and I’m glad we did.”
Isabel Saywell eased the Con Air 14-year-old Con Chilli into second with Jasmin Clark on Bellalulu D’Aubigny in third with the only other double clear. Sasha Woodhouse finished fourth on Babylon and Eleanor Simpson took fifth on My Lucky Day.
Text © Jumping Around/Photos courtesy TSM & Bolesworth