She's on fire! Tabitha Kyle claims her fifth championship of the show at the Scope Festival

Tabitha Kyle is on fire this week at the Scope Festival of Showjumping at South View EC.  Already with three championship titles under her belt, she claimed numbers four and five on the penultimate day of the Scope Festival with the Scope 128cm and 138cm titles.

Seven contended the jump-off with Tabitha taking first, third and fourth, winning on the Irish-bred nine-year-old Coreys Princess with the only double clear.  She fell victim to the ‘bogey’ final double, hitting the vertical going in both times to end up third and fourth with her Primary 128cm champion Living The Dream and Borderhill William.

First out Tommy Goody provided the fastest time of the class with a near-impossible, breath-taking turn inside to an oxer two from home but was another victim of the first element of the final double to take second on Hardwickview Yen Man.  Sophie Wicks finished fifth with Camizion with Thomas Hogan’s Darth Moll in sixth and Abigail Gladstone took seventh aboard Remote Controlled.

And Tabitha added the 138cm title to her tally with a final round flyer in the 10-pony jump-off with the eight-year-old Playboy Van De Zoetewei.

Paige Wright had to settle for second after supplying the only other double clear almost nine sec in arrears with Rochevalley Red Baron.  Owen Carpenter jumped the fastest round of the class by 1.51 sec on Follow Jazzy Lady but a rail down put him in third with Tabitha and Mister Proper in fourth and Olivia Sponer's Top Silvio Hastak in fifth. 

Small but mighty nine-year-old Hollie Gerken proved the best in the Martin/Snowden Tiny Tots with the top two places.  Eleven contended the jump-off with Hollie taking first and second, winning on the 19-year-old Dimples Dilema and guiding Black Jack III into second place, 2.65 sec between the two.

Abigail Wicks rode Bubbas Delight into third with Billy Colclough fourth on Dunard Hollie and Jack Martin produced the steadiest of the double clears for fifth aboard Top Priority II.  A quick round by Rosie Smith was marred by the top pole of the first element of the double falling to drop her to sixth with Glen Hill.   


Emma-Jo Slater has enjoyed her best ever Scope Festival and she added yet another title to her tally with the 1.15m championship to make it three.  Newly-crowned 1.25m champion Freule TN, a nine-year-old owned by Kim Barzilay, again stepped up to the plate with a flying round to win by 1.19 sec.

Julia Helm guided Helms Rossio into second in the 10-horse decider with Alice Codd filling third spot on Seapatrick Dougaleena.  Sinead Cox took fourth on Cando 6and Alyssa Wright provided the steadiest of the double clears for fifth on Bekade III.

Amy Jones producing a storming round from the front to take the Scope Senior 95cm championship by 0.62 sec with the 17-year-old Casablanca Helena in a hot, 21-strong jump-off.

Danielle Hughes took second on Sly go with Emma Tideswell in third aboard Nelsons Tinker.  Alyssa Wright guided Lady Royale into fourth ahead of Katherine Cumming in fifth on Auburn Elite and Julia Derosa was sixth with Alianna.


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