Henry Squibb dominated the three-day pony show at Addington Equestrian, scoring a hat-trick of wins.
Sultan Du Bary came to the fore in two of the classes, winning the concluding 1.20m for Henry after taking the previous day’s 1.15m.
Only four contended the 1.20m with Henry winning without a jump-off after providing the sole round one clear on the French-bred 13-year-old Sultan. Francesca Young finished on four faults for second place with Carnhill Luna.
Thirty-four competitors contended the 1.15m speed, Henry and the naturally quick Sultan forging ahead to take victory by more than five sec. Elloise Smit guided Newtown Samson into second with Jodie Burchmore Eames in third aboard Robe Ruadh. Holly Cooper claimed fourth on Valentino Supreme and Jake Myers was fifth on Macuta II.
Henry also topped the JC/JA handicap with the French-bred seven-year-old JC pony Clyde Barrows. Twenty tackled this two-phase track with Henry and the winning by 1.61 sec. Holly Cooper was second on Beech Comber ahead of Olivia Sheppard with JAC Surprise Addition in third and fourth-placed Eloise Squibb on Rudgeway Maestro.
Elloise Smit went up a gear in the following 14-strong 1.20m to take the class on the 17-year-old Samson with 2.51 sec in hand in the five-pony decider. Thomas Hooper netted third with Intention EEZ.
Olivia claimed a double victory with the 12-year-old JAC Surprise Addition in the Foxhunter classes. The consistent pair topped the first 26-strong class by more than two sec over Iwan Carpenter on Merllyns Mermaid and Jake Myers aboard Oakley III in second and third.
Olivia’s second win came on the final day where she again pushed Iwan and Mermaid into second, on this occasion with just 0.33 in hand. Poppy Bladon took third on Glenagross Footprint in the 21-pony class.
Eloise Squibb and the 13-year-old Rudgeway Maestro galloped to the top in the final day’s 1.10m with 0.18 sec in hand. Francesca Young claimed second on Quantico and Cassidy Jorritsma finished third with Forest View Grey Fox.
Oscar Hobby triumphed in the other 1.10m on the Irish-bred 12-year-old Craughwell Boy with almost 10 sec in hand. Darcey Foss rode Ilston Brave Dancer into second in the 22-strong class with Francesca and Quantico in third.
Katie Bradburne landed the first of the 128cm classes on the 18-year-old Runaway Dolly with 2.21 sec to spare in the five-pony jump-off. Noora von Bulow rode Sparkel III into second place with Isabelle Harris on third on Ormond Lucy Locket.
Emily Fisher claimed the final day’s 128cm on the Tiny Tim sired 18-year-old Headmore Little Lightning. Just three contended the jump-off and all three posted double clears, Emily winning by 1.17 sec with Connie Mensley on Madonna in second and Noora third aboard Ponyhoeve Parel.
Olivia Sponer topped the initial 18-strong 138cm, with Top Silvio Hastak, the 10-year-old stallion claiming more than five sec in hand. Elissa Herrmann guided Never Last II into second with Connie on My Bugsy Malone in third and Noora fourth aboard Tullineaskey Fear Deas.
Owen Carpenter seized victory in the final 138cm, holding off his 16 rivals to win by 1.14 sec on the feisty nine-year-old mare Follow Jazzy Lady. Tia Squibb jumped into second on Drumaclan Flight ahead of Elissa in third and fourth on Misty Bay II and Fountain Ranger.
Lily Stephens triumphed in the 1.05m on the 18-year-old Bonds Glen with five sec in hand. Macie Ray claimed second on Tower Hamlets and Anoushka Mauree took third on Giblins.
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