Triumphant Abbie Daw progresses in Haygain Pony Discovery event - The Leamington Observer

Triumphant Abbie Daw progresses in Haygain Pony Discovery event

Leamington Editorial 29th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016   0

WARWICKSHIRE’S Abbie Daw triumphed at the second round of the Haygain Pony Discovery event on Saturday which was held at Moores Farm Equestrian Centre in Gloucestershire.

A total of 19 keen combinations battled it out for ten qualification places for a place at the Championship Final which will be held during the British Showjumping National Championships at Stoneleigh Park in August.

With everything to play for as ten competitors headed into the final jump off, it was 14 year-old Abbie Drew from Solihull, Warwickshire who secured the top spot.

On board Julie Suter’s 8 year-old bay gelding, Forest Charlie, Abbie put in a lightening round to secure a treble clear and first place in 36.26 seconds.

Second place went to 15 year-old Eve Stokes from Atherstone, Warwickshire riding Park Chanel, a 9 year-old grey mare owned by Samantha Stokes. Drawn second to go in the jump off, Eve secured an early treble clear in 43.93 seconds.

Giving her an excuse to start her fifteenth birthday celebrations a day early, Victoria Gilder from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire slipped into third place with Isobel Gilder’s 8 year-old bay gelding Coshla Mid-Knight. This pair produced a treble clear in 44.78 seconds.

The British Showjumping National Championships 2016 will take place from August 9-14 at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

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