Bloxham School Eventer Challenge Series at Aston Le Walls - 8th January, 2017

12 Jan 2017

80cm Eventer Challenge

  • Cecily Hopkins on Landis Black Pepper
  • Harriett Anthony on Charlie
  • George Vergerson – Rowley on Shaney

As usual the course was a demanding one, with over 12 show jumps and 17 cross country fences with the joker fence at the end! There were over 41 entered in this class with 12 different schools competing. George & Cecily managed lovely clear rounds; Harriet had an unlucky stop in the showjumping collecting 4 faults but rode the rest of the round amazingly, clearing the Joker fence! The team ended on 4 faults but managed to be placed 3rd; individually Cecily was placed 4th and George 6th.

90cm Eventer challenge

Harriet Anthony on Charlie

  • Cecily Hopkins on Landis Black Pepper
  • George Vergerson-Rowley on Shaney
  • Millie Ludman on Ziggy

This course was made even harder with a hanging gate as the last fence (the Joker) which can very easily be knocked down and adds 8 faults to your score!

There were over 30 jumps in this round and 30 entries in another very competitive class.

First to go was George who rode amazingly and was clear to the last fence. As he jumped the gate Shaney tapped it, but he was lucky today as it did not fall down. So a clear in the bag!

Second to go was Cecily, whose pony was being difficult and they had a few disagreements on the way round, but managed to hold it together and jumped the cross country section amazingly.

Next to go was Harriett who rode a lovely round, but just tipped the last fence picking up 8 faults. Last to go was Millie who rode a lovely round, but just tipped one of the show jumps and picked up 4 faults. Unfortunately the team was not placed. Individually, George was placed 3rd and Mille 8th.

Well done to everyone – another great effort against increasingly more and stronger opponents!