Area 7 Winter SJ Qualifier

Our jumping team has continued growing and picking up momentum these past few months, with 9 of our amazing members representing us at the 2019 Winter SJ qualifiers this January. This time round, the team was made up as follows:

80cm Senior Team Tayla Lawes & Blackts Remona Milly Jones & Mill Nuez Marianne Rabanal & Neon-B1 Jane Newens & Der Silber Prinz

80cm Junior Individual Georgia Hughes & Fergal

90cm Senior Team Tina Karris & CVS Dixie Chick Helen Nicolls & Angelo of Dalwhinnie Kate Bouchier & Dexter's Calico Joe Danni Rutter & Evie

Our 90cm Senior Individual, Lynn Hitchcox & Timeline were missed by the team today, as due to an unfortunate fall in training she has broken her arm - we're wishing her a speedy recovery!

We're always so proud of our riders and today was no exception. With a rocky start to the day which led to the Team Manager, Sarah Legg, nearly tearing her hair out(!) our riders went out and really gave it their all. 2 of our riders couldn't compete due to vaccination record issues, but our 80cm Junior Individual, Georgia, jumped a lovely clear HC in her 80cm class. It was her first SJ competition and her and Fergal really rocked it!

The day was running so quickly that our first 2 80cm Seniors missed their slots! But we managed to get them on later in the class, and although it wasn't their day (3 refusals for Marianne and Neon-B1 and an unlucky fall for Jane Newens from Der Silber Prinz) we're still super proud of them both and can't wait to see them back out on course! With 2 eliminations our 80cm Senior Team was unfortunately eliminated.

Our final 80cm Senior, Milly Jones, went clear in her first round and had an unlucky pole in her second round. So she and Mill Nuez did not get placed or qualify for nationals, but we believe they came 11th individually of about 62 riders! Needless to say, we're very impressed!!!

In a run of bad luck, and following on from Lynn's fall last weekend, another of our 90cm Seniors (Danni) had a fall on course at the qualifiers. She was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle, but luckily got away with swelling and bruising. Wishing you a speedy recovery Danni!

The rest of the 90cm Seniors had a few unlucky poles but jumped lovely rounds, placing the team 9th out of 15 teams!!!!