Area SJ 2018
Despite the never ending hot weather we had lots of riders out competing at the area SJ. Beccles had done a great job making the ground as good as possible and the day ran smoothly with lots going on.
First to go was the senior 80 cm team of Joe Mace and Willow, Sue Leggett and Asjemenou, Shirley Stagg and Timatia and Julia Sheppard and Hot Prospect. The team were all foot perfect and were the only team to finish on a zero score and qualified for the championships. We had two individuals Charlotte Long and Dark Bay Lad and Joe Mace on Carillon who both just rolled a pole in the second round.
We had two style teams entered and we swept the board with 1st and 2nd place. The winning team was Joe Mace and Ash Hill Blossom (1st) and Julia Sheppard on Hot Prospect (6th) in the 75cm and Shirley Stagg and Timatia (2nd) and Charlotte Long on Dark Bay Lad (6th) in the 85cm.
Team Purple came second and this was Joe Mace and Carillon (5th) and Julia Sheppard and Willow (3rd) in the 75cm and Charlotte Long on Aventurine (9th) and Sue Leggett on Asjemenou (sadly jumped the wrong jump!) in the 85cm.
The senior 100cm team comprised of Pip Davis and Cathedral Rock, Charna Barrable and Judas Van Het Weyenshof, Charlotte Long and Aventurine and Jade Brinkley and Redwolfe Boy. Sadly Jade had a fall in the first round so the team were down to three. Charna jumping a fantastic double clear to finish 2nd and qualify for the Nationals. Pip had 4f in the first round and Charlotte also having 4f and opting to not ride in the second round the team were unable to complete on a score. Wendy Lewis and Bank on Max were riding as an individual jumped well rolling a couple of poles.
The 90cm team of Emma Sayer and Heatherview Indie, Joe Mace and Ash Hill Blossom, Isabella Stagg and Possibilities and Pip Davis and Bownmore Boy were fighting to the end and jumped some fantastic rounds sadly to be pipped to the win by Carleton in the jump off. Well done to them for a deserved second place. Chloe Fulcher and Heritage Attica were riding as an individual and despite no placings they jumped some nice rounds.
Riding originally as an area 14 team in the 110cm was Rosie Stevens and Alwyn. Sadly after a few WD Rosie was an individual and took the win after a tense jump off. Well done to Rosie and Alwyn!
We only had one junior Shannon Curtis and Martini who were in the 90cm. She did brilliantly finish 4th sadly just missing a championship qualification but never the less a great result.