Second Weekend of British Eventing Jumping and Style

By: Horse Deals

Second Weekend of British Eventing Jumping and Style
Second Weekend of British Eventing Jumping and Style

Caroline Creighton was in the hot seat at the second Bailey’s Jumping and Stlye (JAS) fixture of the year, Hartpury (1). She praised the standard of riding by the winners
saying, "There are always some riders that shine, and Nicholas Lucey was one of those – he rode particularly well in the Open."

Nicholas was in fact a double winner, taking both the Novice and the Open on Right Hand Man. The eight-year-old gelding had a comfortable margin in the Open with Alicia Hawker on Nankin des Ruettes the nearest rival. Right Hand Man is on the Junior long list, but despite this Nicholas was surprised to have had quite such a successful day. "I hoped he’d go well, but with all the snow this winter the horses have only been in proper work for about a month." Nicholas plans to start the eventing season with a couple of novice runs and then tackle some Junior Trials, "and see how things go!"

The Novice class was closer fought, Alice Sandberg finishing both second and third behind Lucey, having already won the BE100 section on her Novice runner-up Another Lady IV. Alice juggles riding with studying for her GCSEs, and has produced Another Lady (Moth) herself from a just backed three-year-old – the mare is now five. "Moth has such a lovely attitude," Alice said. "We’ve taken her slowly but I’m hoping to get her up to Intermediate Novice by the end of this season, while I aim for either Weston Park or the Pony Club Championships with Quidor."

Alice Smith won the BE90, section with a double clear on her six-year-old Dun To Order.
The show then moved overnight to Merrist Wood where the new BE Chairman of the Safety Committee Jonathan Chapman was the man to impress. Adam Harvey won the Open with a remarkable score of just 1 riding his Intermediate mare Daisy Duke, and was also in the ribbons in the BE100 and BE90 on Dassett Zoolander.

Genevieve Clarke and Welton Jazz claimed the Novice, while Ben Etwall and Madeleine Taylor both finished at the top of the BE100 leaderboard on a score of 3, Madeleine having already secured the BE90 win, on both occasions partnering Dakota IV.

Bishop Burton & Solihull are next weekend’s venues – keep an eye on for more information.