Aberdeenshire’s Charley Hamilton and Nicole Lockhead Anderson jumped to victory in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Morris Equestrian Centre.
The centre, in Fenwick, Ayrshire played host to the most recent of classic qualifiers and the classes ran during their 148cm Pony Premier Show.
The qualifiers saw the field of starters vying for the top three qualifying places for the prestigious Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship, which will be held during the British Masters International Horse Show, at SouthView Equestrian Centre (29 June – 1 July).
Fifteen year-old Charley Hamilton from Milltimber, Aberdeen took the top spot in Saturday’s qualifier on board Sarah Hamilton’s Novella II. The 11 year-old bay mare jumped with consistency delivering a hat trick of clears. There were eight through to the first jump off and a reduced number of five through to the final jump off. Charley guided the mare with accuracy to deliver one of just two clears in the all-important final round.
Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier – Saturday results:
1, Charley Hamilton and Novella II – 0/0 – 51.11 seconds; 2, Hannah Barker and Ammanvalley Santino – 0/0 – 50.69 seconds; 3, Faye Sutton and Robe Ruadh – 0/4 – 43.26 seconds
Fifteen year old Nicole Lockhead Anderson from Banchory, Aberdeenshire claimed victory on Sunday on board Claire Anderson’s 9 year-old bay gelding Gangnam Style II.
The combination looked to be on unstoppable form storming through all three rounds with speed and precision. With four through to the first jump off the final round saw just two combinations contesting for the top spot. Nicole did not disappoint as she and Gangnam Style II galloped home to victory in the fastest time.
Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier – Sunday results:
1, Nicole Lockhead Anderson and Gangnam Style II– 0/0 – 41.54 seconds; 2, Billy Luther and Crème de la Crème – 0/0 – 46.15 seconds; 3, Nicole Lockhead Anderson and Wildwood Silver – 0/4 – 47.52 seconds