Big day out for Glaisdale pony riders

Pictured from left: Sara Hall, Anna Wood, Issy Hogarth, Maizie Thompson and Tilly Adamski
Pictured from left: Sara Hall, Anna Wood, Issy Hogarth, Maizie Thompson and Tilly Adamski

Riders from the Glaisdale branch of the pony club have been enjoying success at area and national level.

The Junior Series Show Jumping finals was held for the first time this year, aimed at giving the younger members from Yorkshire branches experience of taking part in a championship-type competition.

Rosie Hogarth, Lottie Thompson, Amie Walker and Jasmine Guy

Rosie Hogarth, Lottie Thompson, Amie Walker and Jasmine Guy

Qualifying rounds were held at venues throughout the spring and summer months, and those who qualified were invited to the finals, at Bishop Burton College near Hull, recently.

The Glaisdale branch had a team competing in the 10 years and under class – and two members competing as individuals in the 12 and under classes.

The 10 and under team of Jasmine Guy riding Summer, Lottie Thompson (Duke), Amie Walker (Cherry) and Rosie Hogarth (Leo) finished in 4th place.

Rosie was placed 6th individually and Jasmine on her other pony Jack, 10th.

Caitlin Winspear

Caitlin Winspear

In the 12 and under classes, Caitlin Winspear riding Celine had a great day, jumping clear each round to finish 4th in the 70cm and win the 80cm, while Issy Hogarth on Beauty just had an unlucky four faults.

District commissioner Jenny Fowles said: “This was the biggest competition most of those there will have been to, and they thoroughly enjoyed the chance to compete at this venue, with its big ring and colourful fences.”

In the Novice Show Jumping Championships, at Kelsall Hall in Cheshire, the Glaisdale team of Anna Wood riding TJ, Sara Hall (Sabrina), Maizie Thompson (Charlie) and Issy Hogarth (Beauty) finished in 9th place.

There were 45 teams competing from branches all over the UK. Each rider had to jump two rounds and Anna did especially well, jumping two clear rounds.

Tilly Adamski (riding Henry) competed in the individual class, having just four faults to finish 22nd (out of 90, again from branches all over the UK).

Jenny added: “We are a relatively small branch and are very proud of our members who have done well at area and national level.”