The bar was set high this afternoon by junior rider Aimee Paxton and pony Chapelmill Choirboy winning this highly sought-after title, the Pony Silver league 138cm & under Final. A competitive class, almost half of the riders made it through to the jump off with the class taking place in Championships Arena 2 at the British Showjumping National & Academy Championships 2021 at NAEC, Stoneleigh Park.
Achieving a fast time, rider Aimee was four seconds ahead of her closest contender. A delighted Aimee commented “I was crying when he won, I just wasn’t expecting it!” She continued: “I don’t know how he jumped number 4, he just did amazing and went so fast!”
Today was well worth the long journey down from Scotland for the combination, who have another competition later this week after some down time at a local stable.
Second place went to Nellie Lock and Ellies Miss Chief, and third place to Emily Irvine and Bonnie XIII.
The Bronze and Silver Pony/Rider Combination League was introduced by British Showjumping in 2014 and allows all pony riders to be able to track their progress on a regional and national league table.
For further information on the British Showjumping National & Academy Championships 2021 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02476 858 205.
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