The first class of the day in Championship Arena 1 at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019, saw 29 riders come forward to contest the National 1.25m Restricted Rider Championship. The glory was that of Daniella Johnston aboard the twelve-year-old gelding Cavalier Road. Out of the handful of riders that made it through to the jump off, the best was saved until last where the combination secured the title with a quick jump off time of 41.18 seconds.
Daniella commented on her round: “I ended up going a lot faster than I originally intended, I did a couple of tight turns and took a stride out to the last”.
The pair have been together for four years now: “Our partnership is finally starting to come together and have a lot of success”. As well as taking the title today, the combination also won the 1.30 open at Bishop Burton College last month, and will be jumping the U21’s here on Sunday where they hope to have the same success.
Following the National Championships, Daniella will be having a break from showjumping and will be heading to the BSPS Championships at Arena UK with her other horse Elton John II for the working hunters, where she hopes to take another championship title.
Hollie Pearce and Delina 11 take second place, with Georgina Johns-Powell, riding Fairfield In The Pub, taking third.
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