Eloise Burden wins the Pony British Novice Championship Final

Eloise Burden riding Happy Hero. Image credit: 1st Class Images

The second class of the day in Championship Arena 1 had an incredible 94 starters and lasted over five hours seeing rider after rider enter the ring to contest the sought after title here at the British Showjumping National Championships 2019. Remaining cool under pressure, the eventual winner was Eloise Burden with the 5 year old mare, Happy Hero. The jump off was extremely close with just 0.01 seconds between first and second place. Eloise explained afterwards: “I thought my time was beatable, and it was extremely close!”

The pair have travelled to the Championships from Bicester, and this win has continued the combinations fantastic form after winning at Pony of The Year Show earlier this year. “I didn’t think I would win this class after winning at POYS this year- I thought it was a one off.” This is Eloise’s last year in juniors, and after taking two prestigious titles this year, she will definitely be finishing the season on a high.

Eloise still has a couple more classes to compete in at this years National Championships and then will be heading off to the Scope Festival with Happy Hero.

Ellise Scouter and Carraun Phaidin finished in second place, with Evie Tighe and Orchids Mila taking third.

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