Sunday 14th August 2016
Rachael Connor is crowned Nupafeed Supplements National Discovery Champion
With 89 entries in the National Discovery Championships kindly sponsored by Nupafeed Supplements, it was an exciting class to start the day in Championship Arena 1. After a testing round, Rachael Connor was eventually crowned champion with her 10 year old mare Be Valerie, ahead of Rosie Gunn riding Jagerbomb who finished in second place.
Rachel from the north west of England runs her own competition yard and bought Valerie as a fun project. “When I went to try her I only jumped a couple of small fences but I got a good feel from her and she has such a sweet temperament. She has only been registered with British Showjumping for about six months and she just loves to jump. She naturally jumps better when she is allowed to move forwards so she was really in her comfort zone in the jump off. She’s very consistent and I hope next year to move her up to Foxhunter.”