Tabitha Kyle wins the National 138cm Championship Final

Tabitha Kyle riding Playboy Van De Zoetewei. Credit: 1st Class Images

Competition was hard fought in the National 138cm Championship Final with only 6 going through to the jump off from 18 starters. The last class of the day in Championship Arena 1 where Tabitha Kyle and Playboy Van De Zoetewei were crowned champions.

Describing her thought process behind each of her three ponies’ rounds, Tabitha commented: “Playboy was in first who is good in a jump-off, so I could put the pressure on the others. Being in the lead meant that I could push [Mister Proper], who also went clear. [Another Barney] is younger and less experienced, so I wanted to give him an easier round knowing the other two had gone clear, but he stepped up as well.”

Tabitha also took second and third place in this class with Mister Proper and Another Barney respectively. Tabitha and Playboy Van De Zoetewei last competed at Bicton, where they won all four of their classes.

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