Juniors head for HOYS

  • Show jumping’s younger generation return to Wembley after a four-year break

    For children who ride, most dream of riding at the Horse of the Year Show. For 40 pony riders that dream is about to come true.

    Forty junior show jumpers will be competing for the 128cm and Babes Horses 138cm Championships during the matinee performance at the Horse of the Year Show on Tuesday 2 October.

    This year sees the pony show jumpers return to Wembley for the first time since the championships were dropped in 1997.

    The two classes are open to a maximum of 20 ponies. Each rider, aged 14 years and under for 138cm class and aged 12 and under for 128cm, is allowed to ride only two ponies.

    The riders, qualified for the show via a summer points league which ran from 7 April and finished on 26 August. Fifty points were awarded to first place, 40 for second, 30 for third, 20 for fourth and 10 for fifth. All double clears in a championship qualifier also got 10 points.

    Those who have qualified are:

    128 Championships

      Jodie Ward riding Duncrynes Jungle Bunny
      Grant Talbot riding Major Sharpe and Here Comes Hettie
      James Reveley riding Stainsby Starburst and Cappagh Misty
      Louise Saywell riding J’s Junior and Just Queenie
      Grace Horsley riding Metric
      Coral Mowbray riding Corralass
      Emily Davies riding My Little Pumpkin
      Holly Haig riding Midnight Dynamite
      Laura Mantel riding Pepsi Girl
      Joseph Harland riding Ultimate Challenge
      Harry Skelton riding Welsh Wonder and Fontmell Rasputin
      William Griffiths riding Miss Nancy
      Danika Plumley riding My Little Tinker
      Olivia Hilliard riding Magic Shadow
      Jordan Whittaker riding Proud Flyer
      Mathew Sampson riding Shreddar

    138 Championships

      Rachel Cottam riding Lakeland Little Cracker
      Paige Neill riding Fieldens Tamerind
      Jemma Kirk riding Guinness Special
      William Whitaker riding Mystic Starlite Express
      Georgina Spence riding Dreamtime Outlaw
      Lucy Bunn riding Malt Street Special
      Hannah Arnold riding Little Bobby
      Philippa Dobby riding Strawberry Fair II
      Paul Sims riding Will Road Rusty and Blonde Bombshell
      Charlotte Saunders riding Campus
      Danielle Jolliffe riding Miss Moon
      Oliver Loader riding Lion King
      Laura Hutt riding Bowes Charlie Brown
      Lauren Fitch riding Beechway Delight
      Louise Stonestreet riding Broomells King
      Emma Moore riding Renegade Master
      David Harland riding Grey Guy
      Tiffany Wratten riding Magical Miss
      Hannah Arnold riding Ashbrook Lad

    This year’s Horse of the Year show is running from 2 October to 7 October, tickets are available now from the box office, adult tickets start at £17.50 and children from £12.50. Contact the 24hr booking line (tel: 0870 121 0125) or the box office (tel: 0870 121 0125). For more information visit their website at www.hoys.co.uk

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