Kerry Grimster made full use of her late draw to win the National 1.15m championship riding All Rise at the Scope Festival yesterday (30 August).
Kerry, 26 who along with her mother Penny runs a yard near Windsor has been a consistent winner at Scope from her pony days.
British bred by Pat Crann, All Rise is an 11-year-old by The Aviator, and Penny bought her just backed from John Whinnett for Kerry to have some fun with.
From the start, Kerry had high hopes for All Rise.
“She is fairly uncomplicated, snaffle mouth, and low maintenance. She likes plenty of siesta time until she goes into the ring, and then she lights up,” she said.
“We don’t jump her at home and mix flat work with hacking through Windsor Great Park to keep her fit.
“Like any typical chestnut mare, she can be grumpy at times, and she might not be very big (15.2hh) but the stride came with the jump, and she is a real winner,” concluded Kerry, who is Horse of the Year Show bound with All Rise for the amateur 1.20m classic championship in October.
Katherine James British novice prelim. – 1, Rhodanites Rowenberry (M Thompson); 2, Trivia (K Grimster); 3, Bentley III (K Pullen). Tacklockers.com National pony British novice prelim. – 1, Miss Magestic Meg (C Hughes); 2, Itzy Bitzy III (A Donnelly); 3, Glebepark Riverdance (R Mason). Graham Heat Construction National 128cm primary championship. – 1, Madonna (S McLean); 2, Red Alert III (B Heath); 3, Peppino Il Grande (D Deakin). do 138cm championship. – 1, Dycott Masterman (F Adams); 2, Shaman (L Carver); 3, Barney (J Gann). Peace, Love, World pony adventurer championship. – 1, Lahinch Katie (J Lunn); 2, Unorthodox Blue (M Allen); 3, Brynskill Penny (J Palmer-Evans). Katherine James 1.0m novice championship. – 1 Ziezo (A Morton); 2, Robbie VI (J Spiller); 3, Cassiana (E Doig). Elite Stallions National 4yo championship. – 1, S Middleton’s Dartbreaker; 2,S Barnes’s Money Moon; 3, P Strafford’s D Hollinwoods Rusty Ryan (A Condon). Hopkinson under 21 championship. – 1,Wellington M (K Brennan); 2, Satonamillion (Z Adams); 3, Beckham IV (R Connor). Smarter Training Group National 1.15m championship. – 1, All Rise (K Grimster); 2, Fools Business (E Sargeant); 3, Stateside (C De Verteuil). Pegasus Stud National 7yo championship. – 1, Alure III (T Davies); 2, Virginia 188 (P Spivey); 3, Asterix EZ (R Whitaker). Halsall Electrical National grade B championship. – 1, Trevoulter Lady Utah (H Webster); 2, Steady The Helm (T Page); 3, Topflight True Carlo (M Thompson). BS Business Partnership National 6yo championship. – 1eq, 15 shared. Mandy Hall National pony 1.15m mc prelim. – 1, Parkmore Cassanova (R Skyrme); 2, Destavelars Misty (C Dawson); 3, Wizard VIII (E Ward). Jane Pownall National 128cm prelim. – 1, The Jacaloupe (O Poole); 2, Grey Palace (P Locke); 3, In The Dark (M Carpenter). Peace, Love, World adventurer consolation. – 1, Merddog Mark (C Skelton); 2, Appache Brave (J Ingham); 3, The Artful Dodger (Z Gresswell). Pink Equine stepping stones consolation. – 1, Westhill Pocket Money (S Walker); 2, Escomb April (J Leigh-Beckham); 3, Ninfield Discovery (R Woodward). Independent Asset Management pony progressive prelim. – 1, Buddy Budweiser (L Fenn); 2, Cuffesgrange Little Ric (J Ingham); 3, Ballyvellon Smooth Move (C Whinnett). Autostop adventurer prelim. – 1, Guess What II (R Nichol); 2, McCormacks Stitch (M Fursedonn); 3, Back To Black II (L Humphrey). Netley Hall Equestrian Centre pony Discovery consolation. – 1, Ryehill Honey Rider (S Wells); 2, Amber Minor (K Taylor); 3, Ardenteggle Might (B McCrory).