Louise Pavitt and the Brendon Stud’s Warrior snatched victory in a thrilling Horse & Hound Foxhunter Masters at the Easibed/BSJA Scope festival.
The class also offered the final Horse of the Year Show places and those coveted tickets went to Emily Davies (Traferro 4th), Tim Davies (Valentijn O 5th), Simon Crippen (Ondine Du Logis 6th), and Tina Fletcher (KBIS Yorkshire Business 7th).
Mathew Sampson and V Anubertha 59 claimed their second major championship in 24 hours, the pair storming home ahead in the George Babes Young Riders B&C final. The jump off course offered plenty of options, and Mathew took every inside line to clinch victory.
Hill House United Colours gave Cameron Thompson a brilliant first win at the Scope Festival. The pair combined speed and accuracy to snatch victory in the Hassall Electrical National 1.15m junior members cup championship.
After finishing runners up in the members cup, Jessica and Razorlite won the following Blue Chip Junior Newcomer Masters. Claiming the final tickets to HOYS in this class were Harriet King (Sir Wallace 3rd), Alfie Bradstock (Montezuma II 6th), Abbie Griffin (Cragghouse Griff 7th) and Elodie Hales (Crockstown Silver 8th).
Anna Wilks and Mirage III pulled an extra special round out of the bag to win the GB Homes Children On Horses Championship. Leading the field up to Anna’s late drawn effort, were the 2008 winners Lauren Edwards and Mr Bon Ami, but two superb turns saw Mirage III home ahead by 1sec.
From the preliminary rounds of over 200 finalists, the top 30 contested the Katherine James 1.0m Novice Championship. Claiming the top spot after a breathtaking round was Kerry Grimster riding One Diamond.
Halsall Electrical National pony 1.15m members cup – 1, Hill House United Colours (C Thompson); 2, Razorlite II (J Mendoza); 3, Falaza (B Vernon).
Blue Chip Feed Balancer pony newcomers masters – 1, Razorlite II;2, Wicked II (P Allen); 3, Sir Wallace (H King).
GB Homes children on horses. – 1, Mirage III (A Wilks); 2, Mr Bon Ami (L Edwards); 3, For A Smile (A Newberry).
George Babes young riders B&C. – 1, V Anubertha 59 (M Sampson); 2, Ureca (K Ford); 3, Boheme Van De Ganzenakker (M Webb).
Horse & Hound Foxhunter masters. – 1, Warrior (L Pavitt); 2, Valentino VII (S Hutton); 3, Canora (J Andrews).
Katherine James 1.0m novice. – 1, One Diamond (K Grimster); 2, Inky II (B Ward); 3, JGE Believer (T Pearson).