Zara rides to glory at Lavenham show

CHAMPIONS: Zara Brooks and Bandit collecting the Balinamoore Skylark Trophy and Sash from sponsor Lucy McLernon for the winner of the Condition and Turnout Championship.
CHAMPIONS: Zara Brooks and Bandit collecting the Balinamoore Skylark Trophy and Sash from sponsor Lucy McLernon for the winner of the Condition and Turnout Championship.

LAVENHAM and District Equestrian Club were able to put the disappointment of their cancelled August show behind them at the weekend with a successful final show of the season with an altered layout at Melford Hall.

Club member Zara Brooks had a very successful day both winning the 2012 Condition and Turnout Championship, kindly sponsored by the McLernon family, and the Overall Shown Points Championship. Chantal Pinney, riding Rettina came a close second, only four points behind.

The club are holding an auction of secondhand tack at Acton Village Hall on Friday, October 5.

RESULTS

Ring One - Showjumping

Absolute novice: 1 Sophie Bird, Pepper; 2 Lucy Root, Ballinamore Skylark. Lead rein: 1 Faye Hearnden, Stoak Personality; 2 Zara Hearnden, Reddy Teddy Go. Novice horse/pony: 1 Sophie Bird, Pepper; 2 Lucy Root, Ballinamore Skylark; 3 Jessica Williams, Fennel. Novice - pony: 1 Zara Brooks, Bandit. Horse: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Lucy Burns, Little Horse; 3 Lucy Watts, Bonne Noel.

Speed class, Turner Tool Hire Shield: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 3 Brooke Smiles, Nellie. Intermediate: 1 Chantal Pinney, Rettina; 2 Melanie Brooks, Hilly; 3 Hannah Hardwicke, Firefox. Small open: 1 Hannah Hardwicke, Firefox; 1 Hannah Hardwicke, CJ; 2 Becky James, Bloomfield Billy. Open horse/pony: 1 Hannah Hardwicke, CJ.

Ring Two - Hunters

Novice working hunter: 1 Ross Keys, Daichristu Magical May Queen; 2 Georgina Thornton, Paddy; 3 Samantha Brown, Radnor Jubilee Boy. Working hunter not exc 15.2: 1 Maddie Gardiner, Shockin Holy Saint; 2 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 3 Hannah Hardwicke, Reddy Teddy Go. Working cob: 1 Rosie Howe, Ballingham Parker. Working hunter exc 15.2: 1 Emily Evans, Brillo; 2 Melanie Brooks, Hilly; 3 Heather Fordham, Spartacus II. Ridden hunter exc 15hh: 1 Emily Evans, Brillo; 2 Victoria Lovick, Talking Point III; 3 Yasmin Hempstead, Balhagaty Indigo Sky. Ridden hunter not exc 15hh: 1 Charlotte Thornton, Cornsdale Kingsmaster; 2 Melanie Firth, Romanno Talk Talk. Ridden cob: 1 Fleur Gutteridge, Chester. Hunter Championship - Bedrock Boy Shield: Champion: Emily Evans, Brillo. Reserve: Rosie Howe, Ballingham Parker.

Ring Three - Mountain and Moorland Showing

Junior condition and turnout: 1 Joshua Twitchen, Larapina Sandpiper; 2 Sevgi Alciner, Fofsway Riverdance; 3 Henry Elliott, Hollydell Voyage. Condition and Turnout Championship for the Ballinamore Sky Lark Sash and Challenge Shield kindly sponsored by the McLernon family: Champion: Zara Brooks, Bandit. Reserve: Tia Wynne-Rogerson, Waitwith Willow Herb. Lead rein mountain and moorland: 1 Tia Wynne-Rogerson, Waitwith Willow Herb; 2 Georgia Elliott, Hollydell Voyage; 3 Joshua Twitchen, Larapinta Sandpiper. Ridden mountain and moorland - small breeds: 1 Phoebe Price, Charlie; 2 Emma Tiley-Nunn,Saraton Monaco; 3 Emma Snape, Waitwith Willow Herb. Large breeds: 1 Zoe Howard, Castehill Danny; 2 Sally King, Oak Mill Burlington; 3 Fleur Gutteridge, Chester. Inhand mountain and moorland: 1 Zoe Howard, Castlehill Danny; 2 Georgina Crouchman, Springlane Firecracker; 3 Paige Mitchell, Brock Bea. Condition and turnout inhand: 1 Molly Thompson, Ballingham Parker; 2 Georgia Elliott,Hollydell Voyage; 3 Melisa Alciner, Fofsway Riverdance. Inhand youngstock 3 yrs and under: 1 Georgina Crouchman, Sringlane Firecracker; 2 Paige Mitchell, Brock Bea. Pony showing: 1 Lucy Root, Fofsway Riverdance; 2 Phoebe Price, Katie; 3 Melanie Firth, Romanno Talk Talk. Riding horse exc 14.2hh: 1 Evie Lewis, Hanzano; 2 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun. Showring Championship: Champion: Molly Thompson, Ballingham Parker. Reserve: Phoebe Price, Charlie.

Ring Four

Family pony/horse: 1 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun; 2 Phoebe Price, Charlie; 3 Evie Lewis, Hanzano. Ridden veteran 20 yrs and over: 1 Zara Brooks, Bandit; 2 Georgina Thornton, Paddy. Riding club horse exc 14.2: 1 Georgina Edgecombe, October Sun; 2 Lucy Watts, Bonne Noel. Riding club pony not exc 14.2: 1 Brooke Smiles, Nellie. Ridden paints and spots: 1 Melanie Brooks, Hilly. Pairs showing: 1 Evie Lewis, Hanzano and Charlotte Thornton, Cornsdale Kingsmaster. Overall Show Points Champion: Zara Brooks, Bandit.