Posted: 19th August 2019 | Back to news feed

Georgia Tame Takes Under 25’s Championship

Twenty-one-year-old Georgia Tame and the huge striding Jeff Ten Halven overcame Tom Holden’s technical course to win the John Oates Horseboxes Under 25’s Championships.

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Photo: Ian Maynard of John Oates Horseboxes with Georgia Tame.

On the fourth day of the Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships the Castle Arena saw just Georgia and James Winter go clear in the first round.

South Wales-based James and the scopey Garande were jumping well until a lapse of concentration saw him jump the wrong course.

This left a win wide open for Georgia and, in the form she has shown all week, a clear run continued with the giant that is, Jeff Ten Halven.

His ability and talent is all there and Georgia, based at Hickstead with Shane Breen, was full of praise for the bay gelding.

Said Georgia: “I jumped him for the first time last week at the British Showjumping National Championships just to get used to him.

“He has gone really well and has so much scope, my job is just to contain him and ask him to wait for the fences.

“Shane rode him at Royal Windsor and Bolesworth International in June and will no doubt want him back.

“I rode him for two hours his morning just to keep him chilled and relaxed. The course made you think and ride every stride, I couldn’t be more pleased.”

Joe Trunkfield Rides to Success in Five-year-old Championship

YOUNG horse producer, Joe Trunkfield and Emma Sweeney’s scopey Kade Hof Ten Zoetendaele Z showed true class when capturing the Shaw Farm Stud sponsored Five-year-old Championship.

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Photo: Pat Hales presents Joe Trunkfield with the winning award.

The Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships is featuring 4, 5, 6 & 7-year-old age classes, incorporating qualifiers for the FEI World Young Horse Breeding Championships in Lanaken, held in September.

Bringing together the country’s most prolific young horses the class saw a mammoth 58 starters with 12 going through to the jump-off.

The grey mare showed scope and talent in each round delighting Joe and Emma with her focus and adaptability in the International Arena.

Said Leicestershire-based Joe: “I only ride her at shows, Emma keeps her at home and does the fitness work, ticking her over and then we meet up for competitions.

“She is quite small but actually very rangy and the course suited her well and there were lots of areas to make up ground.”

Said a delighted Emma from Southampton: “I didn’t even go and see her when she was advertised I just bought her from a video and she arrived the next day.  We are thrilled with her progress and she was very at home in the Bolesworth atmosphere.”

Taking second place and the highest placed British Bred was Mystic Magic, ridden by Keith Shore and owned by Betty Brandon.

Added Keith: “We broke her in at three and have just ticked her over without asking too much.  She finds the job easy and is by Asterix E Z, owned by Pat Hales who sponsored the class.

“She has only competed in about 20 classes in her life and this was her first time staying away at a show, she is a very exciting horse for the future.”

The top four British bred horses set to compete in Lanaken are Mystic Magic, ridden by Keith Shore and owned by Betty Brandon; Billy Lambert, ridden by Pippa Funnell and owned by The Billy Stud; RSH Innovation, ridden by Ben Dunning and jointly owned with Mark Dyer; and Klent Kick On, ridden by Philip Miller and owned by Emma Ziff.

Said Bolesworth Managing Director, Nina Barbour: “We had a fantastic response to the AES Elite Foal Auction this week with great support and quality in the industry.

“Producers and owners are really behind the development of young horses with Olympic potential and are very much working to improve the depth of talent in Great Britain.

“Without doubt the quality and scope of youngsters now available in the country is far reaching with increasing numbers competing and being produced that have world class ability.

“To have four British bred horses in the top 10 in the five-year-old championships showcases where British breeding is going and how serious it is now being taken.”

Exciting Climax for TheraPlate UK Puissance

Alfie Bradstock and Elliott Smith delighted the crowds during the TheraPlate UK Puissance with a joint win at The Equitop Bolesworth Young Horse Championships.

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Alfie and the energetic gelding H.d’OR cleared the 2m 20cm wall in the fifth and final round, continuing their puissance success at Bolesworth.

Elliott and the big jumping Flamboyant III were on top form and cleared the wall in style to share top spot. 

A total of seven combinations began the maximum five-round contest, and three made it through to the final round, including Nick Benterman and Cartos Z who gave it their all but unfortunately took bricks out in the final round to claim third.

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