Essex’s Showjumper Shelly Dedman Wins the Dodson & Horrell 1.05m National Amateur Second Rounds

Shelly Dedman, 22, from Roydon, Essex on her own 15 year-old bay gelding, Loftsome Minstrel secured the victory in 1.05m Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Round that took place on Saturday 13th September 2014 at Weston Lawns Equitation Centre in Bulkington, West Midlands.

Each competitor was aiming to collect one of the twelve direct qualifying places on offer in each second round for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships, which take place at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool during the 19th – 23rd November 2014.

Forty-five competitors contested this Second Round and nineteen combinations went through into the jump off. Eleven double clears were produced overall, which meant that once again, the rest of the field were competing for the remaining qualification place for the Championship Final.

Shelly and her ride rode at the midway point during the jump off and they produced a quick but careful round to stop the clock in 38.39 seconds.

Second place was awarded to 26 year-old Luke Humphrey from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on his own 15 year-old dark bay gelding Soraja. This combination crossed the finish line with an immaculate double clear in 39.11 seconds.

Shelly Dedman then added to her win when she went on to take third place with her own 14 year-old dun gelding Mosstown Berti. Another double clear from Shelly saw her clock this one up in 40.95 seconds.

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