Hertfordshire’s Showjumper Tagatha Payne Wins the Dodson & Horrell 1.05m National Amateur Second Rounds

Tagatha Payne, 18, from Welwyn, Hertfordshire on board her own 9 year-old dark bay mare, The Maharanee took the win in the 1.05m Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Second Round hosted by Bury Farm Equestrian Club in Slapton, Buckinghamshire  on Sunday 14th September 2014.

Each of the competitors were 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.

A total of twenty-five combinations started out in this second round, with sixteen going on to produce a first round clear to enable them to go through into the jump off. Seven combinations then secured a double clear.

Tagatha and The Maharanee produced an extremely quick jump off round to take victory with a double clear in 36.43 seconds and this left them with nearly nine seconds in hand over the second placed combination.