Essex Showjumper Michaela Huntington & Alegro Z are crowned the Winter Amateur Champions

Michaela Huntington (29)  from Braintree, Essex with her own 7 year-old chestnut mare, Alegro Z  were victorious in the final of the Winter Amateur Championship held at Arena UK in Grantham, Lincolnshire on Sunday 31st May. Combinations qualified for the final between October 2014 and March 2015.

Out of the starting field, nine combinations produced a first round clear to progress through to the final jump off, all but one of the combinations jumped double clear meaning that the placings came down to the all-important clock

Producing the fastest double clear of the class was 29 year-old Michaela Huntington from Braintree, Essex and she was riding her own 7 year-old chestnut mare, Alegro Z. Drawn second to go in the jump off, they produced their double clear in 35.68 seconds a time that no – one else was able to beat.

Second place went to Jo Wilkins from Haverhill, Suffolk with her own 8 year-old bay mare Clover Honey. This combination produced their double clear stopping the clock in 37.15 seconds.

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