Essex’s Claudia Moore wins The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Qualifier at Bicton Arena

Bicton Arena in Budleigh Salterton, Devon saw forty-six pony riders gather to compete in The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Qualifier on Sunday and it was Claudia Moore who claimed top spot after delivering three faultless rounds.

 With each combination hoping to take home one of the three places on offer for The Stable Company HOYS 138cms Championship Final held at the prestigious Horse of the Year Show in October, the first two rounds saw competitor numbers whittled down until just three determined combinations were left to do battle against the clock in the final jump off.

 Taking her place at the top of the leader board was Claudia Moore, aged 12, from Brentwood, Essex with Tullineaskey Fear Deas, a 16-year-old bay gelding owned by Katrina Moore. This combination had speed on their side as they stormed to a consistent treble clear in just 36.79 seconds.

 Scooping second place was Charlie Rea Nelson from Otley, West Yorkshire riding Kiltormer Dan, a 15-year-old black gelding owned by Susan Nelson. This partnership booked their Horse of the Year Show place with a treble clear in 48.13 seconds.

 As the final combination to make it through to the jump off, Red Morgan, aged 13 from Malpas, Cheshire and Quest Du Buhot, a 13-year-old chestnut gelding owned by Didy Morgan had done enough to secure their place at the final so took the decision to withdraw from the jump off.

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