Upminster’s Allana Clutterbuck lands the final Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Cherwell Competition Centre

Cherwell Competition Centre in Old Marston, Oxford saw the final Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round of the season take place on Monday 29th July and sixty-nine combinations came forward for their last chance to gain a place in the Championship Final and it was Allana Clutterbuck who took the honours.

All combinations were desperately seeking one of the last two direct qualifying tickets on offer for the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show in October. Course Designer Gillian Milner set a tough track that only twenty-nine combinations could conquer in the first round. Out of the twelve who made it through to the final jump-off, five jumped a treble clear meaning the clock played a pivotal part in deciding who had gained the tickets.

Allana Clutterbuck from Upminster, Essex steered Sally Lane’s 10-year-old French bred gelding Vykinbay to a treble clear in 40.54 seconds, 0.57 seconds faster than her closest rival Adrian Whiteway. Adrian rode Heathfield Merlin, a 9-year-old Irish bred gelding owned by Myles Browning, to the runners up spot and snatched the final direct qualifying ticket. They crossed the line in 41.11 seconds.

The top two combinations secured their place in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show and the top five took home the chance to compete in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.

Allana Clutterbuck and Vykinbay competing in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round  Photo: Alison Parker Photography

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