by Emma Sumbler
The Turner-Stephenson family swept the board in the Show Jumping at Hall Place annual show, Reading winning five challenge trophies.
Youngest, Katie age 13, was the winner of Novice Rider Jumping with the spotty pony Smartie Pants and also took first place in the pairs with eldest sister, Leanne, riding Dizziee Rascal.
The Novice Pony Jumping and Intermediate Open was won by sister Georgie Turner-Stephenson riding Nye Beauty and Cloudy. The girls are regular competitors at Hall Place, coming from local stable, Hardwick Stud. Leanne is manager of this livery yard and organises the training programme for the family and their ponies.
There were 14 ridden showing classes. Brothers Freddie Cloke, age six, and Archie Cloke, age eight, from Streatley, were the winners of the Lead Rein and First Ridden. Archie riding Afan Sunshine was presented with rosette and trophy by class sponsor Mrs Doreen Morrissey.
The winner of the Pony Club Pony was Exmoor Pony, Maisie Mouse, ridden by 11 year old Mayan Northway-Young from Beenham. This is a new partnership who are members of the South Berks Pony Club and Berks County Riding Club.
Luke Skywalker, ridden by Sarah Adams, took first place in the Ridden Veteran class. Luke, a 17 year old warmblood cross, competes Elementary dressage. They train with Fiona Harter and their next challenge is ‘Dressage to Music’.
Tom Cobley, ridden by Holly Mills from Woodley, took the ribbons in Coloured Horse and Competition Horse. This winning couple went on to become Ridden Champion judged by Miss N Janik and Mrs J Sedaline.
The In Hand showing classes were well attended – Jackie Bailey with Colliyers Caress was delighted with first place Best Condition Grass Kept. ‘I can’t believe we were first out of 19 in the class! We show In Hand as I no longer ride due to a back injury but hope to carry on competing for a few more years yet!’ First in Best Condition Stable Kept was Broughton Renown, stable name Percy, with Kirsty Loach. Kirsty, from Bracknell, owns Percy with her sister. They recently qualified for Equifest and Royal London 2014 and aim to compete at Royal Windsor and HOYS.
The winner of Youngstock and Mountain & Moorland Large Breeds was Tireve Talisman. This stunning thgree year old Welsh Section D went forward to become In Hand Champion with Mrs T Morgan from Eacher. This championship was co-judged by Mrs D Bonner and Miss L Good.
Hall Place Supreme Champion 2013 was awarded to the Hunter Champion Casper Van Overis Z ridden by Jasmine Kearey. Casper, an eight year old Zangersheide with Jasmine, 21 from Tadley performed an excellent display. The championship was kindly sponsored by McGonnell and Gillatt Equine Veterinary Practice with RLW Trophy and prizes presented by judge Mr R Oliver.
The Hall Place Show Manager, Kate Turner, was delighted with the success of the show and would like to thank all the sponsors, stewards and competitors. Hall Place Equestrian Centre 01189426938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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