Festive fancy dress winners Rosie Thomas (riding Mojo, pictured above right) and Harriet Devonald (Haysford Blaze of Glory, pictured above left) were among the record number of junior riders who attended Moor Farm Equestrian Centre’s Christmas showjumping show on Sunday 20 December.
The centre in Haverfordwest attracted many riders just starting their jumping careers thanks to a popular cross pole clear round class and rosettes for all participants in the first class.
Archie Bowen Lewis got his day off to a great start with a one-two in the 40cm class on Just Red and Pentyparc Frog. Hannah Brunt finished third on Cassie.
Rosie Rees proved unbeatable in the 65cm class, but second place Molly Jenkins (Kiki) went one place better in the 75cm to triumph over Bethan Jones on Monty, while Georgia Jervis on Spider finishing third in both classes.
A change of pony saw Molly also take the 85cm class, this time riding Cally, while James Roberts claimed second on Peters Boy and Bethan slipped into third with Monty.
In a pattern that was seen often throughout the show, James and Peter’s Boy went on to win the 90cm, while Henry Nelson (second in the 90cm with Arther Comet) went on to win the 1m class. Anna Ridge won the 1.05cm class after finishing third in the 1m, while Indie Sime took third in the 90 and second in 1m.
James Roberts (Peter’s Boy and Beechill Jonny) and Aled Harries (Petey) claimed the second round qualifying spots in the Pony Club Dengie winter league qualifier.
Those riders who achieved double clears in the relevant classes qualified for Championships of Great Britain, Trailblazers Championships and Pembrokeshire County Show.
The centre will continue its showjumping series next year with shows running on the third Sunday of eachmonth until March. There will also be a points system in place to decide the final winners at the end of the series.
Jill and Rob are very grateful to all those people who have helped this year with stewarding, writing, carrying jumps, and judging and especially to Tessa with her secretarial skills. They would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team at Moor Farm.