Michaela Webb wins The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Hartpury College
Monday 12 March 2018
Last weekend saw Hartpury College in Gloucestershire hold The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier and it was Michaela Webb from Holcot, Northamptonshire who saw off twenty-one keen starters to take the win.
With two tickets available for this year’s Championship Final at the renowned Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex, competition proved to be fierce and those two qualifying spaces were taken by the two combinations able to produce a double clear.
Riding Nicola Savage’s 9 year-old dark bay gelding, Stellar Skylight, Michaela delivered an accurate first round clear to take her place in the six horse jump off. This combination displayed great consistency as they left all the fences standing in 40.46 seconds to claim first place.
Alfie Bradstock from Wantage, Oxfordshire jumped the final double clear of the competition on board Tracy Priest’s 9 year-old grey mare, Fuzeta Beech. This pair finished in 41.42 seconds.
Hartpury College – Sunday 11th March 2018
The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier Results
1st Michaela Webb & Stellar Skylight - 0/0 – 40.46 seconds
2nd Alfie Bradstock & Fuzeta Beech - 0/0 – 41.42 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated on the website pending official grading of results.
Image: Michaela Webb & Stellar Skylight in action last year (CREDIT: Simply Event Photography)
The Champagne Cave:
The Champagne Cave was set up in order to source the best vintages from small niche growers in France and is now predominantly supplied by small family run vineyards. The company regularly visits the Champagne region to check on the produce and witness the production process first hand. The Champagne Cave has handpicked some of the finest champagnes, many of which are not found for sale elsewhere in the UK. Their ‘clos’ wines are from one of the few remaining walled garden vineyards whilst their Grand Cru magnum champagnes are made by a grower who only produces 500-1000 magnums a year. Shop the selection via www.thechampagnecave.co.uk.