Aberdeenshire’s Charley Hamilton & Nicole Lockhead Anderson jump to victory in the Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers at Morris Equestrian Centre

Monday 12 February 2018

Morris Equestrian Centre in Fenwick, Ayrshire played host to the most recent of the 2018 Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifiers and the classes ran during their 148cm Pony Premier Show at the weekend.

The qualifiers saw the field of starters vying for the top three qualifying places for the prestigious Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship, which will be held during the British Masters International Horse Show, at SouthView Equestrian Centre (29th June – 1st July 2018).

Fifteen year-old Charley Hamilton from Milltimber, Aberdeen took the top spot in Saturday’s qualifier on board Sarah Hamilton’s Novella II. The 11 year-old bay mare jumped with consistency delivering a hat trick of clears. There were eight through to the first jump off and a reduced number of five through to the final jump off. Charley guided the mare with accuracy to deliver one of just two clears in the all-important final round.

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier – Saturday 10th February 2018 Results:

1st Charley Hamilton & Novella II – 0/0/0 – 51.11 seconds
2nd Hannah Barker & Ammanvalley Santino – 0/0/0 – 52.64 seconds
3rd Faye Sutton & Robe Ruadh – 0/0/4 – 43.26 seconds

Fifteen year old Nicole Lockhead Anderson from Banchory, Aberdeenshire claimed victory on Sunday on board Claire Anderson’s 9 year-old bay gelding Gangnam Style II. The combination looked to be on unstoppable form storming through all three rounds with speed and precision. With four through to the first jump off the final round saw just two combinations contesting for the top spot. Nicole did not disappoint as she and Gangnam Style II galloped home to victory in the fastest time.

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Qualifier - Sunday 11th February 2018 Results:

1st Nicole Lockhead Anderson & Gangnam Style II– 0/0/0 – 41.54 seconds
2nd Billy Luther & Crème de la Crème  – 0/0/0 – 46.15 seconds
3rd Nicole Lockhead Anderson & Wildwood Silver – 0/4 – 47.52 seconds

NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.

Image Credit: Equiscot Photography

Charles Britton Equestrian Construction:
Charles Britton Equestrian Construction are hugely experienced in the design and construction of all equestrian exercise & housing facilities: indoor and outdoor arenas, tracks, walkers, lunge pens, traditional stable yards, American barns, storage facilities, complexes and so on. The hands-on family operation dates back to 1979 and the team provide a complete, turn key and very personal service. They can handle all aspects of any equestrian build project, large or small, private or commercial, and everything is in house: from initial design and Local Authority planning applications all the way through to complete, on-site execution of every aspect of the build. For further information, please visit www.charlesbritton.com or call 01270 528797.

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