Para News and Updates
2015 Para Jumping Competition at the RDA National Championships
Friday 17th July saw a fourth successful year of collaboration for the Riding for The Disabled Association (RDA) and British Showjumping, giving Para Equestrian riders the chance to compete in the Para Jumping classes at the RDA National Championships at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.
The Para Jumping competition which is held as part of the RDA National Championships brings together competitors from all over England to produce some highly competitive jumping.
The Para Jumpers in attendance, who are all linked with an RDA Group and British Showjumping, competed against other riders of a similar disability over a course designed by Claire Forgacs. The classes ranged from 90cm for those of a Grade III, 80cm’s for Grade II riders and 70cm for the Grade I & IV riders.
This year saw a phenomenal Jump off round in the Grade III Class, which made for enthusing viewing for both competitors and spectators alike. The success of this eventful competition caused for a great deal of interest among the audience, strengthened with the presence of a British Showjumping information stand offering advice and guidance on available opportunities for disabled riders.
British Showjumping would like to say congratulations to all the Para riders involved in this year’s Para Jumping competition including the winners:
Grade I winner – Karen Bostock riding Rossini IV
Grade I Runner up – Mark Jones riding Whisper
Grade II winner – Claire Sexton riding Jem Stone
Grade II Runner up (Joint) - Toby Bevins riding Grange Guest & Matthew Dally riding Garryknock
Grade III SENIOR winner – Deena Webster riding Matetsi
Grade III SENIOR Runner up – Toby Bevins riding Askan Van Overis
Grade III JUNIOR winner – Evie Toombes riding Kinacloy Girl
Grade IV winner – Karen Law riding Pearl
For more information on joining British Showjumping as a Para Equestrian rider please visit http://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/membership/Para-Equestrian-Jumping-