Annabel Shields wins the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at the Scottish Summer Extravaganza
Thursday 19 July 2018
Annabel Shields made an early start from Durham to the Scottish Summer Extravaganza worthwhile, landing a coveted Horse of the Year Show ticket with victory in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round on Creevagh Carisma.
An initial 55 starters contended a 12-fence track built by course-designer Raf Suarez with the 17 first round clears further reduced to seven for a high-octane jump-off. It was all about the clock as riders chased the two Horse of the Year Show places on offer, but an on-form Annabel forged ahead.
Taking every conceivable shortcut, Annabel raced to the winner’s spot with 0.66 seconds to spare on Victoria Gibson’s Creevagh Carisma. The eight-year-old Camiro De Haar Z mare has been produced by owner Victoria for two years until Annabel took over the reins in May.
Angel Tough is also Horse of the Year Show bound after taking second place on the Luidam x Hor La Loi II six-year-old Dam Dam.
Six treble clears were produced with those placed third to sixth gaining a place in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships and another chance to qualify for the Horse of the Year Show.
Scottish Summer Extravaganza – Wednesday 18th July 2018
Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round
1st Annabel Shields & Creevagh Carisma – 0/0/0 - 43.21 seconds
2nd Angel Tough & Dam Dam – 0/0/0 - 43.87 seconds
3rd Rosie Pindar & Hanleen Beatrice – 0/0/0 - 44.66 seconds
4th Charlotte Arnold & Leestone Blue Voltet – 0/0/0 - 45.06 seconds
5th Laura Robinson & Bagghera – 0/0/0 - 47.56 seconds
6th Geoff Billington & Corvette Van Overis Z – 0/0/0 - 50.42 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show 2018 will take place from the 3rd – 7th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2018 will take place during the 7th – 12th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
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