Joe Clayton tops the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at Arena UK

Monday 23 July 2018

Joe Clayton tops the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round at Arena UK

Joe Clayton topped a hotly-contended jump-off in the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round on Malcolm Pyrah’s Dewpoint Diamond at a busy second rounds show at Arena UK.

A mammoth one hundred and thirteen initially contended the class at this popular Lincolnshire venue with course-designer Neil Foster reducing the numbers to thirty-four for the second round and an eventual sixteen vied for the two Horse of the Year Show qualifying places in the final jump-off.

The jump-off was as sizzling hot as the weather with Joe, from Huddersfield in Yorkshire, using his late draw to maximum advantage.  He executed a deceptively fast round on the Je T’Aime Flamenco 7 year-old Dewpoint Diamond, but took a flyer to the last oxer to secure victory with 2.69 seconds in hand.

Holly Smith claimed the second Horse of the Year Show qualifying spot on Manolito P, a 6 year-old sired by I’m Special De Muze that she has produced for the past two years.

The combinations finishing third to fifth go forward to the Connolly’s RED MILLS Newcomers Masters for another chance of qualifying for the Horse of the Year Show.

Arena UK – Friday 20th July 2018  
Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Second Round
1st Joe Clayton & Dewpoint Diamond – 0/0/0 - 40.08 seconds
2nd Holly Smith & Manolito P – 0/0/0 - 42.77 seconds
3rd Joe Clayton & Hikita – 0/0/0 - 43.64 seconds
4th Anneliese Aitken & Eagele Z – 0/0/0 - 45.23 seconds
5th Harry Bateman & Zuniek VD Tojopehoeve – 0/0/4 - 38.57 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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