Georgia Tame tops The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Hartpury University
Monday 17 December 2018
The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier at Hartpury University in Gloucestershire took place on Saturday and it was Georgia Tame from Horsham, West Sussex who took the top spot.
A total of forty-three combinations came forward to compete for the two qualifying tickets on offer for the Championship Final which will be held at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex next July. Fourteen went on to secure their place in the jump off and six double clears were produced overall.
The fastest double clear came from Georgia Tame on board Z 7 Caretina, a 7 year-old bay mare owned by Team Z 7. This pair made light work of the jump off course and used all of the available shortcuts to cross through the finish in 38.92 seconds.
Ella Jones from Llantwit Major, South Glamorgan rode into second place with Back in Action, a 12 year-old chestnut gelding owned by Huw Jones. They delivered their double clear in 39.02 seconds.
Hartpury University – Saturday 15th December 2018
The Champagne Cave Winter Grades B & C Qualifier Results
1st Georgia Tame & Z 7 Caretina - 0/0 – 38.92 seconds
2nd Ella Jones & Back in Action - 0/0 – 39.02 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.
Image: Georgia Tame & Z 7 Caretina in action in The Champagne Cave Winter B&C Qualifier at Hartpury University (CREDIT: Sarah Radford)
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.