Nicole Pavitt wins the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round at Bicton Arena
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Bicton Arena in Devon played host to the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round on Saturday during their Summer Spectacular Show and it was Nicole Pavitt who claimed the win.
With two direct qualifying tickets on offer for the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show in October, all eighty starting combinations had their hearts set on a treble clear. Course designer Rafeal Suarez provided questions all over the course and only three combinations managed to earn a treble clear.
Nicole Pavitt from Crawley, West Sussex had her foot firmly on the accelerator as she crossed the finish line in 41.47 seconds aboard Matt Pike’s 11 year-old chestnut gelding Southend. This gave her victory by just 0.63 of a second over William Funnell and the Billy Stud’s Billy Spiral, a 7 year-old mare with Billy Mexico lines, who crossed the line in 42.10 seconds.
The top two combinations secured their place in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show and the top five took home the chance to compete in the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Bicton Arena Summer Spectacular Show – Saturday 25th May 2019
Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round
1st Nicole Pavitt & Southend – 0/0/0 – 41.47 seconds
2nd William Funnell & Billy Spiral – 0/0/0 – 42.10 seconds
3rd Benjamin Bick & Moonraker – 0/0/0 – 44.48 seconds
4th Julien Mincher & Doublem Chacco – 0/0/4 – 43.03 seconds
5th Elliott Smith & Flamboyant III – 0/0/4 – 45.91 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.
Image: Nicole Pavitt and Southend at Bicton Arena Summer Spectacular Show on Saturday 25th May (Credit: ESP Photographic)
The Horse of the Year Show 2019 will take place from the 2nd – 6th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2019 will take place during the 6th – 11th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.