A 1-2 win for Angela Thompson in the National Grade C Championship Final
Friday 10 August 2018
In the Porsche Centre Solihull Championship Arena 2, Angela Thompson made the National Grade C Championship her own. She jumped into the lead riding Eleri Perry’s Fremont VDL, as well as securing second place with Cornet Obolensky Junior.
Angela and her husband spotted the now eight year old Fremont VDL, known as Monty, when they saw a video of him as an unbroken three year old: “We purchased him from Jennifer Thompson’s Vecthom Sporthorses and produced him from the start. We sold him to Eleri Perry for her son Dylan who has just come off ponies. Monty goes very well for Dylan and they have been doing some 1.30m classes. We’ve ended up sharing Monty and it’s worked out very well! He is a brave and scopey horse as well as being kind and rideable so he has become a real yard favourite.”
Cornet Obolensky Junior’s proud owner Georgina Round was there to witness her horse’s success, she commented: “He had only done a couple of 1.10m classes before I asked Angela to ride him last year and he has gone absolutely brilliant for her. He is a typical Cornet Obolensky product; a lovely jumper but has his quirky ways!”
“He is a fast horse but we decided to aim for a sensible double clear and it paid off,” explained a delighted Angela: “My groom Frankie has done a great job getting both of them ready, they are looking fantastic. We’re only 40min away from Stoneleigh in Chipping Campden and Fremont VDL definitely likes it here because he won his qualifier for HOYS here last year too! We’ll be doing the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C qualifier with both horses tomorrow and then on to Pembrokeshire County Show.”
It is not only competitors who are guaranteed a fabulous day out, the British Showjumping National Championships also offers a great family day of exciting competition, hospitality and afternoon tea offerings and a retail shopping village. Entry for spectators wishing to take advantage of this fantastic show is free and parking is only £5 per car. For more information please go to http://www.bsnationalchampionships.com/ or call 02476 858205.
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