Jennifer Billington Triumphs in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifier, Securing Final Spot.

Monday 04 March 2024

Jennifer Billington Triumphs in the UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifier, Securing Final Spot.

Addington Equestrian Centre hosted the concluding UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifer this weekend, with Jennifer Billington emerging as the champion.

In an exhilarating jump-off featuring eight horse and rider combinations, the top five contenders were separated by a mere 2.38 seconds. Jennifer, with two rides in the jump-off, set the pace early on with Lapromesse, owned by Paul Billington, clocking in at 32.36 seconds. Despite a valiant effort by Tony Pearson on Everest Villatte, who came closest with a time of 33.26 seconds, Jennifer's lead remained unassailable, securing her the win. Riding Saulire Z as the last competitor, Jennifer aimed for a double victory, but despite the fastest time of the day at 31.81 seconds, 8 faults relegated her to 8th place.

Talking about her ride, Jennifer said: “Lapromesse is an 8-year-old mare. We have had her since a 6-year-old. She’s very careful and scopey - we’ve got hopes that she’ll be a top track horse.

“I got two through to the jump off so wasn’t going to go for it with her as the other one is much better in a jump off but in the ring, she turned up very well and won the class! It’s probably one of the biggest courses we have jumped together so I’m very proud of her. Think we’ve got a very good future ahead.”

The rosettes for the class winners were presented by Jess Vickers, Commercial and Operations Director for UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding, whose sponsorship of the Winter Grades B&C Championship is greatly appreciated by British Showjumping.

On sponsoring the Championships Jess said: "Being able to follow the UNIBED Winter Grades B&C, visit the centres and meet with those who have qualified has been a truly fantastic experience. This weekend we saw Jennifer Billington head into the jump off and the sheer speed at which she then went onto win, was amazing. The talent of the riders, the horses, and the teams behind them is nothing short of inspiring and the whole team at UNIBED could not be more grateful to support them with our sponsorship. It's going to be a great final at the Agria Royal International Horse Show and we're excited to see who takes the top spot!" 

To view all qualified riders joining Jennifer and Tony in the final at the Agria Royal International Horse Show click here.

Image: courtesy of Spidge Photography

Addington Equestrian Centre, Saturday, 2 March 2024 
UNIBED – High Performance Equine Bedding Winter Grades B&C Qualifier 

1st Jennifer Billington & Lapromesse – 0/0 – (32.36 seconds) 
2nd Tony Pearson &  Everest Villatte – 0/0 – (33.26 seconds) 
3rd Myles Reeves & Gravity  – 0/0 – (34.49 seconds) 

NB: Results pending official grading. 

UNIBED - High Performance Equine Bedding are a family run bedding manufacturer and retailer, based in North Yorkshire.

With welfare, efficiency and providing 5* customer service at the core of what they do, UNIBED is committed to providing their customers with the high quality, chopped and dust extracted straw bedding solutions all whilst offering a fair price.

With pricing options to suit all budgets, customers will continue to receive a product that ticks every box from ease of use to making better choices for the environment.

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