Lacey-Mae Russel seizes Victory in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Felbridge Showground

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Lacey-Mae Russel seizes Victory in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round at Felbridge Showground

Saturday 20th April, saw Felbridge Showground play host to the third STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Competition of 2024. It was fantastic to see so many riders and ponies take to the ring, not only to compete for the top spot, but to claim their valuable spot in the STX-UK Pony British Novice Championship Final and to ultimately vie for the Champions title.

Forty-five ponies set out to tackle the John Bedford’s 11-fence course in the first round, an impressive 22 of which took it all in their stride to jump the clear round needed to progress to the second round. As competitors entered the ring for the second time, the course proved to be a challenge, with the field being whittled down to nine for the jump off.

Energy levels were high, and the contest was embraced, as a remarkable seven riders crossed the finish line to claim their triple clear.

Three seconds separated first from fifth, but it was Lacey-Mae Russel and Kellie Ward’s Beezies Taz who proved too hard to beat. The established pairing sped round the course to stop the clock at 33.44 second, nearly one whole second faster than second place Alfie Bailey and Stambrook Belvedere, owned by Aniela Inceman, wh are no stranger to the podium and have had an impressive 2024 so far. 

Our winners were present by series sponsor’s STX-UK, official importer for Stephex Horsetrucks in the UK. The Championship final will take place at the British Showjumping National Championships in August. A full list of Second Round competitions can be found at https://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/shows_summer_venues.cfm

Felbridge Showground – Saturday, 20 April 2024
STX-UK Pony British Novice Second Round

1st - Lacey-Mae Russel & Beezies Taz – 0/0/0 – 33.44 seconds
2nd - Alfie Bailey & Stambrook Belvedere – 0/0/0 – 34.43 seconds
3rd - Tabitha Rose Callow & Vera – 0/0/0 – 44.81 seconds

NB: Results pending official grading.

Image: Tim Weller at Felbridge Photography

STX-UK:

STX-UK are the official importer for Stephex horsetrucks in the UK. As the unrivalled European leader in the design and engineering of equestrian vehicles. STX-UK and Stephex offer a wide range of luxury horsetrucks, motorhomes, trailers and groom suites. STX-UK supply different brands to suit both your budget and your purpose, from the functional AKX, the iconic and sporty STX, to the luxurious KETTERER. With trucks ranging from 3.5t two horse, to 19t UK designed 5 horse, and 26t trucks capable of carrying up to 9 horses, we have the truck to fulfil almost every requirement. 

When compromise is not an option, our safe, stylish, and functional trucks are your first and last choice within the UK and across the globe. For more information visit stx-uk.com

 
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