Competitors were encouraged to get into the festive spirit at Scarborough Riding Club’s annual Christmas showjumping competition held at Irton Riding Centre on Sunday.
Following a warm-up in the clear round class, festivities got underway with the horse and hound class.
Graziella Brownbridge proved that she could cover ground well with and without a horse winning the class on Lucky with the help of three-year-old black Labrador Jet, who was also roped into helping Amy Pearson into second place and managed to remain enthusiastic and ‘waggly tailed’ throughout.
It certainly proved to be Amy Pearson’s day with the young Irton-based rider competing a string of horses and dominating the placings throughout the day.
Following a win in the novice class on Scarlette, owned by riding centre owner Mrs Denton, Amy went on to partner Graziella and take the top spot in the highly competitive pairs class, which saw the pair winning by a fraction of a second in a packed class.
To complete her run of success Amy then took the red rosette in the Intermediate with her handsome chestnut gelding Rude Boy, which also saw her retain the Yorkshire Post Trophy that the pair won at last year’s event.
The scurry class was won by relative newcomer to the showjumping world, Richard Mumford, from Sawdon, on Bo, with the pair claiming a clear victory in a closely-fought class.
Once again the Spillers Shield went home with Carly Mansfield, who rode her talented little chestnut, Magic into first place in the Open class and the final prize of the day, the Ann Wheeler Trophy, went to Rita Pickering and Gilly whom the judges felt had put in the most effort throughout the competition.
Vicky Hunter & Tia Maria
Amy Pearson & Castle
Hannah Grevett & Mr B
Hannah Grevett & Willow
Graziella Brownbridge & Lucky
Amy Pearson & Scarlette
Dawn Gallagher & Amber
Horse & Hound
1st Graziella Brownbridge & Lucky and Jet
2nd Amy Pearson & Rude Boy and Jet
1st Amy Pearson & Scarlette
2nd Graziella Brownbridge & Lucky
3rd Amy Pearson & Jay Jay
4th Vicky Hunter & Tia Maria
1st Amy Pearson & Graziella Brownbridge
Rude Boy & Lucky
2nd Amy Pearson & Vicky Hunter
Scarlette & Tia Maria
3rd Elaine Cheyne & Rachel Newton
Cosby & Premier Ambitions
4th Amy Pearson & Dawn Gallagher
Rude Boy & Amber
5th Tracey Corrigan & Richard Mumford
Bob & Bo
6th Hannah Grevett & Amy Pearson
Mr B & Jay Jay
1st Richard Mumford & Bo
2nd Elaine Cheyne & Cosby
3rd Caroline Pond & Tzar
4th Tracey Corrigan & Bob
5th Dawn Gallagher & Amber
6th Amy Pearson & Rude Boy
1st Amy Pearson & Rude Boy
2nd Amy Pearson & Scarlette
3rd Elaine Cheyne & Cosby
4th Georgina Mainprize & Cracker
5th Caroline Pond & Tzar
6th Richard Mumford & Bo
1st Carly Mansfield & Magic
2nd Amy Pearson & Scarlette
3rd Amy Pearson & Rude Boy
4th Rachel Newton & Premier Ambitions