Once again Bury Farm, with their superb facilities, played host to Finals Day in the Equitility League. With less than five points deciding the top two placings it was an incredibly exciting culmination to the League. Riders had worked really hard throughout the year accumulating points and it was all to play for going into the final 95cm class. After clipping the first fence and collecting four faults, Kimberley Macey then rode determinedly to complete the rest of her round clear. Once all the riders had jumped and after some quick calculations from the Bury Farm team it was announced that Kimberley and Beneeko had done just enough to be crowned the 2015 Equitility League Champions!
Kimberley Macey has owned six year old Beeneko since he was five months old. A Welsh Section D cross Belgian Draught, Kimberley told us that people often doubt his jumping ability as he doesn’t have a typical showjumpers build but she loves to prove them wrong. Well he jumped his heart out and on the way to securing the League Championship the pair also clinched the 80cm Championship. Together with trophies and rosettes Kimberley is now the proud owner of an Equitility Jump & Training banner and a personalised saddle cloth. We should also thank 12 year old William Clark for his creativity and craftsmanship in making this years stunning trophy – a horse and rider jumping over the Equitility logo.
Lulu Jenkins and her handsome 8 year old pure bred Arab Domingo (stable name Timmy) must also be congratulated on being crowned the 2015 Equitility League Reserve Champions. Despite not feeling 100% due to a back injury, Lulu rode superbly to win the 65cm class on the day which also made them the 65cm Champions. Considering Timmy really wasn’t too keen on jumping the Equitility Banner fence a short while ago, to be crowned League Reserve Champions is a testament to Lulus hard work and determination.
The Clarke family had a brilliant day with Taila and her amazing pony Jasper being crowned the Equitility 75cm Champions followed by her older brother Hadley and Summer taking the Equitility 95cm League title. The 85cm League title went to talented young rider Georgie Sims riding Lottie. Aged just 11 Georgie is a hardworking young rider with an exciting future ahead.
Well done to everyone who came along and took part and to all those that came to support. It was lovely to see the camaraderie between competitors with riders cheering one another on and giving advice. Thank you everybody for making this years League such a success, Equitility really hope to see lots of you back in the for the start of the 2016 League – dates yet to be announced so keep any eye on our facebook page ‘The Equitility Training Club’ or website www.equitility.com!
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