Flying to the finish in the National Grade B Championship Final was Ashley Silk-Jones riding Jackie Jones’s Valentina B. Ashley who is based in Essex, travelled three hours to get to the Championships and produced a perfect round to secure the win. With just six through to the jump off there was very little room for error, but Ashley and Valentina B completed the jump off course in an impressive 41.51 seconds.
Ashley commented on her round: “I felt the class rode well the whole way through. The first round was technical but I found the jump off course to be easier. The combination was tricky, as were fences one to two. Then in the jump off I just kept my outside leg on and she turned beautifully to each fence, which is really what you need.”
Ashley continued: “She’s your typical quirky chestnut mare, but she has such a jump on her and I was so pleased with her today.”
Taking second place was Declan Irvine and Richard Duncan’s Mystic Independence who sadly missed out on first place but produced a great round in a time of 45.17 seconds to clinch the runner up spot.
Article Source: British Showjumping News
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