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Hundreds in the hunt for victory
9:50am Wednesday 18th April 2012 in Equestrian
THERE was intense competition at the Middleton Hunt Pony Club Team and Individual Showjumping competition at Eddlethorpe last week.
The ever-popular event attracted 194 entries and made good viewing for spectators. Even the weather was kind as a break in the clouds kept the rain away until well into the afternoon.
It was a combination of the youngest members of the Middleton and Holderness Pony Clubs that got the day off to a great start when they clinched team victory in the eight years and under section.
The 75cm and 85cm classes were particularly competitive and heralded victories for the Middleton Hunt (East side) Red team and Middleton Hunt Red respectively.
The Middleton Hunt team comprising Sophie and James Richardson, Jade Hutchinson-Archer and Callum Small, valiantly fought off some fierce competition to notch up a good win in the 85cm, while the individual title went the way of Lily Spencer, representing the Sinnington Hunt branch.
The 95cm team title also went to Middleton Hunt after powerful performances by Hannah Milner, Lois Teal, Sophie Richardson and Jade Hutchinson-Archer. Norton-based rider Teal also topped the leaderboard for the individual awards.
The Middleton Hunt Pony Club would like to express their thanks to David Hodsman, who allowed the use of his field at Kennels Farm.
The results were:
Teams (8 years and under): 1 Middleton & Holderness (Olympia Storey & Bobby, Hattie Thompson & Pip, Lucy Whitehead & Charlie, Christopher Levison & Piper), 2 Sinnington Starters (Alex Cordingley & Libby, Harriet Du Boulay & Willow, Ruby Thompson, Rosie Hogarth & Wuzzy (Glaisdale), 3 Sinnington Stars (Lottie Combe & Suzie, Kitty Denny & Benjie, Thomas Easterby & Fran).
Individuals: 1 Olympia Storey (Middleton), 2 Lucy Whitehead (Holderness), 3 Harriet du Boulay (Sinnington).
Teams (10 years and under): 1 Sinnington Sizzlers (Charlotte Blenkin & Penny, Bobby Denny & Smartie, Lottie Combe & Suzie, Harriet Du Boulay & Willow), 2 Middleton East Pink (Imogen Hayhurst & Tigger, Tilly Marley & Cake, Poppy Shepard & Moonlight, Tilly East & Sovereign), 3 Sinnington Superstars (Bobby Denny & Benjie, Skye Otterburn, Nancy Collin & Mr Blobby, Matilda Carter).
Individuals: 1 Aiden Roe (Goathland), 2 Issy Hoggarth (Glaisdale), 3 Bobby Denny (Sinnington).
Teams (12 years and under): 1 Holderness Blue (Olivia Johnson & Manni, Charley Smith & Bud, Holly Ria & Bobby, Oliver Levison), 2 Holderness Red (Imogen Collingson & Sunny, Sophie Morice & Marble, India Esa & Socks, Sara Wilkinson & Milly), 3 Sinnington Singers (Charlotte Blenkin & Penny, Bobby Denny & Smartie, Ella Turnbull, Harriet Du Boulay & Willow).
Individuals: 1 Issy Hoggarth (Glaisdale), 2 Holly Ria (Holderness), 3 India Esa (Holderness).
Teams (75cm): 1 Middleton East Red (Sam Hayhurst & Spot, Olivia Kirkwood & Hugo, Lauren Milner & Nellie, Annie Deri & Tia), 2 Goathland A (Tilly Smith & Sparkie, Alice Smith & Daisy, Zac Archibauld & Jimmie, Rachel Lear & Asti), 3 Holderness Blue (Millie Eggleston, Harry Scargill & Parc Carreras, Laura Dearnley & Romany, India Wilkinson & China).
Individuals: 1 Alice Smith (Goathland), 2 Estella Harrowing (Glaisdale), 3 Harry Scargill (Holderness).
Teams (85cm): 1 Middleton Red (James Richardson & Call Me Finn, Sophie Richardson on Gracie, Jade Hutchinson Archer on Irish Double Cream, Callum Small & Java), 2 Bramham Buddies (Ellie Jolliffe & Steely, Lauren Dale & Promise, Jodie Webster & Norman, Rebecca Dale & Kevin), 3 Goathland (Tilly Smith & Sparkie, Alice Smith & Daisy, Zac Archibauld & Jimmie, Rachel Lear & Asti).
Individuals: 1 Lily Spencer (Sinnington), 2 Alice Smith (Goathland), 3 Charles Davidson (York & Ainsty South).
Teams (95cm): 1 Middleton Red (Hannah Milner & Libby, Sophie Richardson & Gracie, Jade Hutchinson Archer & Irish Double Cream, Lois Teal & Fleck), 2 Bramham Buddies (Ellie Jolliffe & Steely, Lauren Dale & Promise, Jodie Webster & Norman, Rebecca Dale & Kevin), 3 Middleton East (Kate Louden & Oaken Thomas, Lauren Burdass & Bracken, Lottie Simpson & Harry, Anna Fairbanks & Hollie). Individuals: 1 Lois Teal (Middleton), 2 Ellie Jolliffe (Bramham), 3 Hannah Milner (Middleton).