9:20am Wednesday 13th June 2012
By Lisa Evans
VC EQUINE got the summer season off to a flying start with the first in its series of evening showjumping competitions attracting plenty of fresh faces and a few first-timers to the Flaxton-based venue.
The delighted smile on seven-year-old Emma Franey’s face said it all when the York youngster performed a clear round at her first-ever attempt in a competition environment. She has been riding for just three years and was on board her Shetland pony, Treacle.
Another rider saddling up for success was Georgia Dukes, from Acklam. She clinched victory in the 75cm, riding her bay gelding Hollow Point and then went on to gather more rosettes when finishing runner-up to Alex Reisen in the 85cm.
Height classes range from 65cm to 1m5, depending upon light and entries and an accumulator will run through the showjumping season with a trophy and rosettes going to the rider with the most points.
VC Equine is a livery and competition yard run by mother and daughter, Clare and Vicki Casey.
The livery yard has 29 stables set within an American barn and facilities include a 20m x 40m all-weather arena, a six-bay Monarch horse walker and a 20m lunge ring. There is also access to 100 acres of private hacking.
The next showjumping competition will take place on Wednesday, June 20, and fortnightly after that until September 12.
For more information visit the the centre’s website at www.vcequine.com
The results from the competition on Wednesday, June 6, were:
65cm: 1 Anna Jackson, 2 Gill Rawson, 3 Eliza Atkinson
75cm: 1 Georgia Dukes, 2 Alex Reisen
85cm: 1 Alex Reisen, 2 Georgia Dukes, 3 Georgiana Woodcock
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