Amy Inglis from Haywards Heath, West Sussex partnering Matthew Sampson’s nine- year-old bay gelding Amadeouse De Hurtebise took the victory in the National U21 Championship Final held in the Andrews Bowen Indoor Arena at the British Showjumping National Championships recently.
There were 21 young riders vying for the title and they wasted no time chasing the win. The first round saw some impressive riding as twelve combinations progressed to the jump off.
Amy and Amadeouse De Hurtebise jumped last and she knew the time she had to beat to win, she didn’t let the pressure get to her as jumped a poised and steady round.The impressive round saw Amy finish with a double clears and a time of 33.01 to cement the win for the young rider.
Amy is no stranger to success in the arena but this victory was a highlight for her.
Amy was thrilled with her win saying “he was amazing, he jumped so good, bless him. I’ve never gone that fast on him before he’s quite new to me. He jumped even better in the jump off”.
She still has three more years competing in the U21 division and if her recent performances are anything to go by Amy is one to watch for the future.
1st Amy Inglis and Amadeouse De Hurtebise
2nd Graham Gillespie and Tout in Love
3rd Mark Turnbull and Cartouch III
4th Amy Inglis and Samayava AR Park
5th Sally Hopkinson and Cartouche II
6th Katie Fletcher and Benz V
7th Harry Wainwright and Muckno Princess
8th Emily Ward and Remi Cavalleri
The British Showjumping National Championships and Stoneleigh Horse Show 2015 was hosted at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. For further information, please visit www.bsnationalchampionships.co.uk