Capacity attendance for Howe winter showcross event

Lesley McNaughton-Wells and Leeshill  Lord
Lesley McNaughton-Wells and Leeshill Lord

The second of Highfield at Howe’s winter Showcross series drew a maximum capacity entry of 150.

Built by local course builder Graham Barclay, the day began with a 50cm course which still managed to incorporate all the centre’s newly purchased jumps.

Emma Bavey riding Caudelyn Alice claimed the first red rosette of the day with Emma Stuart and Fondi in second.

Class two saw the height of the jumps rise to 60cm with Piper Watch and Alice in Wonderland taking first place with Lesley McNaughton- Wells and her Dales gelding, Leeshill Lord, coming in a very close second.

A spokesman for Highfield at Howe said: “Lesley has had a very successful season with Leeshill Lord with wins in British Dressage affiliated competitions and showing classes.

“Lesley is a regular at Highfield at Howe through her judging commitments as she is a registered TGCA and CHAPS judge so it was refreshing for her to be on the competitive side for a change. “

Sophie Namey and Kiwi claimed the fastest clear round in the 70cm class with Victoria Clark riding Giantelfi Gwernn in second.

With the jumps rising to 80cm, Caira Miller riding Quantum Trom swooped to the red rosette with Cerys Rennie and Flash in a close second.

The penultimate class of the day saw a win by Clare Johnston riding Dutch n Go with Anna Dalglish riding Danny the Dun in second.

The final class of the day saw the jumps rise to a height of 1m and Brook Walker and Flight claimed this final red rosette of the day.

Runner up in this class was Rose Cartwright and Greno in the Pink.

The spokesman for the equestrian facility added: “This weekend at Highfield at Howe its back to unaffiliated showjumping on Saturday, November 26.

“This is a great chance to get together with your showjumping friends to put together a team for the team showjumping competition at Highfield on December 18. “

The team showjumping competition will be Christmas themed with prizes for the best dressed team as well as jumping performance.

As this is sure to be a busy event, teams are encouraged to get their entry in as soon as possible.

Entries for all the centre events can be made online or directly at Howe.