Courtney Young claims Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round win at Sparsholt College


On Saturday, Sparsholt College in Winchester, Hampshire played host to a Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round and it was Courtney Young who gave the winning performance.


With only two Horse of the Year Show tickets on offer for this October’s Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Championship Final, each of the forty-nine combinations started the class with high hopes. After the challenges of the first two rounds just eight remained to go head to head against the clock in the final jump-off.


Fourteen-year old Courtney Young from Basildon, Essex secured her place at the top of the leader board after producing treble clear with Zucan V, a 12 year-old dark bay gelding owned by Phillip McCaul. This pair gave a turn of speed to knock a fraction of a second off their nearest rival’s time, stopping the clock in 46.73 seconds.


Jumping in to second place was Izzy Goddard, aged 14, from Canterbury, Kent riding Strawberry Rojo, a 9 year-old chestnut mare. This combination delivered the final treble clear of the class as they crossed the finish line in 46.86 seconds.


The riders and ponies that finished in third to fifth took home the chance to compete in the Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Masters at the British Showjumping National Championships.


Sparsholt College – Saturday 3rd June 2017

Blue Chip Pony Newcomers Second Round

1st Courtney Young & Zucan V – 0/0/0 – 46.73 seconds

2nd Izzy Goddard & Strawberry Rojo – 0/0/0 – 46.86 seconds

3rd Oliver Tuff & Heartbreaker Express II – 0/0/4 – 52.70 seconds

4th Kiarra Hulme & Bombay III – 0/0/4 – 54.46 seconds

5th Lila Bremner & Lapislazuli – 0/0/8 – 49.98 seconds


NB: Qualifications will be updated pending grading of results.


The Horse of the Year Show 2017 will take place from the 4th – 8th October at Birmingham’s NEC. The British Showjumping National Championships 2017 will take place during the 8th – 13th August at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.