After producing a stylish double clear, David Harland from West Lothian claimed a first place finish in the SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier at The Scottish National Equestrian Centre.
With two qualification places on offer for the Championship Final which will be held at the prestigious Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex next summer, each of the forty-five starters were determined to finish at the top of the leader board. A challenging course in the first round left twenty-two combinations to go head to head with the all-important clock to decide the winner.
Riding Caroline Paxton’s 8 year-old bay gelding Earnest, David rode a solid clear round to take his place in the jump-off. Proving to have the consistency and speed to claim the win, this combination delivered a double clear in just 35.74 seconds.
Taking home second place was Alister Hippisley-Gatherum riding his own 5 year-old bay gelding, Edenside Elvis. This pair produced a double clear in 36.71 seconds.
The Scottish National Equestrian Centre – Saturday 25th November 2017
SEIB Winter Novice Qualifier Results
- 1st David Harland & Earnest - 0/0 – 35.74 seconds
- 2nd Alister Hippisley-Gatherum & Edenside Elvis - 0/0 – 36.71 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.