British Showjumping’s Spring Championships took place at Addington Manor from 22nd to 25th March, giving members four days of jumping and eight championship titles to aim for.
The courses, which were designed by London 2012 course designer Bob Ellis and Nigel Jess, gave some great competition across the shows entirety with members also thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to jump some of the former Olympic Games fences.
Jade Meekings from Felsted in Essex took the Silver League Championship on board her own palomino mare, Pauls Lass. The Irish-bred 12-year-old ‘Gracie’ joined Jade five years ago as her first horse.
Twenty-year-old Jade has been based with John and Laura Renwick for the last three years and she put all her training to good use in the Winter Silver League Final, guiding Pauls Lass into 0.28 second victory.
Jade said: “I learn a lot just watching Laura at home, I think a turn is too tight, but it never is.”
Jade continued: “We started in British Novice and we’ve done more than I ever thought we would. I knew we could gallop to the last two fences, she never has problems taking out strides [down a distance],”