The sun was shining at Pyecombe Horse Show in West Sussex on Tuesday 10th July and it certainly shone down on Harry Bateman, who headed an ultra-competitive Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round.
The 61 starting combinations were all completely focused on taking home one of the two direct qualifying tickets on offer for the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show in October. Eighteen talented combinations qualified for the jump off and that was where the battle for top spot unfolded.
Harry, who is based in Hockley, Essex, delivered the win in this second round on board Anvils Every Little Helps, a 10-year-old bay mare owned by Poppy Rollit-Mason. The pair stormed their way to victory when they secured a treble clear in just 35.19 seconds.
With the top two taking the direct qualifying tickets for the Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Championship Final, the combinations in third to sixth took home the chance to compete at the British Showjumping National Championships.
Results Pyecombe Horse Show – Tuesday 10th July 2018
Equitop Myoplast Senior Foxhunter Second Round
1st Harry Bateman & Anvils Every Little Helps – 0/0/0 – 35.19 seconds
2nd Alice Palmer & Essenar Crixus – 0/0/0 – 36.62 seconds
3rd Lucy Townley & Billy Tennessee – 0/0/0 – 38.04 seconds
4th Joshua Hutchins & Billy Quids In – 0/0/0 – 39.10 seconds
5th Tracy Priest & Diamants Aurora – 0/0/0 – 39.75 seconds
6th Michaela Webb & Amarillo Fish – 0/0/0 – 40.55 seconds