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Posted on August 18th, 2015

Zoe Moore-Williams and Mr Belstaff take Champion of Champions

The crowds turned out in great numbers for the final evening performance at Equifest on 15th August. The performances have certainly not disappointed and the TopSpec arena was bursting with an electric atmosphere.

Getting the championship classes underway this evening was the Equifest M&M Lead Rein Championship, full of talented young jockeys and endearing ponies. Mynyddtarren Hugo ridden by Lewis Reynolds came out on top after a charming performance. Six-year-old Lewis then went on to win the Haynes Family Supreme Leading Rider Championship.

The first ridden equivalent followed, where Charlotte Kilbey riding Idyllic Spartacus claimed the Equifest M&M First Ridden Championship. Idyllic Spartacus then went on to take the Horsebound Supreme M&M Championship after a dazzling performance.

The Nupafeed Ridden Cob Championship was awarded to Moortown May ridden by Lucinda Tann.

Equifest Intermediate Show Hunter Type was won by nine-year-old bay mare, Pebbly Editor, and Emma Jones.

The driving championships provided a great crowd pleaser for spectators, who watched Brynllwyn Quick Flash, driven by Debbie Charlesworth, claim the title.

BRHHS Ridden Heavy Horse title was taken by Catwg Black Velvet and Stacy Fletcher.

There was great competition in the Equifest Junior Ridden M&M Championship, which resulted in Josh Blythe riding Caebryn Azra being crowned champion.

Equifest Intermediate Show Riding Type Championship went to the stunning Fyrefly and Zoe Nicoll. Zoe Nicoll was then thrilled to take the title of Supreme Non-Native Champion.

Just after 8pm the PRP/RSPCA Rescue Horse/Pony Championship took to the arena with some terribly cruel stories, resulting in very happy endings, which had the audience in tears. This was duly won by Gizmo owned by Catley Cross Veterinary Clinic in Halstead.

Congratulations to Melissa Briggs riding Shalamar Legend and her partner, Georgie Kirk, on winning the Native/Traditional Pairs.

The popular Supreme Riding Club/Pony Club Points Championship was awarded to Gwithian Geraint ridden by Emmy Parkhouse.

Joanne Eldridge and Cayak took the Concours D’Elegance (Rider – 17 years and over) title.

All home-produced winners competed in The Snow Family Supreme Home- Produced Championship, to determine the overall winner. This title was claimed by Yealand Paschel ridden by Savannah Kempley, who had previously won the Novice Championship on the Thursday evening.

The pinnacle of the Equifest competition rounded up proceedings in the form of the Miss Katie Goulding’s Champion of Champions. This top accolade provided a brilliant display of horsemanship, with Zoe Moore-Williams and the handsome black Maxi Cob, Mr Belstaff, called forward as the overall champion. The outstanding six- year-old, who had previously won the Restricted Championship, was foot perfect throughout with extra sparkle to wow the judges and crowd.

Show secretary, Betsy Branyan, commented: “Equifest 2015 has been incredible, the standard has been so high, we hope everyone has enjoyed the event and look forward to next year.”

AUG15 Equifest Zoe Moore-Williams


Posted on August 18th, 2015

Essex’s Hallie Lunn and Norfolk’s India Bussey win GB Team Silver in Austria

Hallie Lunn, aged 14 from Rochford, Essex with her father Richard’s 8 year-old chestnut mare Brookwood Supersonic helped The Children’s Team (on horses) representing Great Britain at their European Championships in Wiener Neustadt, Austria win Team Silver on 13th August alongside her three team mates.

A rub of a pole saw them pick up 4 penalties which needed to be carried forward into round 2, but the combination then returned back into the arena to deliver a perfectly executed clear round within the time allowed.

India Bussey, aged 14 from Norwich, Norfolk with her mother Louise’s 13 year-old chestnut gelding Westwinds Ego were also part of the team.

India and Westwinds Ego acted as the pathfinders for the team.   An unfortunate two fences down saw them pick up 8 penalties and become the drop score in the first round but India then returned back into the arena to deliver a perfectly executed clear round within the time allowed.

It was Germany that took pole position having finished with just the one time penalty.  The final placings had gone to the wire with it not being until their final rider had jumped for anyone to know whether they had done enough to keep GB in the Silver Medal winning spot rather than Gold.

The Bronze medal saw both Poland and Italy go head to head in a third and final round for the final medal on offer.  It was Poland who ended up taking it as theirs joining Germany and GB on the podium pushing Italy into 4th place and just outside the medal placings.

Talking afterwards Chef d’Equipe Alan Fazakerley commented “Each rider contributed brilliantly today and all of them were absolutely fantastic; I really am so proud of them.  All four delivered played a major part in them winning Team Silver and they should all be very proud of themselves.  Whilst all played a great role in the success of today I really feel that Oliver deserves a mention as he put in a particularly big performance at the incredibly young age of just 12 years with his double clear and he deserves praise for that.  It’s been a long day and the way that each of the riders have handled the tension that comes with that when there is such a lengthy break between rounds makes me feel honoured to be representing them”.

AUG15 India Bussey

AUG15 News Hallie Lunn portrait