Cambridgeshire’s Showjumper Luke Humphrey wins the Dodson & Horrell 1.05m National Amateur Second Round at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre

Luke Humphrey from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire added to his second place in the Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round by taking the win in the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur 1.05m Second Round held at Houghton Hall Equestrian Centre in Houghton, Cambridgeshire on Saturday 5th September.

With qualifying for the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool (18th – 22nd November) set firmly in their minds, each competitor was focused on taking one of the twelve direct qualifying places on offer.

Luke’s victory came on his own 12 year-old grey mare Wendela N and in taking first place; he fought off the challenge from twenty-three other combinations. The combination saved their best until last, crossing the finish line with all the fences standing in just 36.36 seconds.

Alice Ellison from Cambridgeshire took second place with Britney IV, a 9 year-old bay mare owned by Sacha Ellison. Two foot perfect rounds from this combination saw them return home clear in the jump off in 39.21 seconds.

Also improving on their placing in the 0.95m Second Round was Sophie Corney from Scunthorpe, South Humberside on her own 15 year-old brown mare Stanhopes Good Friday. This combination took third after producing their double clear in 43.01 seconds.

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