Robert Bevis wins Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at Royal Bath & West Show

  • Post category:News
You are currently viewing Robert Bevis wins Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at Royal Bath & West Show
Saturday saw thirty-eight top class combinations make their way to the Royal Bath & West Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset to contest the Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier and it was Robert Bevis who took home first place!
As just three qualification places were on offer for the Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Championship Final at Horse of the Year Show, all of the competitors were keen to take on the challenges of Andrew Palmer’s course. The first round whittled down the competitor numbers until just thirteen talented combinations remained to compete against the clock in the final jump off.
Robert Bevis from Wrexham, Clwyd pulled out all the stops to produce a winning round on board Newton Tigra, a 9 year-old dark bay mare owned by Steven Davenport. This partnership took on the newly shortened course with a turn of speed, taking a fast and accurate line they jumped straight into first place in a time of 41.20 seconds.
With a strong challenge, Kathryn Ellison from Beaminster, Dorset scooped up second place riding Jabeena Maslin’s 9 year-old bay mare, Cherokee Bay. This pair posted a double clear in fine style to cross the finish line in 41.81 seconds.
Third place went to Joseph Fernyhough from Stonehouse, Gloucestershire as he rode to a consistent double clear on board Calcourt Quicktime, a 7 year-old brown gelding owned by Rowland Fernyhough. This combination stopped the clock in 42.93 seconds.    
 Royal Bath & West Show – Saturday 3rd June 2017
Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier
1st Robert Bevis & Newton Tigra – 0/0 – 41.20 seconds
2nd Kathryn Ellison & Cherokee Bay – 0/0 – 41.81 seconds
3rd Joseph Fernyhough & Calcourt Quicktime – 0/0 – 42.93 seconds
NB: Qualifications will be updated pending official grading of results.
The Horse of the Year Show will take place from the 4th – 8th October 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC.