Leicestershire’s Holly Smith dominates the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at The Royal Highland Showcase
Holly Smith from Loughborough, Leicestershire dominated the British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier at the Royal Highland Showcase on Thursday as she took first place riding Avalon Sunset B and jumped into second place with Billy Sarafina.
Course designer Mark McGowan set a challenging test from the outset with eighteen of the fifty-seven initial starting combinations producing a clear round for a spot in the jump off. Riding Avalon Sunset B, an 11 year-old Irish bred gelding owned by Anne Bondi, Holly set the pace with an unbeatable double clear in 46.82 seconds to take the win. She then went on to claim second place with another solid clear round this time riding Dean Vernon’s 8 Year-old British bred bay mare, Billy Sarafina.
The Royal Highland Showcase – Thursday 17th June 2021
British Horse Feeds Speedi-Beet HOYS Grade C Qualifier
1st Holly Smith & Avalon Sunset B – 0/0 – 46.82 seconds
2nd Holly Smith & Billy Sarafina – 0/0 – 48.08 seconds
3rd Adam Botham & Harvey III – 0/0 – 48.09 seconds
For the full results click here
For the list of qualified riders so far click here
NB: Results pending official grading.