Double win for Hayhurst and Merlin

Sue Bell and Quest in action at the Friars Hill event
Sue Bell and Quest in action at the Friars Hill event

The autumn sunshine brought competitors out in force for Friars Hill Stables’ unaffiliated showjumping competition on Sunday.

Briege Robertson kicked off proceedings with a win in the 45cm class on Chesney, while it proved to be a successful day for Jody Salton from Easingwold who has been riding at the centre for four years and is an active member of Friars Hill Pony Club.

The young rider managed to notch up a win in the 55cm class riding Cola and remain in the ribbons throughout the competition, gaining second place in both the 75 and 85cm classes riding Dougal.

Fresh from her success at the stable’s mini one-day event a couple of weeks ago, Helmsley-based rider Sue Bell claimed first place in the 65cm class riding her bay thoroughbred Quest, while Amy Hayhurst proved to be on top form, claiming back to back victories in both the 75 and 85cm classes riding her talented pony Merlin.

Friars Hill will be holding a showjumping clinic with Penny Richardson on Tuesday for riders wishing to brush up on their skills.

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1st Briege Robertson & Chesney

2nd Alison Champion & Molly

3rd Amy Frank & Conny

4th Ellie Sellers & Oscar

5th Amy Newman & Daisy

6th Saskia Brookes & Pickles


1st Jody Salton & Cola

2nd Isabelle Baldwin & Lottie

3rd Esme Hudson & Comet

4th Emily Newman & Baby

5th Ellie Sellers & Oscar

6th Saskia Brookes & Morgan


1st Sue Bell & Quest

2nd Grace Rhoder & Cola

3rd Isabelle Baldwin & Lottie

4th Ellie Sellers & Henderson

5th Nicola Dennis & Giddy Heights

6th Briege Robertson & Lilly


1st Amy Hayhurst & Merlin

2nd Jody Salton & Dougal

3rd Sue Bell & Quest

4th Grace Rhoder & Cola

5th Briege Robertson & Lilly


1st Amy Hayhurst & Merllin

2nd Jody Salton & Dougal

3rd Grace Rhoder & Cola.