16th October 2017
ALW Winter League Series- Show Jumping Leg 2
Yesterday (15th October), saw the second leg of the ALW Winter League Series for Show Jumping take place at Washbrook Farm, with many riders with current points increasing their lead in the series, as well as many new riders joining them in the league tables!
The 70cm class that started the day off was full of thrills and spills, with just four riders jumping clear in the first round. An excting 7 jump course in the second round saw Kaisie Hill & Lynwood Hallucination take first place with a pleasing jump off time of 55.40 seconds, over 15 seconds faster than second place rider Sarah Higgs & Uncle Linnell. An unfortunate error of course in the jump off saw Gemma Watts eliminated in the jump off allowing her fourth place in the first class, with Amy pugh and Lynwood Fusion going into third.
The second class of the day (80cm) also took its toll on a few riders with two riders being eliminated in the first round, and once again only four riders out of twenty starters jumping clear in the first round. Kaisie Hill (Lynwood Hallucination) & Emma Moore (U2) were both vicitms of a falling pole in the jump off putting them into third and fourth please respectively. A classy jump off saw new rider to the series Stephanie Waite take first place with her rider Oscar, second place went to Sarah Newell and Miss Stress.
With only five clear rounds in the first round of the 90cm class, the jump off proved to be a speedy competition. Gemma Watts bounced back from her earlier elimination to take second place in the class, increasing her lead in the 90cm league as she now stands six points clear of Caroline Jefferies (Badger) & Bizzy Loffett (Pope), who won yesterday's class.
Tweleve combinations contended the 100cm class, with just four jumping clear in the first round. With no competitors jumping clear in the jump off, it was a win on four faults for Alice Rocher & Elvis, with Vicky White & Funny Business finishing in second also on four faults. Two unfortunate poles down in the jump off saw Rebecca Collier & Tullulah take 3rd place, taking home 6 series points and putting them into the lead in the current 100cm series standings! Fourth place in the 100cm went to Victoria Moore & Veuve- who had a disappointing 12 faults in the jump off.
Undefeated from their disappointing jump off in the 100cm class, Victoria Moore bounced back to have a classy round with just one down in the first round of the 110cm class. With no clears in the first round, the two four faulters took to the arena a second time in the jump off with Victoria Moore jumping clear in the jump off to win the class. Alice Rocher and Elvis rolled just one pole in the jump off for second place, with third place going to Lucy Moore & Utah- having has two down in the first round!
The next leg ofthe Show Jumping series takes place on Saturday 11th November- starting slightly earlier at 10.00am.
Full standings can be seen below!
10th October 2017
ALW Winter League Series- The Standings after Leg 1
The 24th Setpember 2017 saw the first of the 2017/18 season eventer challenges take place at Washbrook Farm with just over seventy combinations taking part in the exciting, thrilling two discipline all weather competition. The day also included a video announcement from Tom Jones (events manager at Washbrook Farm) releasing the first bits of information regarding the Aston Le Walls Winter League Series that runs for the first time this year!
The Winter League Series has been announced following two hugely successful years running The Bloxham Schools Eventer Challenge Series. Bloxham joined forces with the team at Aston Le Walls to run the schools eventer challenge competitions alongisde the open competitions that were running at Washbrook Farm in 2015, with six qualifiers and a grand final in February, the series is open to Teams and Individuals from any private or state school or college in the UK. With the first of the schools qualifiers taking place on Sunday 22nd October 2017, a league table will follow each leg as competitors pick up points along the series. Children entered in the schools series will also be included in the league tables for the ALW Winter League Series.
The brand new series at Washbrook Farm, will however not only include the eventer challenge but UA show jumping and three phase arena eventing as well! A total of fifteen league tables will be held for the ALW 2017/18 season, with five different heights accross the three arena based disciplines.
'''We are extremely excited to announce this brand new series at Aston Le Walls'' says Organiser Tom Jones ''We have worked with Bloxham School for two years now and love being host to the schools series. The new league series will hopefully inspire more people to have-a-go at the range of outdoor winter events that are now on offer to them! I would personally like to thank all those that have supported the events to date as well as the sponsors and volunteers that allow these events to happen!''
Each discipline will run a league accumulator at each level with the champion and reserve champion at each level receiving prizes including rugs, numnahs, schooling vouchers, cash and sashes at the end of the series.
With the first leg for show jumping and the eventer challenge having already taken place, please see below the league standings for each discipline at the bottom of this page!
The next legs are as follows:
Sunday 15th October 2017- UA Show Jumping Leg 2
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 2017- Eventer Challenge Leg 2
Sunday 29th October 2017- Arena Eventing Leg 1
Saturday 11th November 2017- UA Show Jumping Leg 3
Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017- Eventer Challenge Leg 3
Sunday 26th November 2017- Arena Eventing Leg 2