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Charlbury resident crowned National Show Jumping Champion

Yesterday, the British Showjumping Business Partnership International Stairway League Final came to a spectacular conclusion as Clark Glasgow from Charlbury, Oxfordshire soared to victory to be crowned National Champion.

The last phase of the hotly contested Horse of the Year Show Wild Card Series took place on the Grand Ring at the NAEC, Stoneleigh. The sun was shining as 32 riders stepped forward to tackle the imposing course in a bid to claim the coveted title.

The tension was high as the competition started in reverse order from the previous combined results of the two legs, both of which were also hosted at the British Showjumping National Championships earlier this week.

The course was challenging and put both horses and riders to the test with only 5 riders managing to jump a clear round. Moving on to the jump off was Lance Whitehouse riding VIK II, Clark Glasgow riding Fleur De L'Aube, Robert Lewis riding Courtney Z, Jonathan Buxton riding High Offley Arturos Catch and Davis McPherson riding Gloria Van Zuuthoeve.

First to ride was Jonathon Buxton who produced a quick round but knocked a rail. The following rounds saw David McPherson opting to retire and Lance Whitehouse having a rail down. Only two riders managed the elusive clear round ?" Robert Bevis and Clark Glasgow.

Ultimately it was Clark who outperformed his competition with one of the most impressive rounds seen all week at the British Showjumping National Championships. Clark flew around the course in style to finish on a time of 50.98.

Mon 17 Aug 2015, 10:44 · Link

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