West Lothian’s David Harland jumps to victory in KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round
Well known Scottish rider and trainer David Harland takes victory
Having celebrated the birth of a daughter last month the sleepless nights don’t seem to have slowed down popular rider and trainer David Harland who picked up a victory last weekend in the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Rounds at Alnwick Ford Equestrian in Northumberland against a thirty strong starting field.
Competitors gathered to battle it out for a place in the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final which is to be held at The British Showjumping National Championships in August. All starters were aiming to achieve a sought after treble clear as this would secure their qualification place.
Above: David riding Elizabeth Smith’s Sarata 3
Following the nail-biting first two rounds, just seven combinations were left to contest for their treble clear in the final jump off. As the second rider out on the newly shortened course, David who is based at Kirknewton, West Lothian stepped it up a gear on board Elizabeth Smith’s 5 year-old chestnut gelding, Sarata 3 to deliver the only treble clear of the class in a lightning fast time of 30.46 seconds.
Mounting a strong challenge, Abby Davison from Seaton Burn, Newcastle Upon Tyne riding her own 8 year-old bay mare, Eifona slipped into second place. This pair crossed the finish line in 32.54 seconds with four faults.
Results from Alnwick Ford Equestrian – Saturday 6th May 2017
KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round
1st David Harland & Sarata 3 – 0/0/0 – 30.46 seconds
2nd Abby Davison & Eifona – 0/0/4 – 32.54 seconds