Bicton Arena’s July showjumping show (7 – 16 July 2022) was a showjumping extravaganza seeing over 1,000 horses compete during the two weeks and over 1,400 rounds in the main arena.
“We had a fantastic entry for our July show and despite the warm conditions the horses and riders coped well with the extra provisions put in place by our fantastic show team here at Bicton. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to the team who once again pulled out all the stops to make the show the perfect setting for both amateur and professional riders,” commented Bicton Arena Manager, Andrew Fell.
Angie Thompson, had a fantastic show with several wins including the Kitchen at Combe 1.40m Grand Prix and the Naked Horse Senior 1.45m Grand Prix, “We had a super tour with all of them, we got a couple of HOYS tickets and Grand Prix winners. I love Bicton Arena, it’s a tradition for us and we have been going for years since I was on ponies in fact! The ground was superb, I follow the county shows so being able to jump on such a perfect grass arena is brilliant. Having grass and surface arenas means there are always options if the weather changes – it caters for everything, and the show can carry on!”
Ashley Pulleyn, the joint winner of the Naked Horse Six Bar Challenge said, “Bicton is always a great show, everyone travels from afar to jump on an arena like that. Winning there always makes it that much better. We will be back at the end of the season, it’s just such a fun show. The whole team at Bicton Arena are a delight.”
“I had a really successful show and was in the money at least 40 times! The prize money was always great too and the show has a perfect spread of classes from 80cms to 1.50m for all horses,” added John Crippen who brought 19 horses to the show with his wife.
Local rider Chris Burton who has recently made the change from his illustrious five star winning eventing career solely to the showjumping arena, won the Chedington Equestrian Area Trial on the chestnut stallion Dantino B.
Full results from the show can be found on Equipe. We look forward to welcoming you to our next British Showjumping show in September.
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