Mount Mascal Stables
Horsemanship for all
June/July Jump @ Mount Mascal Stables
Friday 8th June saw the first part of the Mount Mascal’s June/July Jump event, a new event to our
2018 competition calendar and fortunately we were blessed with beautiful weather. The relaxed
atmosphere was enhanced by the alfresco Grub Shack, keeping everyone’s hunger and thirst at bay!
The first class started at 5pm - Nursery Stakes, aimed at true beginners while entries were fairly
quiet on the up side the lack of audience wasn’t a problem to our nervous competitors! It was a win
for Gianna Du’bell on her lovely dun mare Molly closely followed by Alice Huille and Charlie for 2nd
place. Class two – Starterstakes, things were now starting to get busy and the field was beginning to come
alive with competitors and spectators. Lennon Healey posted at quick time early on in the class and
no one was able to catch him on his exuberant Boston White Soxs.
Class three – Minimus was our busiest class of the night attracting a field of 25 competitors. The two
phase competition in the grass arena gave riders lots of options with lines and turns. Megan Blake
used this to her advantage, opting for tight lines at a slower pace, clinching victory with her chestnut
Tom.The Pairs (class four) is always a great fun to watch and a good number of participants didn’t
disappoint. The key is always the whip change half way around the course. It wasn’t particularly easy
this time, being between fences 7&8 which happened to be a dog leg. However Mother and
Daughter combination Alexa Rule and Cassie Gilman’s exchange was seamless, for a well-deserved
The final class of the evening was the Novice. The warm summer evening meant that there were still
plenty of entries. The 14 fence course required concentration all the way round and was eventually
won by the super consistent combination of Milly Hooten and Whats It All About Alfie.
Overall a lovely little local show. Thank you to our competitors and spectators for getting involved
and especially well done to the placed riders and the Sunshine Tour qualifiers!
The next show will be on Friday July 13 th from 5pm – see you there!