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Royal Horse place for Eccleshall show jumper Stephanie Scott

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

By Dave McLean

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A LOCAL showjumper has won a place at the Longines Royal International Horse Show this summer.

Stephanie Scott, aged 38, from Eccleshall, on her own six-year-old grey gelding, Opis Day took a qualifying spot in the SEIB Winter Novice Championship qualifier, held at Arena UK in Grantham.

The class proved to be well contested and with just two qualifying places available for the SEIB competition, she produced a superb performance.

Competition for the desired double clear was fierce and Scott and three others managed to achieve the target

The top two places were eventually secured by the two combinations in under 40 seconds. Scott and Opis Day collected her double clear in a good time of 36.73.

Victory went to Joss Williams, aged 21, from Melton Mowbray (Leics) and his 13-year-old chestnut gelding, Cheeky Business, who claimed a double clear in a quick time of 34.58 to win by over two seconds. The Longines RIHS takes place from July 29 to August 3, at Hickstead.

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