Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship

October 10, 2017



Nicole Pavitt continued her domination of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship with a polished performance at the Horse of the Year Show. Nicole who qualified 3 horses had two competing in the final but it was with her mount HC Cornet that she took the title.

Just two combinations jumped clear in the first round from a total of 22 starters to progress through to the jump-off. First to go was Nicole on her mother Sandra Pavitt’s HC Cornet. They produced a clear round in 48.51 seconds. The final competitor into the ring was Adam Botham with his own Jerome Du Luot. Adam although over 1 second quicker knocked the very last fence in a time of 47.19 seconds to take second place.

The 22 finalists stemmed from 37,264 competitors in round 1 of the qualifiers. These were whittled down to just 841 competitors in round 2 with 24 qualifying for the final at The Horse of the Year Show.

  1. HC Cornet – Nicole Pavitt 0/0 48.51
  2. Jerome Du Luot – Adam Botham 0/4 47.19
  3. Montreuxs Tale – Mark Edwards 4/- 68.94
  4. Gizmo – Stephen Lohoar 4/- 69.56
  5. Katie I – Simon Buckley 4/- 69.96
  6. Figaro VII – Bryony Ward 4/- 70.37