October 07, 2015 at 9:05 PM

Anna_Edwards_and_Darling.jpgWest Country rider Anna Edwards produced a stylish performance to win the Connolly's RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship on day one at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham.


Edwards, from Clevedon in North Somerset, is no stranger to success on the British Showjumping circuit, with her career portfolio including victory in Hickstead's prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Cup class.


A high-class producer of young horses, Edwards delivered the goods on the seven-year-old black mare Darling as she claimed a comprehensive triumph.


Their jump-off time of 36.04 seconds secured victory by more than five seconds from Phillip Miller and Roulette H, while Annabel Shields (ABC Quantum Cruise) was third and Jessica Botham (Danny V) fourth.


Edwards and Miller were the only two riders to go clear in both rounds.


Audio link to Anna Edwards winner of the Connolly’s RED MILLS Senior Newcomers Championship 

Photo credit: E.S. Photography



Featuring the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2015 is packed with excitement. The popular and exciting Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride will headline the displays and Team GB Vaulters will impress the audience with their awe-inspiring acrobatic routine.  Friday October 9th is the day of choice for dressage fans, with the Stephen Clarke Dressage Masterclass and the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled. The 2015 Show will come to spectacular close during the Sunday Evening Gala Performance, which will include entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent sensations The HoneyBuns. Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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