October 08, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Jemma is six-time Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry of the Year Champion in thrilling final

It had been a closely fought battle between Jemma Millman and Alison Tucker throughout the week at Horse of the Year Show (HOYS) in the Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry of the Year Championship.

Less than a second separated the two in the end, as six-time winner and reigning Champion Jemma Millman with her Large pair of ponies Piglet & Eeyore raced their way into the ribbons on 47.39 seconds defending their title.

Alison finished on 47.88 seconds with her Large pair Chip n Dale. In third was Jemma again, this time with her Small pair, Tigger & Owl on 51.31 seconds.

Celebrating what has been “an epic show” for Jemma, she said: “I knew Alison would be quick behind me. We tried to leave a little fuel in the tank yesterday.”

She continued: “They were amazing; they ran their little hearts out and did everything I asked of them.”

Preparation for HOYS had not been plain sailing for Jemma and the 17 and 18-year-old full brother and sister, making the win even sweeter.

“It was still undecided recently if Eeyore would be coming to HOYS,” said Jemma. “He was diagnosed with laminitis in March and we then found out it was Cushings so we’ve been trying to get him back to fitness. My sister has been an amazing help, as has the support of our farrier and vet.”

“It was unbelievable to come third with Tigger & Owl too,” Jemma concluded.


Image credit ES Photography


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