Smaller show jumping class a hit with kids
By Justine Thompson
19 October 2009 13:58
Young show jumpers and their parents have given the thumbs up for the new 65cm Trailblazers classes.
With categories for 12 years and under, plus 16 years and under, the smaller height classes are the latest addition to Trailblazers’ national show jumping series sponsored by South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB).
Sisters Corinne, aged 11, and Morag Molyneux, 9, were among the first to take up the 65cm challenge during the recent Trailblazers show at Osbaldeston, Lancashire.
Corinne rode Boing to win the 65cm class, while Morag put up a good performance on her novice pony, Cuillan.
“The ponies are all-rounders rather than show jumpers,” said the girls’ mum Liz Molyneux. “Boing is just 12hh and Cuillan is only a four year old, so jumping 65cm was perfect for them to build confidence.
“Having two 65cm classes to jump in, over two different courses, meant we had a good day out. Trailblazers is so friendly and you know you’ll get a well-built track to jump.”