HOYS An Exceptional Win for Georgia Tame

At just 20 years of age, Georgia Tame has proved that the future of British Showjumping is in great hands during Friday afternoon's NAEC Stoneleight Stakes at Horse of the Year Show.

An exceptional win for Georgia Tame in the NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes

At just 20 years of age, Georgia Tame has proved that the future of British Showjumping is in great hands during Friday afternoon’s NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes at Horse of the Year Show.

Georgia rose to the challenge amongst tough competition to win the £10,000 prize from the Andrews Bowen Ltd International Arena. Riding the feisty little bay mare, Quintella, Georgia was last but one to go in the class of 25 strong riders.

This year’s National Champion, Harriet Nuttall, held her lead as first to go, riding Night of Glory. It wasn’t until Anthony Condon came into the arena riding Zira VH Kapelhof Z, with just three left to go, that she got pushed off the top spot in his lightning round of 47.15 seconds. Not to be discouraged, Georgia meant business as she set off in full force. With some tight turns at a fast pace, the audience held their breath as she flew down the double to the penultimate obstacle and then cleared the last fence to finish on 45.16 seconds. An incredible winning round from this exceptional young talent who is based in West Sussex with Shane Breen.

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Only her second time ever riding at Horse of the Year Show, Georgia commented on her win:

There were a lot of fast rounds and I knew Anthony would go well. I just had to trust her [Quintella] and try the best I could. She’s a speed machine and she is so careful; she rarely has one down and if she does then it is generally my fault. It’s a dream to win here at Horse of the Year Show. I’ve only been riding her a few months, I dropped her down to a 1.30m class last week to get her ready for coming here. I’d really like to win the Speed Horse of the Year class with her on Sunday, so we’ll see!”

FEATURE IMAGE: NAEC Stoneleigh Stakes, Georgia Tame riding Quintella © 1st Class Images

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