Are you aiming for the top too? Show Jumping legend Michael Whitaker Takes Double Victory in Hong Kong.
Pony Club Hero John Whitaker’s Double scoop at the Hong Kong Masers last weekend has to be so inspiring for every show jumper but when you have such a long and remarkably successful career you begin to have a fan club base and many of them are in The Pony Club. For so many who take part in grass roots competitions every weekend (rain or shine) its wins like these that make children want to do well. After all every show jumper started off exactly where they are now, didn’t they?
I have to say that if you make it to the top the rewards are certainly enormous with prize pots standing at $700,000 in the Langines Grand Prix alone. But its not just about he money for these top riders its about their fantastic horses. After his winning round in the jump off in 42.54 seconds Whitaker said as he gave the credit to his horse. “I think Argento likes Hong Kong. He is certainly in really good form.” “He jumped three days and he did not touch a fence,” We all dram about owning a horse that is as good as that….one day.
However, we all have to start somewhere and Horse Scout has a couple of great little jumping ponies on its list for the right aspiring show jumper.
Norbet (brilliant name by the way!) a 14.2 Irish Sports bred pony with over £300 winnings (registered grade 3) is near Blandford Forum, at £26,000 has the potential to be a “big track pony” with the right rider. Norbet will always try his hardest. He will go off any stride. He is very scopey and loves his job. A Serious contender for Newcomers / Foxhunter 2nd rounds and Winter JC for 2015 with scope to go on to jump JA & EuropeansFantastic opportunity to acquire such a lovely pony as rider moving onto horses Extremely fast against the clock and very careful Winnings of £794 and 383 points Norbet has the heart of a lion – he is brave and bold and totally honestGreat to shoe, clip, load etc…Please note: Norbet can be sharp so 5* professional home needed Will be available after EHPI. So serious enquiries only
Another talented contender might be Robe Duster – whose record speaks for itself Actual winnings are £4050, Points 2336 Qualified HOYS Foxhunter final 2011 and 2012 Qualified HOYS Pony Show Jumper final 2014 2nd in the RIHS Winter JC championship 2012. He has been in the same home for 41.2 years and they are looking for a competitive 5* home. With a pony this good you can understand that they only want serious enquires only, please no time wasters.