Sussex Showjumper Alex Bishop wins the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round at Rectory Farm

Alex Bishop winning BN 2nd Round

Alex Bishop winning BN 2nd Round

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23 year-old Alex Bishop from Lewes, East Sussex with Alison Marshall’s 7 year-old bay gelding, Nightwatch V won the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Second Round that continued this weekend at Rectory Farm in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The second round was held on Sunday 25th May 2014 and fifty-seven combinations battled it out with the aim of getting to the Championship Final.

All of the combinations were competing with producing a treble clear in mind so as to qualify for the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final, which will be held at the Alexanders Horseboxes British Showjumping Scope Festival.

Twelve combinations went on to contest the final jump off in which seven combinations produced the desired and all-important treble clear.

The quickest treble clear of the class was produced by. The combination were sixth to go in the jump off and they took the win after posting their treble clear in 35.85 seconds.

Commenting on his win, Alex said “It was quite a competitive jump off and I am really pleased with Nightwatch’s performance, he jumped really well. I would like to say thank you to his owner Alison for giving me the opportunity to ride him.”

Mark Townshend (25) from Studley, Warwickshire took second place on his own 5 year-old bay gelding Enrico VI. This combination secured their treble clear in a time of 39.37 seconds.

Third place was awarded to 21 year-old Rebecca Hanlon from Kidderminster, Worcestershire and she was on board her own 6 year-old grey mare Calcourt Luxurious. They clocked up their third clear in 46.04 seconds.

A further four riders also achieved their third clear and therefore a total of seven combinations will now go forward to the KBIS Insurance Senior British Novice Championship Final.