Fox is jumping for joy at National Amateur meet

Sophia Fox rode Ryan Again to victory. Picture (c) Fae Loudoun Photography

Sophia Fox rode Ryan Again to victory. Picture (c) Fae Loudoun Photography

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Sophia Fox from Greenfield, Bedfordshire, triumphed in the Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur second round held at Glebe Farm Equestrian Centre in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

Competitors came forward with the aim of qualifying for the 0.95m Championships which will be hosted during the Dodson & Horrell National Amateur Championships at Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool in November

Sophia, with her own 15-year-old bay gelding Ryan Again, delivered an excellent display to take the victory.

Jumping third in the jump off, the pair delivered yet another double clear, achieving this one in just 31.73 seconds. This gave them over three seconds in hand over their nearest challengers.

Josceline Startin-Taylor from Burton on Trent finished in second place on board Annabel Startin’s seven-year-old bay gelding Detroit VI. They produced their double clear in 35.09 seconds.

Sixteen-year-old Sophia enjoyed further success in this second round as she also went on to secure third place with her own nine-year-old black mare Roxborough Black Rain. A double clear in 36.75 seconds saw this combination take their podium finish.