Bramham Horse Trials - The Suregrow Six Bar Competition

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Irish rider Richard Howley won the Suregrow Six Bar Competition for the second year in a row, this time with Carpe Diem Z. Richard also took the second spot with Verlindo, whom he came joint first place with last year.

Richard is part of Team HK horses who specialise in breeding, producing, training and competing show jumping horses. 

Holly Gillott and Quality Old Joker came joint 3rd place with David Harlend and Nux D'Mour.

The Six Bar Jumping competition sees a horse and rider jump six fences set in a straight line. Usually the fences are placed with equal distance between them and the first fence is the lowest with each subsequent fence being higher than the one before. Horses are either penalized or eliminated from the competition if they knock down a rail.

When, after each round, more than one competitor jumps clear or are tied for fewest faults, the six fences are raised in height for each subsequent round until there is a winner. if there are multiple jump-off's the final fence can be raised to well over 6 feet.

 Image thanks to K2photographic

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June 14, 2016  |   Share: