We previously shared our preview of Scope Festival 2014, but here is our round-up. The Alexander’s Horse Boxes British Show Jumping Scope Festival took place during the last week of August. Being one of the most prestigious events on the equestrian calendar everyone in equestrian circles greatly looks forward to this week. Graham Heath Equestrian attended as Equestrian Structure Specialists & Sponsors, but also their very own 9-year-old Madison Heath was a competitor qualifying for Olympia & Horse Of The Year Show.
The Scope event incorporates many of the National Championship Finals. Qualifiers take place around the UK throughout the year catering to the smallest of riders, who battle it out for the Tiny Tots Championship, in which Maddie Heath was placed second on Rahanane Lady.
In 2009 Nick Skelton on Big Star won the National 6 year old Championship and went on to Olympic stardom at the 2012 Olympic games. The following year we saw Bruce Menzies on Sultan V take the National Championship title, Sultan V went on to compete at the 2012 Olympics as part of the Saudi Arabian team. SCOPE is the ideal platform for the showjumping stars of tomorrow and at Graham Heath Equestrian we believe it is essential to support young riders.
Maddie Heath also qualified for Olympia on Dooneen Abby coming third in the 128 National Final, first in the qualifier for the 128 Horse Of The Year on Red Alert lll, fifth in the 128 Stepping Stones Final on Rahanane Lady, fourth in the 128 Graham Heath Construction Primary Qualifier on Red Alert lll and seventh on Abbey, followed by a win for Maddie on Rahanane Lady in the second phase of the class.
Well done Madison!