Horse & Hound - - Showjumping -

LE­ICES­TER­SHIRE rider Joe has just set up on his own at girl­friend Tia Har­ris’ base af­ter two-and-a-half years work­ing for Men­nell Watson. He net­ted an­other qual­i­fi­ca­tion for his emerg­ing string when he pi­loted Kwan­tos Van Het Meier­hof (pic­tured, right) to a quick dou­ble clear in the Blue Chip Dy­namic B&C.

The seven-year-old has only been with Joe for six weeks and has al­ready picked up a Karma ticket at Soli­hull.

“He is brave, so likes to run on a bit,” said Joe, 22. “He’s quite small — 16hh — but he has a lot of jump. He’ll prob­a­bly be aimed at Fox­hunter se­cond rounds next year.

“Work­ing for Men­nell was re­ally good for me and I learned a lot,” Joe added. “I de­cided to make the break and we have 15 horses in at the moment. We’re do­ing a bit of ev­ery­thing, pro­duc­ing and sell­ing, both horses and ponies.”

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