SWINDON’S Tahnia Jordan-Jones moved a step closer to competing in the prestigious Charles Britton Equestrian Construction Winter JA Classic Championship with a fine victory in Scotland last weekend.

The 14-year-old finished top of the pile in a qualifier at the Morris Equestrian Centre in Fenwick, near Kilmarnock, as she boosted her chances of competing in the Championship, which will be held as part of the British Masters International Horse Show at South View Equestrian Centre in Cheshire between June 30 and July 2.

Across a field of 23 hopefuls, every rider was vying for a qualification spot and Jordan-Jones produced an unbeatable performance with a hat-trick of clears.

Riding Tania Andrews’ 12-year-old dark bay gelding AKM Beech Comber, she was one of seven riders to make it through to the first jump off, with only two other combinations matching her score.

Posting another clear in a lightning time of 40.73 seconds, Jordan-Jones and AKM Beech Comber clinched a clear victory.

Nicole Lockhead Anderson, from Banchory, Aberdeenshire, took second place after producing two clear rounds before elimination in the final jump off on Cappagh Supreme, with 15 year-old Fraser Reed from Fife, third on board Kilcloghan DG Clover.