NORTHALLERTON rider Emma Boynton will be making her debut at the Blue Chip championships at Solihull next year after winning a jump-off in the Equiline Horseboxes Discovery qualifier at Stainsby Grange.

The 13-year-old, who is trained by Ian Brown, rode her seven-year-old ex-racehorse Mayo Minor to victory as 15 of the 43 starters took part in the jump-off over Brian Candler's excellent 11-fence course.

It was a fine performance by the teenager, who only started affiliated jumping in August.

The second ticket went to Sophia Cuthbert, from Bishopton, on Les Moorhouse's five-year old Holy Diamond, which already has double clears for British Novice and Discovery second rounds next year.

Sophia, who has been out of action with a back injury after a fall in July, will also be aiming at the Royal International and Horse of the Year working hunter qualifiers after winning at North Yorkshire County.

Third place went to James Taylor on Darraks Marco ahead of Jack McElroy with Tullyoran, while Thornaby's Clare Ramsay on Stainsby Sacrifice, Steven Pitt on Connells Destanne, Sarah Russell on Clare McCullagh's homebred four-year-old Hale Bop and event rider Joanne Little (Grantbourne Landslide) also qualified for the final.

The first six also qualified for the Solways Jefferies Discovery championship to be held at Blackdyke, Carlisle, next month.

Drew Birtwhistle had a double win with Kizzmit and Didi Voltaire, while Festival winner Angie Mills rode Gibside Sarleen to win the 1m open and Kirsty Dent took the Stainsby Novice.

Meanwhile, Emma Wright based with Robert Shields at Crook, scored a double win with Buchanans Boy at Richmond equestrian centre.

She took the British Novice and Discovery, while Donna Mewse scored a hat-trick with her great challenger DJA's Soft Touch.

Good second placings were achieved by Ruth Bowman (Mister Maxi), Katherine Leake (Lady Boss) and Joanne Little (Grantbourne Landslide)