Weekend Round-up: 13th September
EUROPEAN EVENTING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR JUNIORS AND YOUNG RIDERS, JARDY, FRANCE
Britain’s team of Young Riders won silver following a tense afternoon of showjumping during the culmination of their European Championships. The team included Camilla Dumas, David Doel, Tom Jackson and Holly Woodhead who was also best of the Brits in sixth place with DHI Lupison. The host nation France took a triumphant team gold whilst the Irish team added team bronze to their Junior medal success.
In the Junior competition, first-timer Will Furlong and Pioneer Silvie jumped double clear to take the individual bronze medal for Great Britain. The team comprising of Will, Genevieve Gloag, Sophie Beaty and Emily King were seventh whilst Ireland took gold, the host nation France secured the silver honours, and Switzerland won bronze.
BLENHEIM CCI3*/CIC3*, GREAT BRITAIN
William Fox-Pitt won the prestigious 8/9-year-old Young Horse Championship CIC3*at the Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials for the second time on Sunday (15th September). William rode Fernhill Pimms in purposeful style and finished on a score of 33.5 following a double clear, whilst New Zealand’s Christopher Burton and Graf Liberty settled for second place.
Aoife Clark became the first Irish winner of the CCI3* following a double clear riding Fenyas Elegance, with Frenchman Jean Teulere (Matelot du Val) in second, and America’s Clark Montgomery (Loughan Glen) came third. Gemma Tattersall finished fourth and was the best British rider riding Arctic Soul; they were unlucky to knock one pole in the showjumping to finish on a score of 52.5.
EUROPEAN REINING CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR JUNIORS AND YOUNG RIDERS, MANERBIO, ITALY
Great Britain’s junior team comprising of Tabitha Sternberg-Allen, Isobel Le Pla and Fiona Howard secured bronze at this weekend’s European Championships. Despite huge pressure the girls put in solid runs and finished on a total score of 699.5, whilst Italy took gold with a score of 217.5, and The Netherlands claimed silver (617.5).
LAUSANNE CSI5*, SWITZERLAND
Scott Brash and Bon Ami kicked off the Global Champions Tour in Lausanne with a win in the 1.50m competition on Thursday (12th September). The combination had a swift clear round in a time of 61.66 seconds, leaving a two second margin between themselves and second placed Belgium rider Daniel Deusser and Mouse.