Pony European Championships
The British showjumping team Amy Inglis, Jessica Mendoza, Millie Allen and Alex Chitty proved their worth once again by securing Team Gold this weekend. The team included The Brits finished on a total of 8 penalties after two rounds of jumping, the team of four riders all aged 16 years and under finished two jumps ahead of France and Switzerland, both of whom were relegated to Silver and Bronze position respectively on a final score of 16 penalties each. It was 14 year-old Millie Allen with her father’s Song Girl who took top spot on the Podium, achieving individual Gold; with Bronze going to 15 year-old Alex Chitty and his own Amilie JR Z.
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The eventing team secured Team and Individual Silver this weekend, with the team comprising of Louisa Nesbitt, Janou Bleekman, Madeline Taylor and Charlotte Bacon. The Brits produced two clean sheets on the final day, but the withdrawal of Charlotte Bacon’s Three Wells Breeze - team bronze and individual silver medallists in 2011 - meant that Madeleine Taylor’s 76.0 point score with Bandalera had to be taken into account. In the final analysis the Irish completed with a handsome winning margin of 25.9 over their British counterparts while The Netherlands took bronze despite the elimination of Levi Driessen and Knockout.
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The dressage team finished in a close 4th place behind the Danish team by just 1.5%. The team included Erin Williams, Maisie Scruton, Phoebe Peters, and Harriette Williams. 12 year old Phoebe led the team with 70.923% at her championship debut, riding her own SL Lucci. Both Phoebe and Erin qualified for the freestyle on Sunday, with Erin finishing in 7th place with a brilliant score of 74.9%, riding her own Dynasty. Overall, the German team dominated, winning team Gold, with the Netherlands following closely in Silver position.
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Trailing at the bottom of the league table after a last-place finish in Falsterbo, Sweden, Ireland finished with just 4 penalties for a definitive victory at Hickstead, the 7th leg of the FEI Nations Cup 2012 series. France completed with 8 penalties, while Germany slotted into third with 12 penalties. Great Britain finished in 4th place on a total of 20 penalties, the team included William Funnell, Peter Charles, Tina Fletcher and John Whitaker. Great Britain now move into 3rd place on the league table and currently sit behind Germany and France by a respective 15 and 5 penalties. For more on the Nations Cup, click here
Nine riders made it through to the CSIO 5* Grand Prix jump-off, out of 47 starters, with young British talents Joe Clayton and Louise Pavitt amid the nine. But it was Henrik-Jan Schuttert and Cerona H S, who took the win ahead of former Olympic Champion Ludger Beerbaum whose time was fractionally slower and the German had to settle for second.
22-year-old Joe Clayton won the Royal International Accumulator on Antello Z, with a fantastic ride taking tight lines to clock a quick time of 44.57sec
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Great Britain’s Nick Skelton continued his preparations for London 2012 with a strong performance at the Global Champions Tour grand prix in Chantilly, France, finished fifth on Carlo. Skelton will be part of the British showjumping team at Greenwich Park riding Big Star, alongside Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles.
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