Brits in Action: 04.07.16

4th Jul 2016


CSI5* Knokke, Belgium:

Ben Maher posted a superb clear in Sunday’s 1.60m Grand Prix to take fourth place with Boomerang, owned by Emile Martinsen after recording a time of 40 seconds in the final round whilst Germany’s Daniel Deusser topped the podium with a time of 39.32 seconds.

Joe Clee and Ludwig Criel’s Utamoro D Ecaussines posted a clear round during Friday’s 1.50m class after recording a time of 36.41 seconds in the second round, finishing just a second behind Daniel Deusser who took his second win of the competition.

Michael Whitaker took eighth place with Jayne Bean’s JB’s Hot Property in Sunday’s 1.45m class posting a time of 80.04 seconds in the final round but unfortunately the pair knocked down one pole to concede four penalty points.

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CSI5* GCT Paris, France:

In the tenth leg of the Global Champions Tour, Scott Brash went clear in the Grand Prix with Ursula XII, owned by Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham to record a top five finish. The pair were on of six combinations to progress through to the jump off where they recorded a time of 45.94 seconds. The win went to Sweden’s Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Casall ASK who stopped the clock on 38.5 seconds.

Laura Renwick  finished third in Sunday’s 1.55m class after going clear in a time of 57.49 seconds whilst John Whitaker claimed fifth place with Lord of Arabia (owned by P. Sultan Saud) in the 1.50m against the clock class after posting a time 55.41 seconds with zero penalties.

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CSI3* Arnhem, Belgium:

Jessica Mendoza and her mount Sam De Bacon, owned by Sarah Mendoza finished fourth in Sunday’s 1.55m Grand Prix after a close eight horse jump off where the pair went clear but were just edged by Michael Hendrix who topped the podium ahead of two of his fellow countrymen by just over a second.

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CDI4* Fritzens-Schindlhof, Austria:

In dressage, Hayley Watson-Greaves produced a fantastic test to finish third in Sunday’s Grand Prix. On board Rubins Nite, the pair scored a final percentage score of 70% to finish just behind Germany’s Jenny Lang-Nobbe who received a mark of 71.76%. The pair followed this up with a superb score of 72.7% to finish fifth in the Grand Prix Freestyle.

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CVI3* Rugby, Great Britain:

In vaulting, Rebecca Norval took first in the individual female senior 3* class after receiving a final score of 6.952, edging ahead of The Netherlands' Carola Sneekes who scored 6.951 and Hannah Young who placed third with 6.667. In the individual male senior 3* class, Great Britain's Ricky Davis finished third after receiving a final mark of 5.62

In the individual male junior 2* competition, Atholl Pettinger topped the leaderboard with a score of 7.022 to finish ahead of Henry Johnston-Smith, Jack Wilson, Sam Kyle and Luke Smith who were also in contention.  

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CDI stands for Concours Dressage International, essentially International Dressage Competition. Each competition is classified 1-5 stars (*), the higher the star rating, the more high profile the competition.

CSI stands for Concours de Saut International and is essentially an international showjumping competiton. Each competition is classified 1-5 stars (*), the higher the star rating, the more prestigous the show.

CVI stands for Concours Vaulting International and this is the event code given for an international vaulting competition. Each competition is classified 1-3 stars, the higher the star rating (*), the more high profile the competition.