CCI4* Pau, France:
Four British riders finished in the top ten after an exciting weekend including Nicola Wilson with two of her rides. Nicola was the highest placed British rider with One Two Many, owned by Gerry and Mary Kemp and Janice Shewan, as they took fourth place after finishing with 54.4 penalties following strong showings across the weekend. Alexander Bragg finished just behind the 2015 silver medallist, to secure fifth with Zagreb, owned by Sally Ellicot after a clear jumping phase saw them up the leaderboard whilst Nicola’s second ride, Annie Clover placed eighth after also jumping clear. Kristina Cook slipped into ninth after scoring 56.3 penalties across the three days with Billy the Red, owned by Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson.
Oasby Horse Trials, Great Britain:
Izzy Taylor finished top of the leaderboard out at Oasby Horse Trials after a fantastic performance with DHI Jet Set, after accumulating a final total of 30.8 penalty points, with 4.8 points separating the par from second placed Ella Hitchman and Wills Rebel. Izzy also claimed third place with Jocelyn Riley’s Direct Cassino, after the pair went clear in the final jumping phase to finish on 38.2 penalty points.
CSI5* Oslo, Norway:
Laura Renwick put in a brilliant performance in Oslo over the weekend going clear with Nancy Pinchen’s Bandito in the 1.40m class against the clock as they recorded a time of 65.13 seconds to take sixth place. Tim Wilks also went clear with Cherry Ann, owned by Nini Bjerke, stopping the clock in 66.55 seconds to finish inside the top ten as the win went to France’s Mathieu Billot and Saphir des Chayottes, topping the leader board with a time of 60.64 seconds.
In the 1.45m class, Laura enjoyed another clear round with Con Chilli, also owned by Nancy Pinchen as the pair finished in 55.32 seconds, taking eighth place as France’s Julien Epaillard and Sheriff de la Nutria Lm claimed top spot with a time a time of 51.76 seconds.
CSI3* Vilamoura, Portugal:
It was another successful weekend for Jessica Mendoza on the Vilamoura Champions Tour as she claimed victory in the Ladies Cup. On board Ramiro de Belle Vue, owned by Sarah Mendoza the pair were one of three combinations from the class of 23 to record double clears, to take the crown with a time of 35.03 seconds. This result came just a couple of days after the World Class Podium Potential rider finished third with Wan Architect, owned by J Hammond and Sarah Mendoza.
In Satuday’s 1.40m class, Ben Maher finished with a fantastic double clear aboard Jule van den Tinnenpot, owned by Poden Farms. They stopped the clock in 38.60 seconds in the final round and were just edged into third by Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Picolo who took the win in 37.43 seconds.
CCI stands for Concours Complet International and is an International three day event with the phases taking place in the order of dressage, cross country and showjumping. CIC stands for Concours International Combine and is an international one date event with dressage the first phase and either showjumping or cross country may be the final of the three phases. Competitions are given a star rating (*) in terms of difficulty; the higher the star, the higher the level of training and skill required
CSI stands for Concours de Saut International and is essentially an international showjumping competiton and as with dressage, the higher the star rating (*), the more prestigous the show.