CDI3* Deauville, France:
It was a fantastic weekend for Laura Tomlinson as she took wins in the Grand Prix (GP) and the Grand Prix Special (GPS) with Rosalie B owned by Dr Wilfred and Ursula Bechtolscheimer. In Friday’s GP the pair produced 71.360% and were the only pair to finish over 70% in the class. The pair carried this form into Sunday’s Special and edged the win with 70.549%, finishing ahead of France’s Bertrand Liegard and Star Wars who scored 70.314%.
CSIO5* - Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Dublin, Ireland:
Great Britain’s showjumpers claimed a top five finish in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup after scoring 16 penalty points to finish joint fifth with The Netherlands. Robert Bevis on his mount, Courtney Z produced a double clear whilst Ben Maher and Sarena, owned by Jane Forbes Clark went clear in the second round on their Nations Cup debut to push the team, which also featured Laura Renwick (Hellodor Hybris, owned by Colin Bates) and Robert Smith (Bavi), up to fifth. Italy claimed the win, finishing just ahead of the hosts, Ireland after a thrilling jump-off.
In the Wylie Perpetual Trophy, Robert Bevis produced another double clear with Bavi to take fifth place in Saturday’s Table A class. The pair produced a time of 38.72 seconds in the jump off; the win went to Italy’s Lorenzo De Luca.
In Sunday’s Speed Championship, Laura Renwick and MHS Washington, owned by Mr J Renwick went clear and stopped the clock in 76.18 seconds to record a seventh place finish.
CSI3* Knokke, Belgium:
Nick Skelton jumped clear in Friday night’s 1.50m class with his Olympic mount Big Star, owned by Beverley Widdowson to finish inside the top ten. The pair went round in 78.48 seconds to claim ninth place with the win going to France’s Simon Delestre.
Charlotte Platt finished on the podium in the 1.45m accumulator with her horse Jenson 55 after a closely fought contest with just over second separating the top three. Charlotte finished on 53.63 seconds whilst the win went to Belgium’s, Francois Jr Mathy who finished on 52.25 seconds.
Emma Stoker finished fifth in Sunday’s 1.50m class with Townend Tallulah, owned by Robert Young after going clear in the first round and conceding just four penalty points in the second, finishing with a time of 51.04 seconds.
CSI3* Vichy, France:
Guy Williams claimed sixth place with his horse Santa Cruz on Saturday in the 1.40m class after jumping clear in the first round of the 24 strong class.
Aston Le Walls, Great Britain:
Izzy Taylor was in action at Aston Le Walls and claimed second and third places in the Advanced Class. Izzy took second place with Be Touchable, owned by Sophie Dodds after scoring 29.6 penalties and claimed third on board KBIS Briarlands Matilda, owned by Guy Avis with a score of 35.7 penalties. Australia’s Andrew Hoy finished top of the leaderboard with 27.3 penalties aboard Cheeky Calimbo.
In the Section A Novice class, Laura Collett claimed fourth place with London 52 after finishing on a total of 33.4 penalties and Jodie Amos finished eighth with Family Affair II with 35.4 penalties; the win went to Adam Harvey and Picasso V who finished on a total of 24.5 penalties.
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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.