Amy Inglis delivers in CSIO 5* Grand Prix and FEI Nations Cup
It was another outstanding performance from the CSIO 5* debutante Amy Inglis when she jumped double clear in the Grand Prix of La Baule, France to finish in 4th place on Sunday 19 May.
Only a few days previously, on Friday 17 May, Amy made her first appearance on a top-level Nations Cup team in great style when she produced the best result of the Brits by finishing on just a single time penalty across both rounds having left all fences untouched.
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Great Britain Victorious at Compiegne
Britain took the second leg of the FEI Dressage Nations Cup this weekend at Compiegne, maintaining a steady lead over two days of competition.
All four Team GBR riders gave great performances to finish within the top ten – Gareth Hughes and Classic Briolinca won the GPS on 77.17%, with Carl Hester in third with Hawtins Delicato after scoring 75.63%. Richard Davison and Bubblingh clinched the team’s victory with 6th in the GPFS, with Team GBR debutantes Charlotte Fry and Dark Legend in 8th.
Piggy French on a roll at Rockingham Castle International Horse Trials
Eventer Piggy French continued her spectacular form this season by winning three international classes at Rockingham:
- CCI-S2* Section A – winner with First Lancer and runner-up with Cooley Lancer, both owned by the Lancer Stud
- CCI-S3* Section C – winner with Brookfield Quality, owned by Alison Seinburn
- CCI-S3* Section D – winner with Calling Card, owned by Jayne McGivern
A win for Jennifer Saunders’ Cooley Monsoon in the Advanced Intermediate, finishing on his 25.2 dressage score, has set the pair up nicely for Team GBR’s home leg of the FEI Nations Cup team at Houghton next week. Piggy also scored another win with Trevor Dickens’ Graf Cavalier in the Open Intermediate, staying on their 28.6 dressage score.
Fellow Nations Cup team member, Bubby Upton, won the Under-21 Open Intermediate class riding Peter Hollingsworth and Charlotte Bathe’s Mexican Wave, a horse Bubby took the ride on last summer. The pair upgraded to intermediate on their last run of 2017, and finished in the runner up spot at Belton Park’s U21 class last month.
Young showjumpers triumph at Lamprechtshausen in Austria
There were several stand-out performances at Lamprechtshausen in Austria. It was an outstanding win by Leicestershire-based Tabitha Kyle, aged 11, in the Children’s Grand Prix on the nine year-old Grennanstown Sarco Lux Hill, owned by Holly Smith. Fourteen-year-old Megan Li from Chalfont St Giles took second place in the Pony Grand Prix after riding a double clear with her father Alex Li’s 16-year-old bay gelding Harry.
Jersey-based Taisie de Gruchy, aged 21 years, finished 3rd in the Austrian Young Rider Grand Prix riding the 12-year-old dark bay gelding Winner of Picobello Z, owned by Lauren de Gruchy. They were one of only three first round clears across the 1.45m course from a field of over thirty starters.
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