Brits in Action: 08.03.2015

9th Mar 2015


Carl Hester and his own and Miss Jane De La Mare’s Nip Tuck win the CHI Al Shaqab Grand Prix in Doha with an impressive score of 72.600%.



Top marks for Great Britain in the para-equestrian dressage competition as Lee Pearson with Mr and Mrs Pearson, Gillian Chinn and his own bay gelding Zion took the triple in grade Ib - with a win in the Team, Individual Championship and Freestyle tests. Fellow World Equestrian Games 2014 team gold medallist Natasha Baker took home second place in the grade II Team and Individual Championship test and third in the Freestyle on her own, Mr & Mrs Baker, Mrs Alder and Christian Landolt’s Cabral.




World Champion Joanne Eccles claimed first place in the Individual Female Vaulting Competition along with second place in the Pas de Deux with younger sister Hannah.

British showjumper Laura Renwick enjoyed a good win in the CSI5*Speed & Handiness class riding David Roger’s grey gelding Rembrandt Blue.

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Ben Maher produced a superb round in the jump-off to win the $372,000 FEI World Cup CSI5* Grand Prix class. Riding Diva II, owned by Tatiana Korsakova, the talented combination took the win by just 0.274 seconds ahead of Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum.

Alongside his Grand Prix win, Ben also recorded a fourth placing with Valinski S (owned by Wyndmont) in the $85,000 Suncast 1.50m Jumper Classic and a third place with Diablo VII (owned by Ben and Vivien Thompson) in the Derby Gold Pine Shavings 1.35m.

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UK Sport World Class Development Programme rider Jessica Mendoza secured a second placing out at the 3* show in the 1.50m Table A class with Spirit T, owned by John Roberts and Sarah Mendoza, to finish just behind Germany’s Lars Nieberg.

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British riders posted a number of impressive placings across the Gold, Silver and Bronze tours in Oliva, Spain. Joe Davison took fifth spot in Sunday’s Grand Prix after posting a clear in the jump-off, with Alice Watson finishing sixth. Laura Robinson and Abigail Newbery also recorded some good results over the course of the event.

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The third week of the tour saw a British top three in the 1.40m Big Tour Table A competition on Sunday, with Nicole Pavitt taking the win on Victor Blue ahead of Harriet Nuttall and Sammie Jo Coffin. Nicole had posted a third placing in the 1.40m Big Tour Table A earlier in the week with Tia Semilly, whilst Philip Spivey took fifth in the 1.45m Big Tour Table A on Thursday.

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Peter Charles aboard Stapleton Mist (owned by John Roberts and Olga White) secured a third placing in the Land Rover Grand Prix out in Spain over the weekend after posting a quick time in a twelve strong jump-off whilst fellow Brit Robert Smith took fourth with his own Bavi; the win went to the hosts Santiago Nunez Riva.

James Smith took a win with his own and Danielle Greer’s Tyson Uno in the Big Tour on Friday, whilst Lara Whiteway posted three wins in the Small Tour over the weekend with Bellagio II (owned by Sharon Whiteway and rider).

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Guy Williams took the win with Casper de Muze in the 1.45m Grand Prix Tour C class on Sunday, whilst UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Development Programme rider George Whitaker secured a win in the 1.35m Grand Prix A2 Tour aboard Willetton.

Great Britain's Yazmin Pinchen and Holly Gillott took to the arena on Sunday for the CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix. With fifty-four combinations coming forward to contest the class, only five headed through to a jump-off after producing clear rounds, with Switzerland's Janika Sprunger taking the top honours just ahead of Yazmin (Van de Vivaldi), with third place going to Holly (Dougie Douglas).  

With a number of British riders in action out on the Spanish shores, there were a number of top results posted across the board from a number of Brits including Ellen Whitaker, Tim Page and Thomas Gillespie.

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