Brits in Action: 18/10/2015

19th Oct 2015

FEI World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses, France

A superb performance from start to finish saw 2015 European Championship British squad member Laura Collett claim the 7 year old title in the World Breeding Eventing Championships for Young Horses this weekend in France. Riding her own, Keith Scott and Nick How’s talented bay gelding Mr Bass, following faultless jumping rounds in both the cross country and showjumping phases Laura added nothing to her 45.2 penalty dressage score to take a 1.3 penalty lead over France’s Thomas Carlile and Upsilon.

Best of the British riders at the 2015 European Championships Kitty King once again took the title of best of British in the six year old Championship finishing in seventh place on Diana Bown, Sally Lloyd Baker, Sally Eyre and Samantha Wilson’s Vendredi Biats, with the win going to Michael Jung and Fischerincantas.

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Dodson & Horrell and the World Class Programme Under 23 Championship qualifier, Aintree Equestrian Centre

Graham Gillespie took the maximum points on offer at this weekend’s Under 23 Championship qualifier with Laura Kraut’s Reve De Bacon. Fifty four starters lined up to take on the David Cole built course with just five combinations doing the double and producing a clear rounds in both the first round and jump-off phase of competition.

Graham’s time of 41.87 seconds was fought to the wire with just 0.12 seconds separating him and second placed Harry Charles and Mr John Roberts and Mrs Olga White’s Stapleton Mist. The top six competitors all receive training vouchers with points going down to tenth place for qualification for the final this December at Olympia, The London International Horse Show.

Top six receiving training vouchers:

  1. Graham Gillespie              Reve De Bacon
  2. Harry Charles                     Stapleton Mist
  3. Millie Allen*                       Balou Star         
  4. Rebecca Marsh                 Nelson Z             
  5. Emma O’Dwyer*              Echo de Laubry 
  6. Pippa Allen*                       Hope Springs    

*Part of the UK Sport World Class Podium Potential Programme

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CSI5* World Cup, Oslo, Norway

UK Sport World Class Podium Potential rider Jessica Mendoza enjoyed a host of impressive results at this weekend’s Longines World Cup Jumping competition in Oslo. Part of the quartet that secured Great Britain a team place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the European Jumping Championships, Jessica’s top form continued as she took third place in the hotly contested Grand Prix on her mother’s (Sarah Mendoza) 14 year old mare Spirit T. A clear round in a time of 41.53 seconds left the combination 2.32 seconds behind the winner France’s Patrice Delaveau and Carinjo HDC.

Another top three placing for Jessica came in the 1.40m class with the bay stallion Ramiro de Belle Vue, also owned by Sarah Mendoza, with a clear round in a time of 25.36 seconds just 1.21 seconds off Martin Fuchs of Switzerland in first.

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Vilamoura Champions Tour, Portugal

Great Britain dominated across several classes at the CSI3* show this weekend in Portugal. Laura Renwick and Nick Benterman made it a British 1-2 in the 1.40m Against the Clock class with Laura and Mr David Rogers’ Rembrandt Blue putting over five seconds between them and second placed Nick and Mandy Hall’s Adico.

There was more success for Laura in the Ladies Trophy class with a second place finish on Mr John Renwick and Mrs Marian Renwick’s Beluga, a double clear jumping round in a time of 32.68 seconds left the pair less than one second behind Britain’s Kayleigh Watts and Winde.

The 1.40m Against the Clock class was a British whitewash with GBR claiming the top four places. Tim Gredley and Unex Clintan MB took the top spot with Jude Burgess taking second and third place with Harriet Nuttall sitting in fourth.

There were further high placings for Great Britain throughout the show, for a full list of results click here