CSI5* Stuttgart, Germany:
John Whitaker claimed a fantastic win out in Stuttgart on board his mount, Argento after going clear in Thursday’s 1.45m class. The pair cleared the final fence in 58.52 seconds to finish ahead of Germany’s Felix Haßmann and his ride, SL Brazonado. John also qualified for Saturday’s 1.45m accumulator where he placed sixth with Lord of Arabia, owned by P.Sultan Saud after scoring the maximum of 65 points in a time of 55.59 seconds; the win went to Luxemborg’s, Charlotte Bettendorf who finished on 51.10 seconds.
In Friday’s 1.50m class, Scott Brash produced a superb clear with Ursula XII, owned by Lady Harris and Lady Kirkham to take sixth place as they stopped the clock on 66.36 seconds. Scott also went clear with Lady Harris and Lady Kirjhma’s Hello M’Lord in the day’s 1.45m class to finish inside the top ten.
Germany’s Christian Ahlmann claimed the victory in Sunday’s Grand Prix after posting a double clear with Taloubet Z.
*Click here to watch Scott Brash jumping clear with Ursula XII
CSI3* Rouen, France:
Guy Williams and Robert Bevis recorded brilliant wins out in Rouen after going clear in their respective classes.
In Friday’s 1.45m Prix M come Mutuelle, Guy Williams recorded a double clear on board his mount, Titus; posting a final time of 35.29 seconds to finish a second ahead of the rest of the field.
In Saturday’s 1.50m class, Robert Bevis and his ride Courtney Z were the fastest from the 19 clears, as they stopped the clock on 61.37 seconds to go top of the leaderboard. Nicole Pavitt and Areeb O.L., owned by P Sultan Saud, were one of the other pairs to go clear and they finished sixth.
CDI4* Stuttgart, Germany:
Olympic Team Silver medallists, Spencer Wilton and Super Nova II, owned by Jen Goodman were in action over the weekend and enjoyed a fantastic result in Friday’s Grand Prix Freestyle qualifier as they finished in third place after scoring 74.98%. Germany’s Isabell Werth finished top of the class after scoring 84.34% on her Olympic ride, Weihegold OLD. They then went on to take the top spot in Sunday’s Freestyle as they scored 89.418% to lead a German top three.
In the Grand Prix Special, Isabell Werth and Emilio scored 80% to top another all German podium.
*Click here to watch Spencer Wilton and Neville as they take third.
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.
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.