Young horses shone this weekend for British riders at the 2017 FEI WBFSH World Breeding Eventing Championship for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion, France (19th – 22nd October).
Izzy Taylor and her own and Mr Charlie Sands’ Monkeying Around (Bertoli / Donnee / Donnerhall) were crowned the six year old champions after completing on their dressage score of 37.6 penalties. The German-bred gelding excelled in all three phases of the prestigious event to take the title by 0.5 penalties over Australia’s Paul Tapner and Bob Chaplin (owned by Fred and Penny Barker and Paul Tapner) and 4.4 penalties over third placed Thomas Carlile and Birmane for France.
Izzy’s gold medal was backed up by impressive performances from the other two combinations representing GB in the six year old championship; Sarah Bullimore and the Kew Jumping Syndicate’s British-bred Corouet (Balou du Rouet/Lilly Corinne/Lovis Corinth) picked up just four faults from the show jumping phase to finish in sixth place on a score of 45.0 penalties and Hayden Hankey with his own Youve Got The Lux (Lux Z x Valeska) secured tenth place with a score of 46.7 penalties.
Full results from the six year old championship can be found HERE.
Izzy Taylor continued her run of good form in the in the seven year old championship taking the silver medal on Mrs Jocelyn Riley’s Direct Cassino (Cassino/ Diamonds Double/ Ceredigion). A clear show jumping round on the final day propelled the Irish-bred gelding up seven places after the cross country phase to finish 2.5 penalties behind the winner Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Alertamalib'or.
Great Britain also took a further four spots in the top ten with 2015 champion Laura Collett returning to claim fourth place on her own Sir Papillon (Sir Shutterfly/ Farah de Jassy/ Rialto du Bourg) and Gemma Tattersall and Christopher Stone’s British-bred Chilli Knight (Chilli Morning/ Kings Gem/ Rock King) producing a double clear to take seventh place. Kylie Roddy and the Fox Family’s SRS Kan Do (VDL Arkansas/ La vie en Rose/ Touchdown) and Ben Hobday on his own and Jane Chambers’ Shadow Man II (Fidjy Of Colors/ Favorite van de Keezerswinning/ Winningmood van de Arenberg) completed the top ten in eighth and tenth place respectively.
Full results from the seven year old championships can be found HERE.
Article Source: British Eventing News
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