Britain’s youth riders achieved some very good results at Lier CDI in Belgium last week (28 February – 4 March 2018).
World Class Podium Potential rider Ryan Todd and Charlex Eskebjerg (Carano x Midt-West-Ibi-Light) were on good form to deliver a stylish performance in Friday’s Under 25 Grand Prix. Ryan (25) and ‘Charlie’ , a 17-year-old gelding owned by Julie Todd, were rewarded with an exciting international personal best score of 70.043% for second place to Sweden’s Denise Ljungkvist.
Meanwhile, fellow Brit Claire Gallimore who is based in the Netherlands and trains with Tristan Tucker (pictured below with Claire) also rode a cracker of a test. With Annette Ballerina, she scored an identical 70.043% but had to settle for third on collectives. Bar her colour, 13-year-old ‘Bella’ bears a striking resemblance to her father, Scandic, and is similarly expressive.
After a day off, both combinations went forward for the U25 Grand Prix Freestyle, Claire and Annette Ballerina placing fourth with 71.050%, with Ryan and his two-time Young Rider European Championship partner, Charlex Eskebjerg, fifth on 67.125%.
In the highly competitive Pony divisions, Izzy Lickley and the evergreen Going East-sired Gigolo produced two solid tests to take the position of highest placed Brit in both the Team and Individual tests, scoring 65.71% and 67.11% respectively. Then on to Saturday, Lilah Gibbs and her 10-year-old gelding Non Plus Ultra (Noir De Luxe x Nico the Champ) really hit their stride, taking an impressive third place with 72.375%. In the close fought contest, Izzy and Gigolo were seventh on 71.875%.
1st Jorinde Werwimp with Tiamo, 72.217% (BEL)
30th Emma Hindle with Romy Del Sol, 62.174% (GBR)
Grand Prix Freestyle
1st Jorinde Werwimp with Tiamo, 77.450% (BEL)
14th Emma Hindle with Romy Del Sol, 65.300% (GBR)
Under 25 Grand Prix
1st Denise Ljungkvist with Soega, 71.966% (SWE)
2nd Ryan Todd with Charlex Eskebjerg, 70.043% (GBR)
3rd Claire Gallimore with Annette Ballerina, 70.043% (GBR)
Under 25 Grand Prix Freestyle
1st Nanna Skodborg Merrald with Saadan Que, 72.500% (DEN)
4th Claire Gallimore with Annette Ballerina, 71.050% (GBR)
5th Ryan Todd with Charlex Eskebjerg, 67.125%
Pony Team Test
1st Micky Schelstraete with Elin’s Noncisdador, 73.238% (NED)
12th Isobel Lickley with Gigolo, 65.714% (GBR)
13th Lilah Gibbs with Non Plus Ultra, 65.524% (GBR)
14th Bonneville Bourne with Fin C We, 65.238% (GBR)
Pony Individual Test
1st Micky Schelstraete with Elin’s Noncisdador, 73.559% (NED)
9th Isobel Lickley with Gigolo, 67.117% (GBR)
14th Lilah Gibbs with Non Plus Ultra, 65.541% (GBR)
19th Bonneville Bourne with Fin C We, 61.351% (GBR)
Pony Freestyle Test
1st Micky Schelstraete with Elin’s Noncisdador, 74.375% (NED)
3rd Lilah Gibbs with Non Plus Ultra, 72.375% (GBR)
7th Isobel Lickley with Gigolo, 71.875% (GBR)
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