CSI2* Chepstow

May 09, 20:06





The Bank Holiday Weekend at the end of April saw Shane, Julien, Nattie and Sarah heading to Wales for the CSI2* at the David Broome Event Centre at Chepstow. Shane had Silbermond, Bina Ford's Acoustik Solo du Baloubet and Brian Cassidy's CFS Vendi Cruz for the 2*, Julien had One Kamula and his own Redox Trois for the 2*, Sarah had Doonaveeragh Emma and Benny for the 2* and Catokyo for the CSIYH 6 year olds.

On Thursday Julien and One Kamula were 9th in the 1.35 Medium Tour two phase, with Sarah and Doonaveeragh Emma double clear. Catokyo jumped clear in the six year olds to finish equal first.

On Friday Doonaveeragh Emma was clear and 16th in the 1.40 Big Tour, Julien and One Kamula were 8th in the 1.35 Medium Tour with Silbermond double clear, and Catokyo jumped clear in the Six Year Old Accumulator.

Saturday was Grand Prix day for the Small and Medium Tours.  In the Small Tour 1.35 Grand Prix CFS Vendi Cruz was 9th. In the Medium Tour Grand Prix One Kamula was 9th and Doonaveeragh Emma 16th. Silbermond jumped clear in the 1.40 Big Tour.

On Sunday CFS Vendi Cruz was 3rd in the Medium Tour Accumulator and Acoustik Solo du Baloubet was 4th in the 1.30 speed.

The CSI2* at Chepstow is now in its 5th year and is proving an excellent addition to the International Calendar in the UK.  The arena surfaces are excellent, the classes were very full, the courses were really good and the standard of competition was extremely high.