CSI5* and CSI3* Valence

September 06, 12:24





Shane spent two very successful weeks at the beautiful shows in Valence.  The first week was the CSI5* where Shane rode Caroline Byrne's Hallowberry Cruz, Team Z7's Laith and Ipswich van de Wolfsakker. Michael Duffy rode Millfield Ultymate for Alona Solviova.

Thursday started off very well with Hallowberry Cruz 7th and Millfield Ultymate 2nd in the 1.50 Two Phase. On Friday Millfield Ultimate won the 1.50 Speed Class, and on Saturday Ipswich van de Wolfsakker won the 1.50 Speed.

The show culminated with the most thrilling Grand Prix where Laith was just pipped into second place. As a result of all these placings Shane was the leading rider of the show, winning a very beautiful Mercedes convertible.

The CSI3* started the second week, and Shane rode Brian Cassidy's CFS Vendi Cruz and Team Z7's Laith.  Laith was 7th in the 1.50 jump-off class on Friday and CFS Vendi Cruz was 3rd in the 1.45 speed.  On Saturday CFS Vendi Cruz was 3rd again, this time in the 1.50 speed class. On Sunday CFS Vendi Cruz had her third podium finish out of three with 2nd in the 1.45 two phase, and the show finished with the best prize of all - Laith won the CSI3* Grand Prix with the most brilliant jump-off round.