Longines Royal International Horse Show

July 31, 21:56





Another very busy week for the team at the Longines Royal International Horse Show with Shane representing Ireland in the Nations Cup and all our other horses jumping in the National Classes. The British Summer did it's very worst and not only did the Hickstead Team do a fabulous job to keep the show running smoothly, but horses, riders and grooms did a tremendous job battling through the mud to present the horses looking perfect and jump competitively all week.

Tuesday started with a double clear and 11th place for BE Caprivi and Scott in the Newcomers, and 15th for Foudre F and Shane. In the Foxhunter Julien and Z7 Caretina were 9th and Julien was also 4th in the 1.30 with Z7's Cit Cat.

On Wednesday Andres had a good day with 6th on DY-Korette in the 1.25, 3rd in the 7 & 8 year olds on Qamar and double clear in the Newcomers on Con Champo.

On Thursday Foudre was 13th in the Foxhunter with Shane, Scott and BE Caprivi won the Five Year Old Championship with Andres and Con Champo 3rd. Both these five year olds are now qualified for the final in the main ring at the All England Jumping Championships in September. Z7 Can ya Makan and Georgia were 2nd in the 1.35 and Alona and Dicasi Oh were 8th.

On Friday Z7's Cordanos and Georgia were 3rd in the 1.30 Qualifier for the AEJC with Clyde VA also qualifying in 8th.

The highlights in the International Ring were Cash-Up's 5th place in the Bunn Leisure Stakes 1.45 on Friday and watching Georgia and Can ya Makan battle with the most horrible weather for their debut in the Queen Elizabeth Cup. Once again Cash-Up jumped a good round in the British Speed Classic at the end of Saturday despite the horrible conditions.