A tale of two horse shows – Breen team success at Pyecombe and Vilamoura

November 09, 00:00





It was two of the Breen Team’s favourite ladies enjoying success on Tuesday - while Georgia was in Vilamoura, taking Z7 Porsche for a spin in the 5-year-olds to come equal first and Sjelle to 8th place in the 3* 1.35 - Katie was on home soil, travelling to Pyecombe and racking up some super rounds with the younger horses. Be Bemused was clear in the Discovery, Be Constanta clear in the Newcomers and Clark du Boisy clear in the Foxhunter. 

On Wednesday, all eyes were back on Portugal, with Georgia knocking it out of the park for the win in the 3* 1.35 aboard Quintella, a 7th place finish with Sjelle in the super competitive 1.40 and two pitch perfect clears with Evita and Lady Star van Dorperheide in the 1.35 and 1.40, respectively. 

On Wednesday, Lady Star shone again - this time in her debut World Ranking Class - with another flawless clear round. Jack also found himself back in action and in the money, taking second in his section and 4th overall aboard Essenar High Hopes in a hotly contended 1.45 and finishing 4th in the 1.40 with Hollywood. 

Friday saw Compelling Z back in the arena, he and Shane taking 8th in the 1.45, qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix 

Nearly 200 hundred combinations came forward for Saturday’s 3* Small Grand Prix, with Shane and Gait L 2nd in their section and 3rd overall, Georgia and Quintella winning their section for 2nd overall while Jack and Hollywood were 9th in their section for 18th overall.  

Meanwhile, Jack and BBS McGregor jumped clear in the 3* 1.40 and Shane and Vistogrand scored full points in the 3* 1.30 Accumulator. 

Backing up that performance, the same pair went on to record a solid clear in the 3* 1.30 on Sunday before Shane and Compelling Z took on the challenge of the Grand Prix. They were among the few clears in the first round, making it into a tightly fought jump off round for an eventual 5th place finish.