Jodie and Tixylix are winners in Opglabbeek
In Opglabbeek, Belgium, Jodie Hall-McAteer and her wonderful 18-year-old veteran campaigner Tixylix claimed victory by 0.11 sec in the pony big tour 1.25m. Robert Murphy and Opto Mist took fifth in the 11-pony decider. Allana Clutterbuck and Sultan Du Bary finished 11th and Sienna Charles had just one time fault in round one on Magic Cornflakes. Jack Whitaker (Zodianne Van De Doevenbree) and Antonia Platt (Sligo Furisto’s Flight) both incurred four faults and Faye Sutton on Robe Ruadh finished on six.
Madison Jamison and Sweepstake took seventh with a steady double clear in the pony 1.15m. Allana Clutterbuck was just behind in eighth on Atomic Du Bary – both jumping double clear.
Olli Fletcher claimed a win in the children-on-horses 1.25m on Dahar, a Quasimodo VD Molendreef/Voltaire eight-year-old mare, by just 0.09 sec. Lily Freeman-Attwood finished eighth on Topspin in the 12-strong jump-off with four faults, and Ben Clark on Lanverdel took 10th.
Sienna Charles topped the children-on-horses medium tour grand prix with the Lupicor/Casimir 13-year-old Westenwind with almost a sec in hand over her nearest rival, Belgium’s Antoni Draga on Caramel D’En Haut.
Beth Vernon clinched fourth in a hotly contended young rider 1.40m on the Czech-bred Lordanus nine-year-old Lotus. Ten reached the jump-off, with Ruby Fryer on Hillcrest Amiro and Chelsea Skelton with Millfield Baloney just missing out in 13th and 14th on four faults each. Aimee Jones on Never Last and Lily also incurred four for 19th and 20th, and Amy Inglis on Everyway came home on nine.
Amy finished eighth in the young rider 1.30m on Amadeouse De Hurtebise.
Alex Gill was best Brit in the junior big tour 1.35m with 11th on Billy Fanta with a steady double clear. Emily Ward and Remi Cavalleri had one time fault in round one. Leonie Aitkenhead (Westpoint Ferdinand), and Charlotte Ash (Ideal S and Galant Van Vijverhof) all came home on eight faults.
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