Louise Saywell lands the winter grand prix at Addington Manor

It was a poignant victory. Louise Saywell made her final competition with James Hughes’ Peiter VI a winning one, heading the winter grand prix at Addington Manor’s premier show in fine style. The partnership has struck up a great partnership of late, taking an International win at HOYS last month. The German-bred 13-year-old with Acorado/Landor S bloodlines is up for auction at Gorsebridge Supreme Sale of Showjumpers on 15 November.

Mennell Watson slotted Helen van Heyningen’s consistent home-bred stallion Whisper In The Wind, an eight-year-old by Cobretti, into second. Three of Michael Whitaker’s horses finished in the top six. Jumping into third and fourth – Emily Ward on the Cornet Obolensky/Pilot 12-year-old Doobally finishing just ahead of Michael’s son Jack on the Heartbreaker/Indorado stallion Valentin R. Joe Clayton claimed sixth on the eight-year-old Cally V, just behind Danielle Farnsworth with Claddagh Iroko, an Iroko/Cruising nine-year-old previously ridden by Alex Thompson and Clem McMahon.

Beth Vernon galloped into the top spot of the 1.30m on her French-bred 14-year-old Omane Des Faux. Tim Stockdale slotted the Lord Z nine-year-old Lady Bird into second with Chelsea Skelton third aboard the Wolfgang H nine-year-old Caramba. Keith Doyle took fourth on Harlequin Dunraven, an Ard VDL Douglas/Harlequin Du Carel 10-year-old, and Rose Moss was fifth on Darko Supreme.

Jamie Wingrove jumped to the top in the Blue Chip B and C on Mark and Helen Wells and Georgia Reynolds’ talented Cicero Z Van Paemel six-year-old mare Heartstring. Alfie Bradstock settled for second on Tiger Bright with Carolyn Bowman in third on Dikarla Blue. Rose Moss and Caliva finished fourth, ahead of Joe Clayton in fifth on Ballinteskin Eye Catcher and sixth-placed Mark Edwards aboard Greenvale Cara.

Pippa Allen triumphed in the Foxhunter/grade C with the Carabas VD Wateringhoeve/Locarno eight-year-old Carabas Girl. Sally Hopkinson clinched second with the six-year-old Fadograaf and Ronnie Jones on Diadria took third. Chelsea Skelton took fourth on Company Business with Mennell Watson fifth on Cracker T and Ian Smith’s Doneybrewer Guy in sixth.

Tom Whitaker netted his second newcomers victory over the weekend on the six-year-old mare Creevagh Tompico, relegating Kim Coburn to second and third on the Vigaro seven-year-old Ballerina and Zeus Valencie, a Marius Claudius/Zapateado five-year-old mare. Sally Hopkinson claimed fourth aboard the Quasimodo Z six-year-old Furst Gravin and Abbie Walters took fifth and sixth with Loughnatousa Napoleon and Lily X.

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