Emma Stoker is best Brit in Poland
Emma Stoker was best Brit in the world ranking 1.45m grand prix on the Baltica Spring tour in Poland.
She rode Bob Young’s Tabasco La Silla/Calvados 12-year-old Townhead Tallulah into a double clear in the nine-horse decider to finish 1.68 sec behind the winner, Luxembourg’s Marcel Ewen and Excenel V.
Jude Burgess was one of four on one time fault in round one to be denied a jump-off chance with Comeback De Fremis and took 11th. Graham Gillespie (Celine), Emily Ward (Remi Cavalleri) and Louise Whitaker (Ruby VIII) all posted four faults in round one to take 20th, 21st and 23rd respectively.
Emma eased the Cartoon 12-year-old Townhead Campus into fifth in the gold 1.40m two-phase, 1.30 sec behind the pace.
Ben Raistrick claimed third in the gold 1.35m table C speed on the Dutch-bred 11-year-old Benevita, picking up an added four sec for a rail down to finish 0.97 sec in arrears. Louise Whitaker took fifth on Cuata with an easy clear and Ben claimed 10th on second ride Mourinho, again with a rail down.
Ben also collected fourth in the silver 1.25m final on the Cicero/Calvin eight-year-old Jinja Von Der Weretherbach with a double clear in the 13-strong jump-off, 0.81 sec behind the pace.
One of only two double clears in the silver 1.05m final three-way jump-off, Madeleine Kellett took the win by more than two sec on the 13-year-old Cavalier daughter Zwalbe.
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