The Brits found form in Uggeralne, Denmark, lifting the top two places in both the Nations Cup supporting classes.
Louise Saywell topped the 1.40m two-plase with James Hughes’ Acorado 14-year-old Peiter VI with 1.18 sec to spare, galloping ahead of Julie Andrews and the Oklund 14-year-old Wilando B in the 59-strong class.
Keith Shore had the upper hand in the 3* 1.30m speed on the Triomphe De Muze 15-year-old Coriander Van’t Vennehof by just 0.30 sec. Matt Sampson galloped into second place with the Lordanos 13-year-old Roi in the 45-strong class, and Julie Andrews was also penalty-free to slot Senator CC Catch II into ninth.
In the 3* Nations Cup, they didn’t fare as well. William Funnell’s vast experience showed as he produced a faultless double clear on the promising Billy Congo nine-year-old Billy Buckingham, but it wasn’t enough to give Britain a podium finish and they took fifth. Pathfinder Louise Saywell posted four and 12 on the Douglas/Cassini II nine-year-old Dassler, and Matt Sampson chipped in magnificently with clear in round one and just one error for four faults in round two on Carron Nicol’s Emerald Van’t Ruytershof eight-year-old Jaguar VD Berghoeve. Keith Shore had an uncharacteristic bad day on Mystic Hurricane to return four and 12. Britain’s hopes of a four fault total at halfway were dashed with a 16 total in round two for a 20 fault final total and fifth.
Host Country Denmark claimed victory on eight faults with France and Sweden a fence behind for equal second on 12. Belgium took fourth on 16.
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