Jemma Kirk jumps to a win in Valkenswaard

Jemma Kirk jumped to the top in the small tour 1.35m with Quelisto. 

Nineteen clears from an initial 58 went forward to the jump-off with Jemma and the French-bred 14-year-old racing away with the win by 0.61 sec.  Trevor Breen slotted Billy Drizzle into ninth and Jess Mendoza was also double clear for 13th place on Sam De Bacon.  

Jemma also picked up second in the five-year-old speed on the Diamant De Semilly gelding Diamonds Are Unique almost three sec behind the winner.  Ben Raistrick took sixth on Its Comming with Rachael Williams seventh on Irginea.  Ben was also ninth on Invisible with Carmen Edwards 10th aboard I-Bless, Henry Truelove guided Iris L into 13th, Jess Dimmock posted the steadiest clear on Iranta for 16th and Lucy Wood returned on one time penalty to take 17th with Idaho WP.

Lucy posted a clear in the six-year-old speed for 10th on Homme (Inshallah De Muze/Warrant) and Emily Mason finished 13th on Cash Du Plessis.

British-based American Laura Kraut took third in the big tour 1.45m speed with the Hales family’s home-bred eight-year-old SFS Vincomte (Veni Vidi Vici/Magic Darco) 2.58 sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Denis Lynch and All Star.  Mark Armstrong rode the eight-year-old Juharah into sixth with Emily Moffitt seventh on It’s Real Love Smis Z.  Anna Wilks finished 10th on Cooper with Cressy Neads 11th on Chinta Van Geluut Z and Jemma claimed 14th on Vagabon Des Forets.

Emily Moffitt claimed third in the medium tour 1.40m on Copain Du Perchet CH.  Fourteen of the 60 starters jumped first round clears with Emily guiding the Conteur 13-year-old to finish 4.30 sec behind the pace.  Jess Mendoza jumped into fourth on the Eurocommerce Dubai nine-year-old Dubai and Scott Brash opted not to jump-off with Hello Mr President to take equal 13th.

Jess Dimmock eased the scopey Billy Fleance (Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve/Billy Mexico)into third in the seven-year-old speed 2.67 sec behind the pace.  Laura Kraut finished fifth on Berdenn De Kergane and Trevor Breen’s steadier clear on Zilton SL Z picked up 14th.

Jess also claimed seventh in the 1* 1.35m speed with the Billy Congo/Kannan eight-year-old Billy In Fashion eight sec off the pace.  Stuart Neads eased Freya into eighth, Gemma Wright claimed 10th and 11th on Ulrike Van Overis Z and Qashqai Van Het Veldhof with Jess Mendoza’s NP Zelah and Stuart on second ride First Class also clear for 16th and 18th.

Caroline Breen scored her second win of the show, repeating her day one victory in the 1.15m speed on the Ard VDL Douglas 13-year-old Kilmastulla Douglas.  The pair claimed almost two sec in hand over fellow Brit Sebastian Bishop on the Spartacus/Canabis Z six-year-old Springsteen Z.  Natasha Dunsdon steered Bridge Town into fifth with Madeleine Kellett in ninth on Heolieta M.

Caroline also rode into second in the 1.25m speed on the 12-year-old Contact Me daughter Farina.  They were beaten only by Ireland’s Harry Allen on Fairytale who raced ahead to win by 1.29 sec.  


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