Brits filled three of the top four places in the pony 1.25m speed at Sentower Park’s Youth finals in Opglabbeek, Belgium, Claudia Moore running away with the win.
Three clears were produced with Claudia racing ahead on the 12-year-old Shamrock Du Gite to take the win by an impressive 4.69 sec. Shaunie Greig slotted the 15-year-old Casino Royale into second and four faults dropped Lily Freeman-Attwood down to fourth on the French nine-yeare-old Valmy De Treille.
Great Britain stood equal first with Ireland and Belgium on a zero score in the pony Nations Cup. Claudia Moore on the Flipper D’Elle 11-year-old Delflip, Perdi Digby on the 13-year-old mare Kayleighs Star and anchor Nicole Lockhead Anderson with the Irish nine-year-old Gangnam Style II all posted double clears enabling the team to drop Lily Freeman-Attwood’s four faults on the seven-year-old Capability Brown.
It was a British pony whitewash as the intrepid girls filled three of the top five places in the 1.15m, Shaunie taking the win on Granouche from second-placed Nicole on Vigo while Perdi picked up fifth with a double clear on Brosna Blossom. Ella Quigley slotted Seamus into fourth – all jumping doule clear.
Shropshire-based Ella Quigley was part of the Irish team and returned four faults each time out on Clemens 43 while the rest of the team conjured up clears to post a zero score.
The junior British team rode into equal second with The Netherlands in their Nations Cup over a 1.40m track on an eight-fault score. Oliver Tuff with Darino B and anchor Jack Whitaker on Queen Elisabeth posted double clears, pathfinder Jodie Hall-McAteer returned on four each time with Fantom and Ben Clark with Valentino scored nine in each round. Ireland took the win on a zero score.
Jodie jumped into fifth in the junior 1.40m speed on Coquin Du Coquerie Z, the nine-year-old Consul Di Vie Z/Fergar Mail stallion finishing 4.35 sec behind the pace. Four faults dropped Mattie Lanni and Newbridges Master Brown down to 14th.
Ben claimed fourth in the junior 1.30m two-phase on the Thunder Van De Zuuthoeve nine-year-old Jancovica two sec behind the pace.
Placed 12th on day one, Lucinda Roche took seventh in the young rider 1.35m two-phase with the 11-year-old Boss stallion Gangsters Paradise just ahead of Jack Whitaker in eighth on the eight-year-old Scenletha (Scendix/Contendra I). Lucinda was part of the fifth-placed Irish team in the young rider Nations Cup with the nine-year-old Izar B, returning on four faults in each round.
Britain didn’t fare as well in the children-on-horses Nations Cup, taking equal sixth alongside Ireland on a total score of 10. Anchor Atiya Bussey posted a double clear on the 12-year-old Chesterfield Z but Megan Li returned four each time on Eclips Van Erpekom, and while Iwan Carpenter came home on one frustrating time fault in each round with Merllyns Chacco B, Isabel Saywell finished on 10 faults each time with Upperclass.
Jasmin Clark finished third in the childrens 1.15m with Curosa their four faults dropping them from a possible second.
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