Jake Saywell jumped into second in the 1.40m on day one at the Spanish Sunshine tour in Vejer de la Frontera with Havinia Van De Roshoeve. And the venue certainly had a British flavour with the rings named after British legends – the David Broome Arena, the Milton Arena and the Big Star Arena.
Seventy-four contended the 1.40m two-phase class with Jake and Cicero Z/Lacantus 12-year-old finishing just 0.06 sec behind the winner, The Netherlands’s Henk can De Pol on Looyman Z. Kayleigh Watts rode Ninkie De Vy Z into eighth with Jodie Hall-McAteer also posting a double clear for 20th aboard Coquin De Coquerie Z.
Holly Smith claimed third in the big class of the day, the 2* 1.45m two-phase with Claddagh Iroko, the Iroko/Cruising 12-year-old 1.65 sec behind the winner, New Zealand’s Lisa Cubitt on Uncas S. Peter Moloney eased the Vigo D’Arsouilles 13-year-old Ghana into sixth and Christopher Frazer picked up one time fault in the second phase to take 14th on Quisandro.
Brits claimed the top two in the 63-horse medium 1.35m speed, Kayleigh taking the win on the Gelvin Clover nine-year-old Kilbarron Rue with 0.94 sec in hand in the 63-strong class over fellow Brit Sally Hopkinson aboard the nine-year-old Crystal Clear. Jodie finished fifth on the Lord Z/Heartbreaker 12-year-old Carabelle and Leonie Aitkenhead was also clear for ninth on LSS Barbados.
It was a British whitewash in the small 1.30m speed with Brits filling the top four places. Jodie claimed victory here on the 11-year-old TJ Quincy (Quintender/Andiamo) with a 3.37 sec advantage over Jess Dimmock on the Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve eight-year-old Billy Fleance in second. Leonie jumped D.Millfield Darin into third ahead of Kayleigh in fourth on Ebriolita. Nina Barbour finished sixth with Douglas Delight, Sally Hopkinson was 13th on Galaxy and a steady clear from Scarlett Charles on Fever L earned 18th place in the 72-entry class.
Brits claimed three of the top four places in the small 1.20m speed, Jay Halim taking the win on the Lord Z 11-year-old Dane Z by 0.82 sec. Daisy McKinlay guided the Cotnerno Grande 11-year-old Dumolga into second spot and Lulu Warren finished fourth on Zeitgeist M2S. Tom Reilly was sixth on Carden Moon Beam, Holly Matthews eased Tinneys Cruise into ninth, Lauren Turnbull finished 14th on VIP and Nina Barbour also returned a clear on AK’s Culcha Kandela for 17th in the 61-strong class.
Leonie slotted Heart-Third (Heartbeat/Churchill) into second in the seven-year-old 1.30m two-phase 0.47 sec off the pace. Jay Halim laimed fourth on Impossible II Z (Inshallah De Muze/Concorde) and Jess Dimmock was 10th aboard Hollands Next Top Model (Spartacus/Oklund) while Harry Charles posted a steady double clear on Exexel for 16th.
Photos © Jumping Around & Moises Basalotte/Spanish sunshine tour, Vejer de La Frontera