Chloe Winchester rides into second place in Oliva Nova

Chloe Winchester slotted Finnegan D into second in the gold 1.40m two-phase in Oliva Nova, Spain. 

Fifty tackled this class with Chloe and the nine-year-old Singapore/Cassini I stallion second only to French speedster Julien Epaillard on Carazon De Leon by 1.10 sec.

Chloe posted the steadiest of the double clears to take sixth in the feature 1.45m grand prix with Konstop.  Nine from the original 50 starters provided round one clears to qualify for the jump-off with Chloe and the Fierro Hof Ter Zeedycke/Toulon nine-year-old finishing 3.83 sec behind the winner, the USA’s Michael Hughes on Baldur 75.

Alexandra Thornton registered a win in the bronze tour 1.40m final with Caballero 84.  Sixteen of the 31 starters contended the jump-off but Alexandra and the Chambertin 17-year-old outpaced them all to win with 1.07 sec to spare.  Maja Burnell steered Ixy Van De Nachtegaele into fourth with Thomas Roche’s Tincabell seventh on clear and four.  Tess on second ride Atlantis PP Z and Claire Beecroft’s Kandora also posted four faults in the jump-off for ninth and 11th.

Sophie Stockdale claimed second in the 56-strong bronze 1.30m speed with Grauffs Clear Round, the Clearway 11-year-old finishing 4.59 sec behind the pace.  Tom Hollins eased How About Now into fifth with Tess Carmichael in eighth on Bangle SR and Maja Burnell in ninth on Carnaval Komombo.

Tess was a fraction from winning in the bronze 1.10m with E.Harley.  Fifteen of the 29 starters accessed the jump-off with Tess and the Van Gogh 10-year-old just 0.15 sec in arrears of the winning time.  Alicia Store was also double clear on Uranie for seventh.

Tony French picked up fourth in the 31-strong gold 1.30m speed with Arkol, the 11-year-old Argentinus/Kolibri stallion 4.63 sec behind the winner.  Remy Ellis slipped into fifth with Good Friends.

Natasha Dunsdon picked up 13th in the 65-horse bronze 1.20m two-phase on Bridge Town.  Alex Maclean (Countes VD Laarseheide Z), Tess Carmichael (Chisinau W Z) and Rhiannon Lawrence (Hendrik) all returned double clears for 17th, 18th and 19th.


In Carmona, Spain, on the Seville tour, Jane Annett rode Hold Up (pictured) and Billy Du Montois into fourth and sixth in the 29-horse big tour 1.40m two-phase with double clears five sec off the pace.  Lucy Townley (Billy Angelette and Joseph Stockdale (Cacharel) also returned penalty-free for seventh and eighth.

Joseph was a member of the 10-strong jump-off of the feature world ranking 1.50m grand prix with Don Diego De Plata, but four faults in round two dropped the pair into seventh.  Ireland’s Mikey Pender took the win on Casanova Van Overis – initially produced in Britain by Mark Williams and his family.

Four faults in round one of the small tour 1.40m grand prix dropped Lucy and Billy Kodac to ninth. 

Julie Slade jumped to victory in the small tour 1.10m wih Billy Gogo, topping the four-horse decider by 0.94 sec.

Andrew Saether guided Baika De L’Abbaye into second in the 18-strong small tour 1.20m two-phase 1.23 sec behind the winner.  Julie was close behind for third on Nicholas 55 while Jane (Cliasira BH) and Joseph (Union Jack) also returned double clears for seventh and ninth.



In Valencia, Spain, Tania Moody topped the 10-horse master 1.30m speed with the 16-year-old Bo Du Rouet (Balou Du Rouet Z/Ekstein) 2.46 sec behind the pace.  Carmen Edwards slotted the Zambesi eight-year-old Tinkas Brook II into third some seven sec in arrears.

Karl Robins was one of four elite from 26 starters to post first round clears in the world ranking master 1.45m grand prix, but four faults in round two dropped the VDL Zirocco Blue eight-year-old G Camille HBF into fourth spot.  Tania returned the fastest four in round one to take fifth on Gitte.

Madeleine Kellett seized victory in a two-way decider in the premium 1.10m with 0.26 sec to spare on the six-year-old Warrant/Phin Phin mare I-Bless.    

Louise Morley guided Mari into if thin the premium 1.20m, the Marcolas G/Nabab De Reve six-year-old mare jumping a steady clear in the 19-horse speed.

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