Ollie Tuff guided Esgracia (pictured here on Darino B) into fifth in the junior 1.40m speed at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium.
Forty-two contended this class with Ollie and the Warrant 10-year-old finishing 3.22 sec off the pace. Four faults dropped Ben Clark and Valentino down to 19th place.
One time fault in the first round prevented Lily Freeman-Attwood from participating in the 10-horse decider of the 45-entry young rider/junior 1.40m grand prix and she had to settle for 11th spot on Alvaro De Reve. Ollie came home on four with Cumana Van Pottelberg to take 15th.
Britain finished seventh in the young rider Nations Cup, failing to make round two by one place. Anchor Alex Gill was the only rider to jump clear riding Fyenda P, Joe Fernyhough on Jappeloupe Van Het Neerenbosch and Taisie de Gruchy with Winner of Picobello Z both returned on eight faults apiece and Jodie Hall-McAteer came home with 12 faults on Fantom to finish on a 16 fault total. Belgium proved the runaway winners on a five fault total with Switzerland in second on 14 faults.
The Brits suffered a similar fate in the children-on-horses Nations Cup, taking seventh on a total of 13 faults in round one after failing to make the cut for round two by just one place. Chloe Lemieux on Freya was the only Brit to jump clear. Alena Hughes came home on five faults with C’Mon Girl, Jasmin Clark returned on eight faults with Pippa Acord and Charlotte Bowman finished on 12 aboard Elido Esprit. France won on eight faults from Germany in second on 10.
Phoebe Farman eased the Chambertin 19-year-old Calle into fifth in the 32-horse children-on-horses 1.25m speed more than 10 sc off the pace. Eleanor Simpson came home on four faults with My Lucky Day to take 10th. And Phoebe picked up seventh in the children’s 1.25m speed on the 10-year-old Caruso D’Eres Z more than three sec behind the pace.
Taisie jumped an easy clear in the 27-entry young rider 1.45m speed to take fourth with the Zanzibar eight-year-old Live The Life 4.52 sec behind the winner. Joe Fernyhough crossed the finish line with almost a sec in hand over the winner but four faults put Calcourt Quicktime into seventh.
Shaunie Greig was the fastest by almost three sec in the pony 1.30m speed but a rail down put Granouche into sixth place. Claudia Moore also had four faults to take 12th on Shamrock Du Gite.
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