Louise Simpson lands a 4* win in Switzerland

July 14, 2019

Louise Simpson was on flying form in Crans Montana, Switzerland, taking victory in the 4* 1.40m speed and handiness with Fiona V/H Lemmenshof.

Thirty-two contended this class with Louise and the speedy little Nonstop 14-year-old galloping into the top spot to win by 0.45 sec.  Louise’s husband David also featured, the British-based Irishman riding the Verdi 11-year-old Jenson 55 into third more than two sec behind Louise.  

Louise steered Felix X into fifth in 4* 1.45m.  Twenty-three from a start-list of 52 tackled the jump-off with Louise and the CS Online/Landadel nine-year-old finishing 2.18 sec off the pace.  Four faults dropped Robert Whitaker and Cash Sent to 20th place.  


Harry Charles jumped into second in the 3* 1.55m grand prix with Borsato in Knokke, Belgium.

Just six of the 58 starters accessed the jump-off with Harry and the Contendro I 13-year-old finishing only 0.39 sec behind the winner, The Netherlands’ Henk Van De Pol on Looyman Z.

Alexandra Thornton rode Charielle into second place in the 3* 1.45m.  Only six of the 43 starters reached the jump-off with Alexandra and the Chacco-Blue 13-year-old finishing 1.47 sec off the pace.  Jess Dimmock posted the steadiest of the double clears for fourth on the Varo nine-year-old Cybel II.

Four faults in the 13-strong jump-off of the seven-year-old 1.40m dropped Jess and Haitske into 12th spot.

Jay Buxton guided the Arturo 8 16-year-old High Offley Arturos Catch into fourth in the 76-entry 2* 1.40m two-phase 1.60 sec off the pace.

Stacey Willsone slotted the Luidam/Cruising nine-year-old CSF Olympic Lady into second in the 1* 1.10m 0.56 sec off the winning time.    Ellie Burrell-Squibb was also double clear for fifth on Zalander.

Jane Annett posted the steadiest of the double clears in the 14-horse jump-off of the six-year-old 1.30m to take 11th on Impala.


Four faults in the first round of the Children individual final denied Tabitha Kyle a podium place in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands.

Thirty-two came forward in the first round but just five remained on a zero score, Tabitha and Holly Smith’s Grennanstown Sarco Luxhill unfortunately crossing the line on just one mistake.  She jumped clear in round two but the medals were awarded to the three who stayed clear throughout, Tabitha taking equal fifth with two others.

Germany’s Tiara Bleicher claimed gold with Daniels Jack S on a total of 36.20 penalty points.  The Netherlands’ Emma Bokken was 0.97 points behind for silver with Dagma and Bulgaria’s Aya Miteva was a further 0.50 points away to stand in the bronze position on SIEC Caro Ass.  

Aimee Jones carried one time fault from an earlier round and also returned on four faults in round one of the individual to finish on five faults and in equal eighth while Chloe Lemieux finished on a total of 10 faults to stand 17th.


William Funnell guided Billy Buckingham into fourth in the Falsterbo Derby in Sweden. 

Fifteen tackled the 1.50m track and only two first round clears were evident and both went clear again, Germany’s Andre Thieme taking the win by just one tenth of a second on Contadur over Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat and Evita.

William was one of three to return on four faults in round one, the Billy Congo/Clover Hill 11-year-old Buckingham taking fourth seven sec behind Sweden’s Peder Fredricson on Cute S.


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