Joe Fernyhough jumps to the top at the FEI Nations Cup Youth Finals

Joe Fernyhough topped the young rider 1.35m on the penultimate day at the FEI Nations Cup finals at Sentower Park in Opglabbeek, Belgium, with Calcourt Quicktime.

Only eight contended this two-phase class but it was nonetheless a hot competition with Joe gaining the advantage by just 0.10 sec on the Westpoint Quickfire nine-year-old.  One time fault over the two rounds put Taisie de Gruchy and Live The Life into sixth.

Ben Clark eased LCC Comanche into second in the junior 1.40m speed, the Corland/Clover Hill nine-year-old finishing just over four sec behind the winner, Ireland’s Kate Derwin with Deep Pockets.  Allana Clutterbuck urged Urlevent Du Bary into seventh in the 25-horse class.

Ollie Tuff rode Esgracia into fifth in the 12-entry junior 1.30m two-phase, the Warrant 10-year-old 1.98 sec off the pace.

Phoebe Farman jumped into third in the 31-strong children-on-horses 1.25m two-phase with Caruso D’Eres Z, the Calvaro Z 10-year-old crossing the line 0.58 sec behind the winning time. 

Four faults in the second phase of the 24-strong pony 1.25m dropped Red Morgan and Bodysee Des Avelines down to 10th.

Red rode Sue Evans’ six-year-old Demon Du Bary into third in the pony 1.15m two-phase with a steady double clear 12 sec off the pace.  Four faults in the second phase put Megan Li and Vigo into seventh.


Richard Howley guided Heavenly W into third in the 2* 1.40m in St Tropez. 

Only eight of the 34 starters reached the jump-off with Richard posting another clear on the Calvaro FC seven-year-old 1.10m behind the winner.

Four faults in the 4* 1.50m speed put John Whitaker on Cash Sent and William Funnell’s Billy Angelette in ninth and 10th.

Anna Camille Vlasov claimed victory in the 1* 1.15m grand prix with the Air Jordan Z 11-year-old Arauca Noesar Z in a four-way decider, winning by 2.16 sec.


Nicole Pavitt rode Gemmarco 16 into fourth in the 3* 1.40m two-phase in Canteleu, France. 

Twenty-four tackled this class with Nicole and the home-bred Unbelievable Darco 10-year-old 1.78 sec behind the winner, France’s Jerome Hurel on Fair Play D’Esquelmes. 

Maisy Williams is set to follow in her father Guys’ footsteps and galloped to a win in the 22-horse 1* 1.10m two-phase with Prodige Des Etisses, the Robin Z 16-year-old winning with 1.70 sec in hand. 

Lance Whitehouse guided Alex H into sixth in the 54-horse 3* 1.45m speed, the Goodtimes 14-year-old 2.31 sec behind the pace.  Jack Whitaker eased Mr Lupicor into 10th.

Skye Higgin jumped for clear and four in the 12-strong jump-off of the 3* 1.50m with Typie Du Tillard to take 10th place.  Round two didn’t go according to plan or Guy Williams and Rouge De Ravel finished 12th.    

Dee Anderson steered Dionysus N into 11th with an easy clear in the 66-entry 1* 1.30m, finishing 4.52 sec behind the winning time.  Alex Bishop was also penalty-free for 12th on Fres Belles.


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