FEI CSIO3* Lisbon Round Up

Sunday 03 June 2018

The team of riders that were sent to represent Great Britain in Lisbon, under the title sponsor banner of NAF UK, fared well in some of the World Class ranking classes despite things not going so well for them in  the Nations Cup competition.

The CSIO 3* show which ran between the 31st May – 3rd June saw the Nations Cup competition take place on the Friday.  It was Ireland who took the win with Belgium in 2nd and USA in 3rd place.  For Great Britain it wasn’t the best of days with it finishing in an elimination in the second round.

Jake Saywell from Newark, Nottinghamshire with Havinia van de Roshoeve, a 11 year-old grey mare owned by Rachel Gascoine was unlucky to pick up 6 penalties in the first round and 9 in the second.  Georgia Tame from Horsham, West Sussex with Cash Up, a 14 year-old bay gelding owned by Team Z7 had the best round of the team finishing with just 1 time penalty in the first round however their fortunes changed in the second with an elimination.

Amy Inglis from Haywards Heath, West Sussex with Wishes, a British bred 10 year-old chestnut mare owned by Claire Inglis finished on 8 and 9 penalties apiece whilst Ellen Whitaker from Barnsley, South Yorkshire with Arena UK Winston, a 9 year-old black stallion owned by Norman Oley was eliminated in the first round following her being dismounted as a result of a stop in the first round.  It was good to see Ellen very quickly up on her feet before reassuring Winston and leading him out of the arena in what was his first appearanc on a top level team.

Saturday saw a change of fortunes with Jake Saywell and the 14 year-old Touch of Chilli winning the 1.40m Accumulator ahead of Manjun Kwon (KOR) wit Chester Van’t Goor Z.  The only combination to break the finish line head of the 49 second marker they managed to shave 4/100’th of a second from the time set by Manjun.

The next class also saw Great Britain head the line up. This time with Amy Inglis posting the fastest double clear of the 1.50m Jump Off competition on her mother Claire’s homebred Wishes.  Their time of 40.22 seconds was more than five seconds faster than home rider Joao Chuva (POR) with Antonio who took 2nd place ahead of fellow Portuguese rider Martim Portela de Morais who finished 3rd.   Ellen Whitaker also featured in the line up in 6th place on Casaktie having jumped clear in the first round but unfortunately picking up 4 penalties in what proved to be a very fast time of 40.90 seconds.

Sunday, the final day of the competition saw Graham Gillespie and Calvaro’s Up To Date, finish 3rd in the 1.40m Two Phase competition.  Hot on their heels was Ellen, again on Casaktie a 9 year-old mare, who finished less than a second behind him to claim 4th place.  Amy with the 14 year-old Every Way finished in 8th place.

The main class on Sunday was the Grand Prix.  It was Graham with Andretti that posted the best result for the Brits.  Having jumped clear in the first round, one of only a dozen to do so, their two down in the jump off saw them finish in 11th position.  Georgia Tame with Cash Up also came forward for the fifteen strong jump off having picked up just a time penalty in the first round.  Two down for her in the jump off giving them a finish score of 9 penalties saw them finish in 15th position.

For full results from the show visit www.csiolisboa.com

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