12 Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Big Star Trophy in the Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier.

Tuesday 14 May 2024

12 Horses Gain Qualification to Contend for the Big Star Trophy in the Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier.

Over the weekend, Chard Equestrian was full of showjumping action, not least of all as the host of the Prestige Italia Big Star Championship Qualifier. Riders navigated their horses through three courses, aiming for a treble clear to qualify for contention of the Big Star Bonus at the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship Final at the Young Horse Show, taking place at Hickstead in August.

The 12 combinations to achieve triple clears were:

NAUTICAL WIND & Benjamin Bick

BRUNI PORTUNUS Z & Laura Jackson

SILAS VTS & Serena Kullich

OLIVERA Z & Drew Walton

BILLY MONT BLANC & Sian Staples

DO IT ROLLEBEEK Z & Vicky Lovegrove

SPECIAL DELIVERY 27 & Claire Neilsonhansen

CATANIA DU MONTOIS & Torryn Hubbard

ZEPAIRE 16 & Nicole Pavitt

TOP STAR C & Benjamin Bick

BLUE O’BRIEN & Johnpaul Sheffield

PRIA BLUE PS & Laura Jackson

 

Riders in the Prestige Italia Six-Year-Old Championship will compete for the Big Star Trophy, awarded in honour of Nick Skelton’s 2016 Olympic gold medal winner. Any horse jumping a treble clear in one of the four Big Star qualifiers held between May and July will automatically be eligible for the £1,000 Big Star Bonus, which will be awarded in the Final.

NB: Results pending official grading

 

PRESTIGE ITALIA SPA, Trissino-VI (Italy) is a leader of English horseback riding saddles, entirely produced in Italy. It is a niche market where Prestige has stood out from its inception precisely because of the passion of the family that blends experienced craftsmanship with a constant desire for technological improvement. Pioneers in the sector with: the first tree in synthetic fibre, the search for quality materials with the right technical properties. “Innovation is in the Prestige DNA and we pay attention to every detail without betraying the essence of reliability, quality and functionality of the product to ensure well-being and the best possible contact between horse and rider. For more information, visit www.prestigeitalia.com

 

Image: Ben Bick and Nautical Wind. Credit: ESP Photographic

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