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DLS Showjumping, based in West Sussex, is home to husband and wife team David and Louise Simpson. David and Louise are both International Show Jumpers currently competing at the top shows all around the world. They pride themselves in tailoring all servicespersonally to their clients and their horses, whether you are an owner, a livery client or training with them. They have excellent contacts in both Ireland and England, and as such are able to source the perfect horses for you or find the best clients for your horse should you wish to sell

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Keoki's takes it all in his stride!

emily west

After a productive Le Touquet David sent Keoki, Starfighter & Chessy 17 to Lisbon 3* Nations Cup show. Starfighter, owned by Alison Jackson, jumped some lovely rounds coming 9th in only his second  1.50m LR.

On Nations Cup day it was Keoki who was set to take part! Keoki, owned by Julia Cruden, took both rounds in his stride to produce a lovely clear round in the first round and just had an unlucky fence and a time fault in the second. These rounds helped the team to finish in 4th place!  

David now has high hopes for this 8yr old and looks forward to the up and coming shows!  

 

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MET I round up

Helen Cruden

Having not had the best start with the weather, the horses still managed to pull it out the bag by jumping some brilliant rounds in Oliva Nova!  

 Young horses

Miami 19 finished on a high by wining the final 6yr old class, with Diorados black diamond, owned by Louise Simpson & Lola Wade, also coming 5th. Louise Flower's, Felix X has stepped up and jumped many clears to come 4th in the 7yr old final.

 

Older horses 

To start the week, Jaffar de bourguignon jumped clear in the 1.30 gold, ending up 6th. Then the following day ended up going several places better and won the class.  Fiona v/h lemmonshof and Berlin also continued Louise's winning streak in the 1.35 gold & 1.30 silver. Starfighter, owned by Alison Jackson, is also on wining form in the gold tour. Keoki, owned by Julia Cruden, has also stepped up and came 6th in the 1.45 gold.  To end the show, Chessy 17 and Grafit both jumped double clear in the Grand Prix, finishing in 4th & 7th. 

 

Chessy 17 & Keoki are now home, so that they can prepare for Al Ain CSIO5* in a weeks time, whilst the rest of the horses are still out in Spain and preparing for Met II. 

 

 

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2017

Helen Cruden

To start the new year DLS has headed down to Olivia Nova Met for the next 6weeks. With slight disruption to the jumping, as a result of snow and rain, the horses have got off to a good start with them jumping many double clears in both the Young horse classes and the first day for the older horses. Today's jumping has been cancelled but hopefully the sun comes out tomorrow and jumping will resume as normal! 

Other News: 

We are sad to say Lola will no longer be working for DLS, as she is wanting to focus on her up and coming business Equine & Athlete sports massage.  We wish her all the best with this and highly recommend her for both yourself, as a rider, and the horse. 

 

 

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Sold horses  

Over the new year we said good bye to two of Louise's rides. Hello Vivendi, previously owned by Shane & Trevor Breen, and Double Deuce Retto, previously owned by Sally Chamberlain. 

DLS would like to wish both the new owners of these horses all the best and hope they continue to achieve good results in the future!

MET Tour Oliva Nova Week 1

Helen Cruden

It was a great first week for the whole team out in Spain with all of the horses in great form. The 7 year old's stole the show with Louise and David taking 3 places in the top 5 of the 7 year old Grand Prix. Louise won the class on Jaffar de Bourginon who was at his first show back after his summer holiday, she also took 2nd with the Breen's Hello Vivendi who's form from HOYS continued. David took 5th with a new ride The Jeweller who joined the DLS team last month and has been very impressive. Helen Cruden was also in great form in the 5 year old's with her new ride CSF Eye Wonder who was clear everyday.

The older horses kept the successful week going with numerous wins and placings. Louise and Fiona v/h Lemmonshof won the small Grand Prix in great style whilst David and the Jackson's Starfighter took 5th in a very competitive 1.40 final. Anya Jackson joined the team taking a quick break from her university studies to take 4th in the 1.25 with her horse Liberty 348. 

A big thank you to the girls Beth, Jaz and Grace, its the first International tour for all of them and they have been doing a fantastic job. On to week 2.... wish us luck!!!

Louise & Hello Vivendi are the HOYS Grade C Champion

Helen Cruden

The team had a very successful HOYS with the best result coming on the final day when Louise and Trevor Breen's 7 year old Hello Vivendi topped the Grade C Championship. Although it was a strong and technical course there was quite a few clears which meant a very fast jump off. Louise had a good draw near the end so new what was needed and in true style delivered a perfect round to take the lead. Hello Vivendi has gone from strength to strength since joining Louise's string and we are all very excited about 2017 in which he will step up to jump ranking classes.

David also had a great result in the prestigious Foxhunter Final with Julia Cruden's 7 year old Keoki who finished 8th. Again in a very fast jump off David produced a copy book round fast enough to take the lead but the last fence down denied him the title. 

 

The final Hickstead of 2016

Helen Cruden

After a quiet month for the horses whilst the bosses got married we had a very busy week at Hickstead taking most of the yard out to jump. We started the week off with the young horse classes and on day 1 they all qualified for their respective finals jumping double clear in the qualifier's. David with his 7 year old California 19, Louise with Trevor Breen's 7 year old Hello Vivendi and Lola with her's and Louise's 5 year old Miami 19 and David's 6 year old Galwaybay Merbreaker. Day 1 also saw Louise taking a tumble at the final fence in the 1.40 which sadly meant she was unable to jump for the rest of the show. Shane Breen kindly stepped in to jump the 7 year old final with Hello Vivendi and finished in a very respectful 7th place having never sat on the horse before! Our Warrior 5 year old Miami 19 was also very impressive in her final finishing 6th with Lola.

The older horses were also in top form with 4 of them qualifying for the 1.30 final. David had 3 rides, Rebecca Allison's Obama JD, his own Curley Sue and Double Deuce Retto. Lola also qualified her's and Ali Jackson's new horse Berlin. For all the horses it was their first time in the international arena and they jumped great but the star of the class was Curley Sue who finished 2nd in a very fast jump off

David finished the show in style with the ever consistent Chessy 17 with a 4th place in the All England Grand Prix. It was a particularly testing track with only 8 clears from over 60 starters. An extremely unlucky fence in the jump off meant she just missed out on her 2nd Hickstead title for this year after taking the Queen's Cup just over a month ago.

Keoki keeps on impressing....

Helen Cruden

Julia and Helen Cruden's ever impressive 7year old Keoki has been on great form this month starting off with a win in the Foxhunter 2nd Round at Keysoe. He jumped 3 foot perfect rounds to take the class in the 9 horse jump off giving David his 2nd ride through to the Foxhunter final. He then went on jump at Southview International with a 4th in the first days 1.40 and then a double clear and 8th in his first world ranking class. This 7 year old who has been ridden by David throughout his career just keeps getting better and better, we are all very excited for his future here at DLS

Louise & David take a ticket each to HOYS

Helen Cruden

The summer season in the UK got off to a great start for Louise and David who have both taken a HOYS ticket at their first attempt. David was first with a trip to Bury farm for Foxhunter 2nd Round to take the top spot with Rebecca Allison's Obama JD. This was a horse he formally rode when owned by the Drea's but hadn't ridden for over a year, not a bad result for their first time back in the ring together!

Louise's turn came at South of England where she headed the 17 horse jump off in the Grade C qualifier with the 7 year old Hello Vivendi who is owned by Trevor and Shane Breen. It was a great result as he is a relatively new ride for Louise with this being only their 3rd show together.

Lets hope this form continues in the forthcoming HOYS qualifiers and the team can take a few more tickets....