A PROMISING FINISH TO 2019 FOR DLS IN THE JUMPING MECHELEN WORLD CUP

David took Gentleman VH Veldhof and Jenson 55 to the Five Star World Cup Show at Mechelen in Belgium to finish off 2019.

Jumping started on Saturday with Jenson 55 jumping a great round in the 1m40 speed class for four faults.  Gentleman jumped in the big class of the day with a confident round, he was unlucky to pick up a few faults, but certainly, a round to set him up for the rest of the show.

On Sunday Jenson jumped another really good round in a red hot 1.45 Longines Ranking Speed class and was very unlucky to have a late pole.  Gentleman also jumped a very good round in the Grand Prix to finish just out of the money with a pole towards the end of the round.

On Monday Gentleman jumped the huge World Cup Class, putting in a really lovely round to finish 20th against the world’s best horses and riders. Jenson jumped in the last class of the show: an immaculate clear in the first round, and just rubbed the front pole turning tightly to the final oxer to finish 11th.

It is great experience for these two horses, both of whom are relatively new to jumping at the highest level, to jump at these amazing shows in very atmospheric arenas.