DIVIDE AND CONQUER – FELBRIDGE, BOLESWORTH AND NATIONS CUP IN PRAGUE.

This week saw DLS represented across the showjumping circuit, both nationally and internationally.

David and his team found themselves in Prague, with David once again selected to represent Ireland in the Nations Cup competition. The 3* show afforded many opportunities, however with David and his new ride Kurly V/D Gorten performing for the first time together on the international stage. The pair recorded a super clear round in the 1.30 before stepping up to the 1.35 class, going clear yet again and then on to claim 11th place. Namaco Vant Kelterdje was clear and 5th in the 7-year-olds while at the other end of the scale, Foudre F was 10th in the 3* Grand Prix. Meanwhile, Team Ireland stood in second spot on the podium in the Nations Cup competition, with David acting as 5th man. 

Back on British soil, the Bolesworth Young Horse Championships were a soggy but successful affair for Graham. GMS Nina gave a standout performance in the 4-year-old classes. The mare was clear all week to finish in eventual 4th place and take home a share in the bonus prize. Calacas D Augbigny and Matt’s V.G was clear in the 1.30 and the 1.35 respectively and Fashion Prince continues to go from strength to strength, 15th in the 1.40 Grand Prix qualifier and 3rd in the Grand Prix. 

Not to be left out on the busy weekend of showing, Daley and Charlene Bastone headed to Felbridge where Daley cruised round for an easy clear in the Foxhunter on G-Star and Charlene took the reins for Louise, piloting Theodoor double clear in the British Novice and team favourite Fifi Paloma into a second place finish.