A BUSY BOLESWORTH AND SUCCESSFUL ZANDHOVEN

We divided and conquered at DLS this week, as Louise headed up to the Al Shira’aa Young Horse Championships, and David was Zandhoven bound for the De Kraal International 3* show.

We divided and conquered at DLS this week, as Louise headed up to the Al Shira’aa Young Horse Championships, and David was Zandhoven bound for the De Kraal International 3* show.  

Lou hit the ground running with a great first day at UK favourite, Bolesworth, clinching 7th in the 6-year-old qualifier with Pandito Van’T Merelsnest Z and taking equal first in the 4-year-olds with Regal Carentino, both horses owned by Brendon Stud. It was a clean sweep for Lou on Thursday with Regal Carentino leaving all poles untouched again, while Cajou van Overis and Starouge posted clear rounds in the 2* 1.30 and 2* 1.40, respectively. 

On Friday, it was the turn of Billy Brisk; who took to the arena like a pro and jumped a double clear in the 6-year-olds under Lou. Not to be outdone, Pandito Van’T Merelsnest Z sped to 7th in the same class, making the team at Brendon Stud proud. In the 4-year-old Final on Saturday, Regal Carentino finished the show on a clean sheet to place 15th.  

The final day saw Billy Brisk jump an impressive clear round in the 6/7-year-old Consolation class, only to have the spotlight swiftly taken away by Cajou van Overis who jumped a fantastic double clear to take 7th place in the 2* 1.30. 

Meanwhile, over in Belgium, David and the team also enjoyed a fantastic show. Foudre F was on his consistent form as always, starting with a double clear in the 3* 1.35 and ending the show with an impressive 2nd place in the 3* 1.40 on Sunday. Piloted by David, Billy Picador jumped some fantastic rounds, bringing home several top 20 placings.  

A huge thanks to the whole team both at home and at the shows, and of course to both Bolesworth and Zandhoven for hosting us.