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.