Blazing a trail – DLS student Alexandra Sommerville-Cotton went straight to the top of the class this week, with a flawless series of rounds in Vilamoura.
With the horses arriving in Portugal in good form, this Vilamoura campaign got off to a fine start.
The great showjumper Don VHP Z was retired from the sport in an emotional ceremony at the Longines Global Champions Tour show in Valkenswaard, the Netherlands on Saturday 12 September.
British showjumping returned to its traditional home, AEJC Hickstead, for the All England Championship Show last week and Team DLS was more than ready to get back to it.
The Bank Holiday weekend saw the DLS team competing on home soil over 5 days at Pyecombe Equestrian Centre.
This week saw DLS represented across the showjumping circuit, both nationally and internationally.
It was the final week of competition for the DLS team at Sentower Park after an epic month-long campaign.
“DLS is a supportive environment that brings out the best in people. I’ve been training here for three years and and have learnt so much – from competing and producing to horse welfare and management. The coaching I’ve gotten from DLS is second to none and I look forward to the years to come!”
The DLS team were well and truly back into the swing of things in this their second week of competition in Belgium.
This week, David features on The Full Course Showjumping Podcast. He and Shane Breen talk through their own career highlights, most embarrassing moment and best advice they have been given. Make sure to listen to the full podcast here!