Bruce Haskell’s flying cross-country round with Sky Sport clinched the Galliers Homes Ltd CIC** at Sansaw Horse Trials in Shropshire.

Only one combination broke into the 30s in the dressage at this final CIC** — the eventual runner-up, Springbok IV, ridden by Daisy Dick. An expensive rail cost the Blenheim winner the top prize.

Louise Lyons was thrilled with third place on her own and Olivia Tappin’s Venividivici.

Just 10 managed a clean sheet in the show jumping, and the cross-country was no pushover, either, with only the winner making the time.

After a handful of falls in the CIC**, the influential double of corners towards the end of the course was modified for the later intermediate sections, leaving only the last element to be jumped.

Both intermediates went to local riders, with Emily Gilruth scoring on the former show jumper CS President and Paul Sims doing likewise with Kim Belton’s Law Choice.

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Read this report in full, plus reports from other events around the country, in this Thursday’s H&H (7 June, ’07)