An all-female British team dominated the FEI Nations Cup at Waregem, Belgium (26-29 September) to give the eventers a 2nd win in a row in the series.

Britain is now ahead of Germany by 1 point heading into this month’s final event at Boekelo, Netherlands (9-12 October).

Lucy Wiegersma, Laura Collett, Izzy Taylor and Sarah Bullimore led from the beginning, beating Belgium by more than 50pen.

A relatively inexperienced German team was a close 3rd, ahead of France and the Netherlands.

Izzy Taylor won the event on Orlando as well as finishing 8th on her individual ride Dax Van Ternieuwbeke BWP.

Lucy Wiegersma had 3 horses in the top 6 and finished 4th for the team on Simon Porloe.

Laura Collett, competing at her first major competition since being seriously injured in a fall in July, finished 9th on Allora 3 and Sarah Bullimore was 16th on Reve de Rouet.

“They worked hard and all 4 produced solid performances,” said team manager Philip Surl.

“Izzy’s win was a great bonus, Lucy was in cracking form with her 3 horses and it will have been a great boost for Laura.”

Full report from Waregem in Horse & Hound magazine (10 October, 2013)