Nick Skelton and Carlo 273 landed the prestigious $100,000 President’s grand prix World Cup qualifier at Washington Horse Show at the weekend (28-29 October).

“It was a good class,” said Nick, who won with two time-faults when his three jump-off rivals hit poles. “The horse jumped really well and I thought the course was fair for the amount of riders that were competing.”

In a great weekend for the British rider, he also landed a speed class and then cleared 7ft to win the puissance with Unique. Nick earned the title of leading openjumper rider and leading international rider.

See full report in next week’s issue of H&H (10 November).