Donatien Schauly became the first French rider to win the Bishop Burton College under-25 CCI*** at Bramham Horse Trials this morning.
The 24-year-old led overnight, and after Gemma Tattersall jumped clear, he didn’t have a fence in hand to keep the top spot. Although his 10-year-old gelding Seculaire rattled a few fences, nothing fell and Donatien completed a double of victories, as he also won the CIC*** yesterday.
“Seculaire was a bit tired, but after six or seven fences in the warm-up, he started to jump as he normally does,” said Donatien.
Gemma Tattersall, 25, lifted the British national under-25 title with the overall runner-up spot on the mare Kings Gem, after an impeccable clear.
“She was manic in the warm-up and didn’t listen to anything I said, but Peter Murphy was helping me and he just said ‘Go in, sit up and she’ll be fine’,” said Gemma. “I was really calm when I went in and I think that went to the horse. I immediately felt her listen and she jumped a fantastic round.”
Another French rider, 22-year-old Maxime Livio, moved up a place to finish third on Jaipur II, making amends for falling on the flat last year when well-placed after dressage.
The top 25 in the senior CCI*** jump at 1.30pm. Pippa Funnell is currently in the lead on Redesigned, but overnight runner-up Piggy French is less than a fence behind her on Lemington Lets Dance, who was held at this morning’s final horse inspection, but passed when re-presented.
Log on later for a final report on the senior CCI*** and buy H&H next week (10 June) for a full report from Bramham.
FINAL UNDER-25 CCI*** RESULTS
1.Donatien Schauly on Seculaire (FRA) 50.6
2.Gemma Tattersall on Kings Gem (GB) 51.7
3.Maxime Livio on Jaipur II (FRA) 55.4
4.Flora Harris on Law Choice (GB) 59.4
5.Lauren Shannon on Quixotic (GB) 59.6
6.Lucie McNichol on Zeus Of Rushall (GB) 65.3