Pippa Funnell wins senior CCI*** at Bramham Horse Trials

  • Pippa Funnell won her third Bramham Horse Trials title this afternoon.

    As the rain streamed down, Pippa jumped a clear showjumping round to retain her overnight lead on Roger and Denise Linsoln’s Redesigned.

    “In the past he has got a bit lit up in the showjumping so I gave him plenty of work,” said Pippa. “You can see in the way he jumped he’s still big and weak. He jumped the first six or seven fences better — and I probably got a bit tight too [as I went further round].”

    Piggy French was not only faultless on Leminton Lets Dance to hold second, but also went clear on Jakata — fifth overnight — to rise to third.

    Caroline Powell’s clear on Mac Macdonald raised her from seventh to fourth, while Belgium’s Joris Vanspringel stayed sixth with two time-faults on Lully Des Aulnes.

    William Fox-Pitt dropped a place to fifth when Neuf Des Coeurs tipped the first element of the yellow double at fence four.

    Andrew Nicholson, third overnight, had warned that showjumping is currently eight-year-old Shady Grey’s weakest phase, and he fell to seventh with both parts of this obstacle down.

    Don’t miss H&H on Thursday (10 June) for our full Bramham report and Mark Phillips’s comment on the course.

    Full results


    1.Pippa Funnell on Redesigned (GB) 45.5
    2.Piggy French on Lemington Lets Dance (GB) 49.4
    3.Piggy French on Jakata (GB) 56.2
    4.Caroline Powell on Mac Macdonald (NZL) 57.1
    5.William Fox-Pitt on Neuf Des Coeurs (GB) 57.2
    6.Joris Vanspringel on Lully Des Aulnes (BEL) 58.9

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