Rodney Powell carried off the €12,500 first prize at Boekelo CCI*** in Holland (11-14 October) on Zinzan II. The combination added just one time-penalty to their dressage score to finish on a mark of 41.4.
German rider Frank Ostholt jumped a super clear round on the final day to take second place with Mr Medicott on 44.1.
Tina Cook finished third on Miners Frolic. Just one rail down in the final phase moved Tina up a place from fourth after cross-country.
Germany’s Kai Rüder finished fourth with the 10-year-old Selle Francais Jeans. And Oliver Townend had victory within his grasp, lying second to Rodney overnight, but two rails down dropped Jackson D’Allez to fifth.
Sweden’s Linda Algotsson dropped from third to sixth with two fences down on her 17-year-old old Stand By Me, and New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson finished seventh with Silbury Hill.
Zara Phillips was eighth with the New Zealand-bred Glenbuck, who used to be competed by Sherelle Duke.
There was sad news when Oliver Smith’s Monarch’s Aristocrat, ridden by William Fox-Pitt, shattered his pastern irreparably while galloping in the woods between fences 21 and 22.
Read H&H’s full report from Boekelo, including fantastic photographs, in tomorrow’s magazine (18 October, ’07)
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