Britain’s World Equestrian Games team riders triumph at the Scottish Open Horse Trials Championships at Thirlestane Castle
Leslie Law [pictured], riding Sheer L’Eau were the best of an elite squad of British eventers at the Scottish Open at Thirlestane Catle in Lauder, Berwickshire.
Shear L’Eau, owned by Shearwater Insurance and Jeremy Lawton, put in a good performance in the dressage arena, before going on to tackle the cross-country and show jumping with two clear rounds.
Mary King and King Solomon III, who are reserves for WEG finished second with a confident clear show jumping round, ahead of last year’s winners Pippa Funnell and Supreme Rock, who was having his first run since winning Badminton in May.
The end of the cross-country saw William Fox-Pitt and Jayne Apter, Studio & TV Hire and Hackett’s Stunning in the lead as the only combination inside thetime allowed, with Pippa Funnell and Cornerman second and King Solomon in a commanding fourth place going into the final phase.
However, with one mistake at the planks for Stunning, and two show jumps down for Cornerman, this allowed Lelie Law’s young grey to taste his biggest victory to date.
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