British teams came away from the FEI European Pony Championships in Jaszkowo, Poland, last week (28-31 July) with a clutch of medals.
The showjumping team of Amy Inglis on Nils D’Hurl, Beth Vernon on Falaza, Graham Babes Dollar Girl and Jessica Mendoza on Tixylix took gold. And Beth and Falaza won individual gold and Jessica and Tixylix took bronze.
Ireland’s Bertram Allen (Acapella Z) took silver and Ireland took the team silver (Bertram Allen, Max O’Reilly Hyland on Rock Dee Jay, Michael Duffy on Kadia Mouche, Emma O’Dwyer on Jacknell Street).
Meanwhile the British eventing team of Sam Ecroyd on Three Wells Breeze, Sophie Beaty on Done And Dusted VI, Janou Bleekman on Cregaan Scenic and Grace Walker on Noble Springbok took team bronze.
Sam Ecroyd also won individual silver. But Grace’s mount Noble Springbok disappointingly failed the vet, while lying in individual bronze.
A British Eventing spokesman said: “We were completely baffled that Noble Springbok failed to pass the trot-up on Sunday (31 July). He had lost a shoe across country but was 100 per cent right.”
The GB dressage team of Maisie Scruton and Rembrandt, Erin Williams and Danny Boy, Aimee Witkin and Ferrari, Gabrielle Lucas and Top Star finished fourth.
They had originally finished in third place, before a scoring mix-up was identified and they were demoted.
For more news and a comment by Richard Davison see this Thursday’s (4 August) H&H.
For full report see 11 August issue.