World number one showjumper Scott Brash set for Olympia

  • World number one showjumper Scott Brash is set to compete at Olympia, The London International Horse Show next month (16-22 December).

    The Scotsman is one of several top British riders heading to the show, which will thrill showjumping fans. It is not yet confirmed which horses Scott will be riding.

    Earlier this month the 29-year-old became the first showjumper since 2006 to sit at the top of the Longines world rankings for more than a year, so his appearance will be a boost for Olympia and fans.

    Scott’s Olympic gold medal-winning teammate Ben Maher will also be jumping and is so far down to take Contigo 37, Diva II, Noctambule Courcelle and Wings Sublieme.

    Other top British names include Spencer Roe (Ballando II, Chaccomo Agostini, Wonder Why), Joe Clee (Gamko S, Utamaro D’Ecaussines, Vedet de Muze ET), Laura Renwick (Bintang II, Heliodor Hybris, Rembrandt Blue and Roller Coaster), Guy Williams (Casper de Muze, Depardieu van’t Kiezelhof, Titus and Zaire) and a host of Whitakers — John, Michael, Robert and William.

    John has entered Argento, Darcon Scheefkastel Z and Woulon L. Michael has Cassionato, Valentin R and Viking. Robert has Catwalk IV, Cocaine, USA Today and Zantos II while his cousin William has Bow House Rubis, Centomento JZ, Fandango and Glenavadra Brilliant.

    Up-and-coming Irish star Bertram Allen, who has been making waves on the circuit this year winning at his first World Cup show earlier this month (9 November), is due to attend with grey mare Molly Malone V. The pair also took this year’s grand prix at Dublin Horse Show and finished seventh individually at the FEI Alltech World Equestrian Games in the summer. Fellow Irish rider Denis Lynch will also be jumping.

    Among those travelling over from the Continent will be world number three, German rider Marcus Ehning, number five, France’s Kevin Staut, number seven, Daniel Deusser (Germany) and Olympic champion, Steve Guerdat of Switzerland.

    From further afield come Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander and US stars Lauren Hough (Ohala) and Reed Kessler (Cylana)

    Scott is not the only world number one at the show though — Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro will be competing earlier in the week in what promises to be some high calibre dressage.

    Full dressage entries here

    More information on Olympia here

    Full list of showjumpers to compete:

    AUS Edwina Tops-Alexander
    AUT Markus Saurugg
    BEL Francois Jr Mathy
    BEL Constant Van Paesschen
    BEL Jos Verlooy
    BEL Gregory Wathelet
    BRA Marlon Zanotelli
    ESP Sergio Alvarez Moya
    FIN Satu Liukkonen
    FRA Simon Delestre
    FRA Alexandre Fontanelle
    FRA Marie Hécart
    FRA Jerome Hurel
    FRA Pénélope Leprevost
    FRA Kevin Staut
    GBR Scott Brash
    GBR Joe Clee
    GBR Ben Maher
    GBR Laura Renwick
    GBR Spencer Roe
    GBR John Whitaker
    GBR Michael Whitaker
    GBR Robert Whitaker
    GBR William Whitaker
    GBR Guy Williams
    GER Daniel Deusser
    GER Hans-Dieter Dreher
    GER Marcus Ehning
    GER Marco Kutscher
    GER Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum
    GER Patrick Stühlmeyer
    GER David Will
    IRL Bertram Allen
    IRL Denis Lynch
    ITA Emanuele Gaudiano
    NED Bart Bles
    NED Wout-Jan van der Schans
    NED Maikel van der Vleuten
    NED Jur Vrieling
    NOR Geir Gulliksen
    POR Luciana Diniz
    SUI Martin Fuchs
    SUI Steve Guerdat
    SUI Pius Schwizer
    SUI Janika Sprunger
    SWE Malin Baryard-Johnsson
    SWE Peder Fredricson
    SWE Douglas Lindelow
    SWE Henrik von Eckermann
    USA Lauren Hough
    USA Reed Kessler

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