Junior showjumper of the year crowned

Louise Saywell delighted a packed house with a flying win on CJ’s Kemosabi in this year’s Kraiburg Leading Junior Show Jumper of the Year.

The Nottinghamshire-based 14-year-old had to produce something special to defeat the great standard from Danielle Willett on Gold Harvest, but Louise did not take a pull around the twisty jump-off course to win by a large margin.

“CJ’s the best pony I’ve ever ridden,” said Louise, who was going for a double in the working hunter pony championship later in the day.

Tim Stockdale had earlier taken his second national title when he won the BEIB Grade C Championship from first draw on Pircolando M. This lovely bay made a sizeable jump-off track look small and held on by 0.32sec take the honours from Jackson Reed-Stephenson on Wixstone Raymond.

The in-form Billy Twomey gained his third international victory of the show with a tremendous round on Whinnie Jackson to head the Grandstand Media Cup two-phase. The Irishman made the most of a late draw to beat William Funnell and Cortaflex Tibor by a fraction, with Guy Williams close behind on the seven-year-old Unbelievable Darco.

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