Britain’s pony show jumpers decimated their rivals to retain their team title this afternoon at the European Championships in Freudenberg, Germany.
All our riders played a part in this success. The sole double clear of the competition for Scotland’s James Smith on Mr Nice Guy laid the foundations, Pippa Allen rode two four-fault rounds on Spot The Lady and Jordan Whittaker (Edsilia) and Zoe Adams (VIP Tixylix) weighed in with a clear round apiece.
The Netherlands finished 11 faults adrift in second place, with Ireland a further three penalties behind to take bronze.
James leads the competition on a zero score going into the individual final, with Zoe seventh, Pippa 10th and Jordan in 14th place. But with only three fences covering the top 15 riders, there will be all to play for on Sunday afternoon.
See Horse&Hound magazine 2 August for a full report and pictures from the pony European Championships in dressage, eventing and show jumping