Young riders are European SJ champions

  • Britain’s young rider show jumping team claims team gold and individual silver at the European Championships in Denmark

    The future of British show jumping looks bright following a successfulweekend at the Young Rider European Championships> in Copenhagen (9-11 August).

    A strong performance by Jamie Wingrave, Ricki Hill, Matthew Broome and Robert Whitaker saw Britain claim gold with 24 faults, ahead of Sweden on 29 faults and Switzerland with 32.

    Chef d’equipe Mike Florence was overwhelmed by the team’s performance over a huge and technical course, saying: “The boys are back in town.”

    Individual silver for Britain

    Jamie Wingrave, 21, (pictured) who has been enjoying a highly successful season to date, went on to add a silver medal in the individual competition to his strong performance in the team section.

    A great ride on his own 15-year-old bay mare Spring Master saw Jamie, who is trained by Tim Stockdale, finish less than one point behind Denmark’s Tina Lund, who claimed gold with a score of 8.63.

    Germany took the bronze with Janne-Friederike Meyer on a score of 11.65 faults.

    Robert Whitaker finished in eight place on his mother’s Quinten II with Matthew Broome in 15th with Lady Harris’s Hopes Are High.

    Robert continued the British success in Copenhagen with a second in the grand prix and a third in the CSI-Y class riding Karina.

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