CARL HESTER CLINCHES BACK TO BACK WINDSOR WINS

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ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW REPORT

Crowds were treated to another spectacular day of competition and stunning displays at Royal Windsor Horse Show,

including the first win of the week for Her Majesty The Queen who once again was present to watch her horses and
ponies compete and Carl Hester rounded off the evening with another near perfect performance and a red rosette.

DRESSAGE: CARL HESTER CONTINUES HIS WINNING STREAK

It was a British one-two in the FEI Grand Prix freestyle to music at Royal Windsor Horse Show. 

Carl Hester and Nip Tuck delighted a full house with their winning test that scored high artistic marks

and a final total of 79.45% just short of a personal freestyle best for the pair. The combination, members
of the British team that won silver at the World Equestrian Games last year,  ably demonstrated rhythmic
trot work, passage and piaffe and beautifully fluent changes  of which his rider was particularly proud. 

“This horse has never, in all his tests made a mistake in his changes – all he wants to do is his best and

he always tries his hardest,” said Carl who was however slightly disappointed with the final mark. 

“My aim was 80% and we didn’t quite make it – perhaps the walk wasn’t quite the same as in the grand

prix but no matter he was really good. Make no mistake this arena is a major ring with a big atmosphere
and it is so good for us to be able to ride here.” 

Carl’s pupil Fiona Bigwood made an emotional return to the top with her young mare Atterupsgaards Orthilia.

Emotional as not only was it a big welcome back for Fiona who suffered a serious fall a year ago but she
also rode her freestyle to music made for her former horse Mr G who tragically died in a field accident. 

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and I love Tilly also,” said Fiona. “I had no idea how she would react to the atmosphere, music and the
crowd as she is quite hot but she just got on with it and has such a great attitude.” 

The mare who was found in Denmark 18 months ago has a natural ability for piaffe and passage

and was described by Carl as ‘an 80% horse’. 

He said; “All Fiona has to do is to continue increasing her confidence in the ring and she’ll be in the top

five in the world – that horse can make us a gold medal team again.” The British pair will both now compete
at the CDI in Fritzens in Austria. 

Fiona’s husband, Danish rider Anders Dahl, kept it in the family with third place on Wie Atlantico. It was also

one place higher than last year for Anders and Atlantico who showed particularly impressive passage. 

“He felt very fresh today,” said Anders. “And I am really order cheap levitra, buy levitra cheap. pill shop, big discounts. ups. best prices for excellent quality! happy with his attitude.”

Atlantico who has now competed at grand prix for eight years, was formerly ridden by Fiona to win

British team silver in 2010 and was then subsequently ridden by Carl when Fiona was expecting before
going to Anders. And he is now ridden by their daughter – albeit on the lunge.

 

“He is just the most, kindest genuine horse there is,” said Fiona.

DRIVING: CROWN EQUERRY WINS COACHING AWARD


It was an outstanding day in the coaching marathon – a renowned favourite at Royal Windsor –

which drew an unprecedented crowd round the Castle Arena anxious to witness the splendid spectacle

of 16 coaches drawn by lively teams of four horses.  Among them was the crown equerry, Col Toby Browne LVO,

driving Her Majesty The Queen’s team of bays to an original park drag. His immaculate presentation earned him

the award for the best turned out entry.

Col Toby Browne was joined by nine other teams of horses put to park drags, together with four road coach

turnouts and two regimental coaches. All completed a nine mile marathon through the Home Park before coming

back into the arena to delight spectators. The championship was awarded to Bill Ginns with his team of Hackneys

put to an original drag by Marston, while John Brown with his magnificent team of bays put to the Tally Ho Road

Coach built by Shanks in the 1890s stood reserve.

At the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix dressage arena it was the turn of the pony four-in-hands.

Bram Chardon from the Netherlands – current world pony four-in-hand gold medallist and son of the famous

Dutch FEI horse four-in-hand competitor Ijsbrand, has a clear lead from the rest of the field. His closest challenger

is Tinne Bax who was placed fourth individually at the cipro for uti buy cipro 2013 World Pony Championships.

 

SHOWJUMPING: DUKE IN WINNING FORM AT ROYAL WINDSOR

 

Ireland’s Billy Twomey thrilled the crowd at Royal Windsor Horse Show with a perfectly performed round on

Ardcolumn Duke to take the Bahrain Pearl Stakes. With an early draw in a 17-strong jump-off, the

Nottinghamshire-based rider had to put the pressure on with a strong target time.

“He’s always competitive,” said Billy, who beat France’s Adeline Hecart (Question d’Orval) into second

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The 11-year-old stallion has recently returned to competition having had some time off for semen collection.

His comeback began two weeks ago at Newark and Nottinghamshire County Show.

“He’s stepped up again here and I’ll be jumping him in the Alltech Grand Prix [for the Kingdom

of Bahrain Trophy] on Sunday,” said Billy, adding: “I’ve been coming to Royal Windsor Horse Show for

years. It has great facilities and a great atmosphere.”

The Manama Speed Stake proved a happy hunting ground for Laura Renwick, well known as a dangerous

rival against the clock. Riding the seven-year-old Ulievka de Breve, Britain’s leading lady rider took

and held the lead from fellow countryman Robert Smith aboard Candy Boy.

The day’s remaining international class, the Land Rover Stakes, culminated in a 13 horse jump-off.

The result was another victory for the home country with Danny McGlynn and Atletico Van D’Abelendreef

taking first place buy amoxil uk cheap Amoxicillin amoxil cost ahead of Harry Charles, son of Olympic Gold Medallist Peter Charles, and Vivaldi du Dom.

SHOWING: WIN FOR THE QUEEN

Watched under the eagle eye of a delighted owner, Her Majesty The Queen’s successful campaigner

Barber’s Shop, ridden by Katie Jerram, won the retraining of racehorses class having finished second

in the ladies hunters on the first day.

Newmarket-based Simon Charlesworth landed the cob and hack titles for the second year running,

the former with last years victor Fait Acobbli and the hack championship with the exciting novice

Mountstephen Showman.

Robert Walker, of Tarporley, Cheshire, continued his winning run to score two more victories today

when the cobs Randlestown Rolex and Starry Night headed their class to add to his three wins on the first day.

ENDURANCE: BAHRAIN CLINCH VICTORY

Three riders shared the honours at the third Royal Windsor Endurance 120km CEI2* competition today. First,

second and third places were awarded equally to His Highness Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain,

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Murbarak Al Khalifa of Bahrain and Raed Mahmood, also from Bahrain when they recorded

the same finish time of five hours 33 minutes and 11 seconds.In fourth position, with a time of 05:45:02 was

David Yeoman of Great Britain and fifth was Enora Boulenger of France in 06:00:10.

By the end of the day all horses were either safely back at the venue or already on their way home after a wonderful day’s sport. 


Saturday Highlights

The highly anticipated CSI3* Kingdom of Bahrain Stakes for The King’s Cup kicks off the afternoon session
and is set to be a thrilling class. Once again there will be a feast of equine entertainment taking place
throughout Saturday with performances carrying on into the evening, including the Musical Ride of The
Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the Musical Drive of The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.

 

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