New Zealand showjumpers have been featuring in the prize lists in France and the United States over the weekend.
Samantha McIntosh picked up a raft of placings at the CSI4* in Bourg-en-Bresse, France. Aboard her stallion Check In 2, she was eighth in the 50-strong CSI4* Grand Prix Ville de Bourg-en-Bresse after picking up four faults in 43.26 seconds in the jump-off. Nine came back for the jump-off with the top seven all double clear. The class was won by Niklaus Rutschi (SUI) and Carassino who stopped the clock at 38.35 seconds.
Samantha and Disco Z were fourth in the CSI4* 1.40m Esthederm two phase. Thirty-two started the class with the top eight all finishing with clean slates. Samantha and Disco Z came home in 33.28 seconds with the winner Jean Luc Mourier (FRA) and Fionapino Colada taking it out in 29.42 seconds.
Jean Luc also took out the CSI4* 1.40m against the clock, this time aboard Voltaire du Mads. Samantha and Alaid De Chez Nous were clear in 64.07 seconds with Jean Lu heading home the 63-strong class with his 55.67-second time.
Amy Collinson and Capello G were also just in the money in the CSI2* 1.30m class with their 16th place finish.
Samantha’s WEG team-mate Sharn Wordley had a great weekend at the CSI3* in Tryon, in the United States. He and Gatsby were second in the FEI $72,000 CSI3* Grand Prix 1.50m. Twenty started the class with the top three of six in the jump-off all double clear. Winner Santiago Lambre and Cetano van Aspergem Z were home in 36.824 seconds with Sharn and Gatsby crossing the flags in 37.663.
Sharn and Rye val de Mai were fourth in the 18-strong FEI $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic which was won by Santiago again, but tis time aboard Ibabco after a double clear in 34.086 seconds. Sharn and Rye val de Mai were also double clear, coming home in 36.594. Sharn was also eighth aboard Any who picked up four faults in the jump-off in their 39.58-second round.
Rye val de Mai was also fifth in the FEIU $36,000 Horseware Ireland 1.50m Welcome Stakes. Twenty-four started the class with Sharn having both Rye and Gatsby in the seven-strong jump-off. Gatsby retired in the jump-off for seventh place. The class was won by Kristen Vanderveen aboard Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili who were double clear in 38.71 seconds. Sharn and Rye had four faults in their 40.219-second round.
The two Kiwi horses also featured in the FEI $36,000 1.45m Power and Speed Stakes where Rye val de Mai was sixth and Any seventh. Both were double clear in the 22-strong class, coming home in 30.157 and 30.851 seconds respectively. Todd Minikus and Amex Z won the class in 28.43 seconds. The top 11 combinations were all double clear.
The horse details:
Gatsby – owned by Sharn Wordley
Rye val de Mai – owned by Sharn Wordley
Any – owned by Arnoud Dobber
Check In 2 – owned by Takapoto Equestrian
Capello G – owned by Amy Collinson
Alaid De Chez Nous – owned by Takapoto Equestrian
Disco Z – owned by Colin and Toni McIntosh
For full results, head to www.worldofshowjumping.com
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison