Showjumper Sharn Wordley is back in the headlines with two wins at the CSI2* in Tryon, in the United States. Sharn teamed up with Gatsby to win the 1.45m FEI $72,000 CSI2* Grand Prix, and with Rye val de Mai to take out the FEI $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic.
Gatsby was one of just seven horses from the original 42 starters to come back for the jump-off, where the top four all kept their slates clean. Sharn and Gatsby crossed the flags in 36.033 seconds with runner-up Adam Prudent and Romeo de Villaret coming home in 36.242 seconds.
In the Sunday Classic just five came back for the jump-off where again Sharn kept his record pristine, this time aboard Rye val de Mai, coming home in 36.358 seconds. The only other clear of the jump-off went to Diego Perez Bilbao and Helios who stopped the clock at 37.168 seconds in the 15-strong class.
Tom Tarver and Popeye have started their offshore campaign with a bang, winning the CSI2* 1.40m class at the CSI2* Show in Bonheiden, Belgium. Ninety-eight started the class, with Tom and Popeye home all clear in 63.34 seconds. Closest to them was Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli (SWE) and Fasole du Seigneur in 64.44 seconds.
Daniel Meech and Cinca 3 were also in the money with their 10th place effort, all clear in 67.05 seconds. Daniel and Cinca 3 were also ninth in the CSI2* 1.45m Grand Prix which was won by Jeroen de Winter (BEL) aboard L’Innocence Van ‘T Meulenhof who were double clear in 38.11. Daniel had a single time fault in the opening round.
Daniel also placed second in the CSI 1.30m table A class aboard Favoriet HBC. The class was won by Steve Auwers (BEL) aboard Guantanamo van de Steenbeek in 59.28 seconds, with Daniel hot on his heels in 60.24 seconds.
Bruce Goodin and his team have found form at the CSIO5* Falsterbo Show in Sweden. Bruce and Backatorps Danny V were 12th in the 1.6m 50-strong Longines Grand Prix of Falsterbo which was won by Peder Fredricson (SWE) and H&M All In. The victors were all clear over the two rounds, stopping the clock at 42.55 seconds. Bruce and his WEG horse had a total of 12 faults in 44.87 seconds.
Bruce teamed up with the 12-year-old Copain VD+B Z to place eighth in the 1.45m Stiftelsen Falsterbo Horse Show Pris speed class. Malin Baryard-John (SWE) and H&M Second Chance won the class in 61.99 seconds with Bruce coming home in 68.37 seconds. The top 20 in the 85-strong class were all clear.
For full results head to: www.worldofshowjumping.com
The horse details:
Copain VDB Z – owned by Lina Wiman
Backatorps Danny V – owned by Backatorp Ryder AB
Gatsby – owned by Sharn Wordley
Rye val de Mai – owned by Sharn Wordley
Popeye – owned by Tom Tarver and Lucia Voss
Cinca 3 – owned by Johnson Horses
Favoriet HBC – owned by Stal Steeghs and Johnson Horses
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison