Sussex showjumper Yazmin Pinchen finishes second in Spain on 8th March 2015
Yazmin Pinchen from Ifield, West Sussex celebrated taking second place in the €61500 FEI CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix at Vejer de la Frontera in Spain on 8th March 2015. She completed the final podium line up behind Swiss rider Janika Sprunger and ahead of fellow British rider Holly Gillott.
Fifty-four combinations came forward to contest this Grand Prix and just five produced a first round clear. With spectators knowing they were to be treated to a closely fought jump off, it was Janika who delivered the only double clear inside the time on board Aris CMS, finishing on a score of zero faults in 56.14 seconds.
Yazmin partnered her mother Nancy’s 12 year-old liver chestnut stallion Van de Vivaldi and they finished in second place with just 2 time faults on the board after leaving all of the fences up in a time of 60.50 seconds.
Holly Gillott from Loughborough, Leicestershire delivered a fast jump off round with her own 10 year-old liver chestnut gelding Dougie Douglas and the combination were unfortunate to pick up 4 faults. However, their quick time of 50.37 seconds saw them secure a third place finish.
FEI CSI3* 1.55m Grand Prix in Vejer de la Frontera Results:
1st Janika Sprunger & Aris CMS (SUI) – 0/0 – 56.14 seconds
2nd Yazmin Pinchen & Van de Vivaldi (GBR) – 0/2 – 60.50 seconds
3rd Holly Gillott & Dougie Douglas (GBR) – 0/4 – 50.37 seconds
4th Bruce Goodin & Freestyle 39 (NZL) – 0/4 – 53.71 seconds
5th Ellen Whitaker & Arena UK Lando III (GBR) – 0/8 – 57.25 seconds