Valkenswaard United Rocket up the Rankings after GCL Hamburg win
Valkenswaard United’s formidable duo of John Whitaker (GBR) and Bertram Allen (IRL) rocketed up the Global Champions League team rankings after a stunning win in Hamburg on 6th May 2016. This was the first time two teams finished on a score of zero and the temperature rose as the riders’ combined time came into play to determine the final order providing a fascinating nail-biting finish to the 1.55m two round competition. Valkenswaard United now sit on 130 points overall, with Monaco Aces on 119 points and Antwerp Diamonds close behind on 116 points overall.
Blue Chip offer Sponsorship for Show Jumping Riders
Blue Chip are delighted to announce that they are looking for two show jumping riders to join their elite team, which includes Beth Vernon and Jodie Crawford along with last year’s winners Tracy Newman and Ellen Churchill.
Hannah Wright Wins Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round at Blue Barn Equestrian Centre
The Dodson & Horrell 0.95m National Amateur Second Round held at Blue Barn Equestrian Centre in Ashford, Kent on Saturday 24th October 2015 was won by Hannah Wright from Heathfield, East Sussex after she produced a quick double clear on board Racheal 55, an 8 year-old chestnut mare owned by Angela Wright.
With his Major victory at the legendary Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ on 13th September 2015, Scott Brash became the first rider ever to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping. The 29-year-old British show-jumper was asked about his sensational victory, which has turned him into an equestrian sport legend.
History Is Made at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ as Scott Brash Wins Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Prize
Photo: Scott Brash (GBR) Riding Hello Sanctos (Copyright: ROLEX/Kit Houghton)
13 September 2015, Spruce Meadows, Canada – Scott Brash (GBR) has made history by becoming the first and only rider to win the three equestrian Majors consecutively, claiming the pinnacle of equestrian sporting achievement: the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping title and a €1,000,000 bonus.
Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping: “Hello Sanctos” takes off!
Photo: Sanctos and groom (Credit: Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping/ Andreas Steindl).
Liège Airport, half past four in the morning. A horse trailer arrives on the cargo car park of from the Netherlands. It’s still dark at night at one of the biggest cargo airports in Europe. An empty parking lot.
In a few days’ time, Scott Brash will have the legendary opportunity to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, if he rides to victory in the Major at the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’. In an interview, the Scottish rider explained how he and his horse, “Hello Sanctos”, have prepared for the show in Calgary, what he would like to read about himself one day and why the best decision in his life had something to do with football.
The Brits came to the FEI European Championships in Aachen to qualify for the Olympic Games and they were unswerving in their objective; meeting it on the evening 21st August 2015 as the third and final day of the Team competition came to a close.