26/9/09 Joe had four rides at South of England (2) over the weekend, all coming in the top 15. Best result came from Clifton Lush who came 4th in the OI jumping a double clear.
14/9/09 Sanskrit finished 16th at Blenheim Palace CCI***, jumping a lovely clear across country.
30/8/09 Joe has ridden Clifton Lush into second place in the Scottish Open CIC3* Championship at Blair Castle in Scotland today. Despite struggling in muddy going yesterday afternoon, Lush achieved a personal best dressage score of 47.1 penalties, leaving them in 7th after the dressage. Just 1 pole down in a tricky showjumping track elevated the pair to 4th place going into x-country. Lush skimmed along over the muddy going achieving the third fastest round of the day, incurring just 9 time faults which was good enough to take 2nd place over all. A fantastic result as 1st place was taken by Opposition Buzz + Nicola Wilson, an experienced 4* combo who will represent GB at the Europeans in Sept. Well done to Clifton Lush + Joe!
17/08/09 Hartpury International – Joe had two good runs at Hartpury in the CIC*** with Clifton Lush and Sanskrit, with Clifton Lush finishing 18th and jumping a double clear!
10/08/09 Festival of British Eventing (Gatcombe) – Joe took two horses to The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe last weekend with best result coming from Clifton Chatter who was 8th in the Intermediate Championships.
04/07/09 Aachen (Germany) – CICO*** – Joe & Clifton Lush are the second team member to go for the New Zealand team in the dressage and score 55. NZ team in 2nd place behind Germany & Great Britain after 2 team members. Joe finished 24th with Clifton Lush.
19/06/09 Longleat International – Clifton Chatter 4th in the Intermediate
11/06/09 Bramham International – Clifton Lush 10th in the ***
29/5/09 Brigstock – Clifton Chatter was 2nd by just a whisker in the intermediate.
11/5/09 – Joe is 9th on British Eventing Leaderboard!
7-10/5/09 BADMINTON SUCCESS – Joe & Snip finished in 12th place, securing Snip’s 3rd Badminton miniature trophy which are awarded to the top 12 horses only! Joe also earned the distinction of being the only rider to complete with 2 horses “double clear” – incurring no penalties over the jumps in either the x-country or the show-jumping. Black Andy was hampered by by his dressage score but climbed up the order by some 33 places to finish in 42nd position.
3/5/09 Withington – Clifton Lush almost had his first advanced win – he was announced as the winner of Section M2, but when it came to the prizegiving the organisers combined the 2 sections and awarded 3rd place to Lush out of some 80 starters. Sanskrit took 16th in the combined results.
25&26/4/09 Belton Park - Clifton Chatter takes 2nd place in the Intermediate Futurity. Black Andy 4th in the Grantham Cup CIC3*. Snip 4th in the advanced
We would like to extend our condolences to the family & friends of Ian Olding
20/4/09 – We are very sad to confirm the tragic loss of EAZE A BLAZE during the x-country at South of England. He had been jumping beautifully but suffered a sudden heart attack on the run down to the last two fences. We would like to thank the event vet and organisers for their kind assistance.
4/4/09 Weston Park – Black Andy, fastest adv x-country round to finish 11th in classy field CCI4*/Adv
1/4/09 Somerley Park – Sanskrit – 4th OI
28/3/9 Gatcombe – Snip – 3rd OI. Clifton Lush 7th OI.
Joe undertook the 3 day journey to Barocca in Portugal again this year to compete in international competitions over two consecutive weekends. The trip was a great success for the stable with Joe riding Sanskrit to 2nd place in the CCI2* and Liz Halliday (a USA international rider who trains with Joe) taking 2nd and 4th place in the CCI1*.
For full results see http://completobarroca.no.sapo.pt/
We are very sad to announce that Southern Star passed away in February at the age of 23. He was the first horse that Joe brought to the UK in 1996. He was bred at Mamaku Stud and his dam was by Tira Mink, the sire of Charisma. Southern Star won the CIC3* at Scarvagh in 2000 and Thirlestane in 2001. He finished 25th at Burghley in 2001 the first year they trialed the 2 round show-jumping for teams. He retired from competition in 2004 and has been a much loved stable/field companion.