What an incredible end to the 2019 eventing season!
Ellie and Mandorior had a fabulous final run at Bicton International, with Mandorior even showing us how well he is now feeling by a adding a small happy buck to his otherwise lovely test! Their test of 27.8 put them in a close 2nd after the dressage, but a smooth, relaxed and calm clear SJ and foot-perfect clear XC in the time saw them finish the U18 Novice competition in 1st place!
What a transformation after 6 weeks of careful management of ulcers, and a wonderful way for the pair to end a great season. We are very proud of them!
Toby Pigott and In Fashion Too (Flicka) finished their season with another super double clear in the Novice. Thank you Toby for giving her such a confident last run!
And then to end the weekend, our lovely client Willemina van der Goes-Petter and her horse Fulco achieved a superb 2nd place in the CCI-S 2*, with fellow Dutch riders either side of her on the podium. We couldn't be happier for them!
We loved having Willemina and Fulco here before Bicton for a few days' training and are looking forward to more training with them in Holland this Winter. They are such a pleasure to train and continue to perform beautifully.
Bicton really is the best event - so well organised, friendly and efficient - and under Helen West's management it has grown up to become one of the top events in the UK.