Charlotte Bettendorf Claims Victory in 1m50 Horseware Class at Liverpool

Charlotte Bettendorf Claims Victory in 1m50 Horseware Class at Liverpool

CSI4* 1m50 Horseware

Luxemburg’s Charlotte Bettendorf claimed victory in the Horseware sponsored CSI4* class after another action packed round of show jumping at the TheraPlate Liverpool International Horse Show.

After a tough first round, which saw 31 horses and riders come forward to jump the 1m50 World Ranking class, it was almost half way through before anyone broke the jump-off barrier.

It was Ireland’s Billy Twomey riding his new horse, Chat Botte who he co-owns with Sue Davis, that scooped the eventual first clear. The beautiful chestnut stallion looks set to be one for the future with a bold jump and strong forward stride.

Next out was another rider for Ireland, Shane Breen. Paving the way for an Irish contingent he was quick to secure the second clear riding Clyde VA.

At last, a selection of combinations for Great Britain claimed their spot in the jump-off with Holly Smith riding Claddagh Iroko, Harry Charles riding Sieco and William Funnell riding Billy Diamo, all making it through for a shot at the prize.

Conor Swail for Ireland on board Flower and Charlotte Bettendorf riding Hope Street were the last two combinations to join the final line-up.

Moving into the jump-off, Billy set the time to beat on 32.46. Fellow Irishman Shane finished just behind him on 33.14 picking up four penalties over the last fence.

Holly stormed around the arena to stop the clock ahead of Billy on 31.77 to hold first place. Next out was Harry Charles however he chose to ride safe, and although clear the pair crossed the finish line on 37.96.

Louise Saywell went clear and quick, but not quick enough and when Conor Swail picked up four faults, there were only two riders left in the running to clinch the top spot.

Out into the arena rode penultimate rider Charlotte Bettendorf, who has so far this week enjoyed considerable success. Riding a blistering round, Charlotte stopped the clock ahead of the line-up to take first, and with William Funnell announcing retirement from the competition Charlotte was announced the winner.

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