Georgia Tame and Z7 Caretina stole a last minute win of the Horseware sponsored CSI4* 1M45 Speed Class at Bolesworth International.
Based with Shane Breen, Georgia spoke of her horse following a combination of class wins this week;
She’s very sassy, she likes it to be her way, but everything worked today”
I came here last year for my first time, but this was her first year here as we weren’t sure of what she was capable of, this year we’ve really stepped her up”
First out into international arena was yesterday’s 4* class winner, John Whitaker on board his Bolesworth campaigner, Argento. The round started strong, with the pair riding a clear until the buzzer rang announcing elimination due to an incorrect steer of course.
With 41 combinations to follow, in a class hosting a selection of the world’s best showjumpers, it looked set to be a fierce round of competition.
A cluster of clear rounds followed from Netherland’s rider, Michel Hendrix on Entertainer, Britain’s Nigel Coupe and Mystic Independence with David Simpson and Foudre F setting who both set the time to beat at 71.52.
Louise Saywell and Arakan road a fantastic clear, stopping the clock just after David Simpson’s round to move into second place.
It wasn’t until Angelie Von Essen and Cochella rode a blistering clear round did the leaderboard change. Sweeden’s leading lady showjumper stopped the clock on 69.02, over two seconds quicker than Simpson’s time. With over 24 riders to go question hung over to whether the time could be beaten.
The competition proved tough as 4-fault rounds were plenty. Trevor and Shane Breen fell foul of the pole roll with British rider Harry Charles on his new ride owned by father Peter, Doulita following suit.
Competition really heated up towards the end of the class with Ellen Whitaker stealing a late lead riding Jack Van’T Kattenheye. With Georgia Tame, William Funnell and Keith Stone still to ride, the competition looked possible for a last minute shake up of the leaderboard.
Georgia’s last-minute win moved Ellen Whitaker into second place with Angelie Von Essen in third.