The first week of the Sunshine Tour has been a great one. Both the horses and riders enjoyed getting into the show rhythm again. There have been lots of clear rounds and schooling opportunities.
With the young horses we give a special mention to 6yo Christophe Robin (by Christian x Carpaccio) who jumped clear rounds only with Jana Wargers. Just like seven-year-olds Janikie HBC (by Charisma x Nelson Z) with Stefanie Carroll and Zero 24 (by Zandor Z x Carthago) with Jana who also showed their potential by remaining clear in all the courses they jumped.
With the older horses Immanuel R (by Echo van ‘t Spieveld) impressed with Stefanie in the 1.30m by also keeping all the poles up in each round. And I’m Vera (by I’m Special de Muze x Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve) also cleared all her rounds and placed in the 1.40m with Jana.
To top the week of Icarus (by Querlybet x Skippy) jumped to great heights with Pieter Clemens. In the 1.50m Grand Prix on Sunday this pair made it into the jump-off and finished in a time that would’ve earned them a third place, had it not been for one unfortunate pole down. Placing 11th in the total standings and earning some ranking points along the way is still a result we happily conclude the first week with.
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