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Golden day for Britain’s Team NAF Juniors and Young Riders at European Championships

Our incredible Juniors and Young Riders have both won team gold at the European Championships in front of a home crowd at Hartpury University and Hartpury College in Gloucestershire.

All of our riders representing Great Britain under the title sponsor banner of Team NAF went into the show jumping having performed brilliantly in the dressage and cross country phases and they completed a great week of competition today, with no rider having more than one fence down and 0.4 of a time fault. All of our British combinations completed the Championships placed in the top 15 of their competition.

 

Gold and Silver for Great Britain’s Juniors

Team NAF Juniors – Isabelle Cook, Finn Healy, Jasmine Underwood and Grace Donnor

In the European Championship for Juniors supported by Hartpury University our Team NAF Juniors team performed brilliantly in today’s show jumping to move up and take the gold medal in front of the delighted home supporters.

Congratulations to all our team riders:

Finn Healy and Fathers Compromise (4th)

Grace Donnor and Cooley Ramiro (14th)

Jasmine Underwood and Indian Girl G (12th)

Isabelle Cook and Mexican Law (2nd)

Congratulations also to our individual combinations – Jaymee Savill and Grange Ash Sparrow who finished 7th and Holly Clarke and Nico who finished 11th

Final team result:

Great Britain 92.8

Ireland 95.7

Germany 95.8

 

Individual silver for Isabelle Cook and Mexican Law

Isabelle Cook stood on the podium to receive her individual silver medal.

There were plenty of moments to treasure for Isabelle Cook as she stood on the podium to receive her individual silver medal. Isabelle Cook and Mexican Law carried the expectations of the Hartpury crowd as they entered the arena as the penultimate combination to go. They were lying in the silver medal position individually and could not afford to knock a pole if they wanted to keep that place – not to mention the gold medal for the team. The pair delivered, keeping their cool to produce a great round and secure both medals.

Final individual result:

Mathies Rüder and Bon Ton 25.2 (Germany)

Isabelle Cook and Mexican Law 26.2 (Great Britain)

Giulia Margherita Wilma Pavesi and Greenhall Derry River 29.9 (Italy)

 

Team gold and individual bronze for Britain’s Young Riders

Team NAF Young Riders – Ibble Watson, Alice Casburn, Molly Faulkner and Millie Juleff

After the excitement of the Junior’s success, it was the turn of our Young Riders. They completed the cross country sitting in the team gold medal position in the European Championship for Young Riders supported by Commscope Ruckus and the British supporters had everything crossed that they could bring home the medal and make it a double gold celebration. The team delivered, keeping their cool to keep the fences up and finish ahead of the Germans.

Congratulations to all our team riders:

Alice Casburn and Topspin (3rd)

Ibble Watson and Aristoteles S Z (13th)

Millie Juleff and All We Need (6th)

Molly Faulkner and Call me Cooley (7th)

Congratulations also to our individual combinations – Phoebe Hughes and Top Biats who just missed out on an individual medal in 5th and Polly Muirhead and Penhill Touch of Class who finished 15th

Final team result:

Great Britain 105.6

Germany 109.6

Ireland 123.9

 

Individual bronze for Alice Casburn and Topspin

Alice Casburn receiving her individual bronze medal

Alice Casburn and Topspin were the only combination to finish the European Championship for Young Riders on their dressage mark, completing on a score of 33.8. They were rewarded for this outstanding achievement with an individual bronze medal which they received to the excited cheers of the Hartpury home crowd.

Final individual result:

Zazie Gardeau and Cesar de Commarin LA 32.1 (France)

Paula Reinstorf and Ilara W 32.4 (Germany)

Alice Casburn and Topspin 33.8 (Great Britain)

 

“It’s been a wonderful week and very special to win two team golds in a home championship,” said Youth Performance Manager, Darrell Scaife. “The OC and grounds staff at Hartpury worked tirelessly and all nations have had a terrific experience here.

“From a Great Britain perspective, we saw twelve talented combinations, each of them with big futures ahead. A big thank you to NAF for supporting us, and for all the partners who contributed to this success. The support staff have been wonderful colleagues and it’s been an absolute pleasure.”

British Eventing would like to thank NAF, title sponsors of the Junior and Young Rider Eventing Teams. Thanks also go to Event Collection, Fairfax & Favor, Holland Cooper Equestrian, LeMieux, Racesafe Equestrian and Welligogs who are further supporting the teams with kit.

 

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