Sport is well and truly back, and Team Champion are really turning up the heat!
SsangYong South of England Sizzles!
Pippa Funnell won the double last weekend at the SsangYong South of England with Sandman 7 winning the Advanced Intermediate and Billy Walk On just pipping Will Furlong for the win in the Open Intermediate. Congratulations to both riders!
Burnham Market Brilliance!
After a welcome three days of amazing Eventing action across the classes at the Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International, the event drew to a close on Sunday 18th April with the CCI4*-S classes
Laura Collett had dominated Saturday’s proceedings, leading CCI4*-S Section B and Section C. However, after the showjumping Laura had already decided not to run them on cross country preferring to save her three leading horses for another day.
That left the door open in both sections for Champion Rider Kitty King and Piggy March who swapped wins and second places in both sections with Kitty claiming the CCI4*-S Section B onboard the beautiful grey, Cristal Fontaine, and Piggy in second place on her Badminton winner Vanir Kamira.
In the CCI4*-S Section C it was Piggy who took top honours on Dargun while Kitty was in second place riding her other beautiful grey, Vendredi Biats.
Congratulations to Kitty and Piggy!
Other team Champion Results
17-18th April was a very good weekend across the board for our Champion riders, competitions are well and truly underway – what a relief and so lovely to see everyone out and about enjoying themselves!
Maya Wentz won the 2* CCI- L at the Ocala International Festival of Eventing in Florida.
Lucy Robinson won her show jumping class at Forest Edge with the beautiful Laraghlee.
Emily Denton went arena eventing and had a fabulous first day out in ages with miss Lola.
Sophie Hall won her class at Eland Lodge – well done Sophie!
Rupert Hyde took part in his first BE this weekend – well done Rupert! Rupert and mum Katie also welcomed a beautiful new foal to the family this month called Annie.
And last but by no means least, Tina Wallace was the official photographer for the action at Colraine EQ Centre – loving her @life_through_a_long_lens.
Long may it continue, be safe out there and enjoy yourselves!