The final day at the British Open Show Jumping Championships saw Ireland’s Jessica Kürten become the first lady rider to take the title riding Galopin De Bioley. Currently ranked number seven in the world, Jessica took the lead after the first three rounds of the British Open Championship and was last to go in today’s [...]
April, 2007 Archives
Hi! Today was my last day at the British Open and although I haven’t been as successful as I hoped at the Show I have really enjoyed my time here. The new venue is great and the visitors have been really brilliant.
Hi! It’s been an interesting day today here at the British Open! My horse, Henry (Henri de Herne) has had to go home today as he is lame which is a shame but hopeful it is not anything serious. I decided to jump Kanselier in the Grandstand Classic, because he has been on really good [...]
Friday 13th certainly wasn’t unlucky for the Yorkshire based Whitaker family in the first show jumping competition of the day. Robert Whitaker rode an outstanding clear round in the Zinc Management Stakes on Nureev Du Houssoit in a speedy time of 54.11 seconds. Following close on his heels was father John Whitaker who also rode [...]
Day 2 at the British Open – Today wasn’t a very successful day for me! Henry didn’t go very well in the first class and Desdemona was again very sharp in the Championship, testing me at every opportunity. She is the type of horse that you have to work with before things start to go [...]