Second place for GB at Waregem Nations Cup
 
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FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 25 Sep 17

Second place for GB at Waregem Nations Cup

In the penultimate event of the 2017 FEI Nations Cup series, Great Britain produced another fantastic performance in Waregem, Belgium, to take second place in the team standings. Franky Reid-Warrilow finished best of the Brits individually, taking sixth place on her own, Neil and Claire Reid-Warrilow and Bruce and Stephanie Gardiner’s Dolley Whisper.

Completing on a score of 180.5 penalties, the GB squad were just 8.5 penalties adrift from winners Germany who took home the maximum points with just one event remaining in the series.

Along with Franky, the team representing Great Britain in Waregem were; Sarah Bullimore (her own, Christopher and Susan Gillespie’s Valentino V, Georgie Spence (Mrs Suzanne Doggett and her own Halltown Harley) and Harry Dzenis (Mr Charles Macdonald’s Above Board). All four combinations produced competitive dressage tests and clear jumping rounds in the cross country phase securing Franky, Sarah and Georgie a top 15 finish after each taking just four jumping faults from the influential show jumping phase. Harry picked up eight faults from the show jumping and 16.4 time faults from the cross country to sit just outside the top 30.

Only ten points separate GB (590) and Germany (580) in the Nations Cup table, bringing the series down to the wire at the final event in Boekelo, Netherlands, on 5th – 8th October.

A full list of results can be found HERE.

The 2017 calendar:

17 - 21 May: CICO 3* Strzegom (POL) – 2nd place
25 - 28 May: CICO 3* Houghton Hall (GBR) - 2nd place
31 May - 4 June: CICO 3* Tattersalls (IRL) – GB 2nd place
30 June - 2 July: CICO 3* Wiener Neustadt (AUT) – 5th place
8 - 9 July: CICO 3* The Plains (USA) – 3rd place
19 - 23 July: CICO 3* Aachen (GER) – 5th place
10-13 August: CICO 3* Le Haras du Pin (FRA) – 2nd place
22 - 24 September: CICO 3* Waregem (BEL) – 2nd place
5 - 8 October: CCIO 3* Boekelo (NED)

The GBR Eventing teams are supported by the National Lottery funded Equestrian World Class Programme a portfolio within the British Equestrian Federation. The programme focuses on identifying talent, developing potential and maximising medal-winning performances on the world stage. The Programme has been funded by the National Lottery via UK Sport since 1998.