While EN’s attention this weekend was largely focused on events in the U.S. and Houghton in England, where the U.S. took second in the Nations Cup, there were a couple important FEI events further afield well worth a fast-and-dirty recap. Especially in a World Equestrian Games year, it’s enriching to keep an eye on the international competition scene!
Poland’s Equestrian Festival Baborówko CCI3* witnessed a wire-to-wire win by Oliver Townend (GBR) riding Cillnabradden Evo, a 12-year-old ISH gelding (Screevach Ferro x Willow Garden, by King Henry) owned by Sally-Anne Egginton. They added no jumping faults to their dressage score of 25.7 to best the field. Second place went to Andreas Dibowski (GER) with FRH Corrida; third place was taken by Maxime Livio (FRA) aboard Pica d’Or.
Video summaries of each day of the competition as well as a full live stream replay are available on Baborówko’s YouTube channel here.
Equestrian Festival Baborówko CIC3* Final Top 10:
Meanwhile in France, Christopher Burton (AUS) and Quality Purdey, a 12-year-old Oldenburg mare (Quality x Lara, by Leonid) owned by Claire Poole, won the Saumur CC13*. The pair was third after dressage on a 29.2, then rose to first on the wings of double-clear cross country and show jumping rounds. Mark Todd (NZL) and McClaren were second, followed by Anna Freskgård (SWE) and Box Quitie.
Saumur CCI3* Final Top 10:
Go eventing around the world!