We had a great show in Wierden for the Dutch Youngster Festival and it was great to be back jumping abroad after a quieter year last year due to COVID!
Billy Colman jumped fantastic all show placing 2nd in the opening 1m40 YR class out of over 70 combinations! He then stepped up to jump his first LR 1m45 Grand Prix jumping a great round around a strong track, and finished his week placing 4th in the 1m40 YR class on Saturday.
Florida VDL also put in some good performances with a double clear in the opening YR 1m40 class also, and jumping around a very tough 1m45 Nations Cup format in which there were only 5 clears.
Check out the gallery from the show below:
We are delighted to announce that India has been selected to represent Great Britain with the Young Riders team in Wierden for their Youth Nations Cup Show at the end of the month.
India was selected on our own 11-year-old gelding Florida VDL after a successful show at Chard CSI** and will also be taking our own and The Billy Stud’s 10-year-old gelding Billy Colman as her second horse. It is so rewarding to be taking two home produced horses, both of which India & Atiya have produced from Newcomers level all the way through.
Read the full British Showjumping announcement here: https://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/news/british-showjumpings-team-naf-youth-squads-announced-for-wierden
Billy Colman made his return to International competition after a long Corona break a very successful one, taking a superb 2nd place in the Medium Tour Grand Prix at Chard CSI**.
A fantastic double clear saw India & Colman slot into 2nd place behind good friend Georgia Tame who took the winning spot, and the podium was completed by Irish rider Shane Breen.
Watch their round below!
We were delighted with our lovely homebred mare 𝗪𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗩𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮 (𝘝𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘝𝘢𝘯𝘴 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘭 𝘹 𝘚𝘪𝘭𝘷𝘪𝘰 𝘐) jumping a super double clear at her first ever show to win the 4-year-old class at Anvil Park Stud. We are very excited about this talented mare!
Due to a long Coronavirus and then EHV break, it is only now that we were able to do our first show of the year, but the horses picked up where they left off with some super results over the two days at the new Keysoe International.
Billy Colman made his start to the season a winning one, taking top spot in a competitive 1m30 class – watch his video below:
Atiya completed her first show with H Rubertha R 6, owned by The Walker Family, with two top 3 placings in the 1m20 classes and an unlucky pole in the 1m30 class on day 2.
Atiya also jumped double clear in the 1m20 class with our exuberant Goldenboy for a lower placing and India & Florida VDL jumped a couple of super rounds in the 1m40 classes for an unfortunate pole in each.
We are very much looking forward to the season ahead with an exciting bunch of horses!
This super little mare Billy Cottesmore, known at Tottie to her friends, has been a pleasure to have here at Wodehouse for the past couple of months. We are delighted to have found her the perfect new home & look forward to seeing her do fantastic things with her new rider! Good luck Tottie! Thanks to The Billy Stud for their trust and collaboration!
Having produced the lovely 6-year-old mare Billy Seamair here at Wodehouse Stud over the past couple of months, we are delighted that she has found a lovely new home in America & wish her all the best for the future! Good luck Cici! We again thank The Billy Stud for their trust in us!
India was delighted to have been selected to go to the First Nations Cup show of the season with, our own and The Billy Stud’s, Billy Colman of whom she has produced from a 5-year-old. India was competing at the show as an individual with Team GB’s Youth Squad, putting in some solid performances on a young horse including placing 4th on the last day around the Nations Cup track individually, which was the perfect end to a good week.