Three Golden Stars Crowned at FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships
Three young horses with so much promise, three riders with extraordinary skill and three Studbooks with a host of talent in their armoury are celebrating victory at the FEI World Breeding Jumping Championships in Lanaken.
Staged at the world-famous Zangersheide Stud, this annual event honours the breeders of the wonderful equine athletes we have in our sport today, and the Studbooks in which those horses are registered. So congratulations to the German Sport Horse (DTPF), the Irish Sport Horse (ISH) and the Belgian Warmblood (BWP) Studbooks which were all represented on the top stop of the 2017 podium!
At just 24 years old Pippa was by far the youngest winning rider when the Finals for horses in all three categories took place yesterday. And she did it in style when taking the Five-Year-Old title with Thomas Williams’ grey mare, Chilli.
“I only ride young horses and it has been my aim all year to come here,” said the girl from Canterbury, “We were clear, and always either second or first in all our qualifiers, and I knew she could go fast!” said the young lady who pipped her nearest rival by almost a full second in the seven-horse jump-off.