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Laura Renwick riding high on Roller Coaster
Tuesday 05 April 2011
After another week of top competitions all over Europe the GBR riders are still bring home the results.
In Vilamoura, Portugal the CSI 2* Grand Prix saw Essex based Laura Renwick take the top spot. Currently placed fourth on the Team GBR top riders list Laura partnered Marian Renwick’s ten year old dark bay gelding, Roller Coaster. Jumping a double clear in a jump off time of 38.12 seconds proved unbeatable with second placed Geoff Billington 1.20 seconds behind her. Geoff Billington from Nantwich in Cheshire rode Patricia Fraser’s ten year old bay gelding Uppercut II into second place also jumping clear but in a time of 39.32 seconds.
The Arezzo Gold Tour running in Italy is in its third week of competition and the Grand Prix saw an exciting end to the week. Representing Great Britain was Nottingham based Michael Whitaker this time riding his own nine year old chestnut gelding Viking V. Michael jumped a smashing round putting in a very quick time of 44.12 seconds, but unfortunately had one fence down coming home with four faults which proved good enough to hold on fifth place.
Week three of the tour in Vidauban, France cumulated in the 1.50m Grand Prix. Graham Lovegrove from Halstead, Essex once again partnered Sarah Hancock’s nine year old grey gelding Tin Tin but couldn’t better his second place in last weeks Grand Prix. Having an unfortunate fence down in the jump off Graham and Tin Tin came home with four faults in 44.12 seconds and picked up fourth place.