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Faurie stable on form at Vale View

last updated on November 03, 2017 10:07

Faurie stable on form at Vale View

Emile Faurie and Tom Goode (pictured) took the top two places in the Grand Prix at Vale Vew High Profile Show (26 – 28 October 2017).

Emile and the impressive black Delatio, on only their second competitive outing, were pronounced unanimous winners of the Grand Prix winning the competitive class by a near four percent margin. Elena Knyaginicheva’s Delatio (De Niro x Rubinstein), now 13 years, is a highly proven breeding stallion formerly competed to Grand Prix by Bianca Kasselmann of the renowned Hof Kasselmann stable where Emile is International Competition Rider.

Another Faurie protégé impressed to take second - Dior III, ridden by Emile’s stable rider, Tom Goode. This was all the remarkable as it was the young stallion’s Grand Prix debut. Owned by Samantha Geddes, the nine-year-old Gribaldi son certainly looks to be another jewel in the Heath Farm crown!

“We had our first indoor show of the year at Vale View where I rode the brilliant Delatio and Tom the brilliant Dior,” said Emile via Facebook. “Delatio won with 74% and Dior came second with 70% in his first grown up Grand Prix. So all in all a happy Heath Farm team and all our owners and sponsors! Thank you to them all.”

Another combination to watch is World Class Podium Potential rider Sonnar Murray-Brown with Erlentanz who breached the 70% barrier on only their third Grand Prix, finishing fourth behind Katherine Bateson and Alcazar (70.40%).

Amateur rider Claire Abel was victorious in Friday’s Inter I with a super score of 69.56%. Claire who runs her own accountancy business, AccountAbel, is based in Buckinghamshire and trains with Lisa Hopkins. Her partner Rowan Magic, who’s affectionately known as ‘Roo’, is Dutch-bred gelding by ROH Magic. Now thirteen-years-old, Roo has been brought up through the levels from a novice by Claire, all the way through to representing Great Britain at Saumur CDI last year where they achieved three top-five placings.

“[A] fabulous return to competition for Roo at Vale View High Profile Show,” said Claire. “Yesterday we were a bit ring rusty and came second in the Inter I, but significantly upped our game to win today’s Inter I class just shy of 70%. He really is my horse of a lifetime as well as the kindest, most gentle horse to look after.

“Big thanks to Julia Marron for keeping me sane and her fantastic support...we won’t mention that my test reduced you to tears, and to Lisa Hopkins for her patient training to get us back in the game.”

The winners:

Advanced 105
Sally Oldham with Tomgarrow Teans, 61.11%

Prix St Georges
Paul Hayler with Forever Amadeus, 68.55%

Intermediate I sponsored by Extrudakerb Ltd
Luis Principe with Le Docteur, 66.89%

Intermediate II sponsored by Elvin Moore Solicitors
Willow Kemp with Dragonheart II, 68.77%

Prix St Georges Freestyle sponsored by Chine House Veterinary Hospital
Gemma Pinson with Spitfire, 69.56%

Medium 69 sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces
Victoria Jones with Extra II, 70.76%

Medium 75
Bobby Hayler with FJ Veyron, 73.51%

Prix St Georges sponsored by RPI Ltd
Gaby Lucas with Zante, 67.81%

Pony Team Test sponsored by Vale View Equestrian
Lavinia Johnson with Dublin, 68.01%}

Intermediate I sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces
Clare Abel with Rowan Magic, 69.56%

Grand Prix sponsored by Oakham Veterinary Hospital
Emile Faurie with Delatio, 74.27%

Advanced Medium 96 sponsored by Vale View Equestrian
Holly Bates with Argentus, 68.82%

Advanced 105 sponsored by Equestrian Surfaces
Daisy Jackson with Fürst Larkshill, 68.19%

Prix St Georges sponsored by Home Farm Equine
Ann Staines with Royal Standard, 70.26%

Pony Individual Test sponsored by Sysonby Knoll Hotel
Emily Archer with Top Star, 67.38%

Grand Freestyle sponsored by Vale View Equestrian
Sara Gallop with Summerhuse Zelham, 70.88%

For full results click here.