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Youth riders start season in winning style at Le Mans CDI

  • Written By: British Dressage
  • Published: Mon, 12 Feb 2024 12:22 GMT

Youth team riders Abigail Gray and Myles Graham opened their 2024 international accounts in winning style, whilst there were also promising results for the senior riders in action in Le Mans (8 – 11 February 2024).  

Abigail Gray Le Mans

Pony rider Abigail Gray secured two wins on her return to international competition, following a successful debut at the FEI Pony European Championships in 2023, where she placed just outside of the medals. With her own 13 year old George Clooney B.S, the Aberdeenshire-based teen rode to success in the Individual test and Sunday’s Freestyle, scoring 71.937% and 74.759%.  

2023 FEI Junior European Championship team and freestyle bronze medal winner Myles Graham returned to the arena with Caroline Bell’s evergreen mare Nibeley Union Hit; the duo secured a win in the Individual test (71.961%) alongside second place in the freestyle and third team test.  

Andrew Gould achieved the runners up spot in Friday’s opening FEI Prix St Georges test, with Terry and Jo Barnett-Knott’s Active Solaris (Sezuan x Fidermark) scoring 68.912%; the pair went on to fifth in the Inter I and fourth in the Inter I Freestyle, completing their week on 70.875%. Andrew also presented Tatiana Skillman’s Zhivago-sired stallion Genie in the Big Tour, where he achieved a top placing of fifth in the Grand Prix Special (68.042%).  

Sarah Millis achieved promising results with her own Impressive VDC, the expressive 11 year old placed eighth in the Grand Prix Special and 13th in the Grand Prix.  

Results – British riders

CDI3* Grand Prix 
1. Isabell Werth and Wendy de Fontaine, 74.348% (GER) 
13. Sarah Millis and Impressive VDC, 68.021% (GBR) 
15. Andrew Gould and Genie, 67.652% (GBR) 
35. Nikolas Kroncke and Flanell, 60.717% (GBR)  

CDI3* Grand Prix Special  
1. Isabell Werth and Wendy de Fontaine, 74.511% % (GER) 
5. Andrew Gould and Genie, 68.042% (GBR) 
8. Sarah Millis and Impressive VDC, 67.277% (GBR)

CDI-P Team  
1. Maximilia Osterhoff and Sisters Dream, 71.905% 
2. Abigail Gray and George Clooney B.S, 71.143 % (GBR)  
7. Sofia Games and Steendieks Cadillac, 69.143% (GBR)

CDI-P Individual  
1. Abigail Gray and George Clooney B.S, 71.937% (GBR)  

CDI-P Freestyle  
1. Abigail Gray and George Clooney B.S, 74.759% (GBR)  

CDI-J Team  
1. Anna Dupuy Pelardy and Jarina Des Vallees, 71.818% (FRA) 
3. Myles Graham and Nibeley Union Hit, 69.950% (GBR)

CDI-J Individual  
1. Myles Graham and Nibeley Union Hit, 71.961% (GBR)  

CDI-J Freestyle  
1. Anna Dupuy Pelardy and Jarina Des Vallees, 76.300% (FRA) 
2. Myles Graham and Nibeley Union Hit, 74.975% (GBR)  

FULL RESULTS