And the sun was shining again in Boekelo by the time the showjumping started with both Jarillo (Milo) and Senor Crocodillo (Diego) floating through the jog. Clever Louis had a thorough check over and some medication last night to make sure he was comfortable and he pulled out well this morning too.
Very few clears in time in the early jumpers this morning with the tight time pushing riders into having rails. Jonelle and Diego were pure class for a rare clear in time and whilst they finished in the mid fifties it was still a climb of some 8 spots. Diego has really earnt his spot in Jonelle’s A team this weekend and he is definitely earmarked for future stardom.
Tim and Milo have a big reputation in the showjumping but it’s still always an ask and especially at Milo’s first 4L. They simply owned it today with a sensational clear in time and moved from 10th to 7th and an amazing debut at their first 4L. What a team… what an incredible performance they have pulled off at Blenheim and Boekelo and now Milo heads out to the paddock and the most deserved holiday with his mates Diego and Louis…they will have a few stories to tell about 2023.
And a shout out to Cosby Green who went so well with Jos Ufo des Quidam (Ufo) to finish best of the USA contingent in 25th. Trailing the likes of Phillip Dutton and Ryan Woods in your wake is some way to debut in Europe!
The team finished 5/12th with James Avery pulling just a single rail with Dallas 13 for a great debut at 4 star for their pairing. It was a young team that shows so much promise for the future.
And so the team head home for a week of regrouping with the Pau horses with just Oasby left on the one day calendar and then its all systems go for the last 5 star of the year and high hopes for the 4 horses headed down to the South of France.