Coupe de Coeur Dudevin (Joker) finished his season with Jonelle on a great note adding a clear cross country to his clear showjumping at 4*S to finish up in 10th spot and seal his spot on her team for 2022. Joker has been a superb addition to her string this year and Jonelle credits good friend Burto (Chris Burton) for producing him so nicely for her.
Faerie Magnifico ( George) stepped up yet again to maintain his 4th spot and only narrowly missed a podium finish at his debit 4S. He really is an enigma… between skipping between George and Geoffrey and spending much of his time in the warm up looking at a swap to a junior/young rider squad he then goes out there and battles for it and earns another season as one of Jonelle’s advanced horses yet again. If you are familiar with the Aussie film The Castle you will know what we mean by a “little Aussie battler”. George isn’t Australian but he is a true little battler.
And Full Monty de Lacense (FM) pulled out all the estops for a clear cross country to add to his clear showjumping at his first international. He must be sleeping on his feet and will be heading home for a much deserved break having ticked every box asked of him for his first season eventing.
And as Jonelle said tonight, both Happy Boy and Kilbunny Andy were superb in their 4L debut and they have no idea that they did anything wrong. It was a bit of a sneaky flag, of course it was their responsibility but the main thing is every horse on that truck out to Lignieres did their very best.
Especially Shadow Sister (Valerie), the ride of Jesse Campbell who caught a ride out there and back and won the 3L. Happy days.