Britain’s Amy Stovold & Macbrian Win Pompadour GP Freestyle

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Amy Stovold and Macbrian
Amy Stovold and Macbrian

POMPADOUR, France, July 4–Great Britain’s Amy Stovold and the 13-year-old Macbrian won the Grand Prix Freestyle at the Pompadour CDI3* Sunday, for her first international victory at the top of the sport.

Amy and Macbrian were scored at 73.150 per cent with a tie for second–Hayley Beresford, an Australian based in Switzerland, on Relampago do Retiro, and Spain’s Rafael Ortiz Alcala Zamora on G-Nidium 1 with 70.250 per cent.

The British national dressage champion and the Swedish warmblood gelding won the national title last September for the first time in six years and were on Britain’s development squad competing on the Nations Cup team at Saumur two months ago.

The 32-year-old Amy and Macbrian owned by her mother, Maggi, and Julia Jacobs received more than 70 per cent from all five judges, but there were substantial differences in the scores for the second placed combinations–a high of 75.50 per cent and a low of 65.00 per cent for Hayley and a high of 74.50 per cent to a low of 65.50 per cent for Rafael.

Fellow Australian Chantal Wigan on Ferero was fourth on 69.80 per cent while the results of other non-European competitors were Kenneth Dyrby and Nanette, an England-based rider for the U.S., 67.90 per cent and Canadian Wendy Christoff and Pfalstaff 12th place on 65.65 per cent.

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