July 2nd, 2018
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The College Equestrian, Keysoe, Bedfordshire, gears up for three days of scorching hot competition as global stars line up to compete in this week’s CSI** and CSIYH1* from the 3rd – 5th July. Riders from ten Nations, including Olympic medallists and recent Global Champions Tour winners line up to compete in the venue’s first jumping International of the year.
Former World Number 1 and London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist Ben Maher tops the entry list for the CSI**. Essex based Ben heads to Keysoe with former Villamoura CSIYH* winner F One USA.
Ireland’s Shane Breen competes off the back of a Global Champions Tour Grand Prix victory in Monaco this weekend. From the golden beaches of the French Riviera to the golden fields of Bedfordshire, the world ranked 50th rider brings forward Clintofino, Colmar and recent Hickstead Masters Trophy winner Clyde Va.
Laura Renwick brings with her six rides across the CSI2* and CSIYH*, including the 8-year-old gelding Alothain De Blondel with whom she won the Vilamoura CSI3* 140 in February this year. One to watch in the Young Horse classes will certainly be Claretina (Clarimo x Caretino) who, with Laura, has already clocked up six international 5-year-old this season.
No stranger to wins at Keysoe and back to back Hickstead Speed Derby winner Matthew Sampson is making a name for himself as one of the quickest riders on the circuit. Matt brings his Bolesworth CSI4* winner Django Blue, the multiple young horse winner Budgie, along with the competitive rides on Ebolensky and Conlando 55.
Competition runs from Tuesday 3rd July until Thursday 5th, with the feature €25,000 Grand Prix coming on Thursday afternoon. Entry for spectators is free of charge each day with tradestands from Devoucoux, Spillers, CWD and food and drink available.
All of the action is available to watch online for free via www.clipmyhorse.tv