We leave this afternoon for this CSI5* show which also incorporates a CSI2* and a CSIYH 1* and hope to arrive in time for the Horse Inspection at 1.00 pm. tomorrow.
Some of the very top riders in the world will be competing including GB's Ben Maher, current World Number 2, Skye's boss who is current World number 7. Kevin Staut - World Number 6 and the list goes on. In addition Edwina Tops Alexander who is leader of the Global Champions Tour - this is different to the World rankings- will be competing and trying to stay at the top as this is the 9th leg of this tour which is only open to the top World ranking riders!
Edwina has a new ride, having recently bought, with her husband Jan Tops (the organiser and brains behind the Global Champions Tour) the 8 year old gelding - Ramiro Cruise - produced by Dave Quigley - when owned by my brother. Ramiro Cruise last jumped at Bolesworth and many of you may have seen him being paraded in the main arena with his sire Ramiro B who stands at Nina Barbours, Hart Hill Stud.
The show is held in the middle of Chantilly racecourse and our daughter Skye is competing in the CSI 2* section. We are so proud of what she has achieved and she will be riding two horses for the Leprevost stables, whilst her boss rides in the 5* star section. The horses belong to Belgium and French owners although we will be cheering her on as a GB rider!
Three years ago, Skye was yard rider for Dave and Shaz Quigley and Dominic Webb (20) who is based with Dave and trained by Dave is in Arezzo, Italy as a member of Great Britains Young Riders team at the European Championships.
Good luck Dom and make sure you bring home a medal!