Blenheim Palace Horse trials took place on 19-22nd September 2019. The event was first run in 1990 and attracts thousands of spectators each year. Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and is the home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough.
Piggy French jumped two clear rounds to finish first and third in the CCI4*-L class at SsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials riding Brookfield Inocent and Castletown Clover.
After the event Piggy said “Everyone keeps saying how well I’ve been doing this season, but I still couldn’t jump a clear round when it matters,” said Piggy, Now I’ve done two! I was wondering what I should do differently but in the end I just tried to stay in my bubble. Both horses were in amazing form.” Piggy has previously won Blenheim Horse Trials in 2011.
Top 10 results – CCI4*-L class
1 – Piggy French (Badminton 2019 winner) – Brookfield Inocent
2 – Kazuma Tomoto – Brookpark Vikenti
3 – Piggy French (Badminton 2019 winner) – Castletown Clover
4 – Sammi Birch – Direct Tullyoran Cruise
5 – Andrew Nicholson – As Is
6 – Pippa Funnel (Burghley 2019 winner) – Billy Walk On
7 – Sam Ecroyd – Davinci III
8 – Cathal Daniels – Leb Lias Jewel
9 – Tim Price – Falco IV
10 – Alexander Bragg – King of the Mill
The CCI – S4* 8/9 year olds 2019 was won by Christopher Burton riding Clever Louis.
This year Piggy has won Badminton Horse trials, come second at Burghley Horse Trials and been part of the silver medal winning Team GB at the European Championships.
Piggy is having the most amazing season with over 30 British Eventing wins and 12 International wins so far this season. The most international wins ever by one event rider in the same season is Michael Jung with 13 international wins in 2009, 2014 and 2015. Come on Piggy, The Horse Exchange team are all behind you!