Laura Collett riding London 52 has won the first leg of the Event Rider Masters at Chatsworth House International Horse Trials. Laura started their campaign on a dressage score of 26.9 and then jumped a clear round in the show jumping. Together they then jumped clear cross country with only 7.6-time faults to add to their dressage score to win the competition 4 points ahead of the rest of the field.
In an interview after the event Laura stated “That horse is unbelievable. He’s finished second so many times and he only started at CCI4* S last year. I just can’t believe it! I’m the luckiest girl in the world to sit on London 52. Three years ago, he’d never seen a cross-country fence – he’s come a hell of a long way, so roll on the future!”
Top 10 placings from Chatsworth International
1 – Laura Collett – London 52
2 – Tom McEwen – Figaro Van Het Broekxhof
3 – Lucy Jackson – Superstition II
4 – Julia Krajewski – Amande De B’Neville
5 – Emily Philp – Fallulah
6 – Cathal Daniels – Rioghan Rua
7 – Mollie Summerland – Charly Van Ter Heiden
8 – Susie Berry – Stonedge
9 – Bella Inner Ker – Carolyn
10 – Izzy Taylor – Springpower
The next ERM leg continues in Germany at Wiesbaden on 7th and 8th June 2019.