Trevor Breen sweeps up the Eventing Grand Prix at Hickstead
Friday 20 July 2012
Trevor Breen and Adventure De Kannan swooped in and claimed the Eventing Grand Prix at Hickstead on Wednesday. The pair impressed as they produced the only clear of the day and they flew around the course in a display that comprised of half show jumps and half cross-country fences, which took 193.44 seconds. And the pair will be hoping to build on this for the upcoming Olympics.
After Trevor’s impressive performance combined with a host of faults from some of the top contenders, the retirement of Guy Williams and Mark Kyle’s elimination, it was down to Andrew Nicholson to see if he could pop Trevor to the title. However, the eventer failed to produce a good enough performance with his horse, Quimbo knocking down a rail. They finished second with a total time of 200.48 seconds.
The final name into the top three for the Eventing Grand Prix was show jumper and Grand National winner Robert Power, who, with his horse Doonaveeragh O, had one down to finish in 202.12 seconds.
Bunn Leisure Trophy
France’s Penelope Leprevost and Oscar Des Fontaines managed to win the Bunn Leisure Trophy on Wednesday at Hickstead. Her time in the second phase (37.03 seconds) was just fast enough to beat Shane Breen and Balloon, who came second with a time of 37.58 seconds. Third place in the Bunn Leisure Trophy was taken by Louise Pavitt and Don VHP Z, who came through the course in 37.66 seconds.