Final day at Blenheim

Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs finished 9th in the CCI3* class at Blenheim (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Andrew Nicholson was the best of the Kiwi riders in the CCI3* at the conclusion of the final day at Blenheim Palace.  Riding the lovely grey, Swallow Springs, Andrew finished ninth.  The class was won by American Kim Severson on Cooley Cross Border, with Laura Collett on Mr Bass second and Germany’s Julia Krajewski third.  Julia had led after the cross-country but two rails meant she dropped to third place.

Kimberly Severson wins on Cooley Cross Border (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Andrew didn’t have the happiest time in the show jumping arena, collecting 12 faults on Swallow Springs and on his other horse, Urma BK, 28 faults put him in 33rd place.

Andrew Nicholson and Urma BK (Image: Libby Law Photography)

Dan Jocelyn finished with a clear show jumping round to be 53rd on Blackthorn Cruise.

Kimberly Severson and Cooley Cross Border (Image: Libby Law Photography)

CCI3* 8- & 9-year-olds

It was cross-country day on the last day of Blenheim for the 8- and 9-year-olds. Tim finished out of the money on Cooley Showtime after having a run-out, and elected not to start Kincooley Cruising in the last phase of this class.

Tim Price and Cooley Showtime (Image: Libby Law Photography)

It was won by Chris Burton (AUS) and Cooley Lands, who finished on their dressage score.

Christopher Burton rides Cooley Lands to win the CIC3* 8&9YO  (Image: Libby Law Photography)