NZ international based Showjumpers Daniel Meech and Bruce Goodin have both featured on the podium over the weekend.
Daniel Meech and his well performed 9 year old mare Fine, have won the pairs first Grand Prix at the Lobberich Show in Germany. 30 combinations lined up in the 1.45m – 1.50m Grand Prix following two qualifying classes which saw Meech jump clear to be the last to go in the Jump off.
Meech knew that he had to leave the rails up and beat the time of 35.22 to win the class which the pair did posting the time of 34.61 to win their first Grand prix.
“It was really satisfying to win, backing up from last week’s results” said Meech of his win. “Fine feels great and makes it feel easy and I am feeling so lucky to have a horse that has all the qualities to jump he big classes”. Meech also acknowledged everyone’s support.
Meech also had a win on Sitia Blue in the Young Horse class earlier in the show, jumping clear and fast to finish 4 seconds ahead of second place.
Meanwhile in Denmark, Bruce Goodin was having a good show in Herlufmagle. On Saturday Goodin took out first and second in the 1.45m CSI2* class with Centina 10 and Chargrannus respectively.
65 combinations started in the class with 24 jumping clear in the first round to go through to the jump off. Goodin again produced two clear rounds in the jump off stopping the clock at 23.34 on board Centina 10 and 24.23 with Chagrannus to fill the top two spots.
Centina 10 then lined up in the CSI2* Grand Prix on Sunday and had an unfortunate rail in the first round to finish on 4 penalties.
The Horse Details:
Fine owned by AB Kastanjegärden & Daniel Meech
Sitia Blue owned by Daniel Meech
Centina 10 owned by Glen Nielsen
Chargrannus owned by Baloubet du Rouet