Kronenberg win for Butler

FOLLOWING a productive week in Poznan Wola, Poland, Meath’s Alexander Butler returned to the winner’s enclosure last Saturday as he took the win in the CSI2* 1.45m qualifier at Kronenberg. Riding Pico, he delivered the fastest of the eight clears in a time of 67.75secs. Jeremy Sweetnam was also in the ribbons, claiming fifth in the 1.35m with L.A. Lovely Boy, clear in 69.27.

Martin Fuchs victorious

MARTIN Fuchs honoured his position as number one in the FEI world ranking in the best possible way as he claimed victory in the Frecciarossa Grand Prix - Graziano Mancinelli Trophy. The 29-year-old Swiss rider posted a double-clear round, completing an exciting second aboard The Sinner, and stopped the clock clear in a time of 37.90secs. Taking the runner-up spot was his American fiancée Paris Sellon riding Remix, who stopped the clock in a time of 39.45.

Leading ladies

LED by a strong all-female squad, The Netherlands enjoyed a victory on home soil at CHIO Rotterdam, winning the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ of The Netherlands. Led by chef d’equipe Alex van Silfhout, the quartet of Lynne Maas (Eastpoint), Thamar Zweistra (Hexagon’s Ich Weiss), Emmelie Scholtens (Indian Rock) and Dinja Van Liere (Hermes) seized command in the Grand Prix Special and drew away in the Grand Prix Freestyle to finish on a winning total of 25 points. The USA and Sweden finished with 39 points, but the Americans received the silver medal by way of a tiebreaker based on Grand Prix results.