LAOIS show jumper James Chawke was a four time runner-up last week at the three-star show in Langley, Canada.

Riding Howard du Seigneur, owned by Ramsay Equestrian Inc, his first placing came in Thursday’s 1.40m jump-off when he was one of six double clears in 42.44 seconds, just behind USA’s Karrie Rufer with Vertige de Galarzacs who posted the winning time of 42.17.

They were then second in Saturday’s 1.45m winning round behind Canada’s Shauna Cook who won aboard Caya 48. In the national 1.30m, he was place second twice aboard Nacara van Berkenbroeck Z.

Kerry’s Brian Cournane also had a great week at the venue with a number of top placings, including third in Wednesday’s three-star 1.40m aboard the 13-year-old Armik when clear in 68.94 seconds. Victory went to his wife, Julian Cournane, who now rides under the Irish flag, and she guided Castlefield Dream to victory in 63.82 seconds. Conor Swail placed fifth with Clear Concept (0/ 69.73).

Brian and Armik were then sixth in the three-star 1.50m Grand Prix when jumping one of 11 double clears in 42.80 seconds. USA’s Kyle King won the class with Etalon in a time of 40.09 seconds, ahead of Britain’s Matthew Sampson with Ebolensky (0/0 41.89).

Conor Swail was runner-up in Wednesday’s 1.45m Table A with the experienced Gamble, one of six clears in 63.85. The Irish Sport Horse Curraghgraigue OBOS Flight (O.B.O.S. Quality x Errigal Flight), bred by Baden Powell, was guided to victory by Matthew Sampson. Brian Cournane was fifth with the James and John Meade-bred Sea Plus (Catoki x Cruising).