William Whitaker wins the CSI 2*Keysoe 1.45m Grand Prix

William Whitaker wins the CSI 2*Keysoe 1.45m Grand Prix

On 29th November, Huddersfield’s William Whitaker partnering his uncle Michael’s 10 year old chestnut geldling, Balibu, took the top spot in the 1.45m Grand Prix held as part of the CSI 2* International Show hosted at the College Equestrian, Keysoe.


There were only six double clears produced with William and Balibu delivering theirs in a time of 33.79 seconds giving them over a second in hand over their nearest rivals.


Surrey’s William Funnell with Julie Slade’s 12 year old chestnut gelding Billy Angelo finished in second place after leaving all the fences standing in a time of 34.86 seconds.


Buckinghamshire based Irish showjumper Trevor Breen finished in third place riding his own 11 year-old chestnut stallion Oldtown KC. This combination crossed the finish line in a time of 35.27 seconds.

Results were as follows:

1st   William Whitaker & Balibu (GBr) 0/0 33,79 seconds

2nd  William Funnell Billy Angelo (GBr)  0/0 34,86 seconds

3rd  Trevor Breen & Oldtown KC (Ire) 0/ 0 35,27 seconds

4th  Daniel Neilson & Newton Nickel (GBr) 0/0 36,19 seconds

5th  David Simpson & Unex Cognac IV (Ire) 0/0 36,61 seconds

6th  Robert Smith & Cimano E (GBr) 0/0 37,02 seconds


Photo credit Graham Gannon