Whirlwind win for Keith Shore at Chepstow International

Whirlwind win for Keith Shore at Chepstow International

Photo of Keith Shore and Mystic Hurricane. Courtesy of the David Broome Event Centre


It was a whirlwind win for Cheshire’s Keith Shore as he headed the feature class at Wales & West’s Chepstow International CSI2* (28th April – 2nd May). Riding Many Shore’s Mystic Hurricane, Keith scooped the Big Tour 1.45m Grand Prix along with the £7500 first prize. Of five that went through to the jump off three went clear again with Keith stopping the clock at 37.39 seconds, just under two seconds ahead of runner up Theo Simpson on board David Simpson’s Touch of Chilli. Somewhat off the pace but keeping a clean sheet for jumping, Jessica Dimmock took third place on Jane Knight’s Cybel II, earning themselves £3500 in the process.


Harry Charles, who was on a roll at the Welsh Masters, this time took the Medium Tour 1.40 Grand Prix on his father Peter’s Dauphin. Finishing 3.43 seconds ahead of Leicestershire’s Holly Gillott, Harry pocketed the £2000 prize money. Holly, riding Michael Elvin’s PLS Halo Diamond, split the Charles’ family celebrations when Peter finished in third place on his own ABC Quantum Cruise just over a second in arrears.


The opening day of the show saw Lauren Hough take the Big Tour 1.40m class on board Waterford, stopping the clock 0.58 of a second ahead of Nick Benterman on his own Zorland D. Laura Robinson from Northallerton, Yorkshire, picked up some useful diesel money by taking third place on Neal Robinson’s Jonti.


Friday’s Big Tour 1.40m two phase had Laura Mantel at the head of proceedings when she and Elizabeth Howes’s Glory B V broke the beam at 27.34 in the second phase ahead of Shane Breen, riding Acoustik Solo Du Baloubet. Hot on Shane’s heels was Cheshire-based James Davenport who finished a mere 0.17 of a second in arrears on Martin Dawes’s Catinka.


North Yorkshire’s Paul Barker sped across the ground on Springs Equestrian’s Happy Boy to take Saturday’s Big Tour 1.40m which was one round against the clock. Finishing clear on 59.86 seconds, Paul was over half a second ahead of Chelsea Skelton who was riding Janet Elvin’s Caramba. Over a second separated Chelsea from third placed Matthew Sampson, from Aston, Sheffield, on board Carron Nicol’s Cristobal 21.


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