Riders Out For Revenge At The RIHS
'Super League' guarantees international competitors
eight nations due to compete in the re-launched Samsung Super League
Nations Cup at the Royal International Horse Show, there is likely
to be enthusiastic international participation in other major showjumping
Germany, Holland, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, and Belgium will be sending
teams to compete at the five-day Hickstead show which starts on
July 23, plus, of course, the British team making its only appearance
in this country.
classes generally will benefit from at least 35 international riders
looking to compete outside the Nations Cup competition," said
show secretary Lizzie Bunn."It will add an edge to classes
where British riders will be aiming to overturn last year's dominance
by overseas competitors."
champion Dermott Lennon from Ireland holds the Refco Speed Grand
Prix title; the coveted men's trophy, the King George V Gold Cup
was won by Germany's Ludger Beerbaum; the Hasseroeder Queen Elizabeth
II Cup was whisked off to Holland by Angelique Hoorn and the Samsung
Nations Cup of Great Britain ended up in German hands with Great
Britain trailing in fourth.
in the British Eventing Grand Prix, all eyes will be on double Badminton
winner, double European eventing champion and Rolex-Kentucky winner
Pippa Funnell, who has confirmed that she will be at Hickstead to
try and win for the fourth time. She will be partnered, as always,
by Anne Burnett's The Tourmaline Rose. Pippa will be on course for
Burghley, where a win will net her an additional £166,000
for completing the Kentucky-Badminton-Burghley treble.