28 July 2023

Long-awaited win for British at Hickstead

Brilliant British win on home turf at Hickstead Great Britain team (L-R) Harry Charles, John Whitaker, Di Lampard (Chef d'Equipe), Ben Maher and Tim Gredley, winners of the LONGINES FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain. Copyright: FEI/Jon Stroud

It’s been 13 years since the home side triumphed at Hickstead, but today at last the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Great Britain was won by Di Lampard’s British team of Ben Maher (Exit Remo), Tim Gredley (Medoc de Toxandria), John Whitaker (Equine America Unick du Francport) and Harry Charles (Casquo Blue), and it was a victory to be savoured. It was the living legend himself, Whitaker who will celebrate his 68th birthday in a weeks time, who clinched it with a foot-perfect performance when third to go for his country in the second round.

At half-time, the hosts, Ireland and France were tied at the top with four faults each, ahead of Brazil with eight points. Germany, the USA, Sweden and Italy already had 16 or more points. While no more points were added for Great Britain, Ireland ended up in second place with twelve and France in third place with 16 points.

Results Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup of Great Britain