Animalife sponsored rider Piggy French has made her return to action at Isleham with four horses, posting four double clears and three top ten placings. James Midgley, Susie Wood and Susie Wrighton’s Carnival March finished 6th in the BE100 Open with 2 time penalties on the cross country dropping him from 2nd. Big Berry and Jayne’ McGivern’s Quarrycrest Echo filled 8th place in the BE100 and Open Intermediate respectively with Jump Jet jumping a steady double clear in the Open Novice.
Piggy’s six rides at Oasby also added no jumping penalties to their scores meaning she is now ten from ten double clears in 2017. Big Berry, Carnival March and Julia Westmoreland’s Madame Butterfly all ran slowly on the cross country but Piggy was able to convert Cooley Monsoon’s excellent dressage score of 24.0 into a win by picking up just 3.2 time penalties on the cross country. Cooley Monsoon has now won 5 of his last 7 events. Let’s hope he can continue that winning record!
Trevor Dicken’s Vanir Kamira and Jump Jet contested the Open Intermediate at Oasby and both performed good dressage tests to score 29.6 and 30.2 respectively. Vanir Kamira showed her ‘enthusiasm’ before the cross country but Piggy had the handbrake firmly applied throughout her round. She has bigger targets ahead. Jump Jet ran round for 10.4 time faults which left him in 6th place.
Animalife products have kept Piggy's horses in top condition whilst she was off last season, and have helped with the preparation for the 2017 season. We're proud to continue our support with Piiggy and wish her the very best success for the coming year.
Photo: Piggy at Wellington in 2015.