Riders & Horses

Riders & Horses for Liverpool International Horse Show CSI 4*

2018. LIHS CSI 4 R&H LIHS 0

The world’s leading show jumpers will be out in force at this year’s Liverpool International Horse Show as they battle it out for a place in the prestigious Theraplate UK Grand Prix on New Year’s Eve.

The Whitaker dynasty will be represented by elder statesmen John and Michael who are set to compete at this festive show jumping finale which will round off 2018 in style at the Echo Arena, December 28 to 31.

Leading British stars, Laura Renwick, Robert Smith, William Funnell, Harriet Nutall, Harry Charles and Nigel Coupe will be joining them to provide the very best show jumping sport in the run up to the New Year.

The show is always a huge draw for Irish riders and two-times Grand Prix winner, Billy Twomey will have plenty of support with Shane Breen, Anthony Condon, Michael Duffy and Conor Swail also in action.

Overseas riders include Frenchman – Felicie Bertrand, Germany’s – Tobias Meyer and leading US rider, Andrew Kocher.

Liverpool 31.12.16 Day 1

The Sunday night Equitop GLME Puissance is certainly building to what looks set to be one of the hottest competitions of the show.

Fighting it out for the leading awards are puissance specialists David Simpson, Mikey Pender with Hearton de Bois Halleux, James Smith riding Cycloon W, Nano Healy a winner of the Balinasloe and Cavan International puissance classes when clearing 2.10m and Michael Whyte another to clear well over 2m on the Irish scene.

Show President Nina Barbour said: “The puissance is always such a crowd pleaser and we are delighted that so many of the inform stars are heading to Liverpool.  The Sunday evening is really building up to be a must see performance.”

This year’s Liverpool International Horse Show takes place December 28 to 31, at The Echo Arena on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront.

For further information and to book your tickets visit www.liverpoolhorseshow.com

International Riders for the Theraplate UK Liverpool International Horse Show CSI 4*:

1) Sameh El Dahan – Citygirl, Electric Z & Miss G Tracy

2) Felicie Bertrand – Chacco Rouge, Creta LS La Silla & Urano de Cartigny

3) Tobias Meyer – Corny, Queentina & Special One 2

4) Emily Ward – Doobally, Millioninmind & Remi Cavalleri
5) Graham Babes – Boucheron & Eccosse
6) Harriet Nuttall – Dulf, Galway Bay Hed & Silver Lift
7) Harry Charles – Doulita, Sieco & Vivaldi du Dom
8) Holly Smith – Claddagh Iroko, Hearts Destiny & Quality Old Joker
9) India Bussey – Florida VLD
10) James Smith – Simply Splendid, Twix de La Roque, Vieillefond & Vvood Stock de Breve
11) Jack Whitaker – Elucar V.E. & Scenletha
12) John Whitaker – Argento, JB’s Hot Stuff & Quintero
13) Jamie Gornall – Carsten, Christian 25 &Count Codex,
14) Julie Andrews – Ayrton IV & Wilando B
15) Laura Renwick – Bintang II, Dublin & Top Dollar VI
16) Louise Saywell – Charina, Golden Wave OL & Tyson Z
17) Matthew Sampson – Candy 763 Ebolensky & Valse de Pepinvast
18) Michael Whitaker – Arlon de Blondel & Valmy de La Lande
19) Millie Allen – Balou Star
20) Nigel Coupe – Balzac, Golvers Hill, Jubilee III & Mystic Independence
21) Paul Barker – Dalton W & Happy Boy
22) Robert Smith – Cimano E, El Caponoe & Newton Pacific
23) William Funnell – Billy Diamon & Billy McCain
24) Yazmin Davis – Zanbowa Z & Zilverster II

25) Anthony Condon – Friso, SFS Aristio & Zira vh Kaoelhof Z
26) Billy Twomey – Ardcolum Duke, Gentleman & Kimba Flamenco
27) Conor Swail – Flower & Giant
28) Joanne Sloan-Allen – Amigo Cascada M & Championes
29) Michael Duffy – Egalini, Flawless & Quintano 35
30) Michael Pender – Hearton du Bois Halleux
31) Michael Wythe – Amaretto
32) Nano Healy – KMS Clintland
33) Shane Breen – Acorad 3, CSF Vendi Cruz, Golden Hawk & Ispwich van de Wolfsakker
34) Sven Joseph Hadley – Rockstown Park

35) Emanuele Gaudiano – Kingston van het Eikenhof & Quinn van de Heffinck

36) Charlotte Bettendorf – Ikea, Hope Street & Raia d’Helby

37) Angelie von Essen – Caluna Z, Daniel & Luikan Q

38) Derin Demirsoy – Dadjak Ter Puttenen, Harry K & Je Suis van de Bien

39) Andrew “Andy” Kocher – Fashion V & Kahlua

Source: Liverpool International Horse Show

Photos: © Liverpool International Horse Show