CSI 3*

Ireland Saves the Best for Last as Billy Twomey & Chat Botte ED Win £50,120 Cavago Grand Prix CSI 3*

Bolesworth Castle, United Kingdom – June 18, 2023 –The climax of the show and the moment everyone had all been waiting for. The £50,120 Cavago Grand Prix CSI 3* winner has been determined with the title going to the Irish superstar, Billy Twomey (IRL) with his own and the late Sue Davis’ Chat Botte E.D.

The last to take on the testing jump off course, the Casall stallion cruised around the jump off, never missing a beat, showcasing a true showjumping masterclass. Billy described the win at Bolesworth as “special for him”, due to his connections with the show and those locally too. On the horse, Billy commented: “He’s an extremely talented horse, part owned by the late Sue Davis. As a young horse, he proved challenging and headstrong but is a real winner who is super consistent in the ring.” 

Following just over a second behind Billy was another Irish gem in the up-and-coming star, Jonathan Smyth (IRL)< who won the HM3 Legal CSI3* 1.45m Grand Prix Qualifier on Thursday with Mulvin Lui. Third place and best of the Brits was Guy Williams (GBR) with the Emerald stallion, Ernie of Greenhill Z.

With only five double clears, the £50,120 Cavago Grand Prix CSI 3* provided the perfect final challenge to end a fantastic week of showjumping.

Billy Twomey (IRL) & Chat Botte E.D. during the awards ceremony

Final Results £50,120 Cavago Grand Prix CSI 3* – 1.55

1) Billy Twomey (IRL) & Chat Botte E.D. – 0 / 0 – 48.75

2) Jonathan Smyth (IRL) & Mulvin Lui – 0 / 0 – 50.10

3) Guy Williams (GBR) & Ernie Of Greenhill Z – 0 / 0 – 51.10

Source: Press Release from Bolesworth International Horse Show

Photos: © Bolesworth International Horse Show