ONLY BEN MAHER TOPS ALLAN QUALIFIERS AT ADDINGTON
John Crippen has a brilliant show including a Grand Prix place
31st Jan 2008
The Allan Bloodlines Showjumping Team's avowed aim of "mixing it" with the best in 2008 was fulfilled at Addington Manor when only Ben Maher in a field of 72 managed to get ahead of LOUGHNATOUSA DIAMOND and LOUGHNATOUSA JIMBO in the Grade B&C Qualifier for the Blue Chip Finals at Hartpury. John Crippen and DIAMOND have become a very exciting combination and took 2nd place to add to their recent Royal International qualification with the up and coming JIMBO threatening to beat them but keeping an eye on a safe round to ensure qualification. JIMBO was 3rd of the 72.
This evening, LOUGHNATOUSA RAVEN, horse and rider having uncharacteristically made an error in the B&C lined up in the A&B Grand Prix. Under a top class ride, the mare flew and took 4th place, showing exactly what is yet to come.