Not being willing to subscribe to Sky and with FEITV not being allowed to show it live in GB and Ireland, I could only check the scores from time to time. Certainly a convincing victory (though of course it wasn't the top German team) and I'm delighted. I first saw Billy Congo 3 years ago and thought he had great potential. Hallo Sailor (formerly Saillant D) has looked a good horse ever since Tina got the ride. And Pom d'Ami has been so consistent throughout the series. I look forward to watching the highlights on FEITV in due course.
I was there at Hickstead today and the horses looked and jumped fantastically! Suprised the course caused so many problems in the first round for the other teams
Agree that Billy Congo looked very impressive and really stood out
i think on Horsetalk.co.nz. He was asked on thursday and friday about WEG and according to the report he wouldnt be definate about it. only 'probably' and 'likely' and 'if the horses/riders were ready'. I will try and find the link.
Watched the highlight on Sky late last night and it was definitely worth staying up for! Great to see the British team doing so well on home soil, all of the horses looked in good form but Billy Congo really stood out for me- he really caught my eye at the Derby meeting and along with Nick Skelton's Carlo is one of the horses I'm most excited about seeing progress!
yes the team in Dublin is. That was in the article I read as well. Nick said somewhere else he wasnt prepared to take carlo to WEG this year. needs more experience etc and was loooking at 2012 with him.
Rob has said all along that staying in the Superleague is the priority....but he isn't saying we won't send a team...just that he might give some less experienced combinations a try in Kentucky with a view to getting them ready for London 2012.
My son and I were there on Friday and it was brilliant - well done Team GB especially so to Tina Fletcher who had a horrible fall in the previous class.
On a different note - we were very disappointed with the lack of spectators. Watching other Nations Cup rounds in other countries, the grandstands are packed but that certainly wasn't the case at Hickstead. A real shame, especially as there were the usual plethora of free entry tickets in all sorts of publications.
I was there at Hickstead, watching the Nations Cup and the atmosphere was incredible. Team GBR did us very proud.
All the horses looked incredibly fit and ready, along with the riders.
All future 2010 showjumping competitions should look good from now on...