Friday, September 05, 2008 18:00 GMT
PIPPA IS COOL ABOUT ANOTHER YOUNG HORSE VICTORY
With the space of a few hours Pippa Funnell gained another Burghley Young Event Horse title to her name winning the four-year-old championship with the stallion Billy Be Cool. Pippa also capped a successful day with a second place as well with another Billy product – Billy Be Better. Both young horses are by the stallion Vechta – sire of Billy Landretti second here in 2006 and winner of the BE Young Horse Breeding Championships that same year. Vechta, a SHB (GB) graded stallion and former show jumper with William is by Voltaire and therefore both horses share the same grand sire as Pippa’s five-year-old champion Billy Shannon.
Billy Be Cool, third into the arena, set the standard in the show jumping scoring 37 out of a possible 40 marks for that section. Both horses scored 14 out of 15 for conformation and Billy Be Better took full marks in the final section for suitability and potential.
Hayley Hankey, winner of this class last year, was third with the home produced Pebbly Petite Filue
Irish international rider Mark Kyle took fourth place with the Irish-bred Laughton’s Flight another by Mary McCanns grey Cruising.
While not gaining first prize South-West breeder Pip Edwards none-the-less enjoyed a good day for her small stud with two homebred full brothers gaining a top ten placing in each of the age sections. Deli Maestro gained fifth place in the four-year-old class while Deli Star Hero was ninth in the five-year-old class. Both are by the Abergwiffy son Devil’s Jump, a Thoroughbred who stands at the Sporting Horse Stud in Cornwall.
1) Billy Be Cool (P Funnell) 89.5
2) Billy Be Better (P Funnell) 88.0
3) Pebbly Petite Filue (Hayley Hankey) 84.0
4) Laughton’s Flight (M Kyle) 82.5
5) Deli Maestro (B Kenyon) 80.5
6) Quandro (S Taylor) 78.5
7) Ballyboe Lady (S Elliott) 78.0
8) Zedea (R Canter) 76.0
9) Ziloma (R Canter) 76.0
10) Ezzo of the Lowlands (MJ Crawford) 75.0