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Nicholson’s Winning Run Continues

Nicholson’s Winning Run Continues

World number one Andrew Nicholson has scored another top win, this time at the Boekelo Military International Horse Trials in The Netherlands this morning (Monday).

The event also saw New Zealand finish second to Germany in the Nations Cup.

Nicholson and Quimbo (owned by Deborah Sellar) trailed Olympic gold medallist Michael Jung through the dressage and cross country phases, but he knew he had a pretty good chance of overtaking the German in the showjumping.

“Quimbo is an amazing showjumper for an eventer,” said a very happy Nicholson just after the victory. “He is good at everything, but particularly this, so I thought we had a good chance.”

Jung dropped two rails in the final phase, giving Nicholson the win.

Wet weather had made ground conditions tricky throughout the event, and Nicholson and nine-year-old Quimbo were 108th of the 112 strong field to go in the cross country.

“It looked worse than it rode, but the same narrow track ridden by so many gets quite deep. It becomes a lot harder work for him but he coped very well.”

It is the second time Nicholson has won Boekelo.

Quimbo has been with Nicholson since he was three, and has consistently featured on the podium.

Just two weeks ago Nicholson and Quimbo won the eight and nine-year-old championship at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, and inlate August, Nicholson and Avebury won the Burghley International Horse Trials.

“Now we just need to do the same at Pau,” he said, of the four star event in two weeks time.

Other Kiwis to feature in the top 20 were Mark Todd and Leonidas II who were 17th, Megan Heath aboard St Daniel in 18th spot and rising young star Jesse Campbell on Kool Kaapachino who were 20th.

In the Nations Cup event at Boekelo, New Zealand couldn’t do enough to slide past eventual winners Germany.


Results -
CCIO3*: Andrew Nicholson (NZL) Quimbo (owned by Deborah Sellar) 38.8 penalty points 1, Michael Jung (GER) Halunke FBW 40 2, Nicholas Touzaint (FRA) Princesse Pilot 43.4 3, Ingrid Klimke (GER) Tabasco 70 4, Kenki Sato (JAP) Toy Boy 50 5, Piggy French (GBR) West Side 50.6 6, Sarah Bullimore (GBR) Lilly Corinne 50.6 7, Benjamin Winter (GER) Ispo 51.4 8, Elaine Pen (NETH) Vira 51.6 9, Felix Vogg (SWI) Onfire 51.8 10, Mark Todd (NZL) Leonidas II (owned by Diane Brunsden, Peter Cattell and Todd) 58.2 17, Megan Heath (NZL) St Daniel (owned by Heath) 58.6 18, Jesse Campbell (NZL) Kool Kaapachino (owned by ME Kent and Campbell) 59.4 20.

Nations Cup: Germany 149 penalty points 1, New Zealand 155.6 2, France 175.2 3, Netherlands 180.6 4, Great Britain 210 5.

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