GB Showjumper Claudia Riding High

Brentwood School rider Claudia Moore enjoyed a fantastic week of showjumping success at the FEI Youth Nations Cup Finals in Opglabbeek, Belgium, securing both gold and silver gongs.

Fourteen-year-old Claudia was placed 2nd in the Grand Prix with her 12 year-old bay mare Delflip on Friday and then acting as anchor-man was part of the British Team that won the FEI Jumping Pony Nations Cup Final on Sunday.

Claudia produced a superb performance to finish second in the Pony Grand Prix producing a double clear in 39.12 seconds on board Delflip, owned by proud mum Katrina Moore. From the 43 starters, 14 riders made their way through to the jump off and eight went on to jump a second clear.

Two days later, the British Pony Team, competing under the title sponsor banner of Team LeMieux, won the FEI Jumping Nations Cup Pony Final in convincing style.

The Great Britain team qualified for Sunday’s final in equal first place alongside Germany and The Netherlands with all three nations on a zero penalties score. Claudia, who was last up for GB in the qualifier, played a major part in the team’s success securing an all-important third clear round. 

The British team continued their excellent form and such was the strength of her teammate’s performances, Claudia wasn’t required to jump in the final as the win had already been wrapped up by the three clear rounds produced earlier.