Loro Piana Six Bars
1.45m Jump Off
04. Cornets Olona
Louise and Joanne have successfully been producing young horses for the past 10 years, they compete on the International and National circuit with great success.
John Whitaker MBE has been a top International show jumper for over 40 years, alongside his wife Clare and daughters Joanne and Louise they run a successful business for competition horses at Heyside Farm.
John and Unick du Francport were part of the 3rd placed team in the Longines FEI Nations Cup of Switzerland.
Joined by Harry Charles, Jack Whitaker and Joe Stockdale, Great Britain were the only team to jump two clears in the first round, courtesy of John and Unick du Francport and Harry Charles riding Casquo Blue.
These clears were two of only 8 clear rounds in the first round across the 8 nations.
An unfortunate 2 fences from the team in round 2 left the British team on a final score of 12, just under 2.5 time penalties behind The Netherlands who finished in 2nd place, also with a final score of 12.
The competition was won by Switzerland who finished on 8 penalties.
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John and Equine America Unick Du Francport were victorious at the Global Champions League Hamburg at the weekend.
John and Marcus Ehning paired up as part of the Valkesnwaard United Team to take the win with a combined double clear and final time of 141.76 seconds, finishing over 10 seconds ahead of second placed Madrid in Motion, represented by Jack Whitaker and Mark McAuley.
John and Sharid then finished in joint 1st place on Sunday's Five Fence Challenge. Sharing the honours with Shane Breen and Vistogrand, John and H.H. Prince Torki Bin Mohammed Al Saud.
John and Unick Du Francport also finished in 2nd place in The Grandstand Challenge Cup at HOYS on Saturday.
John and the flashy bay gelding crossed the line just 0.12 seconds behind the class winners Michael Duffy and Jeff Ten Halven.