FEI World Breeding Federation Championships: 8th place for FTS ElliotSeptember 20th, 2015 | Posted by in Jumping Results
The beautiful Cicero van Paemel stallion, “FTS Elliot”, had a super week in Lanaken at the World Breeding Championships. Ridden for the week by Neal Fearon, the six-year-old jumped double clear in both 1.30m qualifiers on Thursday and Friday to finish in overall sixth position of 270+ six-year-olds, qualifying for Sunday’s finale.
The championship track was testing- most fences measured at 1.40m, with technical distances and the open water to boot. However such was the standard of these young horses that 17 of the 40 original starters jumped clear in round one, leaving it all down to the final jump-off to decide the medals. Being on the greener side of the participants, Neal and Elliot did a lovely smooth clear round, ultimately finishing in 8th place. The eventual winner was Maikel van Mierlo and “Earley”, the 2014 five-year-old champion.
Of the 270+ six-year-old horses participating at the championships, only six (including FTS Elliot) were clear in every round during the week. An impressive achievement, and we’re looking forward to seeing more of this young superstar during the 2016 season!