Broch rider celebrates GB team success

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A Fraserburgh girl is celebrating following the success of the British team at the Show Jumping Nations Cup in Bonheiden, Belgium last weekend.

Lucy Guild (19), was selected to ride for the British team at the event following a successful viewing trials held in Wales last month.

Having achieved third place at the Horse of the Year Show (Young Rider) in 2010, Lucy put in the performance of the team, on Saturday.

Riding Titi D’Oase, Lucy was one of only two double clears throughout the competition.

Lucy maintained her excellent form on the Sunday when she was third in the grand prix individual event.

Lucy’s mother Sally, delighted at her daughter’s success, told the Herald: “I am really proud of Lucy’s achievement. Her hard work and dedication has paid off.

“Lucy has been based with John Whitaker for the past nine months as a working pupil, where she is working and training vigorously.”

“Lucy who has been raised with horses and was riding at the age of four. She got Titi when he was seven, four years ago and has trained him from a novice horse to a British Team Champion.”

The winning British team which was described on the British Show Jumping website as having put in “an incredible performance” comprised Surrey’s Max Routledge on Typhoon S, Scotland’s Lucy Guild on Titi D’Oase, Staffordshire Joe Davidson on Egano Star and Hertfordshire’s Abbie Squires with Enrique. The USA took second place and the Netherlands third.

The Nations Cup is an International Show Jumping event with riders attending from throughout the World and for those competing it can often lead to entry into European teams and other prestigious event.