I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to represent team GBR in the first leg of the Nations Cup at Houghton Hall International CCI4*O. The team finished 3rd and all of the team members jumped double clear. Dick O Malley was unbelievable in the jumping phases and I am very excited that we now head to Luhmuhlen for our first 5*.
See Horse and Hound report below:
Eliza Stoddart was “absolutely thrilled” with the consistently improving Dick O Malley and said being part of the team was “an amazing experience”.
“It’s my first team appeareance and it was a huge honour to be selected,” she said.
“I’ve had the horse for just over two seasons now, so this is amazing for his owners [the Flint Syndicate]. This was brilliant preparation for Luhmühlen, where he heads next, I hope I can build on this in the future.
“He is an unbelievable jumping horse and he really travels and gallops. His dressage is improving all the time. When he came to me he didn’t know anything on the flat, so there was a lot of work to do there and I’m sure there’s still lots to come from him.”