Oliver rides on towards 60th international win at Floors

Oliver Townend on board Artic Mouse (picture by Jim Crichton).
Oliver Townend on board Artic Mouse (picture by Jim Crichton).

Three days of international horse trials at Floors Castle in Kelso saw Oliver Townend dominate the international classes.

He claimed the £1750 to the winner Cazenove Capital Management CIC** with Arctic Mouse and also scored a one-two in the Strathern CIC*.

He produced a masterful clear with Arctic Mouse stopping the clock on the optimum time to give him his 60th international win.

Oliver originally produced the horse to win the Ballindesk CCI3* in 2012 before selling him to Tamara-Jane Davis four years ago.

“He feels very professional in all three phases – he’s an older horse with a lot of mileage,” said Oliver, who also filled eighth place with Colby II.

Menlo Park was Oliver’s CIC* victor, adding nothing to their 36.5 dressage to remain in front, finishing nine penalties clear of second-placed Sweeps Crystal Cruise.

Wills was third only 0.5 penalties away in third, with joint organiser Cindy Onslow’s Drewmain Star Attraction.

Read more in tomorrow’s (Thursday) edition of the Southern Reporter.