Andrew Nicholson’s winning streak shows no sign of abating, as he claimed yet another title at Boekelo horse trials over the weekend (11 – 14 October).
Andrew beat the world and european champion – and Olympic gold medal winner – Michael Jung to win the CCI*** in Holland. This was his second three-star win in a month with Quimbo, who is owned by Deborah Sellar, as the pair also took the eight and nine-year-old championship at Blenheim in September.
Andrew was in second place after the cross-country at Boekelo and Michael had two fences in hand going into the final phase. However, the German rider uncharacteristically had two down, while Andrew rode a clear round to win the competition.
"Quimbo is an amazing showjumper for an eventer," said Nicholson after the victory. "He is good at everything, but particularly this, so I thought we had a good chance."
In third place was France’s Nicolas Touzaint on Princesse Pilot, while Ingrid Klimke from Germany came fourth riding Tabasco.
Currently ranked the world number one eventer, Andrew also won Burghley at the end of August with Avebury – which was his first four-star win for a few years.
"Now we just need to do the same at Pau," Andrew said, of the four-star event on 24-28 October.