Taking a lead of 15 hundredths of a second, the British rider led the delegation of four representatives from home and getting the first victory in the Porsche Cayenne Challenge. (Photo © olympiahorseshow.com)
With a true total domination of the British riders was launched a week Olympia The London Horse Show and Robert Whitaker in stellar plan, setting the fastest time in jump-off Challenge contesting the Porsche Cayenne at a height of 1.50m.
Accompanied by the horse USA Today (Heartbreaker x Capitol I), Robert marked a time of 50.25 seconds to beating his compatriot William Funnell and Billy Angelo (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Kroongraaf), who followed in the second position only 15 hundredths of a second behind and completing its field in 50.40 seconds.
British rule was felt in the class taking the first four places, the third place to the rider Laura Renwick and the horse Heliodor Hybris (Diamant de Semilly x Cannonball) a 8-years old gelding at time 50.47 seconds. Meanwhile the fourth place went to John Whitaker and Lord of Arabia (Cassini II x Carry) recording 51.01 seconds.
The world No. 1 Scott Brash total 12 fouls a tour with the horse Hello Annie (Contendro I x For Pleasure) to finish a distant 28th of 32 that ultimately participated for the speed class.