Teenager bids to turn into third era to assert Royal Worldwide win in Hickstead’s essential enviornment: ‘It will be enjoyable to maintain it going’
Younger showjumper Darcy Breen picked up her first ticket for the Royal Worldwide Horse Present when she headed Saturday’s (4 March) winter JC/JD qualifier at Enviornment UK, Lincs, with eight-year-old mare Pixie, who she has been using for simply two months.
The 13-year-old rider’s win paved the best way for her to proceed her household’s legacy: Hickstead was based by her grandfather Douglas Bunn and each her mom Chloe Breen (née Bunn) and father Shane Breen have received main courses within the worldwide enviornment.
“I’d been attempting for ages to qualify with my 138cm, however we by no means made it,” mentioned Darcy, who has now handed her 138cm experience on to her brother.
“As a result of each my mother and father have received there, I’d actually prefer to win as properly; it will be enjoyable to maintain it going.”
Darcy confronted an anxious wait after being drawn second of six within the jump-off, however held on to her lead by an enormous 5.59sec. Acacia Dew (Crack De Jaurand) delivered the one different treble clear for second place.
“Once I was leaping the qualifier, I didn’t truly realise it was the qualifier, I believed it was one other class. My mum thought she’d instructed me, however she hadn’t! She referred to as me once I went clear within the first spherical to let me know,” Darcy mentioned.
“When it got here to the third spherical, I simply trusted Pixie as she’d gone clear within the different two.”
Pixie was noticed in Eire by Michel Drea; he confirmed her to Shane, who favored her.
“We bought her two months in the past – she went to get measured and this was our first present again, so it was good to win it,” Darcy mentioned. “She’s a very easy pony to experience.”
Darcy hopes to take Pixie up by the grades and can also be campaigning one other mare, Kunis, this yr in children-on-horses courses.
“It’s my first yr of doing children-on-horses and I’d prefer to purpose for the European group together with her,” added Darcy, whose subsequent main outing can be at Sentower Park in Belgium on the finish of the month.
- You possibly can learn the total report from Enviornment UK, in addition to a full round-up of this week’s showjumping motion in subsequent week’s journal, within the retailers Thursday 16 March.
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