Drama in London Olympia
22 12 2015
There was drama until the very end at the Olympia Horse Show tonight (21 December) when the winner of the Olympia Grand Prix, Bertram Allen was eliminated.
The Irish competitor rode a blistering round in the 15-strong jump-off on Quainton Stud’s Quiet Easy to finish double clear in a time of 30.45 seconds, nearly two seconds faster than his nearest rival, Michael Whitaker aboard Viking.
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Statement on Bertram Allen
Following the Olympia Grand Prix CSI5* at Olympia, The London International Horse Show (GBR) on 21 December, 2015, Bertram Allen (IRL) was disqualified by the Ground Jury under Article 242.3.1 of the FEI Jumping Rules when the FEI Steward tasked with the mandatory post-competition boot and bandage control reported to the Ground Jury that Allen’s horse, Quiet Easy, had presented with blood on the offside (right) flank.
An appeal was lodged by Ms Mhairi Alexander who had been appointed by the Rider and Mrs E Phillips, the Owner, to speak on their behalf. The Appeal Committee heard from The Ground Jury, the FEI Steward and the appointed representative of the Rider.
The Appeal Committee upheld the decision of the Ground Jury that Bertram Allen was correctly disqualified from the competition.
The class was awarded to Michael Whitaker (GBR) and Viking.
Notes: FEI Jumping Rules Article 242.3.1 – Mandatory Disqualification – (‘Horses bleeding on the flank(s), in the mouth or nose or marks indicating excessive use of spurs or of the whip anywhere on the Horse’)
1 VIKING JACOMAR NED42472 KWPN Michael WHITAKER GBR 0/0/32.05 25.000 €
2 CHIARA 222 CONTENDER 102QT61 HOLST Ludger BEERBAUM GER 0/0/32.09 20.000 €
3 GIN CHIN VAN HET LINDENHOF CHIN CHIN 103ZO28 BWP Marcus EHNING GER 0/0/32.13 15.000 €
4 COLORE CONTENDER SUI40868 HOLST Hans-Dieter DREHER GER 0/0/32.21 10.000 €
5 CHESALL CASALL ASK 103EG24 HOLST Simon DELESTRE FRA 0/0/32.37 7.000 €
6 CATWALK IV COLMAN 102XV23 HOLST Robert WHITAKER GBR 0/0/32.43 5.500 €
11 HELLO FOREVER FOR PLEASURE 103JL79 OLDBG Scott BRASH GBR 0/4 2.500 €
12 BINTANG II TANGELO VAN DE ZUUTHOEVE 103LL90 KWPN Laura RENWICK GBR 0/8 2.500 €
14 ARGENTO ARKO III GBR41988 AES John WHITAKER GBR 0/DNF 0 €
15 SUPER SOX SALITO 103FE32 HANN Cian O'CONNOR IRL 4 0 €
19 TITUS LANCELOT BEL40413 KWPN Guy WILLIAMS GBR 4 0 €
20 SAM DE BACON KASHMIR VAN'T SCHUTTERSHOF 103SL17 SF Jessica MENDOZA GBR 8 0 €