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Louise Simpson wins Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship
Louise Simpson showcased all her experience to win the Speedi-Beet Grade C Championship for a second time at the Horse of the Year Show.
Louise launched the final day of action at the NEC in Birmingham with a stylish display on seven-year-old gelding Hello Vivendi, which is owned by Irish showjumping brothers Shane and Trevor Breen.
Sussex-based Louise, formerly Louise Pavitt, claimed the Grade C title five years ago on Don VHP Z, and this latest victory cemented her place on the long-established class’s roll of honour alongside riders like current Olympic individual champion Nick Skelton.
Louise’s jump-off time of 39.88 seconds took her inside the time of Robert Bevis and Etude, who had to be content with second place, while Richard Barton and Donata completed the top three.
Listen to Louise Simpson talk to Rupert Bell here