Yazmin Pinchen hailed ‘the biggest win of my career’ after a superlative display saw her crowned Redrow Grand Prix champion at the Ashford Farm CSI Bolesworth International.
The 22-year-old rider from Ifield delivered three clear rounds aboard the 12-year-old chestnut gelding Van De Vivaldi, which is owned by her mother Nancy, to power home and claim a £19,800 top prize.
Despite being the youngest rider among a 49-strong field, Pinchen displayed impressive composure as last to go in a four horse jump-off alongside Trevor Breen, John Whitaker and Keith Shore.
With the other riders having collected jump-off faults, Pinchen knew a clear round would be enough to claim one of British showjumping’s most prestigious prizes, and she delivered in style.
And her career looks set to go from strength to strength, with selection now confirmed in the Great Britain team that will contest next month’s Nations Cup event in Falsterbo, Sweden.
“This is the biggest win of my career. The horse is such a sweetheart, really.
“I have had him for a long time, and I have got a really good relationship with him.
“I just want to keep going and proving to everyone that I can do it.
“It is just about carrying on and being consistent.”
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