Joe Trunkfield and Grennanstown Sarco Luxhill secured victory within the function grand prix on Sunday (6 November) at Area UK’s rapidly rescheduled Winter Traditional showjumping present – taken on at quick discover after Keysoe’s cancellation. Joe credit team-chasing in the summertime for the horse’s blissful state of mind.
“It retains his thoughts clear and he cherished it,” mentioned Joe, who has established a bond with Su and Gordon Corridor’s 12-year-old, who has a repute as a “little bit of a beast”.
“He’s grumpy within the secure however that’s his character – I feel he’s blissful being grumpy,” mentioned Joe. “You must get on with him, you possibly can’t boss him, however he’s the most effective horse I’ve had and my finest mate.”
Of the 44 opponents who took on course-designer Mark McGowan’s 1.40m observe of distance and rideability questions, solely seven posted clears, Mark Edwards claiming two.
Mark set an early goal on Montreuxs Story, however Joe set off determinedly and trusted the Shannondale Sarco St Ghyvan x Olympic Lux gelding to gallop, wiping 0.31 sec off the time. Mark needed to accept second with William Walker’s mid-draw effort taking third on I’m Particular The One AK.
“All he does at house is hack and bounce a number of hedges, he hardly ever goes within the college – that’s his routine and he’s blissful,” mentioned Joe. “I do know he can bounce the oxers, however I like it once I see a set of planks as a result of he’s so cautious, I can trip him at them – it’s the most effective feeling ever.”
Joe jumped in his first ever two-star grand prix with “Bart” at Keysoe in October and it has given him a style for larger issues.
“I’ve not had the horses to do worldwide exhibits earlier than, however I’d prefer to take that step,” he mentioned.
You may learn the complete report from Area UK’s Winter Traditional on this week’s subject of Horse & Hound, within the outlets Thursday 10 November.
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