Essex’s Showjumper Laura Renwick and Bintang II finish 2nd in FEI 5* Grand Prix of Sopot

GB’s leading lady rider Laura Renwick from Maldon, Essex secured 2nd place with home produced and British Bred 9 year-old bay gelding Bintang, owned by her husband John.

Having made his debut on a FEI 5* Nations Cup team on Friday when he jumped an outstanding clear in his first round he mirrored this performance again this afternoon when he jumped double clear in the Sopot Grand Prix.   It was twelve riders that came forward for the jump off having gone clear in the first round and Laura was one of only two riders that managed to break the 52 second barrier.

Their finish time of 51.71 seconds wasn’t quite enough to catch Sweden’s Douglas Lindelow and Casello 2 who broke the finish line in 48.96 seconds but it was enough to relegate Germany’s Patrick Meyer into 3rd place.

Bintang has certainly done Laura proud this afternoon and shown the talent that she has always believed he had.  Having produced him slowly through the national  competition structure they took the 7 year-old Championship title at the British Showjumping Young Horse Show in 2013.   Last year saw her introduce him to international competition where he has steadily progressed taking it all in his stride with great success culminating in him being selected for the Sopot FEI 5* Furusiyya Nations Cup.  To come out and jump three out of four rounds without a penalty being accrued is an incredible performance and one that both Laura and John must draw great satisfaction from.

JUN15 Laura Renwick& Bintang II