Battle of the Sexes, Charlie Jayne., Equihunter Horseboxes, Florida, Girl power, Hardin Towell, Laura Kraut, Lorenzo de Luca, Mark Bluman, Nick Skelton, Palm Beach International Equestrian, Pippa Allen, Richie Moloney, Samuel Parot, Shane Sweetnam, showjumping, Stefano Barcho, Teeside, Teesside, Todd Minikus, United States, USA
[GazetteLive] Teesside’s Pippa Allen claims victory for the ladies’ team in hugely popular Battle of the Sexes in at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre.
This year Allen, competing in Florida for the first time, joined the USA’s Laura Kraut – one of the best in the world – plus Nicole Bellisimo, Danielle Goldstein, Brianne Goutal, Lauren Hough, Maggie Jayne, Catherine Passmore and Debbie Stephens under the guidance of captain Candice King.
Team GB London 2012 Team Gold rider, Nick Skelton was on the men’s team accompanied by Stefano Barcho, Mark Bluman, Lorenzo de Luca, Todd Minikus, Richie Moloney, Samuel Parot, Shane Sweetnam, Hardin Towell and team captain Charlie Jayne.
With both teams having to perform across a speed phase, match competition and a six bar, the boys looked set for victory.
But when Passmore was the only rider to jump clear in the second round of the six bar, the deciding performance snatched the title fore the girls.
15th Jan, 2014