John Crippen has a brilliant show including a Grand Prix place

The Allan Bloodlines Showjumping Team’s avowed aim of “mixing it” with the best in 2008 was fulfilled at Addington Manor when only Ben Maher in a field of 72 managed to get ahead of LOUGHNATOUSA DIAMOND and LOUGHNATOUSA JIMBO in the Grade B&C Qualifier for the Blue Chip Finals at Hartpury. John Crippen and DIAMOND have become a very exciting combination and took 2nd place to add to their recent Royal International qualification with the up and coming JIMBO threatening to beat them but keeping an eye on a safe round to ensure qualification. JIMBO was 3rd of the 72.

This evening, LOUGHNATOUSA RAVEN, horse and rider having uncharacteristically made an error in the B&C lined up in the A&B Grand Prix. Under a top class ride, the mare flew and took 4th place, showing exactly what is yet to come.