Paul Tapner and Inonothing not competing at Saumur

      Paul Tapner will still be competing at Saumur on Kilronan (seen above) and Wickstead Didgeridoo



Further to our article this morning it appears that, due to a minor injury, Paul Tapner will not be competing Inonothing at Saumur this weekend. Hopefully all will soon be well and we will see Paul and 'Mannie' at Tattersalls (21st May - 3rd June) or Luhmuhlen (14th - 17th June) where Wendy Schaeffer will also be competing and now Lucinda Fredericks.

Equestrian Australia advises that;

"Paul Tapner was also looking to compete also with Innonothing at Saumur but due to a minor injury will now look towards to either Tattersalls CCI3* (IRL) end May or Luhmuhlen CCI4* (GER) in mid-June.  Lucinda Fredericks has opted to take Flying Finish to Luhmuhlen CCI4* (GER) and therefore will not start this weekend."

The other Australian combinations competing at Saumur CCI3* remain the same i.e.

Chris Burton – Holstein Park Leilani and Haruzac

Clayton Fredericks – Be My Guest and Walterstown Don

Paul Tapner – Wickstead Didgeridoo and Kilronan

Bill Levett – One to Many NJ and Hippolyte   

       Bill Levett and Hippolyte                                                            Photo: Fiona Scott Maxwell


With just five spots to fill selectors will have a tough task choosing from the depth of Eventing talent both overseas and back in Australia and National Performance Director for Eventing, Prue Barrett says

“All of our riders who are competing at Saumur are on the Olympic Shadow Squad so there will be solid competition amongst our riders. Selection is still wide open at this stage so they really need to put in a good performance"

“I’m hoping to see our guys clean up this weekend. We have eight combinations in action and they’re all showing really solid form so we should see some good results,” she added. 

Good luck guys (or should we say, bonne chance!)