Interview: Shane Rose at Chatsworth

      Shane and Virgil are in 13th place after the dressage


After the death of his father John and then the loss of his Badminton horse Shanghai Joe, Shane Rose finally has something to smile about

“It’s been a really tough couple of weeks” says Shane

However he is now focussed on competing at the Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials with the 12 year old warmblood gelding Virgil II and heading to Luhmuhlen CCI4* in June with CP Qualified.

Shane and Virgil, who finished second in the CCI4* at Adelaide in 2015 and won the CIC3* at Sydney International Horse Trials last year, produced an impressive test in top class company to score 43.80 and finish in 13th place after today’s dressage in the Event Rider Masters CIC3*

We talked to Shane after his very good test about the difficulties of the past few weeks


Shane Rose