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Skelton Runner Up In Amsterdam World Cup

Nick Skelton from Shrewley, Warwickshire finished runner-up in yesterday's World Cup in Amsterdam, beaten into second place by Germany's Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum by less than half a second. Skelton riding John and Lisa Hales' 10 year-old bay Oldenberg stallion jumped one of only three double clear rounds of the competition beating the Netherlands Wim Schroder into third place. Full results are as follows:-

1st Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum GER Shutterfly 0 0 33.24
2nd Nick Skelton GBR Arko III 0 0 33.65
3rd Wim Schroder NED Eurocommerce Montreal 0 0 36.10
4th Christophe Barbeau SUI Querly Chin 0 4 33.76
5th Jan Tops NED VDL Groep Roofs 0 8 37.88

William Funnell from Dorking, Surrey riding Julie Slade's Cortaflex Mondriaan finished in equal sixth place with four faults in the first round.

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