SHOW JUMPING RESULT: HICKSTEAD DERBY CSI-A 23-26 AUGUST 2001
IRELAND TAKES FIRST AND JOINT SECOND IN HICKSTEAD DERBY
Ireland's Peter Charles, riding <Corrada> won the Peugeot Derby at Hickstead this afternoon (Sunday), winning a Peugeot 206 cabriolet car and Stg£10,000 in prize money, while Corkman Billy Twomey on <Give Me Remus> took joint Second, picking up prize money of Stg£12,500.
Charles finished with just two faults and a time of 181.47, while Twomey clocked up four faults and a time of 170.23. He shared second place with Britain's Nicky Boulter, riding <Magna Carta 2>.
Ireland has had a superb run of successes at the prestigious British venue during the last two years.
On July 26 this year, Irish riders Kevin Babington and Peter Charles took First and Third places, respectively, at the prestigious Hickstead British Grand Prix, while Ireland's Dermott Lennon took Fifth. The following day, The Irish quartet of Dermott Lennon, Cian O'Connor, Peter Charles and Kevin Babington won the British Samsung Nations Cup at Hickstead, beating the German favourites by just one fence.
Ireland also won the Nations Cup at Hickstead in 2000 (Cian O'Connor, Cameron Hanley, Dermott Lennon, Kevin Babington), as well as the King George V Gold Cup (Cameron Hanley). Ireland's Billy Twomey went on to win the Speed Derby at the Hickstead Derby meeting in August of 2000, collecting a prize purse of £3,000.
THE PEUGEOT DERBY, HICKSTEAD DERBY CSI-A 23-26 AUGUST 2001
International Competition. FEI Rules Table A
Sunday, August 26
1) CORRADA: Peter Charles (IRL) Faults 2 Time 181.47 Prize Money Peugeot 206 Cabriolet and Stg. £10,000
=2) GIVE ME REMUS: Billy Twomey (IRL) Faults 4 Time 170.23 Prize Money Stg £12,500
=2) MAGNA CARTA 2: Nicky Boulter (GBR) Faults 4 Time 160.52 Prize Money Stg £12,500
Four riders (Tim Stockdale, Peter Fredericson, John Whitaker, Michael Whitaker) shared fourth place, each taking Stg£4,375 in prize money.