Lexington, KY – Lucy Davis jumped clear when it mattered most in the European Youngster Cup at CSI Frankfurt in Germany December 17-20, to win the prestigious competition with the only clear trip in the final round.
Riding True Love, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood owned by Old Oak Farm, Davis (Los Angeles, CA) jumped clear in the Preliminary round, with the eighth fastest time. The pair then had one fence down in the next round – but their score was good enough to make the final – which featured the top 16 after the first two rounds.
Davis and True Love then returned to the ring on Sunday and jumped the only clear to be crowned champion.
Seventeen-year-old Davis secured a spot in the competition with her second place finish at the 2009 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North. She was the sole American rider to take on the Europeans after the top three riders at NAJYRC received invitations. The Europeans qualified through a series of competitions over the summer, and 27 of the best Under 25 riders started the Championship Final.
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