Saywell rides well in Holland

Louise Saywell.
Louise Saywell.

Talented show jumper Louise Saywell has secured third place in a prestigious event in Holland.

The Retford girl competed at the Hengelo International CSI2* Grand Prix in The Netherlands on Sunday 11th December.

Saywell is on the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Development Programme, which works with talented riders to maximize success.

Riding Winner IV, an eight-year-old mare owned by Louise’s father, Michael Saywell and Ian Vatidis, the 21-year-old finished behind Dutch riders Aniek Poels and Wouter Vos.

“I was really pleased with how she jumped as it was a pretty big track,” said Saywell.

“She’s still relatively young and this was only her second Grand Prix so to pick up a third place is just brilliant. I’m staying in Holland for a while now, heading to Roosendaal for another competition before moving on to Mechelen, which means I will be away for Christmas and New Year.”

Saywell has been based with Dutch international show jumper Vincent Voorn for the last two years.