Izzy Taylor CICO 3* 4th on Orlando Best of the Brits in the Aachen FEI Nations Cup

So yes I Keep pinching myself Orlando and I have been placed 4th in the Aachen FEI Nations Cup 2014 – CICO 3* to the Germans who claimed the top 3 spots individually. . He is living up to his nick name GingjaNija that’s for sure it was soo hot and yet he kept giving every time I asked, he was a little superstar.

Germany had two of their Olympic gold medal horses back at their brilliant best to spearhead a third successive team victory at their showpiece home event. The DHL Preis at Aachen (GER), fifth leg of the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing 2014, was the most competitive so far, with eight nations fielding teams.

Great Britain finished second with four Cross Country clears and still holds the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing series lead as the only nation to have fielded a team at every competition this year. The squad has finished no lower than third this season and has a 10-point lead over the French, who finished third at Aachen with Maxime Livio (Qalao des Mers), their highest-placed rider in seventh.

Britain has had a policy of using younger riders for FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing teams, but performance manager Yogi Breisner places great importance on Aachen as a selection trial and pulled out a senior quartet, of which Izzy Taylor finished best, in fourth, on Orlando.

Yogi said of the result: ‘It was a strong competition in Aachen and I’m very, very happy to finish second to Germany, who fielded a very good team, and to finish ahead of good teams from France, New Zealand and Australia.’