UP AND OVER: Amber Thompson and Vertigo in action during victory in the second show.


Thompson sparkles in Canada

 AMBER THOMPSON sparkled in two equestrian events in Canada recently. The 15-year-old placed second overall and was the Reserve Junior Champion in the first show, a Junior/Adult Class with heights up to a metre.

Thompson won two of the rounds and finished second and fifth in the other two aboard a thoroughbred named Vertigo. The youngster was then crowned champion in the second show, which also featured a combination of juniors and adults, but the heights of the jumps were raised to 1.10 metres. There were three rounds and Thompson was the most consistent of the 30-odd competitors with a second and two thirds.

It was the third overseas outing for Thompson this year as she also had a stint and completed in two events in Florida, USA, in April and represented the country in the Caribbean Junior Show Jumping Championships in Cayman Islands the following month. Thompson is back home training under the watchful eye of coach Patrice Stollmeyer.

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