Lucy Davis. Photo by Dirk Caremans/FEI.Lucy Davis (USA) has been judged as the winner of the Furusiyya Rider of the Day award at the CHIO Rotterdam. Davis, riding her chestnut gelding, Barron - who she has partnered since Christmas 2012 - rode two superb clear rounds, ultimately helping Team USA to a consecutive second place finish in the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup™ Jumping, in an almost carbon copy of last week's North American qualifier at the CSIO5* Spruce Meadows. The 20-year-old American rider pipped the equally impressive Philipp Weishaupt (GER), who also went double clear, and she now joins teammate and close friend, Katie Dinan as a worthy winner of this award.
The Furusiyya Rider of the Day award is presented to the horse & rider combination that is judged to have best displayed qualities such as harmony, partnership, balance and skill throughout their two rounds; values represented and embodied by Furusiyya. The award was judged by Emile Hendrix, Director of Show Jumping at the CHIO Rotterdam. Hendrix was part of the Dutch Jumping team at the 1996 summer Olympic Games in Atlanta (USA), and he has also represented his nation at several European Championships. “It feels amazing to have won this award, and it’s a huge honour. I’m on a team with three women who I’ve looked up to since I started riding, so to have won this award amongst them, and also amongst a very strong German team is a huge honour, and it’s very inspiring," Lucy David said.
Source: Press release from Revolution Sports