[gazettelive.co.uk] European champion show jumper Millie Allen returned to the scene of her greatest triumph to record another stunning victory.
The 15-year-old from Thornaby won the Grand Prix event in Fontainebleau, where she struck double gold at last year’s European Pony Championships.
She took the top Grand Prix spot in France on her father Peter’s 10-year-old bay mare Song Girl with two clear rounds in a time of 42.62 seconds.
The Stainsby Grange youngster had produced one of nine clear jumps in the first round.
And her faultless efforts in such a quick time went unmatched as she showed why she is the European individual and team champion.
Millie’s victory was part of a hugely successful three-week trip to Europe for the Teesside teenager.
She also finished third in the Junior Gold Grand Prix and made another successful stop in Germany following her victory in France.
Millie’s 19-year-old sister Pippa, who is part of the British Equestrian Federation’s World Class Development Programme, is based in Eschweiller at Helena Weinberg and Tim Stormann’s yard.
They held an international two- star Young Masters show and the sisters flew the flag for Great Britain with eight first and three second places.
17th May, 2013