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Posted by Equestrian Australia on 03/06/2013.

Levett wins again, this time at Tattersalls

Bill Levett and Improvise 
Photograph:Fiona Scott Maxwell

It's been another fruitful weekend for event rider Bill Levett, this time at the Tattersall's International Horse Trials.

Just a week after winning Saumur CCI3*, Levett placed second in the Tattersalls CCI3* and won the CIC3*.

“The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind, but a really nice whirlwind, an elated Levett said following the weekend.

“If someone had said my three 3* horses would have two firsts and a second before I headed to Saumur, well let’s just say I would have taken that,” he said.

Levett’s success in the CIC3* was with the 11 year old gelding Silk Stone.

The only Australian competing in the CIC3*, Levett was pleased with the confidence that his horse showed.

“I was so pleased for Silks today to get his first serious win under his belt in the CIC3*.

“He jumped a beautiful show jump round, then gave me a great ride cross country. To top it off, he actually had a fence in hand which was really pleasing,” Bill said.

In the CCI3*, Levett paired with the 9 year old gelding Improvise and was third after the dressage phase but held onto second position with a clear cross country round.

It was this horse’s first outing at CCI3* level and Levett was delighted with his efforts.

“Womble (Improvise) had one rail but really tried hard to hold onto a great placing. The show jump tracks were big and square with plenty of verticals. There were a few clears but not many, which just goes to show the quality of horse power at these types of competitions these days, I feel it is going up anyway,” he said.

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