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Posted on May 5, 2019 in Articles

Bill Levett and Sparkles (Lassban Diamond Lift ) Shine at Badminton 2019

Bill Levett and Sparkles (Lassban Diamond Lift ) Shine at Badminton 2019

Article sponsored by Le Jabot and Stock Company

Bill Levett and ‘Sparkles’ as he is known at home complete their first 5 star event as a combination. Bill Levett showed all his experience giving Sparkles a really positive experience at Badminton. Though it may not have been the finish they were hoping for as sadly two rails in the show jumping cost them, however they still finished a very respectable 15th which for a horses’s first 5 star is not to be sniffed at.

We caught up with Bill to find out his thoughts on his show jumping round and what his plans are with this horse now…..


Image by Lucy Hall Photography- all rights reserved and are subject to copyright


You have just finished your round on Lassban Diamond lift, a couple of poles Bill….

yeah it was just a couple of poles, he was a bit buzzed up in there with the atmosphere. he is an adrenaline horse so that was a shame. He just got a little bit inverted so it’s not bad but its disappointing. He is a young horse and he won’t have been in too many atmospheres like that so it will bring his experience on. After he had that rail through the double he jumped tiger. The jump’s there but it’s just being able to get him to concentrate and relax enough the whole way round.

He looked quite fresh at the start

He was a bit buzzy so you had to protect him a little bit. If they are a little bit keen then they are a little bit quick in the air , and thats whats happened out there.

It is his first 5 star you must be really pleased with his performance ?

Yeah he has done well and, he needs to be a bit more settled in there, hopefully he will grow and learn from being in that atmosphere and come out better next time.

So will he head to Burghley now?

Yes he will, Burghley will be his next plan.


Image Courtesy of Lucy Hall Photography – all rights reserved and subject to copyright


We look forward to following Bill and Lassban diamond Lift at Burghley later this year.



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