We saw Izzy Taylor bring KBIS Starburst back to the track in fine style last weekend to take the win at Belton CIC3*. They hit a PB of 43 in the first phase and then pulled out the FOD. Belton 2017 also saw Izzy become the busiest international British female rider of the last seven seasons! She moved past Pippa Funnell but still has another 70 runs before she catches Karin Donckers for the overall female title.
That’s for another day. Today we decided to look into the other top-level wins after a long break.
Top of the list is Michelle Mueller and Amistad who returned to win the spring CIC3* at Fair Hill in 2012 after an incredible 730 days off. Amistad even made it to London 2012 with Team Canada but sadly on cross country he re-injured his tendon and they had to retire.
Only one horse on the list came back to win at CCI format — the wonderful Bay My Hero was off for 547 days before his Rolex win back in 2014.
Check out the list below. We have included the ERI (EquiRatings Index) which helps rate each performance. More on that soon.