Our MD Phil Whittell and his family have long had an involvement in the equestrian world, and are currently co-owners of Samuel Thomas II, ridden by GB eventer Oliver Townend.
As Oliver and ‘Sam’ were competing in the CCI3* at Bramham International Horse Trials, Komfi decided to support the event by sponsoring a fence.The course was designed for the 7th year by Ian Stark, with the Komfi fence a narrow imposing trakehner on an angle over a wide ditch, featured not only in the CCI class, but also in the CIC and Event Rider Masters Classes.
The Komfi team had a great time at the prestigious event, especially as Oliver and Sam performed fantastically well. Lying 37th after dressage, they rode an impressive Cross Country round, taking all the direct routes over a challenging course, and were one of only 11 pairs to finish within the time!
On the final day, a foot perfect clear show jumping round, of which there were only 6, meant they finished a very impressive 9th overall from 67 starters. Komfi now look forward to supporting Oliver and Sam throughout the remainder of the season, which will hopefully culminate in Sam competing at Burghley in September.