Ellie Kelly interviews Izzy Taylor, winner of the Lycetts Grantham Cup CIC3* at Bede Events Belton International with KBIS Starburst.
About Belton International
Belton has been running since 1980 and has been organised by BEDE for the last 13 years. The event’s motto is ‘More than just horses…’, and it certainly lives up to this.
As well as top riders and horses from around the world, there is a variety of attractions on offer to spectators, from Pony Club Games to dog display teams and classic cars.
There are more than 90 tradestands if you want to indulge in some retail therapy and an interactive zone where you can meet some hounds, try willow weaving or art workshops and take part in the fun dog agility show.
About the Grantham Cup
Lycetts, Insurance Brokers who specialise in the insurance needs of those who live and work in the countryside, are the title sponsors of the Belton International Horse Trials Grantham Cup, awarded to the CIC3* winner.
Izzy Taylor is the first British rider to win the Grantham Cup since 2012. Izzy and KBIS Starburst triumphed over 2014 winners Sir Mark Todd and Leonidas II.
About Izzy Taylor
Izzy’s first major eventing success came in 2004 when she won bronze in Barroca as part of the British Eventing Young Rider Team. She has since gone on to have international success at senior level, completing her first Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in 2011 and finishing seventh at her Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials debut in 2012.