Lucy Davis topped off a year full of accomplishments by winning big at the European Youngster Cup. The 17-year-old was the only rider to jump clear in the final round to win the Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, on Dec 17-20.
Davis rode True Love, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding owned by Old Oak Farm, to a clear first round and a 4-fault second round against Europe’s best 26 riders under 25. Their score was good enough to make the final, which featured the top 16 after the first two rounds.
Davis earned an invitation to the competition by finishing second in the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championship. Davis, of Los Angeles, Calif., trains with Archie Cox of Brookway Stables and Meadow Grove Farm and received training from Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum at the Youngster Cup.
The NAJYRC gold and bronze medal winners also received invitations but didn't compete in Europe.