Brazil win British Nations Cup leg for first time plus action from Queen Elizabeth II Cup and King George V Gold Cup
Harriet Nuttall and Galway Bay Jed claim the 2017 Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday while Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur enjoyed a Hickstead treble on Sunday
By Andy Swales
Last Updated: 31/07/17 4:04pm
Brazil's show-jumping team made history when they won the FEI Nations Cup of Great Britain for the first time.
Over two rounds, the team conceded just four faults and finished well clear of the Netherlands in the battle to lift the Prince of Wales Trophy.
With one member of each team having their score discounted, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (riding Sirene de La Motte) and Pedro Veniss (For Felicila) posted clears in round one, while Pedro Junqueira Muylaert (Prince Royal Z Mfs) had one fence down.
Yuri Mansur's 12 faults on Babylotte were not counted, leaving the South American nation in second spot behind Germany.
And it got even better for Brazil in the second round of jumps when Zanotelli, Veniss and Mansur all went clear.
The Dutch, who totalled 14 faults in round one, also enjoyed three clears in round two to move into second spot, while Switzerland finished third on 16 (8 faults from each round).
Germany, however, had a terrible time on their second circuits compiling a total of 28 faults to slip down to seventh in the overall standings.
As for the hosts, represented by three Whitakers - Robert, Michael and William - as well as Joseph Clayton - ended up in fifth place with a total of 20 faults.
Brazil's Veniss said: "I think everybody did a great job. To win at Hickstead is something special."
Teammate Marlon Modolo Zanotelli added: "It's a pleasure to ride with those guys, we've known each other for so long."
Harriet Nuttall and Galway Bay Jed shaved two seconds off the leading time in the jump off round to claim the 2017 Queen Elizabeth II Cup on Saturday.
Nuttall took every calculated risk and galloped to the last to finish on a time of 32.64 seconds, nearly 1.5 seconds ahead of her nearest rival Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker.
And on Sunday, Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur enjoyed a Hickstead treble when he picked up the honours in the €200,000 Longines King George V Gold Cup, his second win of the week riding 11-year-old mare Babylotte.
Of the 46 starters, Mansur produced the only double clear round of the competition to lift the historic trophy.
Keith Shore finished third after coming close to being the first British winner of the Gold Cup since Ben Maher in 2010.