Friday 15th of February 2019
Eventing

Badminton Dressage Day 1 Round Up

The sun was shining for a fantastic first day of dressage at The Mitsubishi Motors
Badminton Horse Trials. Top horse and rider combinations with the likes of last year’s winners Andrew Nicholson and Nereo and current Olympic Champions Michael Jung and La Biosthetique – Sam FBW were both amongst the field on day one, however it was Rosalind Canter who topped the leaderboard riding Allstar B on a brilliant score of 23.9.

Rosalind Canter and AllStar B ©️The Gaitpost/Nico Morgan Media

Leading horse and rider combinations took to the dressage arena today and set an almighty standard. Sixteen horses have performed tests in the 20’s and only seven horses scored in the 40’s, so it can definitely be described as a close competition. Michael Jung lead the field on 24.7 until the penultimate combination Rosalind Canter and Allstar B pipped them to the post with a score of 23.9. 

Michael Jung and La Biosthetique -Sam FBW ©️The Gaitpost/Nico Morgan Media

Another later rider of the day to rocket up the leader board was Yoshiaki Oiwa riding The Duke Of Cavan who scored 24.9 to go into second place overnight.

Yoshiaki Oiwa and The Duke Of Cavan ©️The Gaitpost/Nico Morgan Media

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica are in 4th and Pippa Funnell and Billy Beware are in 5th. Pippa was delighted with their test considering it was his first time back in a big atmosphere since he was 6th back here in 2014.

Pippa Funnell and Billy Beware ©️The Gaitpost/Nico Morgan Media

TOP 10 AFTER DRESSAGE DAY ONE

1. Rosalind Canter Allstar B 23.9
2. Michael Jung La Biosthetique-Sam FBW 24.7
3. Yoshiaki Oiwa The Duke Of Cavan 24.9
4. Lauren Kieffer Veronica 25.0
5. Pippa Funnell Billy Beware 25.7
6. Tim Price Ringwood Sky Boy 25.8
7. Oliver Townend Cooley SRS 25.9
8. Selena O’Hanlon Foxwood High 26.4
9. Flora Harris Bayano 26.8
10. Gemma Tattersall Pamero 4

27.4

View the full results HERE

Find out what the riders had to say following their tests…

Rosalind Canter

Pippa Funnell

Michael Jung

Oliver Townend

Mark Todd

Andrew Nicholson

Seraphina Williams

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