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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
|10.||Gemma Tattersall||Pamero 4||
View the full results HERE
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