Riders retain lead after sizzling final day of dressage
12 Aug 2022 | Dressage | Showjumping | Eventing | European Championships |
A sizzling final day of dressage at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials saw Jason Wood and Nitor retain their lead in the NAF MPower CCI2*L on a score of 28.9. China’s Alex Hua Tian riding Jillsonne van Bareelhof (25.4) still leads the China’s Alex Hua Tian leads the NAF Superflex CCI3*L with Tom Woodward on Low Moor Lucky also maintaining second (26.2) but Stephen Heal on I Diablo Joe has moved into third (27.4).
Rosalind Canter will stay at the top of the leaderboard in the NAF Magic CCI4*S competition, albeit now with her second ride Lordships Graffalo. Lordships Graffalo, who impressed with a 2nd place at Badminton Horse Trials earlier in the year, scored 24.6 and looked fit and ready to go in the Gloucestershire sunshine.
Izzy Taylor's Bramham winner Monkeying Around also caught the eye on Friday afternoon with a score of 24.7, finishing the first phase in 2nd place.
Two other top British ladies put in very good performances with Piggy March and Vanir Kamira in third (26.4) and Kitty King riding Vendredi Biats in fourth (26.5). Vendredi Biats is the only former winner in the field.
Ros and Pencos Crown Jewel now hold fifth place (27.5) and the British female stronghold is rounded out with Sarah Bullimore riding Corouet in sixth (27.9) before Tom McEwen gets a look in with Bob Chaplin in seventh (28.1). Tom is also riding MHS Brown Jack but has withdrawn his Tokyo medal winner, Toledo De Kerser.Cross country day starts early on Saturday with the first horse due out at 07:30. The venue has made a number of changes to ensure safe conditions for horses and riders including additional ice and water points, fans and a new finishing area in the woods. The courses have been slightly shortened.