Bramham really is the most spectacular of venues, just check out the photos! And it has been a good start to the first day’s dressage for our New Zealand riders. The sun was shining and some of our eventers not competing took the time to enjoy a cider while watching the action ringside.
— Blyth Tait (@BlythTait) June 9, 2016
Caroline Powell on the lovely Flying Finish is in fourth place in the Equi-Trek CCI3* class, on a score of 44.2. The class is led by Sammi Birch on Hunter Valley II with 38.7. Sammi also led after Tattersalls dressage but fell off on cross-country so has redirected to this event. Lauren Shannon is second and Oliver Townend third.
Sir Mark Todd on Obos Columbus is sixth on 45.7 with Jesse Campbell on Amsterdam II right behind him on 45.8. Teseo, ridden by Andrew Nicholson is in a tie for 12th place on 51.4 and Tim Price, on Xavier Faer is 19th on 52.9.
There is still tomorrow’s dressage to complete, including Dan Jocelyn on Dassett Cool Touch and Caroline on Onwards and Upwards. Andrew also has the impressive Jet Set IV, riding second to last in the large field.
British Equestrian Trade Associates CIC3*
Tim and Bango are 10th after the dressage phase, on a score of 45.7. German Pia Münker is winnning with the only sub-40 score, 39.3. William Fox-Pitt is in 11th and 12th places on Chilli Morning and the New Zealand horse Parklane Hawk. Sir Mark is further down the order in 30th= on 60.1
Event Riders Masters CIC3*
Tim Price will be the first to go in the Event Riders Masters tomorrow on Obos Cooley at 9.46am (NZT10.46pm). Other New Zealanders competing in this class include Jesse Campbell on Cleveland (NZT 12.20am), Blyth Tait, Xanthus III (NZT12.52am), Jonelle Price on Faerie Dianimo (NZT 3.24am), Sir Mark on NZB Campino (NZT 5.30am). The event will be livestreamed on this link.