There were a lot of clear rounds across country at the French event, Mondial du Lion, the World Eventing Breeding Championships, in both the six- and seven-year-old classes.
Ingrid Klimke on Weisse Duene (36.9) has held her lead after posting a good clear under the time, albeit with a couple of flag-shaking jumping efforts.
A scary moment for the leader but still clear…. pic.twitter.com/OY4PIFggVG
— EquiRatings (@EquiRatings) October 22, 2016
Pippa Funnell and Billy Walk On (39) looked great to retain their second place after dressage, with Frenchman Maxime Livio improving his leaderboard position on both his horses: Vroom D’Auzay (45.7) is now third and Vegas Des Boursons (46.8) is fifth.
Gemma Tattersall is in fourth place on Chillis Gem (45.9), with Jonelle Price on Cooley Showtime (47.3) moving up to sixth (she was tenth after dressage) after a good round under the time.
Not such good news for Jonelle on her second horse, OBOS Impressive, however. They recorded 10.4 time penalties and a 20, and it was a similar score for Dan Jocelyn on Blackthorn Cruise: 20 faults and 7.6 time.
Tim Price notched up a clear under time on Kincooley Cruising, to sit in 14th place.
There were even more clear rounds in the six-year-old class, which mean that while Dan posted a clear round under time on Fjury, he didn’t move far up the leader board, going from 38th after dressage to 31st.
This class is still led by Kai-Steffen Meier on Painter’s Maxim (40.3), from Lara de Liedekerke-Meier on Ducati D’Arville (42.3) with Izzy Taylor remaining in third on Jockey Club Fleurelle (43.4).
In the Stud Book leaderboard, the Selle Français horses are still ahead, and the KWPN Dutch Warmbloods (Koninklijk Warmblood Paardenstamboek Nederlands) are second, with the Irish Sport Horse Studbook team making a leap into third after a great cross-country showing.