There are four New Zealand riders in the top 10 after the dressage phase of the four-star in the Mitsubishi Motors Adelaide Three-day Event. Emily Cammock is the best-placed Kiwi, fourth on Shaw Lee on 32.9, despite near disaster when she realised just a couple of horses before she was due in the arena that she had learned the wrong test! Luckily, Emily is a fast learner, and a quick five minute study and she was away, finishing just 1.9 penalties shy of the leader, Katie Taliana on Trevalgar II.
Bundy Philpott and Tresca NZPH are sixth equal, with a test scoring 34.6, while fellow Kiwis Muzi Pottinger and Just Kidding, and Jess Woods and Just de Manzana, are close behind in 8th and 9th. There are only 5.5 penalties separating the top 10, so it’s anybody’s game at this stage.
Bundy says the track is big and bold, “and the time seems nuts”, so fingers crossed she and ‘Pete’ have a visit from the speed fairy overnight.
Donna Edwards-Smith is 11th with DSE Tangolooma, scoring 36.5, and 20th with DSE Cluny, with 40.10.
Renee Faulkner and Rubinstar II are in 13th spot, with a score of 37.2.
Here’s a bit of what awaits them tomorrow: