Tattersalls Day 2

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Great Britain’s Kitty King and Persimmon are in poll position after Day 1 of Dressage.

Day 1 of the Tattersalls saw last years’ winners of the Eventing Ireland CCI2* Kitty King take poll position in The Irish Field CCI*** after the dressage phase with PERSIMMON leading the way on a score of 40.4.

Lying second place is Great Britain’s Izzy Taylor, (who was so impressive at Badminton this year managing to get two horse home) riding ALLERCOMBE ELLIE on a score of 41.0 and  in third place is New Zealand’s Paul Tapner with INDIAN MILL on a score of 42.2.

Current World Number 1 William Fox–Pitt leads the way in the Land Rover CCI* class riding TOP BIATS on a score of 36.9 with Ireland’s Claire Abbott in second place riding OAKLEY on 40.0.

We were much impressed by the ride by Louise Harwood, on her fanatastic Horse WHITSON, who finished the day in 4th in the CCI***, and by Ireland’s Cathal Daniels in both 3rd and 5th in the CCIJ competition.

The Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair in association with Horse Sport Ireland continues tomorrow with day 3 of dressage and the beginning of the intensely competitive Cross Country phase of the competition. Tomorrow’s Cross country sees the highly competative CCI* take place on a slightly altered course that is  full of twists and turns. Cross Country continues all day Saturday along with Show Jumping.  The competition concludes on Sunday with Show Jumping and Cross Country.

Townend puts fall behind him at Tattersalls.

Oliver Townend, made hay while the sun shone at Tattersalls World Cup International CCI*** Event.

Putting his horrific fall at the Rolex Event behind him, he pulled out all the stops and finished ahead of the field with 2 fences in hand on the fabulous Ashdale Cruise Master.

Mary King was second on Apache Sauce, while Michael Ryan was best of the Irish in 3rd Place on Ballylynch Adventure.

Meanwhile in the 2* it wasn’t a great day for the Irish, as Sam Watson had a few down to end up in 4th place having lead overnight, and the win went to New Zealand native Andrew Nicholson on Quimbo.

It was a great weekend all in all for Irish Eventing, the organisational team behind Tattersalls as usual very tight, and everything going to plan! Perhaps with this as the example we can attract more  International Talent here in future.