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.