Izzy touches the top at Hartpury Horse Trials
It’s all change at the top as Izzy Taylor heads up the leader board moving into the final day of the Superflex CIC*** at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials.
British rider Taylor and horse Be Touchable lead on a score of 36.6 ahead of Nicola Wilson on One Two Many (37.1) and the pair of Flora Harris and Bayano (37.9) as the dressage finished on day two of the competition. Overnight leader, Caroline Powell on Flying Finish, finds herself down in tenth.
Tomorrow’s action (Saturday 13th August) sees the CIC*** competitors up against one another in the show jumping before finishing with the horse trials showpiece event, the cross country. Action begins at 8.30 and spectators will also be able to take in the CCI* cross country in the morning and the CCI** cross country in the afternoon following the climax of the CIC***.
Meanwhile Tom Carlile has taken the one-two in the Magic CCI**. Tom and Opium de Boisy have managed to retain their lead of 41.8 throughout day two of dressage and has taken the second spot with Quiro Hoy on 42.3. Will Furlong and Collien P 2 occupy the third spot also with 42.3 ahead of tomorrow afternoon’s cross country.
In the Recover CCI* Amy Crerar and Sankro scored 40.8 to just pip in front of yesterday’s dressage leaders Emily Llewellyn and Exclusive with a score of 41.9. Kevin Mcnab and Creevagh complete the top three going into tomorrow’s cross country with 44.2 for their dressage.
Flying Finish soars into the lead after Day 1 of the Hartpury Horse Trials.
Eventing superstar Caroline Powell has soared into the lead in the Superflex CIC*** with Flying Finish after the first day of dressage at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials.
New Zealand’s Caroline, a previous Burghley winner and Olympic medallist, produced an excellent test to gain a score of 41.6 ahead of Ibby Macpherson and Ballingowan Diamond on 42.5. Sitting in third spot ahead of tomorrow’s competitors completing their dressage is Bella Innes Kerr and Carolyn with a score of 43.
Tom Carlile has taken the lead on 41.9 in the Magic CCI** aboard Opium de Boisy followed by Alice Sandberg and Cecilio with 44.9. Finishing off the top three at the end of day one is Sarah Bullimore and Upper Class on 44.9.
In the Recover CCI* Emily Llewellyn on Exclusive will go into the second day of dressage in the lead with a score of 42. Helen Wilson on Fine Fleur sits in second with 45.3 and hot on her heels are Francis Whittington on Excellent R with a score of 45.8.
Tomorrow will see the remaining riders take to the stage to complete the dressage tests before the weekend’s cross country and show jumping action gets underway on Saturday. Admission on Friday 12th is free of charge and Saturday 13th and Sunday 16th entry is charge at £10 per person with under 16s and parking free.
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