Richard Davison and Ballaseyr Royale continued their World Cup success at the San Patrignano CDI-W in Milan, Italy.

Despite a journey which was extended by 25hrs when the lorry transporting Royale was turned back at the entrance to the tunnel under the Alps, the pair went on to score 70.7% in the World Cup kr to take sixth place. This followed a slightly disappointing grand prix score of 65.56%, and 10th place, earlier in the competition.

The other British pair, Nicola McGivern and Active Walero, gained 61.08% in the grand prix to take 15th place.

Monica Theodorescu won the grand prix and grand prix kr with her exciting new partner Renaissance Fleur, a 10-year-old grey Trakehner by Tuareg. The pair scored 77.84% in the kr.

Isabel Werth, riding Antony FRH, came second in the grand prix and third in the kr, battling it out with another German partnership, Heike Kemmer with Albano, who took third in the grand prix and second in the kr.

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