William Fox-Pitt (pictured) is gradually reining in Oliver Townend’s lead at the top of the Horse & Hound advanced eventing league. The gap between the two prolific top riders has been reduced to 28 points after the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe.

Oliver heads the league with 274 points, but William picked up an 44 points at the weekend by finishing second in the British Open Championship to ensure there is still everything to play for.

Andrew Nicholson has disposed Lucinda Fredericks from third place in the league, while Polly Stockton has moved up into fifth place ahead of Chris King.

Following the cancellation of Hartpury International, the next event where riders can pick up points is Thirlestane Castle (17 – 19 August).

Current leaderboard

1. Oliver Townend 274
2. William Fox-Pitt 246
3. Andrew Nicholson 202
4. Lucinda Fredericks 180
5. Polly Stockton 122
6. Chris King 120

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