The World Cup qualifier at the Chatsworth Nissan Horse Trials has received a boost with the late entry of several top horses who were withdrawn from Badminton.

Four pairs who competed for Britain at last year’s World Equestrian Games — Mary King (pictured) and Call Again Cavalier, Daisy Dick and Spring Along, Sharon Hunt and Tankers Town and Oliver Townend and Flint Curtis — are now entered.

Lucy Wiegersma (Shaabrak), Ruth Edge (Two Thyme) and James Robinson (Comanche) have also re-routed from the four-star.

Last year’s winner Clayton Fredericks is on top form after his victory at the Rolex Kentucky Horse Trials, and he will defend his title on The Frog.

With ground conditions foremost in riders’ minds after Badminton, Chatsworth’s organisers report that the track has been harrowed and rolled continuously since March. There has been some rain this week, but two agri-vators are on standby and all the arenas and practice areas have been watered this week.

For a full list of entries visit: www.bdwp.co.uk/cha

For visitor’s information visit: www.chatsworth.org/events/horsetrials.htm

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