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 kr 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 kr with her exciting new partner Renaissance Fleur, a 10-year-old grey Trakehner by Tuareg. The pair scored 77.84% in the kr.
Isabel Werth, riding Antony FRH, came second in the grand prix and third in the kr, battling it out with another German partnership, Heike Kemmer with Albano, who took third in the grand prix and second in the kr.
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