Britain holds the individual and team gold medal positions at the end of the first day of dressage at the young rider eventing European Championships at Kreuth, Germany.
Georgie Spence (pictured) holds the lead individually on Skylight, Christopher Jenkin’s nine-year-old Jumbo mare who she has been competing since the start of this year.
Georgie scored 46.1 and has a 2.4 penalty advantage over Italy’s Stella Benatti on Monarc Du Parc.
Ben Hobday was Britain’s other team member to perform today and he and his 2006 under-21 national champion Uptons Who lie equal fourth. Georgie and Ben’s combined scores mean Britain is just under five penalties ahead of Switzerland, with Germany in bronze.
Britain’s two individual riders also did their dressage tests today. Emily Galbraith (Timing) lies seventh equal and Sarah Stretton (Lazy Acres Skip On) is equal 16th.
Britain’s second two team riders will be on tomorrow, with Dani Cuomo at 9.37am (8.37am British time) on Ballin Willow and Emily Llewellyn at 11.50am (10.50am British time) with Pardon Me II.
Don’t miss H&H on 9th October for a full report from the young rider European Championships and colour pictures.
RESULTS AFTER FIRST DAY OF DRESSAGE
1. Skylight (Georgie Spence, GB) 46.1
2. Monarc Du Parc (Stella Benatti, ITA) 48.5
3. Rain Man (Patrizia Attinger, SUI) 49.4
1. Great Britain 95.9
2. Switzerland 100.8
3. Germany 101.7
4=. Uptons Who (Ben Hobday, GB) 49.8
7=. Timing (Emily Galbraith, GB) 51
16=. Lazy Acres Skip On (Sarah Stretton, GB) 56.3