Ruth Edge headed affairs at Luhmühlen on Two Thyme ahead of the Germany’s Dirk Schrade on Gadget De La Cere. British riders Georgie Davies (Fachoudette) and Jo May (Faere Vision) finished third and fourth.
Clayton Fredericks was always thereabouts on Nullabor, to finish fifth with a premium clear on Sunday, easing ahead of Belgium’s Karin Dockers on Gormley and Denmark’s Peter Flarup with Silver Raj.
Hard luck story of the dressage was Julie Tew (Sir Roselier), routinely scoring eights and even a nine until a costly mistake in the first canter serpentine ricocheted on to more movements. Even so, she was 10th on 45.8.
The most troublesome fence on the cross-country was fence 8a, the first of two narrow brushes on some hillocks. Six faulted here, including trailblazers Tristram Owers and Briarlands Blackberry.
Germany’s Julia Merstern and Schorsch 6 won the 51-starter two-star CIC. Andrew Hoy and Peaceful Consort led after the first two phases but fell on cross-country. Best of the British was young rider Danielle Jackson (Rookie), 17th.
Read this report in full, including fantastic photography, in this Thursday’s Horse & Hound (21 June, ’07)