5 things you need to know about today’s Bicton cross-country action: fault-free rounds, a mare ‘like a hare’ and frangible penalty controversy

  • The Chedington Bicton Horse Trials cross-country results are in and we have a new leader. Here are the five things you need to know about today’s exciting action…

    1. Piggy March put in one of the only two clears inside the time on Mark Phillips’ course today, riding the experienced Vanir Kamira, and has moved up from second after dressage to hold the top spot.

    2. Gemma Tattersall rode the first penalty-free round on the home-bred Chilli Knight, who now holds second place.

    3. Pippa Funnell had 4.8 time-faults with Billy Walk On, so slipped from first after dressage to third in the current standings.

    4. Ros Canter has moved up to fourth with Pencos Crown Jewel, who was “like a hare in between fences”.

    5. Two riders who received 11 penalties for breaking frangible devices are still in the top 10 of the Bicton Horse Trials cross-country results.

    This five-star event concludes tomorrow – check out the Bicton Horse Trials Sunday timetable and get ready to follow the final action.

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