Laura Collett took top spot in the battle between the British Olympic nominated riders on the first day of Bicton Horse Trials dressage today (10 June), at the event supported by Chedington.
Laura and London 52 scored 21 in the Chedington CCI4*-S.
- Read Laura’s analysis of her dressage test, including why she was annoyed with herself
They sit just 0.6 of a penalty ahead of China’s Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro, who hold second place.
- Find out what happened during Alex’s test that made him cross
- Read Tom’s review of his test, including what particularly pleased him
- Find out what Ros had to say after her test and why she’s “been struggling a bit this year”
- Read Piggy’s interesting thoughts on being longlisted for the Tokyo Olympics
- Find out what Kitty King thought of her test
Bicton Horse Trials dressage: CCI4*-L
Pippa Funnell holds the lead in the Chedington CCI4*-L. Her test on Billy Walk On was the penultimate of the day and scored 29.4.
- Find out what Pippa thought of the judges’ marking in this section
It was all change at the top in this class at the end as final horse Vanir Kamira, ridden by Piggy March, also claimed third on 29.9.
- Read what Piggy had to say about the challenge of keeping her Badminton winner on top form
Long-time leader Laura Collett now sits second with Dacapo on 29.7.
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Bicton Horse Trials dressage: under-25 CCI4*-L
Bubby Upton lies in pole position in the under-25 section, having scored 28.3 on Cannavaro.
- Find out what Bubby has found most challenging while retraining the former showjumper
She was the only rider to break the 30-barrier in this class today, with France’s Barbara Sayous second on 30.6 with Opposition Filmstar. Ailsa Wates and Woodlands Persuasion sit third on 30.8, Katie Bleloch (Goldlook) and Yasmin Ingham (Rehy DJ) fifth.
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