One horse held at Bramham final trot-up as 32 progress to showjumping

  • Aimee Penny’s ride Freshman HH was held at the Defender Bramham Horse Trials final trot-up, but passed on re-inspection.

    The 12-year-old gelding, owned by his rider, went clear across country with 36 time-faults yesterday, and starts the showjumping in 22nd place. He is competing in his first CCI4*-L.

    All the horses who finished yesterday’s cross-country came forward for this morning’s Defender Bramham Horse Trials final trot-up.

    Bramham Horse Trials final trot-up: one ground jury

    The same ground jury – president Nick Burton (GBR), Angela Tucker (GBR) and Xavier Le Sauce (FRA) – preside over both the senior Defender CCI4*-L and the under-25 CCI4*-L, so they judged all the horses this morning.

    The under-25 showjumping starts at 11.30am. Emma Thomas is leading this class on The Buzz Factor, but she does not have a fence in hand over the USA’s Cassie Sanger and Fernhill Zoro in second. Cassie currently has a fence in hand over third-placed Isabel White and Icarus. Six horses will jump in total in this class.

    The final phase for the senior class begins at 1.30pm. Tom Jackson holds top spot in this class with Ask For Manchier, 2.5 penalties ahead of Harry Meade on Annaghmore Valoner. Max Warburton and Deerpairc Revelry are just 0.2 of a penalty behind Harry. Twenty-six horses are set to come forward for the final phase in this section.

    The Defender CCI4*-S here at Bramham concluded with yesterday’s cross-country and resulted in a win for British Olympic long-listed combination Kitty King and Vendredi Biats, with Ireland’s Maryland 5 Star winners Austin O’Connor and Colorado Blue in second.

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