Find out which horses were eliminated by the ground jury and which one was withdrawn from the holding box…
Nine horses were held at the Bicton Horse Trials first trot-up this afternoon (Wednesday, 9 June), as the event supported by Chedington got underway.
Ninety-one horses were presented to the ground jury, consisting of Christian Landolt, Tim Downes and Annabel Scrimgeour, in the Chedington CCI4*-L.
Of the nine who ended up in the holding box, the ground jury eliminated two horses when they were re-presented – The Jenning’s Syndicate’s Bradeley Law (ridden by Michael Owen) and The Renaissance Syndicate’s Renaissance Man (ridden by Eliza Stoddart).
Max Gordon decided to withdraw his ride, Richard and Marisa Gordon’s Redwood Clover, from the holding box.
Six horses were passed on re-inspection. These were Ashley Harrison’s Zebedee IX (ridden by his owner), Diana Wethered’s Carryon Bobby Boy (ridden by Julia Norman), Chris Stone’s Chilli Knight (ridden by Gemma Tattersall), Jocelyn Rosenberg’s Cooley Enno (ridden by Ben Way), Camilla and Alex Wakeley’s Cristal Fontaine (ridden by Kitty King) and Iain Greer and Bronwen Jones’ Diamond Ructions (ridden by Louisa Lockwood).
There was extra excitement for Ben Way as Cooley Enno briefly got loose in the holding box, but he was swiftly recaptured.
Eight-eight horses will now start in this class.
Bicton Horse Trials first trot-up best dressed
The Hiho Silver best-dressed prizes were judged by the company’s Andrew Ransford and Bicton organiser Helen West. They picked Emilie Chandler for the ladies’ award – she wore matching shoes and belt, with sparkles, and loose dark trousers and a white blouse. Will Rawlin impressed in a blue suit with a pink tie and horseshoe pin to take the men’s prize.
The dressage for the CCI4*-L starts at 8.15am tomorrow morning. The CCI4*-S dressage also kicks off at 8.15am tomorrow.
The Bicton Horse Trials first trot-up for the under-25 CCI4*-L is at 9am tomorrow, with the first dressage test for this class at 12.52pm.
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