Carl Hester Nip Tuck Rio Olympics

What time do the British dressage riders compete in Rio tomorrow?

  • Britain’s dressage riders will ride the grand prix special in Rio tomorrow in the hope of confirming an Olympic team medal.

    Their times are:

    • Spencer Wilton and Super Nova II – 2.20pm (6.20pm British time)
    • Fiona Bigwood and Orthilia – 3.02pm (7.02pm British time)
    • Carl Hester and Nip Tuck – 3.29pm (7.29pm British time)
    • Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro – 3.56pm (7.56pm British time)

    You can follow all the action here with H&H Live, including commentary from Richard Barrett.

    The combined scores from the grand prix and the grand prix special give the result of the team competition. Britain is in team silver after the grand prix, behind Germany and in front of the USA. Teams consist of four riders, with three to count, but the same rider’s scores have to be dropped from both the grand prix and the special.

    The top six teams go through to the special, plus an additional eight individuals who are not part of teams or whose teams have not made the cut. Fiona Bigwood’s husband, Anders Dahl, has made it through for Denmark with Selten HW. The teams who will compete again tomorrow for the podium places are Germany, Britain, the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark.

    Judy Reynolds has become the second Irish rider ever to qualify for the special at the Olympics after her performance today with her parents Joe and Kathleen’s Vancouver K, which earnt 74.7% and 21st place. She will ride at 10.09am (2.09pm British time) tomorrow.

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    Britain’s scores and individual placings from the grand prix were as follows: Charlotte Dujardin 85.071% (first), Fiona Bigwood 77.157% (eighth), Carl Hester 75.529% (15th) and Spencer Wilton 72.686% (equal 25th).

    The top 18 individuals after tomorrow’s special go through to the freestyle on Monday. They start on a clean slate to battle it out for the individual medals.

    Full 20-page report on the dressage from Rio in H&H next week, out Thursday 18 August, including full analysis of how the medals were won and comment from Richard Davison and Peter Storr.

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