British show jumpers soar up the leaderboard at Windsor Europeans

The British show jumping team moves up to silver medal position in the team show jumping competition at the Alltech FEI European Jumping & Dressage Championships at Windsor, with one round to go.

A thrilling first round in Friday’s team finale saw Team GB rise up the leaderboard from seventh to second, thanks to two clear jumping rounds from Ben Maher (Robin Hood W) and Geoff Billington (Rosinus), the latter picking up just one time penalty. Peter Charles collected four faults plus a time penalty, while Tim Stockdale was the discard score as he finished on eight faults with Fresh Direct Corlato.

A testing championship track caused a complete reshuffle at the top of the team table. The Netherlands now have an unsteady lead on a score of 15.96. Britain hovers behind on 17.26 with Italy rising up to third (19). Early leaders Switzerland have dropped to fourth (19.66) but, with barely a fence between them, this afternoon’s decider looks set to be a battle of epic proportions.

Listen to rider interviews below

Ben Maher

Geoff Billington

Tim Stockdale

Windsor Europeans live results

Team results
Individual results

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