Riding Holly and William Becker’s Loughan Glen, Clark performed a beautiful test for a mark of 33.8 – well ahead of Germany’s Sandra Auffarth, the current World Champion, who scored 37.2 yesterday on Ispo.
World champion Sandra Auffarth leads at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
Germany’s Sandra Auffarth, the current World Champion, is in the lead in the CCI3* class at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials at the end of the first day of dressage on 17th September 2015.
Riding Ispo, an 11-year-old Westphalian gelding owned by Sybille Winter and the DOKR, Sandra scored 37.2 to take a comfortable lead.
Hunting pony wins Gatehouse BE80 amateur dressage championships at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
A 19-year-old pony which was only introduced to dressage two years ago has beaten 185 other competitors from across the UK to claim the inaugural Gatehouse BE80 Amateur Eventer Dressage Championships at this year’s Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials on 17th September 2015.
Fox-Pitt raises the stakes with joint Dressage lead at Burghley
Words by Kate Green
The world’s two leading event riders are sharing the top spot after Dressage at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.
William Fox-Pitt, a record six-time winner here, has raised the stakes with a brilliant performance on CCI4* first-timer Fernhill Pimms which equalled the Olympic champion Michael Jung’s (GER) score of 34.2 on FisherRocana FST yesterday (3rd September 2015) .
As anticipated, the reigning Olympic and European champion Michael Jung (GER) has made quite an impression on his first visit to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015, and is in the lead after the first day of Dressage (3rd September 2015).
Toytown, who carried Zara to triumph in the World Equestrian Games the year following their European Championship win, is heading the Parade of Champions at Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials – part of the Oxfordshire event’s 25th anniversary celebrations.
Michael Jung (GER) has won most of the glittering prizes on offer in the sport of Eventing, but the reigning Olympic and European Champion has yet to take on the special challenges of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials (GBR), sixth and final leg of the FEI Classics™ 2014/2015.
The British Eventing Senior Selectors have decided to substitute Bayano, ridden by Flora Harris and owned by Caroline Harris and Rebecca Salt, ahead of the upcoming Longines FEI European Eventing Championships in Blair Castle (10th to 13th September 2015), following the horse’s recent lack of form at the Eventing CICO3* Nations Cup event in Aachen.
The World Championships 2014 team silver medallist joins a stable of Land Rover equestrian ambassadors which include former World Champion and Olympic silver medallist Zara Phillips and Olympic team gold medallists, show jumper Ben Maher and dressage rider Laura Tomlinson.