The sun finally made an appearance – mercifully – during this morning’s final horse inspection at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials, illuminating a largely drama-free undertaking, despite the intensity of yesterday’s track.
Just one horse was held in the CCI4*-L: Harry Meade‘s Tenareze re-presented after a thorough examination, and was passed without hesitation on his second trip up the jog strip. The CCI4*-L showjumping starts at 1.00 p.m. BST/8.00 a.m. EST, with competitors going head-t0-head with a big, square Di Boddy track. Kitty King and Vendredi Biats sit in the top spot after yesterday’s action, but they’ve got nothing in hand: they sit just a tenth of a penalty ahead of second-placed Gemma Tattersall and Jalapeno.
The under-25 class, already considerably thinned after an influential cross-country day yesterday, was further condensed after King Albert, presented by Charlotte East, was held and did not re-present. Charlotte and King Albert had produced one of only five clear rounds in this class yesterday, and were sitting in fifth place overnight.
Overnight leaders Yasmin Ingham and Sandman 7, who stepping into the top spot after a lengthy appeal yesterday, sailed through the final horse inspection. They head into the final phase just 2.8 points – or seven seconds – ahead of second-placed Will Rawlin and VIP Vinnie. The CCIU254*-L showjumping kicks off at 11.00 a.m. BST/6.00 a.m. EST – stay tuned for the full report at the conclusion of the competition.