Mondial du Lion Dressage Wraps Up: Nicolas Touzaint Breaks Into 30s

Lindsay Traisnel and Ulysse de Rubercy. Photo via Lindsay on Facebook. Lindsay Traisnel and Ulysse de Rubercy. Photo via Lindsay on Facebook.

The six and seven-year-olds have completed their dressage at Mondial du Lion, and it was Nicolas Touzaint, riding for France, who achieved the best score across the two divisions. Nicolas is competing Caretinhus, a 7-year-old Holsteiner stallion and scored a 34.0 today to take the only score in the 30s into cross country tomorrow. Caretinhus has one FEI win under his belt, winning the CCI* at Fontainebleau earlier this year.

Thomas Carlile and Tenareze will hold second place going into tomorrow after on a score of 40.6, and Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser will go into third place overnight on a score of 43.7. Overnight leaders Michael Jung and fischerRicona dropped into fourth place after leading the first day.

Eiskönig will take the lead into cross country with a score of 41.9">Screenshot_12In the six-year-old class, Vincent Martens and Eiskönig will take the lead into cross country with a score of 41.9. Another stallion, Eiskönig is making his third FEI start and second CCI* start this weekend. His dressage score from today marks the best FEI score he’s put in to date.

Michael Jung is also in second in this division Star Connection, a Hanoverian gelding, with a score of 42.7. Star Connection is making his second CCI* start, and his FEI record is quite impressive already with three wins, a second and a fifth in his FEI career thus far.

Chris Burton and Dutch Man Retto will go into third overnight after scoring a 44.4. This is this gelding’s third FEI appearance and first CCI*, and he’s off to a great start so far with his second best dressage score in international competition.

Canada’s Lindsay Traisnel and Ulysse de Rubercy slide into 10th place overnight, a very respectable position that Lindsey posted on her Facebook that she was very pleased with. Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Ground Control had an off day, according to Liz’s Facebook yesterday, resulting in a higher score than they would have liked. This pair will be in 38th place going into cross country.

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