Dressage wrapped up today in all divisions at Tattersalls International Horse Trials in Co. Meath, Ireland, and the Land Rover CCI* division has also now completed cross country. Here’s a quick look at how our North Americans are faring on the leaderboards at this point in the competition.
In the big Land Rover CCI* division, Jacob Fletcher went clear cross country with all three of his rides, only picking up 1.2 time penalties total with Van Gough. He moved from 30th to 21st place on 49.2 with Bacardi W and is sitting in 31st and 33rd places with Van Gough and Wallunga on scores of 50.8 and 51.3. Fellow American Ann Taylor also jumped clear with both her horses; she’s in 71st and 73rd places with Striker IV and Lyrical on 69.1 and 71.6, respectively.
Eighty-five pairs will present in the final horse inspection tomorrow morning for the CCI*. William Fox-Pitt is leading the division with Top Biats on a score of 36.9, followed by Oliver Townend and Colonel Joe and Toshiyuki Tanaka and Marquis de Plescop in equal second place on 40.6.
In the CCI3*, Canadian Kathryn Robinson is in 17th place with Let It Bee on a score of 52.2 after dressage. Kitty King and Persimmon are leading the division on a score of 40.4, followed by Izzy Taylor and Allercombe Ellie in second place on 41.0 and Paul Tapner and Indian Mill in third place on 42.2.
In the CCI2*, Jules Stiller is leading the American contingent on a score of 50.9 with Chwupdiwup, which puts them in 27th place after dressage. Fellow American Katherine Coleman is in 43rd place with Courage Under Fire on a score of 56.5, followed by Jules and Cash Advanc in 44th place on 56.8. William Fox-Pitt is leading the division on 33.5, followed by Brook Staples and Doonaveeragh O Six and Piggy French and Seapatrick Dark Cruise in equal second place on 34.3.
Jacob Fletcher is the sole American in the CCI2* U25; he scored 56.3 with Atlantic Domino, which puts him in equal 13th place after dressage.
Be sure to check in to the Tattersalls live stream tomorrow to watch cross country. The live stream broadcast begins at 9:30 a.m. local time (4:30 a.m. EST) with the CCI2* U25, followed by the CCI2*. CCI3* cross country then starts at 2:30 local time (9:30 a.m. EST). CCI* prize giving will stream live at 5:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. EST). Go North America!
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