Horses and riders had quite a time on course today at the Longines FEI European Eventing Championships at Blair Castle. Ian Stark had designed a true championship course, but the weather in the Highlands of Scotland created a greater challenge with cold, unrelenting rain and slick footing.
Michael Jung (GER) and the young fischerTakinou moved into the lead with a cracking double-clear that showed no indication of the conditions. His teammate and the current World Champions Sandra Auffarth and Opgun Louvo added 11.2 time penalties to to sit second. Izzy Taylor (GBR) and KBIS Briarlands Matilda catapulted up the leaderboard from 26th to 3rd with the second of only three double-clears today.