Dressage trials, the first part of the equestrian triathlon, have started the rivalry of the eventing competition in Morawa at the LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials on Thursday.
In the most demanding class – the CCI4*-L – the best result belongs to New Zealand’s Tim Price with Polystar I, a former show jumper turned eventer as a former ride and 4*-L winner of Chris Burton’s. In second place, just 1.6 penalty points behind, is Jonelle Price aboard Faerie Magnifico, a 9-year-old British gelding contesting his first 4*-L. Italy’s Evelina Bertoli closes off the podium with Fidjy des Melezes. In the CCI3*-L, the pole position belongs to Ben Leuwer (GER) with Citius.
In the junior rivalry the leader is Belgium’s Max Tual riding QC Rock And Roll. Polish athlete Karolina Miś sits in third with Go Jack, which gives her the lead in the Polish National Championships in this age category.
In turn, in the three stars in the young riders’ category, the best result and the lead in the Polish Championships in this category belongs to Karolina Ślązak on Ganges.
In the CCIP2*-S the author of today’s best ride is Sina Brügger from Germany aboard Next Generation.
On Friday, further dressage tests will take place, including for the Nations Cup competition. The first winners in the Pony and Intro classes will also be selected.
During the four days of competition, LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trial will host 230 competitors and 350 horses, representing 22 countries from all over the world, taking part in ten international classes at the arenas of Morawa.