Nicola Wilson sits at the head of affairs in the Bicton Horse Trials dressage for the CCI4*-L after the first few days of the Chedington-supported event. She scored 28.7 this morning on JL Dublin.
Laura Collett has taken second place in the Chedington CCI4*-L with the experienced Mr Bass, 0.5 of a penalty behind Nicola.
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Bicton Horse Trials dressage: CCI4*-S
It was a tough day for those who wanted to break into the placings in the Chedington CCI4*-S, after yesterday’s extraordinarily high standard.
Laura Collett still holds the lead, while Alex Hua Tian slotted Jilsonne Van Bareelhof into second, just ahead of his other ride Don Geniro.
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Two more international riders broke into the top 10 towards the end of the day, with Japan’s Kazuma Tomoto claiming eighth on Vinci De La Vigne and New Zealand’s Jesse Campbell now sitting 10th on Gambesie.
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Bicton Horse Trials dressage: under-25
Yasmin Ingham was the last rider to go in the under-25 CCI4*-L and shot to the top after scoring 26.9 with last year’s British eight- and nine-year-old champion Banzai Du Loir.
Bubby Upton now holds second on Cola III and third on last night’s leader, Cannavaro.
Heidi Coy sits fourth on Russal Z, one of three rides for her in this class, and France’s Barbara Sayous is fifth on the British-bred Opposition Filmstar.
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Ailsa Wates is sixth on Woodlands Persuasion and Felicity Collins’ good test on RSH Contend Or today earned her overnight seventh.
Read more about Bicton in next week’s magazine and online throughout the week.