British riders hold the top places in the feature classes at Ireland’s Tattersalls International Horse Trials this weekend.
On a score of 38.0, Great Britain’s Millie Dumas and Artistiek lead the George Mernagh Memorial CIC3*, ahead of New Zealand’s Tim Price with Wesko with 39.2. In third position is Great Britain’s Oliver Townend and Perrer Anne on 42.2.
In the Irish Field CCI3*, Kitty King leads on Persimmon, with Izzy Tayloe and Allercombe Ellie second with 41.0. Australia’s Paul Tapner is third on Indian Mill with 42.2.
In the CCI2*, William Fox-Pitt leads on the New Zealand bred hanoverian Henton For Fun with 33.5 penalties. In second equal is Australia’s Brook Staples with Doonaveeragh O Six and Piggy French (GBR) with Seapatrick Dark Cruise, with 34.3.
Henton For Fun was bred by Henton Lodge in New Zealand, and sold to Kiwi rider Jesse Campbell in 2010, who onsold the horse before he had competed to Fox-Pitt. By For Edition (by Forsyth), Henton For Fun is out of the Genius mare, Galatoire, who is out of Raenga, a thoroughbred mare by Postillion.
Fox-Pitt also leads the CCI1* with Top Biats, going clear over the cross-country to remain on his dressage score of 36.9, with Oliver Townend second on Colonel Joe with 40.6. The next two placegetters, Japan’s Toshiyuki Tanaka and Marquis de Plescop and Tom McEwen (GBR) on Toledo de Kerser, are also on 40.6.
The Irish Field CCI*** Dressage Results
1 Kitty King (GB) Persimmon (40.4)
2 Izzy Taylor (GB) Allercombe Ellie (41.0)
3 Paul Tapner (AUS) Indian Mill (42.2)
George Mernagh Memorial CIC*** Dressage Result
1 Millie Duman (GB) Artistiek (38.0)
2 Tim Price (NZ) Wesko (39.2)
3 Oliver Townend (GB) Pepper Anne (42.2)