Britain’s Kitty King wins Tattersalls Horse Trials feature

Tattersalls CCI3* winners Kitty King and Ceylor LAN.
Tattersalls CCI3* winners Kitty King and Ceylor LAN. © Jane Thompson

British rider Kitty King has won the feature class at the Tattersalls International Horse Trials on Ceylor LAN, with a clear jumping round earning them the Irish Field CCI3*.

Kitty King and Ceylor LAN.
Kitty King and Ceylor LAN. © Jane Thompson

Lying in second place going into the show jumping phase, the partnership produced a clear round to win the competition on a score of 45.90, clear of William Fox-Pitt and Luxury FH on 46.60. Both had cross-country time faults to add to their dressage scores.

Fox-Pitt had moved up from 11th place after the dressage on Luxury FH.

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson, who had been leading on Jet Set, dropped a jumping rail to be relegated to third with 48.60.

British rider Piggy French, who had moved up from 10th after the dressage, held on for fourth place on Seapatrick Dark Cruise on 48.8.

Best of the Irish was Austin O’Connor riding Kilpatrick Knight who finished in sixth place on 50.00.

King’s Ceylor LAN, who is eight years old, is a Dutch warmblood by Veron and out of the Ahorn mare Winanda LAN. He is owned by Jacqueline Owen, Diana Bown, and Samantha Wilson.

Only nine riders completed the cross-country within the time allowed.

The class was reduced to 31 by the final phase from a starting lineup of 40, with two withdrawn from the jumping, six retired or eliminated on the cross-country, and one withdrawn before going across country.

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