Dressage done at Barbury

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      Andrew Nicholson and Avebury


Our full report will be here on Monday but here's a quick update from Barbury - don't forget you can also watch the live stream here on AEL

Andrew Nicholson started strongly at the St. James’s Place Wealth Management Barbury International Horse Trials going into the lead on Nereo in the CIC3* on Thursday with a score of 38.30 but it was his stable mate and local hero, Avebury who shot into the top position on Friday afternoon to challenge for a fourth win here.

Last year’s runner –up Francis Whittington on Catherine Witt’s grey Easy Target is not going to make it easy for Andrew however and is chasing on a score of 37.1 to Andrew’s great score of 33.9. China’s Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro who won recently at Rockingham are in third on 37.30 while Nereo is now in fourth place.


      Francis Whittington and Easy Target



Section B

Young rider Sophie How leads Section B of the CIC2* riding Bojangles HRS on 37.2.  with Thursday’s leader Sir Mark Todd and Brownsville Bertie on 38.6. Andrew Nicholson and Loughnatousa Joey and Harry Meade riding Vrolijk (below) lie in joint third place, both scoring 38.7.


 Section C

Tim Price and Court Jester held their overnight lead of 36.1 penalty points with Sir Mark Todd riding Amacuzzi in second place scoring 37. Australia’s Chris Burton and Santano II lie in third with 39.4.


      Toddy is on a roll at Barbury - seen above with Leonidas II, fifth in the CIC3*


Section D

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) and Ramdam De Mons hold a narrow lead in section D with 39.2, over Oliver Townend and Dromgurrihy Blue on 39.4.


The Novice classes are now complete – full results here