Saturday at Houghton International

       Germany's Christoph Wahler rides Carjatan S during the Showjumping for the CCI-SO4*



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Four Star, including FEI Nations Cup

Germany remains at the top of the FEI Nations Cup leader board of the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International after the show jumping phase, but the gap has narrowed.

At the conclusion of the dressage this morning German team members Ingrid Klimke, Christoph Wahler and Felix Etzel lay in first, second and fourth places. However, two rails down by Ingrid's ride Asha P and one for Felix's Bandit 436 has resulted in Ingrid having become the discount score at this stage and the score of 21 year old Jerome Robine, who sits in 14th place with Ingrid in 19th place, now counts

All four of the Swedish team show jumped clear, piling the pressure on Germany ahead of tomorrow's cross country with only 3.4 penalties between the two teams. Meanwhile Belgium has moved up to third and Great Britain to fourth, courtesy of all the British team, Piggy French, Bubby Upton, Richard Coney and Eliza Stoddart, keeping the coloured poles in their cups. Switzerland had an expensive jumping phase and dropped from third to sixth.

The team rankings at close of play today are:

  1. Germany 84.0
  2. Sweden 87.4
  3. Belgium 92.7
  4. Great Britain 94.4
  5. Netherlands 96.1
  6. Switzerland 97.7
  7. France 103.6
  8. Italy 105.9
  9. Spain 129.9


Christoph Wahler is the new individual leader, Belgian team rider Karin Donckers is in second place with Fletcha Van 'T Verahof, Swiss team rider Salome Ludi is third on Supper Rossi - but just 2.3 penalties separate the top three.

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       Holly Woodhead and Scuderia 1918 Future


Three Star

Whilst the leader of the remaining two Three Day classes is unchanged tonight, Holly Woodhead is now leading the CCI-L3* on board after Piggy French and Calling Card suffered a parting of the ways on course towards the end of the day. But it will be a close thing heading into the show jumping tomorrow as Holly doesn't have a fence in hand over new runner up Harry Meade riding Gideon.

Kylie Roddy lies in third place with both Holly and Harry hard on her heels on two of their other rides, Vivian 47 and Mosstown Prince. Less than one penalty separates second to fifth places so there is all to play for tomorrow.


       Bubby Upton and Eros DHI


Three Star Young Rider British National Championship

There has been little change on the Young Rider leader board. Bubby Upton retains first and third places on Eros DHI and Cola III with her two rides separated by Phoebe Locke on Union Fortunas. Heidi Coy has climbed the rankings a little on three of her rides; Russal Z, Halenza and Royal Fury occupy fourth, fifth and seventh places.


      Piggy French and First Lancer


Two Star

Piggy French retained the lead after cross country courtesy of a clear round inside the time on Lancer Stud's First Lancer. In fact the top three remain unchanged with Germany's Stephanie D'Andrimont riding Casperelli sitting 1.4 penalties behind Piggy, and Willa Newton on Cock A Doodle Doo just 0.2 of a point behind Stephanie.

The only casualty from yesterday's top six was Zara Phillips who retired fourth placed Gladstone on course not long after a running out at the Saracen Horse Feeds Hedge (fence 5b).