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Bicton: An Uneventful Final Horse Inspection

    Piggy March and Vanir Kamira

 

The Chedington Bicton 5* Final Horse Inspection may be one of the smallest and least eventful I’ve been to yet.

After the withdrawal of Michael Owen and The Jenning’s Syndicate Bradeley Law who had been in 16th place after cross country just 18 horses were presented to the Ground Jury this morning. All horses were accepted with very little drama - no one was held or even asked to jog twice but both Australian horses, Finduss PFB and Gurtera Cher, looked very fresh and ready to go cross country again.

Pippa Funnell is the only rider with two horses remaining in the competition and she lies in 3rd and 8th places on Billy Walk On and Maja’s Hope respectively.

The show jumping starts at 1:30pm in the Top Spec arena (on grass) in reverse order of merit. The course builder is Paul Connor (GBR) and there is less than one rail between the top three.

Article and photos by Samantha Clark

 

    Gemma Tattersall and Chilli Knight

 

   Pippa Funnell with Billy Walk On and Majas Hope

 

   Francis Whittington and DHI Purple Rain

 

   Harry Mutch and HD Bronze

    James Avery and Mr Sneezy

 

   Ros Canter and Pencos Crown Jewel

 

   Padraig McCarthy and HHS Noble

 

   Sammi Birch and Finduss PFB