Chris Burton leads at Saumur

       Chris Burton and Santano II at Rockingham 2015


Chris Burton and the black gelding Santano II are currently leading the CCI3* in Saumur, France

The nine year old horse Santano II, owned by the Black Run Syndicate, has turned heads in the dressage arena in recent times and he currently leads the dressage on a score of 40.20 in his first CCI3* start

Switzerland’s Felix Vogg is in second place riding Cleveland III (43) and Thomas Carlile is the best of the French riders in third place riding Upsilon (43.20)

Tim Price, riding wife Jonelle’s Cloud Dancer, is in fourth place on 43.90 while Oliver Townend has two horses in the top ten with Cooley SRS in fifth place (47.80) and ODT Ghareeb in eighth (53). Another Australian is in the top six with Tim Boland and GV Billy Elliot in sixth place on a score of 50.3.

Belgium’s Lara De Liedekerke-Meier riding Averouge Des Quatres Chenes leads the CCI2* and Matthieu Lemoine riding Volnay de la Triballe leads the CCI1* as dressage recommences today