Its a Team Silver Following the Dressage Phase of Eventing for Team GB
Team GB has completed the two-day dressage stage of the Eventing phase at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, sitting in silver medal position with Rosalind Canter, holding individual bronze.
Lincolnshire based Rosalind Canter and the 13-year-old gelding Allstar B, finished on an almighty score of 24.6 (penalties) helping team GB up into the medal category.
I’m absolutely over the moon with Allstar B. He’s been such a trooper and he’s so consistent in the dressage. I gave him a day off yesterday because he worked so well the day before. Everytime he comes out he just gives me everything – I’m delighted.”
Teammate Piggy French, and the stunning 11-year-old gelding Quarrycrest Echo, produced some very impressive work once settled, finishing on a score of 27.8, holding individual 15th place.
I am really pleased, he felt fantastic. He had one mistake at the beginning as we cantered out of the first halt and it took a while to warm-up but on the whole I am delighted; he really gave his all,” Piggy said.
Tom McEwen and 11 year old gelding Toledo de Kerser, produced a ‘fluent, forward and expressive’ test to leave the arena only just behind French on 28.4.
I was delighted with him, it was a great positive test. It could have been more, I just had a mess with a change at the end but he was fantastic. There was a decent atmosphere this morning and he’s given us a strong team score.”
Gemma Tattersall and the syndicate owned ex-racehorse Arctic Soul, finished on 32.4 penalties leaving them in individual 46th place.
Olympian, Kristina Cook, put in a great performance as the individual rider with Billy The Red, to score 29.1 penalties.
With the Dressage phase of the event now over, Germany currently sit in first on 73.4, GBR in second on 80.8 and the USA are in bronze position on 83.0. Individually, Germany hold gold and silver with Julia Krajewski and Chipmunk FRH in first with a score of 19.9 and Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD second on 23.3 penalties.
Cross country is scheduled to start at 4pm (BST). It’s Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul out of the starting box to begin with, followed by Piggy French and Echo, with Kristina Cook and Billy The Red as individuals. The final two team combinations will be Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser and Rosalind Canter with Allstar B
The final show jumping phase will take place on Sunday afternoon.