Results Eventing Dressage Day 2
A nail biting day as we eagerly awaited each rider to see if William Fox-Pitt would remain at the top of the leader board going into the Cross Country phase on Monday.
MONDAY 8th August: CROSS COUNTRY Starts 14:00 (BST)
14:23 Gemma Tattersall on Quicklook V
15:39 William Fox-Pitt on Chilli Morning
17:05 Pippa Funnell on Billy The Biz
18:21 Kitty King on Ceylor LAN
Pippa Funnell on Billy The Biz rode in looking calm and confident. Slightly struggling with the flying changes, Pippa kept her cool and brought him back to take a respectable 43.9, initially placing her ninth, but as the day progressed she finished 16th, one place above Mark Todd (NZL).
Billy The Biz’s owner, Carol Toliver, sadly passed away early in the year just after Pippa’s final trial at Bramham, but Pippa is sure she will be “looking down and be proud of her little grey pony”. Pippa was “thrilled at how the inexperienced home-bred 11 year old coped in the arena”
Billy The Biz is an Anglo European Stud Gelding
Kitty King entered the arena in the afternoon session, with strong competition after her such as Ingrid Klimke, it was a nail biting hour. Kitty rode Ceylor LAN who was a little anticipating in the early stages by breaking into canter. However this is unlike Ceylor LAN, who normally has consistently high scores for his medium trot and Kitty managed to pull off some beautiful canter work combined with her stunning seat making a beautiful partnership to watch.
Kitty finished with a result of 46.8, which combined with William Fox-Pitt’s 37 and Pippa Funnell’s 43.9 means Team GBR are out of the Team Medals for now as they lay in 4th position, however all could change on Monday!
William Fox-Pitt & Chilli Morning are in the lead with 37, followed closely by Christopher Burton (AUS) on 37.6 and new entry Mathieu Lemoine who filled 3rd place on Day 2 with 39.2
It’s set to be an exciting day for the Cross Country phase of Eventing, with only 5.3 penalties between GB in fourth and Germany in 1st, anything could happen!
At the end of Day 2 the Individual Dressage leaderboard looks like this:
The Team Dressage in Eventing leaderboard looks like this:
The judges were: Sandy Phillips GBR, Andrew Bennie NZL, Marilyn Payne USA