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Fox-Pitt leads CIC*** dressage at St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials

William Fox-Pitt (GBR) riding Clifton Signature leads the CIC*** dressage after the first day of competition at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials.


Fox-Pitt, who recently took over the ride on Clifton Signature from Jonathan Paget, performed a lovely dressage to score 40.7 penalties:  “It’s early days as this is my first dressage on Clifton Signature at this level."



"He is a lovely horse and I think there is more to come from him in this phase.  I am very happy with that and it’s great to be here at Barbury”.


Britain holds the first two places, with Oliver Townend riding Note Worthy in second on 42.9 penalties.  Andrew Nicolson (NZL) is just one point behind on 43.9 riding Swallow Springs.
He is  five times consecutive winner of the CIC*** competition at Barbury.


The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials continues on Friday (July 7)  with the CIC*** and CIC** dressage and British Eventing competitions.    With more competitions and cross country phases continues on Saturday and Sunday, July 8 & 9.


The Barbury leg of the Event Rider Masters series makes a climax to the trials on Sunday.

New to Barbury this year is a full programme of Arena Eventing classes.  This gives young riders the chance to experience both cross country and showjumping obstacles in the same arena - and is good experience for those who want to move up to the Novice class of full three phase competitions.

Michelle Williamson on All Night Dinah...over a cross country obstacle...Michelle Williamson on All Night Dinah...over a cross country obstacle...  ...and over an obstacle from the showjumping phase - all in the same arena...and over an obstacle from the showjumping phase - all in the same arena

Dressage results for the three CIC** sections, after Day One, are as follows:
Section C
¥    1 - Christopher Burton (AUS) and Laytown Boy (37.4)
¥    2 - Emily King (GBR) and Cooley Currency (37.5)
¥    3 - Tim Price (NZL) Cooley Showtime (39.8)

Section D
¥    1 - Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer (42.3)
¥    Equal 2 - Blyth Tait (NZL) and Havanna Vant Castanaeof (42.7)
¥    Equal 2 - Emily King (GBR) and Walitze F Vejgard (42.7)
¥    4 - Emma McNab (AUS) Brookfield Quality (43.9)

Section E
¥    1 - Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE) and Box Leo (39.5)
¥    2 -  Emma McNab (AUS) and Brookfield Inocent (40.8)
¥    3 - Shea Mackenna (USA) Landisio (41.6)


Michelle Williamson on All Night Dinah

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