It’s been a long day of CCI-S 3* dressage to get us underway at the Keyflow Feeds Barbury International Horse Trials for 2022.
France’s Astier Nicolas was the first rider to achieve a sub-30 score, posting 28.1 with Babylon De Gamma. Astier finishes the first day with two horses currently inside the top five in the CCI-S 3* – Babylon De Gamma in third and Dirty Old Town in fifth with a score of 28.9.
The best score of the day came from Great Britain’s Selina Milnes and the 8-year-old gelding Cooley Snapchat, owned by Mr and Mrs William Rucker. They delivered a score of 26.1 to hold the lead at this halfway point in the dressage phase.
Gemma Tattersall, competing under her new married name of Gemma Stevens, completes the top three at the end of day one. Gemma and the 10-year-old gelding Flash Cooley, owned by Pru Dawes, are lying second on a score of 27.1.
Full score after day one are available here.
Friday at Barbury
The competition in the dressage arenas hots up tomorrow as, not only will visitors enjoy the second day of CCI-S 3* dressage but, the CCI-S 4* dressage also gets underway. The first riders will be entering the arenas for the international classes at 9am and the action continues throughout the day.
There will also be plenty of national classes taking place, with Novice, Open Novice and Intermediate Novice titles being awarded.
One class to watch out for will be the ROR Championship. Anyone who enjoys following racing will love seeing these former stars of the racecourse show an entirely different side to their talents in this prestigious competition here at Barbury.
Tickets are available by clicking the link at the top of the page. They can also be purchased on the day at the gate.