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All systems go at FEI Houghton International

Kai Ruder & SiddharthaAll CCI1* and CCI2* horses sailed through yesterday’s first horse inspection against the stunning background of Houghton Hall.

Dressage for both sections starts at 9am this morning after the two ‘guinea pig’ tests have been ridden. This year’s 1* guinea pig is Rhiannon Rix riding Monte Carrio, and the 2* guinea pig is Nini French on Time For Harry.

The FEI Ground Juries & Technical Delegates are as follows:

CICO***
Andrew Bennie NZL (President)
Tim Downes GBR
TD: Des Hughes AUS

CCI**YR & CCI**
Nikki Herbert GBR (President)
Merel Schurink NED
TD: Hanno Vreden GER

CCI*
Charlotte Hamilton SWE (President)
Richard Baldwin GBR
TD: Robert Ramsden GBR

The draw for the FEI Nations Cup took place last night (watch here) and the team order is as follows:

France: Denis Mesples, Geoffroy Soullez, Didier Dhennin, Matthieu Van Landeghem
USA: Katherine Coleman, Elizabeth Halliday-Sharp, Tiana Coudray,
Netherlands: Renske Kroeze, Eef Hamers, Althea Bleekman, Jordy Wilken
Australia: Sam Griffiths, Andrew Hoy, Kevin McNab, Tim Boland
Great Britain: Izzy Taylor, Laura Collett, Coral Keen, Sarah Bullimore
New Zealand: Caroline Powell, Jesse Campbell, Mark Todd, Tim Price
Germany: Josefa Sommer, Peter Thomsen, Josephine Schnaufer, Bettina Hoy

The CICO*** dressage starts at 2pm today, with Denis Mesples and Oregon de la Vigne first in to the arena.

Away from the International classes, the Dubarry Burghley Young Event Horse competitions take place today – the Four Year Olds in action at 10am and the Five Year Olds at 1pm. The Sema Lease Arena Eventing 100cm is at 4.30pm and the CCIYR** Trot Up at 5.30pm.

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