Britain’s Izzy Taylor confronted an anxious second at Pau Horse Trials’ first trot-up when one in every of her two rides within the French CCI5* was despatched to the holding field right now (28 October), earlier than being accepted on re-presentation.
Ringwood Madras, a 10-year-old Irish-bred mare owned by Sarah Van Vegchel, was given the nod of approval when she got here earlier than the bottom jury for a second time to affix her stablemate, Fonbherna Lancer, on the dressage begin checklist.
All 46 horses offered to the bottom jury of Christina Klingspor, Andrew Bennie and Emmanuelle Olier, have been accepted to go ahead to the primary section.
There was a slight nail-biting second, too, for connections of one in every of Joseph Murphy’s rides, Gorsehill Pearl. The 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare, owned by Ali and Owen Brennan and Alice Stanton, was requested to trot once more on the Pau Horse Trials’ first trot-up, earlier than she was waved via.
Vegas Des Boursons was a notable late withdrawal for the house aspect. The 12-year-old gelding, ridden by French medal-winner Maxime Livio, was eighth at Luhmühlen this summer time and has twice completed on the rostrum at four-star.
Maxime stays in rivalry with the 12-year-old Landos on Vitorio Du Montet, with whom he completed eighth right here in 2020.
The 2021 Pau Horse Trials encompasses a sturdy British line-up, with all three of the Tokyo Olympic crew gold medal-winning riders amongst Britain’s 23 mixtures concentrating on the Pau 2021 title.
Final yr’s winner Laura Collett, who took the 2020 Pau crown together with her subsequent Olympic crew gold medallist London 52, will give the 12-year-old Dacapo his first five-star run this week.
The German-bred Diarado gelding, owned by Diana Chappell, Gillian Morris-Adams, Alison and Michael Smedley and Carolyn Taylor, was runner-up at Aachen in August.
Tom McEwen, who scored his first five-star victory at Pau in 2019 together with his 2020 Olympic particular person silver and crew gold winner Toledo De Kerser, will accomplice the 11-year-old CHF Cooliser this yr. The 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse chestnut mare, owned by Vicky Bates and David Myers, appeared brilliant and eager to get on together with her five-star debut.
Oliver Townend’s two rides, MHS King Joules and Ridire Dorcha, have been each offered by Izzy Taylor on the first trot-up, and sailed via with out situation.
World crew silver medal-winner Rioghan Rua, ridden by Eire’s Cathal Daniels and owned by Frank and Margaret Kinsella, was significantly on her toes.
Sharp fits and stylish tailor-made jackets proved fashionable decisions within the style stakes.
The primary dressage session begins at 3.30pm (2.30pm BST) right now.
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