|Francis Whittington & Easy Target Moved Up Into 2nd Place During Cross Country Day|
Millie Dumas takes evasive action whilst cursing the dog chasing her https://t.co/D4JEbqZaej
— monty (@monty_white) September 13, 2014
Throughout the day there were run-outs, refusals, and the odd fall dotted around the course. I felt for the young American who was held on course before the main water only to tip up in the drink himself. (not an easy fence to have had a forced hold at)
South African Hayley Parker did well to stay on as her horse scrambled over the big corner, prompting the commentator to compare her riding to William Fox-Pitt, who survived a similar incident earlier.
|Jock Paget & Shady Grey Have A Sticky Moment But Survive & Hold 10th Place After Cross Country|
|Phillip Dutton & Fernhill Cubalawn Jumped Their Way From 20th To 9th On Cross Country.|
Phillip Dutton had mixed day. He was second out on course after a short delay and rode a superb round on Fernhill Cubalawn, climbing into the top ten from 20th, but made a mistake at the coffin in the woods and had a run out.
Francis Whittington clearly ate his Weetabix this morning and now sits with two horses in the top 5, and a real pleasure to watch in any phase.
|Francis Whittington & Fernhill Highlight Add Nothing To Their Dressage Score & Climb To 5th From 13th|
|Pippa Funnell & Second Supreme|
|Vittoria Panizzon & Merlots Magic|
|Tim Price & Ringwood Sky Boy|
|William Fox-Pitt & Freddy Mac (Leaders After Cross Country)|
It's been a day of huge gains and losses for just about every rider, and a very entertaining day of top class sport. Cross country action continues tomorrow with the 8/9yr old CIC*** class which I personally find more interesting. Until then it's good bye from the comfort of the Aston Martin hospitality sofas and I'll leave you with the imprtant links and a few more photos.
For a comprehensive event details and results see:
|Danni Evans & Raphael II|
|Kitty King & Persimmon|
|Fiona Breach & Cartoon IV|