Friday, 12 September 2014

Blenheim 2014 : Dressage Day 1 - Emily King On Form & In Front

Emily King & Brookleigh Lead The Dressage CCI*** After Day One
Last to go today in the CCI*** 18-year-old Emily King took a clear lead this afternoon with a score of 35.4, which considering this is her first run at this level is even more impressive. Whilst Emily was pleasantly surprised with her test today (a personal best), she is no stranger to success holding championship medals.  Listen to Emily's vox pop interview after her test.
Jodie Amos & Wise Crack Scores 42.8 for 4th 

The remainder of the top ten is predominantly British at this point, with just Phillip Dutton (USA) & Andrew Hoy (AUS) sharing 10th place. There are several good horses to come tomorrow, but it will take an exceptional test to take the lead from Emily.

The sun may have been conspicuous by it's absence today, but temperatures and conditions were ideal for dressage, and it's likely to be the same for Friday.

Kevin McNab & Casperelli - 7th After Dressage In The CIC***
Possibly the more interesting class at Blenheim is the 8/9-y-o CIC*** class which is highly competitive and always has numerous stars of the future. One horse that caught my eye was Kevin McNab's  Casperelli who was throwing off some impressive paces in the warm up.

Dressage continues tomorrow for both classes, so I may spend some time at the helter skelter or shopping!

For a comprehensive event details and results see:

Watering Of The Course Continues

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