William Fox-Pitt leads on day one at Barbury

William Fox-Pitt riding Clifton Signature leads the CIC*** dressage after the first day of competition at the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials.

William Fox-Pitt and Clifton Signature lead the CIC*** dressage at Day 1 of the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials. Photo: Adam Dale

William Fox-Pitt and Clifton Signature lead the CIC*** dressage at Day 1 of the St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials. Photo: Adam Dale

Fox-Pitt, who recently took over the ride on Clifton Signature from Jonathan Paget, performed a lovely dressage to score 40.7 penalties. 

Commenting after his dressage, Fox-Pitt said: “It’s early days as this is my first dressage on Clifton Signature at this level.

"He's a lovely horse and I think there's more to come from him in this phase. I'm very happy with that and it’s great to be here at Barbury.”

Britain holds the first two places, with Oliver Townend riding Note Worthy in second on 42.9 penalties. Just one mark behind on 43.9, is Andrew Nicolson (NZL), the five-times consecutive winner of the CIC*** competition at Barbury, riding Swallow Springs.  

The St. James’s Place Barbury International Horse Trials continues today with the CIC*** and CIC** dressage and British Eventing competitions and also continues on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th July.

Advanced discounted tickets are available to book at Barburyhorsetrials.co.uk until 6pm before each event day. Tickets will then be available to purchase on the gate. Friday: £10pp, Saturday and Sunday: £20pp. Under 12’s go free.

Dressage results for the three CIC** sections, after Day One, are as follows: 

Section C

  • 1st  - Christopher Burton (AUS) and Laytown Boy (37.4)
  • 2nd - Emily King (GBR) and Cooley Currency (37.5)
  • 3rd – Tim Price (NZL) Cooley Showtime (39.8) 

Section D 

  • 1st - Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer (42.3)
  • Equal 2nd – Blyth Tait (NZL) and Havanna Vant Castanaeof (42.7) 
  • Equal 2nd – Emily King (GBR) and Walitze F Vejgard (42.7) 
  • 4th – Emma McNab (AUS) Brookfield Quality (43.9)

Section E 

  • 1st – Ludwig Svennerstal (SWE) and Box Leo (39.5)
  • 2nd – Emma McNab (AUS) and Brookfield Inocent (40.8) 
  • 3rd – Shea Mackenna (USA) Landisio (41.6) 

For information visit Barburyhorsetrials.co.uk or follow @BarburyCastle #Barbury2017 on Twitter or look for the event on Facebook at Barbury International Horse Trials.

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