Caroline Powell leads the field in the Superflex CIC*** with Flying Finish, after the first day of dressage at the NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials.
Caroline a previous Burghley winner and Olympic medallist, rode an excellent test to achieve a score of 41.6, ahead of Ibby Macpherson riding Ballingowan Diamond, who was awarded 42.5. Lying in third position ahead of today's competitors completing their dressage is Bella Innes Kerr (Carolyn) with a score of 43.
In the Magic CCI**, Tom Carlile took the lead on 41.9 aboard Opium de Boisy, followed by Alice Sandberg (Cecilio) with 44.9 and Sarah Bullimore (Upper Class) on 44.9.
The Recover CCI* class saw Emily Llewellyn (Exclusive) go into the next day of dressage in the lead with a score of 42, while Helen Wilson (Fine Fleur) sits in second with 45.3 and hot on her heels is Francis Whittington (Excellent R) with a score of 45.8.
Today sees the remaining riders take to the arena to complete their dressage tests before the weekend's cross country and show jumping action.