The riders in the Bishop Burton College had to do battle with the worst of the rain as well as Ian Stark’s cross country.  It was Junior and Young Rider European medallist Tom Jackson who faired best to climb from fourth after dressage to the top after the fastest clear of the day for eight time faults.  This was his and his horse, his parents, Ian and Sara’s Waltham Fiddlers Find debut three star three day event but it certainly didn’t show in their round and a final tally of 55.5 put them top.  German rider Niklas Bschorer now lies second after adding 12.8 time penalties to a dressage of 47.7 with his own Tom Tom Go 3.  Wills Oakden was our pathfinder for the class with his first ride, Frances Hay-Smith’s Alfi Brown and the second quickest round of the class was rewarded with an 11 place gain up the leader board to be third on 60.9.

Hector Payne (Blue Moonshine) and Brazillian Gabriel Cury (NZB Grass Valley) complete the all-male top five.

Dressage leader Dani Evans now lies seventh after an unlucky 20 penalties after a keen Raphael II didn’t lock on to the corner after the SureGrow Fertiliser Owl Hole.

Tom has just one fence in hand going into tomorrow’s show jumping in the Equi-Trek arena which gets underway at 11:00am.

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