Jesse Campbell and Amsterdam 21 have posted a solid 28.1 penalty point dressage to sit in fourth place at the end of the first day at the CCI4* in Luhmuhlen, Germany.
Campbell was very pleased with the 12-year-old grey gelding’s “great dressage”.
There’s a tie at the top of the leaderboard, with Boyd Martin (USA) aboard Shamwari and Kitty King (GBR) on her Rio Olympic Games horse Celyor LAN on 27.4 with Vittoria Panizzon (ITA) on Chequers Play the Game, in their first 4* event together, in third on 28.1.
Twenty-four of the field have completed their dressage, with the second half of the field set to go overnight. Blyth Tait aboard Havanna, Jonelle Price on Faerie Dianimo and Campbell on his second mount, Cleveland are all in action tonight.
There’s plenty of talk about the rather technical and large cross country course, with riders agreeing it asks plenty of questions of both horse and rider, and calls for full concentration throughout.
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The horse details:
Havanna – owned by Jane Lovell-Smith, Katherine Corich and John Ormiston
Faerie Dianimo – owned by Trisha Rickards, Jacky Green and Jonelle Price
Amsterdam – owned by Craig Campbell
Cleveland – owned by Kent Gardner and Jesse Campbell
By Diana Dobson – HP Media Liaison
Photos by Libby Law/ESNZ
15th June 2018