Riders in the BE100 section of the Mitsubishi Motors Cup were first to leave the start box this morning to take on the 2016 cross country course.
A little over halfway through and it is Stephanie Waite from Allesley, West Midlands, out in front with her own Stay In Touch. The 25 year old posted a 31.8 penalty dressage score on Tuesday afternoon before producing a clear show jumping round this morning, the combination came home clear from the cross country phase just one second over the 6m 35sec optimum time to pick up 0.4 time penalties.
Georgie Bell from Browston, Norfolk, currently sits in second place on her own Norton Rene with a score of 32.5 penalties and Worcestershire’s Fern Wrighton and Tillyochie Atraction take an early third place on 32.9 penalties.
Maria Buck and Pandoras Diplomat will be on course first for the BE90 class at around 12.46pm with competition concluding just before 5pm this evening.
Both the show jumping phase and the James Willis designed cross country course have proved very influential with faults spread throughout the course, fence 9, the Devoucoux Brushes, 15, Shogun Hollow and 16, CrossCountry App House proving to be the most significant with a total of 13 riders picking up penalties at those combinations this morning.
More details on the cross country course can be found on the Mitsubishi Motors Cup website.