Tattersalls International Horse Trials and country fair is underway and Team GB legend Pippa Funnell leads the feature class after the dressage phase


Tattersalls International Horse Trials and Country Fair went into its second day of competition (Thursday) and the feature 4* competition saw legendary three-time Olympic medallist and Grand Slam winner Pippa Funnell (GB) in the overnight lead on a score of 25.4 after the dressage phase. Elizabeth Power is best of the Irish in 21st place on a score of 36.5. Most dressage phases for the first two days of eventing action, except for the short format CIC3* and the CC12*, are now complete.

Over night results on The Irish Field CCI4*L;
1. Pippa Funnell (GB) on MGH Grafton Street 25.4 (pictures attached)
2. Laura Collett (GB) on Dacapo 28.4
3. Kazuma Tomoto on Bernadette Utopia (Jpn) 29.2
21. Esib Power (Irl) on Samuel Thomas II 36.5

In the Connollys Red Mills CCIU25 3* L after dressage, Ireland’s Cathal Daniels leads overnight with a score of 26.0 on OLS King Aragon and he also holds third place with LEB Lias Jewel on a score of 27.7.

The Horseware CCIJ2*L sees Team Ireland’s Chloe Fagan on her mount Versace Biscuit in the lead after dressage on a score of 24.8.

The Eventing Ireland CCI3*L competition sees New Zealand’s James Avery in overnight lead with Aloha on a score of 23.9 with Camilla Speirs best of the Irish on Lukas in 11th position on 34.1.

The Land Rover CC12*L is lead by Team GB’s John Paul Sheffield on Woodlander Wesuvio in overnight lead with a score of 27.8 whilst best of the Irish is Molly Evans on Wellan Graffiti close by on a score of 29.6.

In the Cooley Farm CCI Young Horse 2*L Team GB’s William Fox Pitt on horse Graffenacht leads overnight with a score of 24.6 with best of the Irish Sarah Ennis on Shanbo Sky Fall in 4th place on a score of 29.0. Esib Power on Azure lies in 5th on 29.2 whilst Sarah Ennis again features in 6th place with Tullabeg Tango on 29.8 points.

The Berney Bros CCI2*L for Ponies sees Ireland’s Bramblebrough Eoghan rideen by Lucie Glynn in the lead with a score of 30.80.

Advance ticket sales are already up 12% on last year as huge crowds are anticipated for the favourite all action cross country jumping which starts tomorrow (Friday) and runs until Sunday.

Tatts 2019 combines world class sport with a quintessential country fair and aside from the equestrian competition, over 35,000 people are expected to attend. The Kids Zone is packed with fun; the highlight are the novelty dog shoe and the mini-puissance ponies who will be jumping a specially made wall! Carnival Rides, activity area for older kids is sure to capture the imagination along with a shopping village of over 80 shops.


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