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;
- Pippa Funnell (GB) on MGH Grafton Street 25.4
- Laura Collett (GB) on Dacapo 28.4
- Kazuma Tomoto on Bernadette Utopia (Jpn) 29.2
- 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.