key contender withdraws from holding field


  • Fifty horse and rider combos got here ahead to the primary Pau Horse Trials trot-up this morning (27 October), however solely 49 will proceed to the dressage part.

    The USA’s Caroline Martin and her personal and Sherrie Martin’s Islandwood Captain Jack had been despatched to the holding field by the bottom jury of Sue Baxter (Nice Britain), Anne-Mette Binder (Denmark) and Xavier Le Sauce (France) after trotting up. They then withdrew from the holding field and won’t begin the competitors.

    One different mixture, Nice Britain’s Emily King and Valmy Biats, who’s owned by Philippe Brivois, had been despatched to the holding field, however had been accepted upon re-presenting.

    Fellow Brit, Max Gordon, was requested to trot-up his mount Redwood Clover, who’s owned by Max’s mother and father Marisa and Richard Gordon, twice however they had been accepted with out being despatched to the maintain field.

    Tenareze was very sprightly for his rider Harry Meade and the 15-year-old, who’s owned by David Bernstein, Sophie Caruth and Nigella Corridor, needed to trot-up twice as he cantered on the primary try. They had been accepted after a calmer second run.

    There have been two withdrawals earlier than the primary Pau Horse Trials trot-up. Most notably, Burghley 2019 winner MGH Grafton Road, who’s ridden by Pippa Funnell. Britain’s Tim Cheffings and Gaston have additionally withdrawn previous to the competitors beginning.

    The dressage will get underway at 2.30pm (1.30pm BST) with Britain’s Tom McEwen and the primary of his two rides, Braveheart B, being first into the sector.

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