Pau Horse Trials dressage: former five-star winner leads
Switzerland’s Felix Vogg and Colero have powered to the highest of the Pau Horse Trials dressage outcomes after their take a look at this afternoon (28 October). The duo, who had been triumphant within the five-star at Luhmühlen in June this yr scored 24.2 to sit down simply 0.2 of a penalty forward of Britain’s Izzy Taylor, who’s using Monkeying Round.
“I used to be fairly nervous as a result of after Luhmühlen he was all the time a bit nervous in exams and he confirmed that two weeks in the past in Strzegom too – I feel it’s as a result of he had the prize-giving when he gained in Luhmühlen,” defined 32-year-old Felix. “Yesterday he fully freaked out in right here after we had been doing the sector familiarisation.”
Felix mentioned that at residence Colero is normally very stage.
“Normally he’s a bit too calm, however throughout his take a look at in the present day he was fairly okay and I feel the stroll was fairly good for him in there. He was perhaps a tiny bit nervous, however his medium canter was very nice.”
Britain’s Izzy Taylor was delighted with Monkeying Round, who she co-owns with Mark Sartori. The 11-year-old, who gained the CCI4*-L at Bramham this yr, is at the moment in second place within the Pau Horse Trials dressage outcomes.
“He’s a personality and it’s important to work with him. Every part may be very simple for him. and once I put together him accurately, he thinks, ‘That is simple’, and he’s pleased and smiley and finally he does love life,” mentioned Izzy. “He’s a giant character, so if I can deliver that into the ring, then it’s nice.”
Izzy then defined that Monkeying Round, for whom this can be a first five-star however who has some distinctive four-star type, hasn’t seen big crowds all through his profession to this point.
“There was an environment at Bramham, however he’s by no means actually been wherever with crowds due to Covid and life, I suppose,” she mentioned. “He did are available right here initially and was like, ‘Ooh’, and I informed him he wanted to breathe. Then he grew and smiled so I’m very proud of it.”
Izzy was significantly happy with how Monkeying Round coped within the environment on the finish of the second day of dressage right here.
“I’m very happy together with his mind – it was annoying with the error in his second flying change as he went early in entrance as he was too wanting to please, however we are able to’t fault him for that. He’s a good looking horse and I’m actually very pleased with him, particularly as I’ve had him from the phrase go.”
The cross-country will get underway at 1pm tomorrow (12pm British time) and simply 4.7 penalties separate the highest 10.
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