After 35 of the 73 starters completed their Dressage tests today, Ireland lies sixth of the 12 competing nations at the Longines FEI Eventing European Championships in Luhmuehlen, Germany.
Ciaran Glynn and the mare November Night were first to go and are the highest-placed of the first-day Irish team-members, lying 18th on a score of 35.5. Sarah Ennis and Horseware Woodcourt Garrison posted a mark of 36.00 and lie 21st overnight while individual competitor, Tony Kennedy with Westeria Lane, is in 19th spot on 35.6.
The remaining two Irish team members will line out tomorrow, Cathal Daniels and Rioghan Rua at 11.52 local time and Sam Watson with Tullabeg Flamenco at 15.30. Belgium tops the team rankings ahead of Germany in second and France in third at this early stage.
Overnight leader is British individual Laura Collett riding London 52 who scored 25.5 which gives her a narrow advantage over Germany’s Kai Ruder (Colani Sunrise) and Thibault Vallette (Qing du Briot ENE HN) for France in equal second on 25.8 while Belgium’s Laura Loge (Absolut Allego) and Karin Donckers (Fletcha van’t Verahof) are in equal 4th on 28.8.