From: July Horse News
Surprises At The Olympic Eventing Dressage
There was plenty of excellent horsemanship during the eventing dressage phase, which has left Oiwa Yoshiaki for Japan taking the lead riding Noonday de Conde on a score of 38.1, going into the cross country phase after two tough days of dressage competition.
Italian rider Stefano Brecciaroli is currently lying in second place riding the impressive 12 year old gelding Apollo WD Wendi Kurt Hoev who scored 38.5 and in third place is Mark Todd who performed a masterful test on the 10 year old Campino to score 39.1
Tina Cook unfortunately got the brunt of the ill timed British weather, however that didn't stop her and the ever impressive Miners Frolic putting in an excellent test to finish well in the running on a score of 42 putting them into 14th position, while Mary King riding the exuberant Imperial Cavalier performed a pleasing 40.9 to leave them in 12th.
Sweden's Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Germany's Ingrd Klimke are in joint 4th with Dirk Schrade riding King Artus in 6th place on a score of 39.8. There are three riders tied on 7th place, Karin Donckers, Sandra Auffarth and Lucinda Fredericks whose husband Clayton finished in 10th.
The cross country phase is going to be as influential as ever with less than four points separating the top 14 riders.
Eventing Ranking's After Dressage Phase