Great Britain finish fourth at Nations Cup in Arville

Our British team have finished fourth in the Nations Cup leg at Arville, Belgium this weekend after a challenging cross country day.

The team comprising Phoebe Locke and Bellagio Declyange, Kylie Roddy and SRS Kan Do, Emily King and Valmy Biats and Imogen Murray and Roheryn Ruby, all delivered good performances in the dressage to leave the team in second place behind the home team heading into the jumping phases.

Clear rounds were at a premium in the show jumping, with the majority of combinations picking up faults. Two of the coveted clear rounds were delivered by our British riders, with Phoebe Locke and Kylie Roddy both keepings clean sheets to move into 2nd and 3rd place individually. With solid rounds also posted by their team-mates, the Brits had seized the opportunity and moved up into the lead.

The cross country proved a tough test, with just two combinations making it home clear inside the time. It wasn’t to be Britain’s day, with a refusal for Kylie and SRS Kan Do, two for Imogen Murray and Roheryn Ruby and an unlucky unseat for Phoebe Locke. Emily King produced a great round, picking up just 6 time faults with Valmy Biats, to leave her in 10th place individually and the team in fourth.

“A challenging day today but that’s the highs and lows of these type of team competitions,” said Great Britain’s Chef d’Equipe, Philip Surl. “They’ve benefited from the experience and will all be there to fight another day

“We’d like to thank the venue, where the team had worked very hard to produce good footing with these challenging weather conditions.”


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