Tom McEwen grips on to his top in the final CCI5* of the European eventing period at Pau after today’s outdoor through which high temperature has risen to 27 degrees. Olympic followers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Eventing followers can book Olympic Eventing Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
The British rider and his World Equestrian Games 2018 team gold medalist, Toledo De Kerser, were nearly foot-perfect about Pierre Michelet’s hard, strong track and ended only two seconds over the time acceptable. These funds have an extra 0.8 of a price to their dressage spot of 24.9 and have a 3.1-price lead over second-placed Alex Bragg and Zagreb.
Tom said “Typically I do not become that thrilled about stuff, but I was about this plump. Who had a run-out at boundary seven on his first trip, Figaro Van Het Broekxhof? It was a long wait until the finish of the day. Toledo was incredible. He began off very intense, and then the round makes flatter and smoother.”
The 12-year-old, kept by Fred and Penny Barker, Jane Hostels and Ali McEwen, was designated for the European Championships but fell over at home and worn his side, so this run at Pau is a vital step on the way to selection for the Olympic 2020.
Alex and Phillip and Sally Ellicott’s Zagreb, eight after dressage with 28.8, were the just couple to make the time, coming home three seconds below the best of 11 minutes 15 seconds to grip second.
“He does not have the largest step seeing he is a great horse, but he has much of experience and I don’t have to the leftover time setting up and through the mixtures; that perhaps saves two seconds per boundary.”
In third is Australia’s Chris Burton with Claire Poole and Rebekah Burton’s 13-year-old mare Quality Purdey. The extra two time-mistakes to their dressage of 27.8 and rose three places with a stylish, confident plump.