Britain is on top form in Fontainebleau at the young rider and junior European Championships

Britain reigns in Fontainebleau, France, tonight as both young rider and junior teams sit in the gold position overnight as they head towards the final round of their respective Nations Cup competitions at the Young Rider and Junior European Championships tomorrow (Friday).

Young rider anchor Harry Charles maintained his good record with a clear round on the Casall 13-year-old Vivaldi Du Dom and the other team members – Graham Babes with the 12-year-odl Boucheron, Will Fletcher aboard the Salute 13-year-old Persimmon and Amy Inglis on the Guidam 10-year-old Wishes – all returned on four faults each. 

With the eight fault total added to their first day scores, the team stand at the top of the 17-nation leaderboard on a total of 15.08 penalty points with more than a fence in hand over second-placed Germany on 20.73.  Denmark stand third on 24.79. 

Ireland didn’t fare as well.  British-based Lucinda Roche was their best rider on four faults with WCE Falco, but the team notched up a 24-fault total in this round to put them on 35.11 and in ninth position.

Harry leads the way in the individual on 1.79 penalties.  Graham sits in eighth, Amy is 14th with Will 15th and Georgia Tame on Cash Up is 31st.

The junior British team is also at the top of the leaderboard as they compounded their day one results in the first round of their Nations Cup competition of 17 nations.

Pathfinder Robert Murphy came home on just one time fault with the Couleur Rubin 11-year-old Chablis while second out Sienna Charles jumped a super clear on the consistent Cartani 11-year-old Chaitanya.  Olli Fletcher made just one mistake for four faults with the Ard VDL Douglas 10-year-old Disckoboy DN and anchor Jack Whitaker proved the drop score with nine on the eight-year-old stallion Arlo De Blondel.

The team have a total of 10.29 penalty points to sit at the top of the leaderboard, but it’s tight at the top and Belgium are just 0.26 points behind in second while Italy are currently third a further 6.19 behind.  Ireland is in fourth. 

The on-form Sienna is now top of the individual leaderboard on one penalty point but Ireland’s Jason Foley is breathing down her neck just 0.59 points away. Robert is in fifth with Olli in 10th and James Winter currently stands in 12th spot on Cosmo Boy.


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