Testing the partnerships – Individual Competition A
A challenging but fair course posed quite a few questions to the riders today in the Individual Competition Round A. There were nevertheless nine clear rounds with three of those coming from the Australasian riders which placed fifth overall in the team competition: Emily Fraser from New Zealand riding Exilio, Hong Kong’s Lennard Chiang with DJ and Australia’s Jake Hunter riding For the Star. Just one rider from the European team – Ireland’s Michael Duffy riding Commander – finished the day on 0 penalties whilst teammate Matias Alvaro (ITA) just missed out picking up one time penalty. China’s Yaofeng Li riding Uriah was also amongst the nine clear rounds, alongside Maria Brugal from the Dominican Republic on Famoso, Sabrina Rivera Meza from El Salvador on Con-Zero, Argentina’s Martina Campi with Darina and Egypt’s Mohamed Hatab on White Lady.
Following three eliminations today (Bianca de Souza (BRA), Lilia Maamar (MAR) and Macarena Chiriboga Granja from Ecuador), there will be 27 starters tomorrow on a new course of eight obstacles. The starting order is according to the reverse order of penalties incurred today and can be found here.