Tom McEwen was first into the world this afternoon to carry out his Pau Horse Trials dressage take a look at aboard Braveheart B. And the pair impressed the judges of Sue Baxter (Nice Britain), Anne-Mette Binder (Denmark) and Xavier Le Sauce (France), incomes themselves a rating of 28.3 to sit down second, .8 of a penalty adrift of day one in a single day leaders Ros Canter and Rehy Royal Diamond.
“He’s a very, actually candy horse. It’s his second try to this stage, and to be trustworthy, we have been early within the draw at his first five-star try at Luhmühlen and produced a very related take a look at to attain within the early 30s”, mentioned Tom. “So I’m delighted with him – he did in addition to he may do and that’s all we will ask of them, to strive as arduous as they’ll.”
Tom pinpointed a number of actions throughout his Pau Horse Trials dressage take a look at that he was notably happy with.
“A few his flying-changes have been a spotlight as they could be a little bit small. He’s acquired some good work in there, however can cover slightly bit behind the vertical at factors. However truly, general he produced a very nice take a look at and description – it was a stable, protected, clear spherical.”
Tom mentioned that Bravehart B, who final scored a sub-30 at a three-day occasion on the CCI3*-L at Tattersalls in Eire in 2019, could be very a lot a piece in progress.
“It’s all coming and it’s only a case of engaged on his power and taking our time. I truly assume for a horse like him, taking him to Le Lion D’Angers with us final week has helped because it’s given him a while in an environment.
“Working him by way of his physique and working by way of assessments and truly being out with a complete load of different horses has helped – it’s one factor going by way of it at residence, however it’s nothing in comparison with doing it a present.”
The second day of dressage will get underway tomorrow at 10am native time (9am British time), with Australia’s Kevin McNab and Willunga first into the world.
The remaining 31 mixtures will come ahead with at least 16 British mixtures set to enter the world, together with first part favourites Mollie Summerland driving Charly Van Her Heiden at 3.44pm native time (2.44pm British time).
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