Fox-Pitt impresses in Norfolk

25 May 2012 / 19:59

World number one equestrian eventer William Fox-Pitt continued his blistering run of form by dominating Friday's action at the Subaru Houghton International Horse Trials in Norfolk.

The British star leads his section of the CIC 3-star competition with Seacookie after a dressage score of 35.8 penalties, while he is joint leader of the CCI 2-star aboard Chilli Morning.

Fox-Pitt is set to spearhead Britain's Olympic challenge in London this summer, and there was good news for the selectors following some impressive displays by his potential team-mates.

Piggy French is third with Jakata, while Mary King lies fifth on Imperial Cavalier and Sarah Cohen is 12th aboard her 2012 Belton Horse Trials winner Treason.

After the cancellation of Badminton and Chatsworth earlier this month due to bad weather, Houghton and Bramham in Yorkshire from June 7-10 are pivotal events before the five-strong British Olympics eventing team is announced.