Phillips highest Brit in fourth after dressage at Luhmuhlen

14 June 2013 / 17:58

Olympic silver medallist Zara Phillips is the highest placed Brit in fourth after the dressage phase at the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials as Germany’s Ingrid Klimke leads the way.

Phillips, aboard High Kingdom who she saddled up at the London 2012 Olympics last summer, scored 39.70 for her dressage in the CCI four-star event while Klimke was awarded 34.00 with Tabasco TSF.

Klimke was part of the German quintet that took Olympic team eventing gold ahead of Britain in London with Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt settling for silver.

Phillips is joined at the Luhmuhlen Horse Trials in Germany by Wilson and Fox-Pitt with both saddling up their Olympic rides and placing inside the top 20 after the dressage.

Wilson is 11th with Opposition Buzz and Fox-Pitt 15th with Lionheart as well as 13th with Neuf des Coeurs while Lucinda Fredericks of Australia is second and New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson third.

Elsewhere Klimke’s fellow Olympic champions Peter Thomsen and Dirk Schrade are fifth and seventh respectively with the cross-country phase next up in Germany.

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