Badminton Dressage Friday

GBR-Tom McEwen rides Strike Smartly during the CCI4* Dressage. Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, Gloucestershire, Great Britain. Friday 4 May. Copyright Photo: Libby Law Photography

Last to go for the day for Tom and Strike Smartly ( Paddy) and a huge crowd awaited them in the main arena.  It was not sunny today but there was no wind and it was pleasantly warm so pretty much perfect conditions.

Paddy really did try his absolute best and a score of 25.9 was good enough for 15th spot and just over 5 points off the lead.  That put him into an elite group of horses and a brilliant start to his Badminton.