After five days of thrilling eventing action across the three disciplines at Tattersalls in Co. Meath, Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon on her Chequers Play The Game has won the main event, the CCI3* competition.

Panizzon recorded a score of 35.5 which is the best score ever at Tattersalls and the best score ever by an Italian rider in eventing. Panizzon is the first ever Italian rider to win at Tattersalls where she led from the first day’s dressage phase through a faultless cross country performance and having just one time fault in the show jumping.

In second place was Team GBR’s Piggy French on her Quarrycrest Echo with a score of 39.3 which was her dressage mark.  Britain’s Will Newton on Caja 20 finished in third and Tegan White-McMorrow on Texan Style was best of the Irish on a score of 90.8.

The FEI Nations Cup (CICO3*) was won by Team France with an impressive overall display by their riders Luc Chateau, Raphael Cochet, Sidney Dufresne and Pierre Touzaint , who finished on an overall score of 137.60. Ireland finished in third and team members Austin O’Connor, Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis and Sam Watson finished on a score of 197.90.

The shorter format CIC3* was won by Frenchman Luc Chateau on Propiano de l’Ebat with a final score of 37.2 incurring just 1.2 time penalties on his cross country round to add to his dressage score, whilst English rider Oliver Townend came in second after a flying cross country round within the time allowed of seven minutes and no penalties throughout the jumping phases. Best of the Irish was Sam Watson on Ardagh Highlight on a score of 48, placing fourth in the competition.

Ireland’s Sarah Ennis, in second place after show jumping with Horseware Stellor Rebound, incurred both jumping and time faults on the cross country phase today and finished in tenth overall, with a score of 61.7.

The CCI2* event was won by Kiwi Tim Price on Kilcooley Cruising with a score of 38.3, and incurring no penalties after dressage. Best of the Irish was Austin O’Connor with his Lucky Contender on a score of 54.

The CCI2* Under 25 competition was won by Team GBR’s Samuel Ecroyd on his Tuallaher Sunrise with a score of 42.7 whilst best of the Irish was Tessa Harley in 11th position with a score of 56.8 on Catsky.

Jack Burns