A sumptuous set of horses were on display in the riding event at Champion of Champions at the Al Shaqab Centre. The third discipline of the day on the sensational course saw Yane Marques move up into first position with just the combined to go. The Brazilian Olympic bronze medallist and her horse Cinderella B glided over the 12 jumps to take maximum points with the run shoot to go.
The quality of the horses was in evidence as several riders took 1200 points. Pamela Zapata of Argentina and Oktawia Nowacka of Poland will start just one second behind the Brazilian with defending champion Margaux Isaksen of USA just one more behind and this should guarantee a spectacular combined.
Elodie Clouvel of France, who was leading coming into the ride, fell of her horse at jump 6 and lost lots of time and tumbled down to 12th in the standings.
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