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Early Lead For Yasmin Ingham at Equestrian World Champs

Thu, 15 Sep 2022

Yasmin Ingham riding Banzai Du Loir about to the enter the Dressage Arena
Yasmin Ingham riding Banzai Du Loir about to the enter the Dressage Arena

The Isle of Man’s Yasmin Ingham has gone straight into the lead at the half way stage on day 1 of the FEI World Eventing Championships in Italy.

Ingham scored a personal best of 22.0, which is also the best dressage test from a British rider in 20 years and one of the top 5 dressage scores in the history of the event.

The 25-year-old, riding 11-year-old Banzai Du Loir didn’t show any signs of nerves as they entered the stadium at Pratoni del Vivaro on the outskirts of Rome. With the arena bathed in sunshine, and British flags fluttering, you wouldn’t think this was their Senior Championship debut.

With 8’s & 9’s coming in from the three judges, they were trending below 23 penalties for the majority of their test, with their final few movements improving the final score to 22.0 and the lunchtime leader on day 1.

Speaking after her test, Ingham was delighted with Banzai’s performance. She said “It’s the first time I’ve gone in the boards at an event and I knew he was completely listening and with me. Even though the crowds and cameras and atmosphere, he didn’t seem to flinch or bother. I’m so proud of him, he’s a really special horse”



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