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DRESSAGE: Dwyer and Rawlins placed in Doha
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DRESSAGE: Dwyer and Rawlins placed in Doha
on 28 February 2020
Judith Faherty reports live from the five-star CHI Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar

IRELAND’s Kate Dwyer and Dane Rawlins finished 10th and 12th in today’s CDI5* Grand Prix at Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab in Doha, Qatar.

Riding her European championship mount, the 14-year-old Snowdon Faberge, Dwyer scored 68.32% to eventually finish 10th of the starting 17. Speaking to The Irish Field afterwards, she said: “I am so pleased with Fabio. He was in great form; a little backed off in the atmosphere but he took it all in his stride.

“I was really pleased with quite a few of the movements, especially the ones that were a coefficient of two. His flying changes were really expressive and my final centre line passage, piaffe, passage just felt like we were really going for it, so I am super pleased.”

Rawlins was third into the arena with his home-bred 11-year-old Espoire and scored a personal best of 67.34% to eventually finish in 12th place.

He was delighted with the gelding afterwards, commenting: “It’s coming. I was really pleased, he is starting to be solid. He is starting to get there; be easy, less flustered about it. I am absolutely delighted.

“A couple of things I went a bit steady, I could have maybe powered on a bit more. I took a couple of risks, he was a bit tight in the first one [time-tempis] and then I pushed on nicely.”

Sweden’s Patrick Kittel took victory with Delaunay Old on a score of 74.41%, ahead of France’s Morgan Barbançon with Sir Donnerhall II Old (72.32%).

Kate Dwyer will compete in the Grand Prix Special tomorrow (Saturday) morning, while Rawlins has opted to ride in the Freestyle to Music.

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