Kiwis in front at Barbury

Last updated 12:35 30/06/2012

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Two of the country's best eventers - Andrew Nicholson and Jonathan Paget - are sitting atop the leader board after the dressage phase at the Barbury International Horse Trials in England this morning.

Top Olympics hope Nicholson, aboard Avebury, was one of the last combinations to go in the 110-strong field and emerged as the leader with 41.6 penalty points.

Paget, who was aboard Clifton Lush, finished just behind his compatriot on 42.6.

After the dressage round, there is little that separates the field, with the top 25 riders all sitting comfortably under 50 points.

Champion rider Mark Todd and his preferred Olympic mount NZB Campino are in fifth place with 44, while Lucy Jackson and Animator II have stepped up at the perfect time to impress, sitting in 10th spot on 46.2.

Barbury is the last chance for Kiwi combinations to impress the selectors ahead of the London Olympics.

A total of five riders will be named early next week.

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