LOCAL riders Laura Collett and Jesse Campbell moved into contention in the CIC*** Section B class at the Barbury International Horse Trials after the second day of dressage today.

Great Britain Olympian Nicola Wilson retained the lead she had taken on Thursday on Bulana, but Campbell and Collett moved into the top 10 after completing their tests.

Marlborough-based New Zealander Campbell, riding Cleveland, moved into fifth place with 27.9 penalties while Collett, based at Lambourn, went ninth on London 52.

China’s Alex Hua Tian was the big move of the day, jumping into second behind Wilson with 25.3 penalties aboard Don Geniro.

Hua Tien was also sixth in CIC** Section C on PSH Convivial after their dressage test, with Australian Sam Griffiths continuing to lead the way on Billy Liffy, ahead of British riders Emily King and Quinlan Z and Adam Harvey, with Picasso V.

Japan’s Toshiyuki Tanaka and Talma D Allou lead the way in CIC** Section D, with Britain’s Hannah Bate and Fanta Boy and compatriot Sarah Bullimore and Corouet second and third.

Hua Tian and DHI Jet Set headed CIC** Section E, in front of Collett and Calmaro and Mildenhall-based New Zealander Jonelle Price and Cooley Showtime, who were second and third.

The blue riband event of the trials, the CIC*** Event Rider Masters (ERM) class, worth £50,000, does not get under way until Saturday morning, when dressage will take place, with the final two disciplines taking place on Sunday.

n More news & pictures from the Barbury International Horse Trials this weekend at swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport and in Monday’s swindon advertiser