Robert had the job of pathfinder leading his fellow competitors and jumped a stylish first round on Marius Claudius with just one fence down and a time fault. Similarly, Michael Whitaker had a fence down and William Funnell went clear. John Whitaker’s round finished with 12 penalties and was the discarded score in Round One. As the British team, sponsored by THB Equestrian, went into the second round, they lay second, just five points behind the French team. Robert Smith went into round two and jumped a magnificent clear round with Marius Claudius as did John Whitaker on Peppermill. This time it was William Funnell’s score that was discarded but it didn’t matter – Great Britain had won!