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After the fourth day of the Nations Cup the team from Great Britain takes leading with a score 146.30 points, the second place belongs to Australia (152.7), on the third place is Sweden (276,50 points). Today we known the winner of the CI-long 1*.

The fourth day of Strzegom Horse Trials 2015 started at 8:15 a.m. from CI-long2* cross country. Later on cross – coutry appeard competitors of the Nations Cup and the "three long-stars". Today we ended the show jumping test in CI-long 1*. Karin Donkers on Quartz de la Ferme from Belgium was leading from the first day of the competition with a score 36.50 penalty points. The second place went to Michael Jung on the 6-years-old fischerIncantas (41.10 pts.) and the third place took Katharina Tietz on Lucky Comeback (44,90 pts.).

Today's attempt to cross – country "two long Stars", as yesterday CI-short2 *, was very demanding both for riders and for horses. Only 8 pairs finished cross-country in normal time Anna Siemer from Germany was promoted to the second place with a total score 40.80 penalty points. Nadine Marzahl on Valentine 18 also from Germany leads with a score 40.10 peanalty points. The third is an Australian rider Andrew Hoy on The Blue Frontier (40.90 points).

A young rider - Jan Kamiński on Benares finished cross country test in normal time and currently is on the thirteenth place with a score 54.10 penalty points. It is also the best result of all Poles who are taking part in this competition.

Cross - country CICO3* test is already behind us. This competition is one of the most important event during the Strzegom Horse Trials 2015 and belongs to the Nations Cup series. And also has become extremely difficult. Already 14 riders did not finish XC and only two pairs could finish the trial in normal time. This was achieved by the Australian - Christopher Burton on 13-years-old Haruzac, who took the leading in the competition (43.60 penalty points). He took the leader position over Karin Donkers from Belgium on Walking in Fletch van 't Verahof (44.20 penalty points). Third place belongs to Andrew Hoya from Australia (46.70 penalty points). In the team classification Great Britain is leading with 146.30 points. The second place belongs to Australia with 152.7 points and the third - Sweden 276.50 points.

Today we ended "three long stars". Michael Jung - the current vice-world champion and the double Olympic gold medalist did not give a place on podium to other riders and continued leading in the competition. He took the first and the second position with a score 38.00 penalty points (on fischerTakinou) and 43.40 penalty points (on Halunke FBW). The third is Julia Krajewski on Samourai du Thot with a total score 45.60 penalty points. Like the previous cross- countries, today's was also very demanding for the riders. There were only two runs in normal time, six retired and eight eliminated pairs. Tomorrow there is the last test before riders - show jumping.

Tomorrow is the last day of this year's edition of the Strzegom Horse Trials. All attention will be focused on the paddock, where will be the final of three contests, among others CICO 3* NC, belong to the Nations Cup series.