Team GB deliver a solid dressage performance

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Team GB's medal hopes have been kept alive after a strong performance in dressage yesterday (July 29th).

Zara Phillips, the Princess Royal's daughter, scored 46.10 in the event – a feat all the more impressive given that it is her Olympic debut.

"It was incredible to be selected and to be here at home for the Olympics is an amazing feeling," Phillips commented.

Today (July 30th), riders will be facing a 28-obstacle cross-country race through Greenwich Park.

If competitors fail to complete the course in ten minutes and three seconds, they will pick up a variety of time penalties.

The BBC reports that double Olympic bronze medallist Tina Cook expressed concern with the weather conditions.

She reportedly said that if it rains too much, then the corners will be very slippery in particular – presenting difficulties for the horses.

Although the horses do have studs in their shoes, performance will undoubtedly be affected.

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