Jul 08, 2017

Dutton and I’m Sew Ready Steal the Lead in Great Meadow International CICO3*

By Jessica Duffy - USEA Staff
Phillip Dutton and I'm Sew Ready stole the lead with the last ride of the day. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Phillip Dutton and Kristine Norton’s 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding I’m Sew Ready (Lupicor x Jarda) scored an even 42 with the last ride of the day to slide into the lead individually and propel the U.S. team to the top of the FEI Nations Cup™ leaderboard following the completion of dressage this morning at the Great Meadow International CICO3*, Presented by Adequan®.

“He’s a good moving horse,” commented Dutton of I’m Sew Ready. “I’m fortunate to get him at this stage in his career. Kristin Bond put in a lot of the work, and so it’s kind of fun for me now to be out taking him and seeing what he can do at this level, and the four-star level. I’m really pleased.”

Jennie Brannigan and Cambalda in sixth on a score of 48.2 for Team USA. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Overnight leader Jessica Phoenix was bumped from the top spot on Don Good’s 15-year-old Westphalian gelding Pavarotti (Pavarotti van De Helle x Fidelia) and will go into this evening’s show jumping in second place. “Pavarotti is a lot of fun to ride in show jumping,” said Phoenix. “He’s super careful, he’s got ton of scope, and as long as he stays focused and relaxed it should be a really fun evening for us.”

Jan Byyny and her own and Jo and Richard Byyny’s 18-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding Inmidair sit in third place on a score of 46.6 following the completion of dressage.

US Team member Lynn Symansky and Donner are in eighth place on a score of 48.9. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

The FEI Nations Cup™ team competition is incredibly tight going into this evening’s show jumping phase. The United States is in the lead with a 139.1, with Canada hot on their heels on a 140.2. Great Britain is in third on a 151.6.

Competition will resume at 5:00 p.m. this evening over Marc Donovan’s show jumping course in the Fleming Farm Arena.

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