While Chris Barnard’s technical show jumping course shuffled much of the CIC3* leaderboard, Phillip Dutton rose above it, jumping clear with Dr. Kevin Keane’s Sportsfield Candy to hold his division lead.
First in the ring, Dutton sailed around the course, making Saturday’s test seem deceptively easy with the 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Condios x Angel of Harlem, by Cruising). They remain on their dressage score of 29.7, which gives the pair six seconds of breathing room on Sunday’s cross country.
“He jumped great — he always does. The course had quite a few shorter distances for him, and being a 17.2 hand horse, that was a little bit of work for us both. He doesn’t ever want to hit a rail, so it’s just a case of trying to get him there in the right balance, and he will do his part,” Dutton said.
A clear round boosted Will Faudree and Pfun into second. Jennifer Mosing & Sterling Silver Stables’ 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Tadmus x Celerina, by Cento) carries a score of 32.3 into the final phase.
“People always say you have a once in a lifetime horse. I had that with Antigua (Faudree’s 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games Partner). Karen Stives said, ‘Don’t expect the next one to fill their shoes,’ but Pfun is very special for me,” Faudree said. “I’ve known him since he was three. There’s always been something special about that horse. He was excited to be back in the big ring. It’s really fun to have him back — no pun intended.”
Mara DePuy piloted Congo Brazzaville C from fifth to third after a faultless show jump round. The 11-year-old KWPN (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Mexico M, by Highline) owned by the rider, David Regamey and Mary Clark Regamey, sits on a score of 32.5.
The CIC3* division sets off on Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country course Sunday. As of press time, ride times have not been confirmed, but will be available on www.plantationfieldinternational.com.
Anna Loschiavo produced one of four double clear cross country rounds in the CIC2* A division to win the class in the final phase aboard Melanie Loschiavo’s Spartacus Q. She and the 9-year-old Hanoverian (Soleil Q x Laura Q, by Loerke) finished on their dressage score of 28.
“He’s a cross-country machine which has been really fun. He’s unique because he’s got a huge stride, but he’s also easy to compress which you don’t always see,” she said. “Time tends to be a factor here, but he has been feeling phenomenally fit. He kind of blew me away out there because of how fit he is and how easy it felt. He’s so educated now, taking things out of an uninterrupted stride. I think something that saved time was just being able to ride pretty direct, precise lines.”
Kristen Bond was second with Liz Bond’s Enough Already. She and the 10-year-old KWPN (Winningmood van de Arenberg x Zandora, by Landor S) finished on their dressage score of 28.7.
Traveling from California, Emilee Libby and Jakobi, a 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood (Ustinov x Expression, by Coriano) owned by the rider and Linda Libby, took third after a two faultless jumping efforts on a score of 29.2.
Returning this year to defend their title, Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play closed out a wire-to-wire win of the CIC2* B division. The Donner Syndicate’s 10-year-old German Sport Horse (Condors Champion x Roxana, by Radscha) finished just three seconds over the time to add 1.2 time penalties on cross country for a final result of 24.2.
“He’s a pretty amazing galloper. I wasn’t really trying to chase the clock, and used the good footing to my advantage,” Symansky said. “He always looks for the flags. He’s pretty easy to ride on cross country. He’s genuine, and loves the job.”
Faudree finished second aboard Caeleste, an 11-year-old Holsteiner (Contender x Happygolucky, by Luckylionell) owned by Jennifer Mosing & Sterling Silver Stables. The duo had a double clear round to finish on 25.8.
Boyd Martin and Club Contessa’s Contessa were third. The 9-year-old Holsteiner (Contender x Veritas, by Esteban) picked up 2.4 time penalties for a three-phase score of 27.6.
The one-star competitors were the first to set off on cross country this morning. Mike Pendleton and Sarah Pyne lead the split divisions. Pendleton took over the lead of CIC1* A with Stephen Blauner’s Carlsburg, a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Puissance x Flame and Passion, by Cruising) after adding nothing to their 28.20-point score. Overnight leaders Pyne and her own Quintessential, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Vriend x Touchdown Lady, by Touchdown) are still out in front of the CIC* B division after a foot-perfect cross-country run. They carry 24.3 points to Sunday’s show jumping finale.
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Florida-based Swedish rider Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis galloped around clear and fastest of the day on Saturday to take the lead in the inaugural CCI4*-S, sponsored by B&D Builders, at The Event at TerraNova. Jarnstrom-Dennis and her Hanoverian mare Flower Girl (Futurist x Lucy) were fourth after dressage on 30.8. Not a single horse-and-rider combination made the optimum time; she added 10.8 time penalties to lead on 41.6.
Fresh off a top 15 finish in the CCI3*-L at the Maryland 5 Star, Cosby Green is back in Lexington attending class at the University of Kentucky (UK). The 21-year-old is an undergraduate student, a team member and the social chair of the UK eventing team, has two upper-level event horses, Copper Beach and Highly Suspicious, and a young horse, McCreary, who she rode on the winning team of the 2021 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships.
Course designer Pierre Michelet's cross-country courses for the 2021 FEI Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses at Mondial du Lion were extravagant as always and put young horses to the ultimate test in the 6- and 7-year-old Championships. The 2021 Holekamp/Turner Grant and The Dutta Corp. Prize recipients Cole Horn and MBF Cooley Permission to Land (Cobra x Deeply Dippy K) move forward after the final phase sitting in 30th overnight on a score of 55.8.
The inaugural Event at TerraNova kicked off with dressage on Friday at Terranova Equestrian in Myakka City, Florida. In the CCI4*-S the first rider down the centerline Leslie Law (GBR) took the early lead riding the Irish Sport Horse Typically Fernhill (Dondoctro Ryal K x Castlefield Sarah), owned by Craig McCallum, on 27.2. He maintained the lead through the lunch break and then Sara Kozumplik Murphy and her syndicated Selle Francais gelding Rubens d’Ysieux (Balougran x Orenda d/Ysieux / Mr. Blue) took the top spot with 26.1.