Oct 17, 2021

Following the Final Horse Inspection, 34 Horses Set to Show Jump at Maryland 5 Star

By Meagan DeLisle - USEA Staff
Boyd Martin gives his best smile to the ground jury. USEA/Leslie Mintz Photo.

Following yesterday’s downpour, the temperatures for the final jog this morning were brisk but the CCI5*-L horses remained professional for the last horse inspection leading into show jumping later today. Of the 35 pairs set to move forward with the final phase of competition, only 34 presented to judges Angela Tucker (GBR), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker after Lisa Marie Fergusson opted not to bring forward her own 15-year-old Welsh/Thoroughbred gelding (Brynarian Brennin x Dream Contessa) Honor Me.

While there were no horses sent to the hold box, Andrea Baxter was asked to jog her 16-year-old Thoroughbred mare Indy 500 (Cromwell x Tens of Thousands) two times, but was accepted immediately after her second jog. There was a long pause before the judges accepted Joe Meyer’s New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding Johnny Royale (Highness x Chivvaney), owned by the Team Johnny Syndicate.

Five-star show jumping begins at 1:00 p.m. and will run in reverse order of placing. However, Will Faudree has two placings close together so will ride out of order and be first in aboard Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables’ 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Pfun (Tadmus x Celerina).

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