Twenty-six horses passed the morning trot up and all of them completed the competition. On a crystal clear day with a gentle cool breeze blowing it was a close competition going into show jumping phase on Sunday afternoon. Whitney Weston riding Tender Ack (Owned by Alexandra Walton Weston) Moved up from 7th to 3rd on a double clean round in show jumping. After one rail and a few time penalties yesterday’s top rider Karyn Rainey riding She’s All Silk moved down to second place. Finishing on a final score of 33.3 in first place was Alexa Wolf riding Kalypso’s Page (Owned by Catherine Siegel). Alexa Wolf also received the Abbie Moos Memorial Award for Best Conditioned horse. Page O’Brien riding Locomotion received the PoleStar Farm Sportsmanship Award. For the Best Turnout Award the ground jury selected Maxance McManamy riding Project Runway.
This story first appeared in the August 2022 issue of Sidelines Magazine.
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