After a rainy night, the footing for the FEI cross-country drained nicely and held up well throughout the morning. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp held on to her overnight lead aboard Fernhill By Night and added 4.8 time faults to her double clear show jumping round to take home the win in the CCI4*-S. Not one rider was able to make it through the finish flags within the time allowed, but the top 28 had no jumping penalties.
1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Fernhill By Night (29.30)
2nd: Doug Payne & Vandiver (31.10)
3rd: Doug Payne & Quantum Leap (32.80)
4th: Clayton Frederick & FE Always In Time (35.10)
5th: Matthew Flynn & Wizzerd (35.50)
CCI3*-S overnight leader Alexander O'Neal withdrew before the start of cross-country, moving the winning pair Boyd Martin and Fernhill Prezley into the top position. Even with 1.2 time faults, they won the division and Boyd Martin also finished in fourth with Penhill Celtic. Kurt Martin and Elisa Wallace were the only two to make the tight time.
1st: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (30.60)
2nd: Hallie Coon & Cooley SOS (30.80)
3rd: Kurt Martin & Compromise Elsewhere (31.90)
4th: Boyd Martin & Penhill Celtic (35.60)
5th: Sydney Elliott & Commando D'Osthuy (35.80)
In the CCI2*-S, the top eight horse-and-rider combinations all finished within the time allowed on Captain Mark Phillips' cross-country course. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp led the field from start to finish with Maryville Sir Henry.
1st: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Maryville Sir Henry (27.40)
2nd: Kelly Prather & Catch Me Cooley (28.90)
3rd: Kimberly Steinbuch & Classiro (32.30)
4th: Jacob Fletcher & 5o1 Hollywood Legend (32.60)
5th: Kurt Martin & Reloaded (34.00)
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