Tag: Commando 3

Oct 15, 2023

"I Think He Could Be One of Those Horses of a Lifetime.” Martin and Commando 3 Top Morven Park International CCI4*-L

Boyd Martin knew he had a talented partner in Commando 3, but with just under a year competing together, Martin hadn’t truly tested the gelding until this weekend at the Morven Park International CCI4*-L.

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Oct 14, 2023 Eventing News

Commando 3 Conquers Morven Park International CCI4*-L Cross-Country

It can often be an unknown when a rider buys a horse produced by someone else, and top riders like Boyd Martin aren’t immune to that. When he tried Commando 3 late last year, the gelding had competed through his first CCI4*-S with Swedish rider Louise Romeike, and while Martin had high hopes for “Connor,” he knew he wouldn’t really find out what kind horse he was until he tackled a tough CCI4*-L course.

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Oct 13, 2023 Eventing News

Martin and Commando 3 Take the Top Spot After Dressage at Morven Park International CCI4*-L

With a strong third place finish in their first CCI4*-L together this spring at Tryon (Mill Spring, North Carolina) and a win in their most recent CCI4*-S outing at the same venue, it might be tempting for Boyd Martin to target a fall five-star with Commando 3, but he says he’s planned for 2023 to be a building year for his newest top talent.

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Sep 18, 2023 Eventing News

Through the Lens: 2023 The Fork at Tryon

The Fork at Tryon took place this past weekend, September 14-17, 2023, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. The event featured international competition at the CCI4*-S, CCI2*-L, and CCI1*-S levels, as well as national competition at the Advanced, Intermediate, Preliminary, Modified, Training, Novice, and Beginner Novice levels.

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May 13, 2023 News

Halliday-Sharp Hangs On to Tryon International CCI4*-L Lead

Mill Spring, N.C.—May 13Liz Halliday-Sharp had nearly 4 points of time in hand as she headed out onto Mark Phillips’ CCI4*-L cross-country course at the Tryon International this morning, and she had to use most of it as she heard Cooley Nutcracker’s shoe come off when he took off from fence 7.

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May 12, 2023 News

Halliday-Sharp Still Leads, but Fletcher Slides into Second on Day 2 of Dressage at Tryon International CCI4*-L

Mill Spring, N.C.—May 12—No one could crack Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Nutcracker’s score of 27.4 during the final day of dressage at the Tryon International CCI4*-L, but Jacob Fletcher and Fabian put in a strong test to challenge them. Scoring a 31.2, they’ll head into tomorrow’s cross-country in second place.

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