After a spring of bad luck and poor timing, Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection (Contender x Naomagic I) took home the win today in the CCI4*-S at the MARS Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia on a score of 27.0. A girth irritation necessitated Mary Ann Ghadban’s 15-year-old Holsteiner mare’s late withdrawal from the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in April, but this weekend the pair was back on top.
Lynn Symansky and Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection jumped a clear round in front of the crowds this afternoon to maintain their lead in the CCI4*-S at the MARS Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia. Symansky and the 15-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contender x Naomagic I) sit on a two-phase score of 25.0 going into tomorrow’s cross-country finale.
They saved the best for last today in the CCI4*-S at the MARS Great Meadow International in The Plains, Virginia. Lynn Symansky was the 36th rider down the centerline aboard Mary Ann Ghadban’s Under Suspection this afternoon in the Fleming Farm Arena and she laid down an impressive 25.0 to take the lead from Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras, who held the lead for most of the day.
It was a hot first day of competition in the MARS Great Meadow International as the sun shined down on The Plains, Virginia. Forty-four competitors came forward in the CCI3*-S, while the first 16 of 57 competitors in the CCI2*-S trotted up centerline today in the Fleming Farm Arena at Great Meadow.
There are some big changes in store this year at the 2019 Mars Great Meadow International (GMI) in The Plains, Virginia. For the last three years, GMI has hosted the only leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup to take place in North America over Fourth of July weekend. This year, while there will be no Nations Cup divisions, GMI is hosting new three-star and two-star divisions in addition to the four-star level, and the event will take place during the second-to-last weekend in August.
Come see your 2019 Pan American Games gold and silver medalists compete at the MARS Great Meadow International in just a few weeks. Or better yet, come out and ride alongside them! Entries close on Tuesday, August 6.
For the third year in the row, the Great Meadow International CICO3* in The Plains, Virginia, hosted the only leg of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup that takes place on North American soil. Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States were all represented within the 46 horse-and-rider field.
For the past two years, the British Team has finished third in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Great Meadow International (GMI). This year, the previous leaderboard stood on its head and saw Team Great Britain standing atop the podium on a score of 138.5 in the only Nations Cup competition in North America. Team Canada finished second on 148.7 and Team USA rounded out the top three on 157.5.
The Brook Ledge Great Meadow International CICO3* leaderboard is looking very different following the conclusion of cross-country as Mike Etherington-Smith’s course shook up the overnight standings.
For all three years the FEI Eventing Nations Cup has been running at Great Meadow International the same nations have been represented – the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.