Oct 16, 2021

Maryland 5 Star Rider Talk: What Did They Say After Cross-Country?

By Claire Kelley - USEA Staff
Jonelle Price and Classic Moet. USEA/ Leslie Mintz photo.

It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those were double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought after they completed the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track, designed by Ian Stark.

William Coleman (USA) and Dondante:

Jonelle Price (NZL) and Classic Moet:

Phillip Dutton (USA) Sea of Clouds:

Harry Meade (GBR) and Superstition:

Tim Price (NZL) and Xavier Faer:

Lauren Nicholson (USA) and Vermiculus:

Meghan O’Donoghue (USA) and Palm Crescent:

Andrea Baxter (USA) and Indy 500:

Emma Lomangino (USA) and Master Frisky:

Valerie Pride (USA) and Favian:




Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Babylon de Gamma:

Boyd Martin (USA) and On Cue:

Oliver Townend (GBR) and Cooley Master Class:

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