Amber Levine and Carry On, a 9-year-old KWPN gelding, remained in control of the Advanced at Copper Meadows following cross country today, putting in a clear round just a few seconds over time to sit on a 28.0 going into tomorrow’s show jumping.
This is the second Advanced run for Amber, who stepped up to the level with this horse at Fresno last month, finishing fourth in their debut. This pair had a successful campaign at the Intermediate and two-star level, picking up fourth place finishes in the CCI2* at both Rebecca Farm and Galway Downs in 2015.
Nikki Ayers and her “horse of a different color,” Rubicon, are also running their second Advanced together — they finished third in their debut at Fresno — and will take second place into tomorrow on a score of 38.5.
In third after two phases are Bunnie Sexton and Rise Against, who are aiming for a second go at Rolex this spring. This pair rose from sixth into third thanks to the fastest cross country trip of the day, incurring just 1.6 time penalties. They’ll be on a score of 41.5 as they look ahead to show jumping.
For anyone who is not able to attend the Copper Meadows event this weekend, Ride On Video will be live streaming show jumping tomorrow (and are also doing so today). You can view the live stream link here to follow along with all the action.
Advanced show jumping kicks off at 8:30 a.m. PST / 11:30 a.m. EST, so stay tuned for the finale of one of the West Coast’s favorite spring events!