The CIC1* division knocked out its show jumping this afternoon at Richland Park, and Marc Donovan’s course did its part to scramble the 39-horse scoreboard.
The winding course sent competitors up and down the undulating terrain, testing their ability to stay balanced and rhythmic from the start flags to the finish. By the final line, a two-stride up the slope to an oxer, there was lots of “whoa-ing” as well as clucking happening as riders worked hard to keep their horses’ shape and rideability intact.
I caught the homestretch of the division and filmed a few pairs coming up the two-stride line; I thought the pairs I singled out below all did a good job of getting the job done. Who jumped it best?
Hannah Ross and Don’t Be Alarmed
Lindsay Mahon and Playtime
Sarah Croft and Clever Canuck
Nicole Kowalski and Ballinagore Knight
Jordan Fellers and Cor Qualitas
Philippa Hambly and Uncle Tink
Bobby Meyerhoff and Rascal Rap
The CIC1* concludes with cross country tomorrow from 10:10 to 11:35 a.m. Best of luck to all!
Richland Park CIC1* top 15 after show jumping: