Makenna Rold and Fernhill Imperial have taken the early CICY1* lead in the North American Junior & Young Rider Championships at the Colorado Horse Park.
Makenna and her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, which she co-owns with Annette and Michael Rold, represent Area IV. This pair competed at Young Riders last year and improved their dressage score this go-round by three points, besting today’s scoreboard with a 41.9.
It’s a tightly bunched pack heading into cross country, with Emma Johnston and FE Coconut Kiss (42.3) and Megan Traynham and Lord Lombardi (43.2) rounding out the top three spots.
Forty-four riders and eight teams are contesting the CICY1*, which continues with cross country tomorrow. Team Ontario, fielded by Alisa Morrison, Alexis Murray, Annick Niemuller and Emma Johnson, currently hold the lead.
We’ll be updating this post with more information and photos as it comes our way, so check back!
You can check out yesterday’s CICY2* dressage report here.
NAJYRC CICY1* Top 15 After Dressage:
Top three teams: