Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.
Thirty-eight CIC3* horse and rider combinations presented to the ground jury of Andrew Bennie (NZL) and Jane Hamlin (USA) and FEI Veterinary Delegate Dr. Jennifer Hall (GBR) this afternoon at The Fork Horse Trials and FEI World Equestrian Games Test Event for Eventing. The first horse inspection was relatively uneventful despite practically gale force winds bending trees and blowing sand into our faces.
Two horses were sent to the hold box. Carolina International CIC3* winner Vandiver, owned by Debi Crowley and Doug and Jessica Payne, was held and ultimately withdrawn from the hold box. Kehoe Enterprises, LLC’s Kiltealy Toss Up was held but accepted upon reinspection.
There is much construction and activity going on at Tryon International Equestrian Center in preparation for WEG in September. We’re going to have not one, not two but three EN reporters on grounds this weekend to bring you as much coverage as you can handle and more.