As a brief update on the afternoon schedule, the CCI3* course walk has been moved back to 1:45 and our live blog will start just before the CCI3* show jumping gets underway at 2:15 ET.
Clark takes his victory gallop with Loughan Glen
On Thursday I mentioned that Clark Montgomery was one of the best riders in the country without a competing CCI3* horse and that EN Karma seems to have served him well this weekend. Clark took first and second in the Fair Hill CCI2* aboard Loughan Glen and Universe respectively by adding a combined total of just 2.0 time penalties to his dressage score for both horses over the weekend. Clark had two of the 16 double-clear show jumping rounds for Sunday. Kerry Torrey with Beantown Player and Arden Wildasin with Mandar were the only two CCI2* pairs to finish the weekend on their dressage score.
Here is Clark and Loughan Glen’s winning ride. The course will be changed for the CCI3*.
Universe, Clark’s second placed horse, is owned and was brought along by Clark’s beautiful wife Jess, so I think we should give her all the credit for that placing. Clark and Jess are based out of Carl Bouckaert’s magnificent Chattahoochee Hills facilities in Georgia. The Bouckaert clan has two horses show jumping in the CCI3*, with Carl riding Raphael and Carl’s son-in-law Michael Pollard riding Wonderful Will.
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