Liz Halliday-Sharp and her mother’s Fernhill By Night have always been pretty solid in the little white box, but this year they’ve improved even more, finishing 2nd at the Hartpury International and winning the Brightling Park CIC2*. However, you know it’s a competitive division when a former four-star winner Cool Mountain languishes in 3rd place, and will probably drop further by the end of the proceedings when we look at who still has to come so we’re thrilled with their score of 45.9, currently good enough for 5th place.
Liz and ‘Blackie’ did a really nice test — good trot work, good canter, no mistakes, perhaps it lacked some of the flash they sometimes have but as she explained in our interview, he’s an enormous horse to package together, and even more difficult when he’s a little tense.
Liz’s mother Deborah who owns the horse is back in California and so is following along via social media, Eventing Nation and as many links as possible. Many thanks to Liz for stopping to chat, and wishing them the very best of luck for the rest of the competition — we’ll catch up again soon.
Go the West Coast at Blenheim Palace, and Go Eventing!