Just six riders braved the elements to contest cross country in the CIC3* at Morven Park this morning. Marilyn Little piloted two rides around, eventually taking the win aboard RF Demeter.
Marilyn and “Demi” moved from third into first with the quickest time of the day, not surprising considering this pair’s penchant for getting the job done quickly. They finish on a final score of 53.8.
Daniela Moguel and Cecelia, members of the Mexican Pan American Games team, took home second place with 15.2 time added today.
In third are Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border, who really has come into his own this year. Kim took it easy with time today, quite understandably, but she’ll still be thrilled with the strong finish in less than ideal conditions.
Doug Payne and Vandiver, Colleen Rutledge and Escot 6, and Marilyn with RF West Indie complete the rest of the field.
Both Colleen and Marilyn picked up 40 jump penalties on course, and Francesca Broggini and Petit Bleu Marine retired on course with 40 jump penalties.
Liz Riley fell from It’s The Truth on course, an unfortunate end to their weekend. Liz posted on her Facebook page that she ran into some bad footing but was otherwise thrilled with her round. She reported that “Tom” did have to get stitches on his knee, so her status for continuing on to Fair Hill is uncertain. We’ll keep our fingers crossed, Liz!
Many thanks to Valerie Durbon, who has been braving the elements to shoot photos this weekend. Be sure to check out her website here and enjoy the gallery of cross country photos from the CIC3* below.