It was a fairly quiet weekend for eventing in the States, but that doesn’t mean it was a weekend to take it easy. While a number of big names in eventing made the trip to the Horse Park of New Jersey II CIC & H.T., a handful made made the trek to Lexington for some show jumping practice at the Kentucky Summer Classic.
Boyd Martin, Phillip Dutton, Will Coleman, Clark Montgomery, and Jenny Caras could all be found contesting classes from the 1.20m to the 1.40m and a few even had top five finishes in some divisions. Many of the horses that they brought will be running at Millbrook this coming weekend including Phillip Dutton’s Fernhill Pick Pocket, Sea of Clouds, Z, and I’m Sew Ready; Will Coleman’s Dontante and TKS Cooley; Jenny Caras’ Fernhill Full Throttle and Fernhill Fortitude; Boyd Martin’s Steady Eddie, Long Island T and Ray Price — that’s a pretty star-studded group!
Boyd’s WEG mount, the mighty Tsetserleg, a 16.1-hand Trakehner gelding owned by Christine Turner, also made an appearance. Check out their 1.20m and 1.30m rounds: