Buck and Petite Flower, photo by Angela Beal
Thanks again to Frankie Theriot and Bright Horse Communications for a great recap video of cross-country day at Galway from the FEI divisions. In Buck's interview, he says Petite Flower could possibly be headed for Rolex next year. Petite Flower was bred by his dad, and Bruce calls her "the horse of a lifetime." She certainly ate up the CCI3* course yesterday!
Emilee Libby said her plan was to "just hold the lines. Just stay straight and don't worry about the strides, just stay on the line." It clearly worked out for her, as she made the time and moved up from 11th after dressage to third after cross-country.
Liz Halliday-Sharp called the course "challenging, but fair." She noted that her horse, from England, had never run on dirt before, and found the turns a bit tricky. She also had to slow up a bit to avoid a loose horse-- seen in the video.