Megan Sykes and Classic’s Mojah. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.
We are through the first horse inspection at MARS Tryon International, where the Buckeye Nutrition CCI4*L riders braved some questionable weather and an indoor jog in front of the Ground Jury consisting of Gretchen Butts, Robby Stevenson, and Helen Brettell. Ride times for the marquee division of the weekend have been populated here, and we’ll see a total of 78 horses and riders move forward to tomorrow and Friday’s dressage.
We’d like to take a moment to applaud our CCI4*L rookies this weekend:
Woods Baughman – C’est La Vie 135
Mia Braundel – Cashmere
Jules Ennis – Cooley O
Victoria Garland – FE Capricino
Annie Goodwin – Fedarman B
Ashlynn Muechel – Emporium
Missy Miller – Quinn
Kaelen Speck – Sweet Rebellion
Megan Sykes – Classic’s Mojah
Dressage for the CCI4*L kicks off at 10:00 a.m. EST tomorrow, and you can follow along on the USEF Network live stream here.
Eventing Nation’s coverage of MARS Tryon International is brought to you in collaboration with Strides for Equality Equestrians (SEE), a new visible allyship and pathway program designed to open more doors for riders of all backgrounds. Individuals who join SEE as a member with a nominal donation will receive an ally pin that can be worn to show your allyship with BIPOC riders at your barn and at competitions. Donations will be used to support access programs and nonprofit organizations as well as fund grant and scholarship funds in the future. We’ll include more resources within our reports and live updates this weekend.
We’ll have much more to report from Tryon in the coming days, so keep it locked right here on EN. Go Eventing.