Monica Spencer (NZL) and Artist. Photo by Sally Spickard.
A rather uneventful First Horse Inspection is in the books here at the MARS Maryland 5 Star and we are green-lit to go for what promises to be an exciting weekend of top sport. All horses in the CCI3* as well as the CCI5* passed the jog this afternoon, presenting before each division’s Ground Jury for inspection.
There was one hold in the CCI5* jog, Erin Kanara and Campground, who were subsequently accepted upon re-presentation. There were also two holds in the CCI3*, but all horses were passed by the end of the day.
Taren Hoffos and Regalla made the epic trek from California to contest the 3*-L. Photo by Sally Spickard.
The Dubarry Best Dressed Awards, judged by Liz Halliday and Tamie Smith, were given to Oliver Townend and Monica Spencer.
Also this morning, the U.S. squad heading to Chile for the Pan American Games next weekend got in some extra practice in the main stadium, performing their tests in some atmosphere.
Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Blake. Photo by Sally Spickard.
Liz Halliday and Miks Master C. Photo by Sally Spickard.
Sharon White and Claus 63. Photo by Sally Spickard.
Sydney Elliott and QC Diamantaire. Photo by Sally Spickard.
Tilly will be along later with a full Unofficial Jog Awards list, so be sure to stay tuned! Go Eventing.
Malibu Preacher had some strong opinions about trotting up today! Photo by Sally Spickard.