The sun played peek-a-boo with dark skies yesterday morning at Rebecca Farm for the first horse inspection, but to everyone’s delight, the rain held off while the CCI*, CCI2*, CIC2* and CIC3* competitors presented for their jogs.
Most of the horses looked fresh — no doubt aided in enthusiasm by occasional wind gusts — and the riders looked tidy. Throughout the morning, hints of pink could be found in riders’ fashion choices in recognition of the Halt Cancer at X initiative.
In the CIC3* division, 21 horses presented, and all were accepted with no holds. Three of the riders are competing more than one horse in the division: James Alliston, Barbara Crabo and Andrea Baxter. CIC3* dressage begins this afternoon.