Clark Montgomery Added to USEF High Performance Training Lists

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen at Luhmühlen. Photo by Leslie Wylie. Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen at Luhmühlen. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

It’s been a good week for Team Montgomery. After Loughan Glen added a four-star notch to his belt in dominant fashion — completing the Luhmühlen CCI4* on a score of 37.5 to finish in sixth place — the USEF Eventing High Performance Committee has approved the addition of Clark Montgomery to the World Class section of the USEF Eventing High Performance Training Lists, which were released last week.

Mark Todd, 5th, and Clark Montgomery. 6th, during the awards ceremony. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Clark and this other guy you might have heard of, Mark Todd, in the prize giving at Luhmühlen. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

We said last week in our Movers and Shakers analysis that Clark’s absence from the initial summer/fall release of the USEF High Performance Training Lists would be all the more glaring if he and Glen, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Jess Montgomery, Kathryn Kraft, and Holly and William Becker, produced a good result at Luhmühlen.

Not only did Clark and Glen bring home a top-10 finish and the best final score of any American combination in the history of the event, but they delivered one of the best four-star finishing scores from any CCI4* event in the past five years. Check out the stats below courtesy of our good friends at EquiRatings:

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Clark and Glen are coming in hot this season, with their Luhmühlen finish serving as the cherry on top of a massive win in the Grantham Cup CIC3* at Belton International earlier this spring, where they bested a field of 106 horses and riders. We’re thrilled to see the selectors acknowledge their achievements with this most deserved addition to the training lists.

Go Clark. Go Jess. Go Glen. Go Eventing.

[USEF Names Addition to 2015 Eventing High Performance Summer/Fall Training Lists]

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