For live results from the 2009 Fair Hill Internation CCI2* and CCI3*, click here. Scroll down for the CCI3*.
**For a complete Fair Hill leaderboard, click here.
**For the USEF Thursday recap press release, complete with interviews and quotes, click here.
For more info on the CCI3* leader Sweepea Dean, visit this bio. Glancing at Sweepea Dean’s record, the horse has a very clean XC record, with one W and zero stops in 32 events, yes I did say zero. That is what we call doin’ work. The horse does have time penalties at almost all of his events and 8 or more SJ penalties in five out of his last six events. Check out this wikipedia page for more info on John. John Williams is a class act, and is always courteous and friendly at competitions. Eventing Nation will be rooting for him (among others) throughout the weekend.
[warning: lame joke alert] Unfortunately, the second place CCI3* competitor, Erika Treis Peterson had to withdraw after being arrested by Maryland police for riding Under the Influence. [this concludes our test of the lame joke warning emergency broadcast system]
Turning to the CCI two star, Leslie Law probably won’t have too much trouble handling the pressure of being the day one Dressage leader. All he has done with his Eventing career is jump a clean Show Jumping round to win the individual Eventing gold medal at the Athens Olympics.
Looking ahead, the big dogs come to play in the CCI3* on Friday. Karen O’Connor, Phillip Dutton, Buck Davidson, Boyd Martin, Bonnie Mosser, Bruce Davidson, Mara Dean, Sharon White, and many more will bring their best to the Dressage arena. For a list of ride times by rider, click here.
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