The weekend is coming to a close at Poplar Place’s March Horse Trials. Canada continued to dominate, taking home the top three places in the CIC3*. Jessica Phoenix and Kyle Carter enjoyed a very successful event, and I’m sure they’ll be bubble-wrapping their horses on the way home as they both look forward to Rolex in a month. Congratulations as well to Kelly Prather, who finished three horses in the top four of the Open Intermediate division.
As predicted, the CIC3* course proved to be tough. Most riders rode conservatively and amassed quite a few time penalties. There were only 7 clear rounds in the CIC3*, with 3 other starters having a stop, and 4 riders retiring on course.
1. Jessica Phoenix / Patras VR 69.6
2. Kyle Carter / Madison Park 73.10
3. Jessica Phoenix / Exponential 76.3
4. Darren Chiacchia / Amendment 15 91.3
5. Jessica Phoenix / Abbey GS 95.1
1. Libby Head / Sir Rockstar 49.8
2. Dana Widstrand / Relentless Pursuit 71.3
3. Jamie Price / Overdraft 106.3
1. Jennie Brannigan / Indie 64.4
2. Autumn Schweiss / Oakport Strauss 66.9
3. April Simmonds / Sunday Best 68.9
4. Julie Richards / Fernhill Hustler 71.9
5. Katie Resnick / The King’s Spirit 72.4
1. Kelly Prather / Flagmount’s Nightcap 37.5
2. Ashley Adams / Da Vinci Code 43.8
3. Kelly Prather / Truly Wiley 44.5
Many thanks to Ivegotyourpicture.com for these photos from Poplar Place!