Friday Video from SmartPak: Cosby Green Reflects on Her Fair Hill 3* XC Ride

Cosby Green and Highly Suspicious at Fair Hill International. Photo by Abby Powell.

Competitors, volunteers and spectators alike were spoiled this year on Fair Hill International cross country day with perfect weather conditions. It made for an enjoyable day of watching talented horses and riders gallop across the renowned Fair Hill grounds.

I got to catch up with one of these talented riders after the event: young rider Cosby Green, who contested the CCI3*-L with Edie and Clay Green’s 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Highly Suspicious. The 19-year-old had a successful cross country round at her first Fair Hill, adding just six time penalties to her dressage score of 36.0 and turning in a clear show jumping round to finish in 18th place.

Cosby Green and Highly Suspicious. Photo by Abby Powell.

Check out the conversation I had with her below to find out her thoughts on her ride, what it means to compete at Fair Hill, and what it’s like balancing college life with competing at the upper levels of eventing.

Congrats to Cosby, and we look forward to following her eventing career!