Hawley and supermare Gin & Juice caught a shooting star in the dressage ring today, laying down a top-20 score of 47.8 for Team Canada.
With the sole exception of the Event at Rebecca Farm CIC3* earlier this summer, where they earned a 47.1, today’s score was a personal best in their 9-year history of competing in FEI events. They bested their score at the 2010 WEG, where they helped earn a Team Silver and finished 17th individually, by 4.7 points.
Hawley was all smiles when we caught up with her to talk about her test, tomorrow’s cross-country course and how she thinks it will suit her fiesty little “pocket rocket” mare:
Looking forward to seeing this pair make short work of cross-country tomorrow! Still to come from the North American contingent this afternoon are Boyd Martin/Shamwari 4 and Selena O’Hanlon/Foxwood High. Go USA! Go Canada! Go Eventing!