Lillian Heard, Boyd Martin Win Great Save Awards at The Fork

Boyd Martin and Crackerjack. Photo by Jenni Autry. Boyd Martin and Crackerjack. Photo by Jenni Autry.

We all love a good “great save” story, and we’ve got two good ones for you from The Fork this weekend. We’re sure we’re missing some, so if you have a tip (and a photo or video!) on a great save that you don’t mind sharing, then send it to us at [email protected].

Lillian Heard and Boyd Martin picked up a great save each on course this weekend, both escaping hairy situations to the delight of the crowd who had gathered to watch. Lillian Heard, who was riding Abbie Golden’s Arundel in the CIC2* pulled off a fantastic save in the tricky water complex after Arundel unseated her on the way in.

Lillian and Arundel both stayed professional while Lillian righted herself in the saddle and somehow made the B and C elements of the question work from a “tranter,” as Abbie called it. Check out Lillian’s save in its entirety here:

Not to be outdone, Boyd Martin and Lucy Boynton Lie’s Crackerjack also pulled off a “Superman” moment on the mound complex near the end of the course. Many combinations had to work hard to make this tough question work, and Boyd showed his experience reining a feisty Crackerjack in to make it over the hanging log at the top of the mound.

Despite the ballooning nature of the horse’s jump, Boyd managed to stay out of his way and continue on his way to the final jump in that question — just another day in the office for Boyd!

So, who gets your vote for the best save of the day at The Fork? Comment with your choice below! Many thanks to The Horse Pesterer for capturing these memorable moments on video as always — be sure to check out the rest of his playlist from The Fork here.