Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous have settled themselves securely atop the CIC3* dressage rankings at the lunch break at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event.
A consummate performer, The 12-year-old Oldenburg earned a score of 37.7, which is just a hair behind her personal best at this level, a 37.6 which she earned in 2015 at Poplar Place Farm.
The defending USEF CCI3* National Champion owned by Jacqueline Mars, Robin Parsky, Phoebe & Michael Manders comes to Jersey fresh off a CIC3* win at The Fork last month.
Phillip Dutton holds second place with the Revelation Group’s Fernhill Revelation on a score of 42.7, a personal best at this level for the 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse.
Phillip is using this event as a prep for “Warren,” and his second ride Z who will come after the lunch break, before both horses are slated to compete at Tattersalls CCI3* at the end of this month.
Rerouting from Kentucky, Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato moved into third in the second group of the day. Jordan and Barbara Linstedt’s 14-year-old Hannoverian earned a 42.9.
In the CIC2*, Lauren Kieffer and Debbie Adams and Jacqueline Mars’ D.A. Duras became the new leaders, completing their test concurrently alongside Marilyn and “Kitty.”
Duras has become quite experienced since Lauren got the ride in 2016. They spent last year at the three-star level, finishing 11th in the CCI3* at Fair Hill last fall, but their 46.9 mark today is the 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood’s best international score to date.
There’s a tie for second place on a score of 48.3: Will Coleman and the Off The Record Syndicate’s Off The Record, an 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse, and Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux, a 12-year-old Selle Francias owned by the Rubens D’Ysieux Syndicate.
Only one afternoon group remains for both divisions, which will be back underway at 12:45 pm.
The Horse Pesterer is here again today, and already busy uploading video’s from this morning’s tests. Thank you, David Frechette Check out Phillip and Warren’s ride: