Cross country got underway this morning at the Millbrook Horse Trials in Millbrook, New York. Join us for live updates of the Advanced division starting at 11:00 a.m.
Kim Severson and Fernhill Fearless currently lead the Advanced on a 26.2, but she has very little breathing room, as the top 11 are all within a rail of the lead and time penalties are typical on Millbrook cross country. Lynn Symansky is hot on her heels with Donner followed closely by Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle RM, who has won this division three times already in his career.
If you missed it, check out Maggie Deatrick’s Advanced course preview. Designer Tremaine Cooper has kept many of the Millbrook staples but has revamped the first loop of the course and added some tough new technical questions.
There is no live streaming of this event, but PRO Radio is live all day. Tune in to hear Piers Owens Lloyd announcing the action. He will be joined by Danny Warrington during the Advanced.
1:27 p.m. EST: Here’s a look at your top ten after cross country at Millbrook!
12:55 p.m. EST: The live scores are slow to update so we’re not sure what the top ten looks like in the Advanced division after cross country. We’ll keep you posted as scores come in and stay tuned to EN for a full report. Thanks for following along!
12:53 p.m. EST: “What a great day for the sport!” Danny exclaims as Sarah and Knight Lion cross the finish.
12:52 p.m. EST: Sarah Cousins and Knight Lion are two from home. They are the last Advanced riders of the day.
12:50 p.m. EST: Madeline Backus and her 15.3 mare P.S. Arianna have finished with big smiles. We love how the commentators are so excited for the riders and enthusiastic about these amazing horses!
12:48 p.m. EST: Buck and Reggie finish with a fist pump. Lillian Heard and Share Option also crossed the finish a few minutes ago.
12:44 p.m. EST: “Buck just loves this horse, they’re great to watch!” commentator Danny Warrington says of Buck and Reggie.
12:43 p.m. EST: Kim Severson has reportedly withdrawn Cooley Cross Border before cross country. They were 11th after dressage.
12:42 p.m. EST: Kate Chadderton is on course with her third ride, Buckharo, another OTTB. Buck has started with Ballynoecastle RM, third after dressage.
12:37 p.m. EST: It’s been a beautiful day at Millbrook but now the rain has begun! Holly Payne finished with her OTTB Never Outfoxed – an amazing horse to watch run and jump because he just loves it so much.
12:35 p.m. EST: We reported earlier that Andrea Davidson retired Mystic My, but live scores are showing they were eliminated.
12:32 p.m. EST: Check out this awesome bank complex on the Advanced course!
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12:29 p.m. EST:
12:28 p.m. EST: EN’s own Maggie Deatrick and Divine Comedy are on course now. Go Maggie Go!
12:25 p.m. EST: Colleen Rutledge has finished on her second ride Escot 6.
12:24 p.m. EST:
12:18 p.m. EST: Lynn Symansky and Donner, second after dressage, are nearing the end of the course. They can move into first if they have no more than 1 time penalty.
12:16 p.m. EST: Thank goodness scores are coming in! So far Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights are in first place having produced DOUBLE-CLEAR ROUND – a very rare occurrence at Millbrook. Post-dressage leaders Kim Severson and Fernhill Fearless had 3.2 time penalties.
12:10 p.m. EST: Sarah Cousins and Abecca GS are clear through 19, just a few from home now!
12:08 p.m. EST: Ryan and Woodstock Bennett complete the horse’s first Advanced cross country course. Sara Kozumplik is on course with her second ride Fly Me Courageous.
12:05 p.m. EST: The water, skinny tree trunk and coffin have been causing the most problems. We’re sorry we can’t bring you any scores – the spotty connection at Millbrook is making it difficult to upload results.
12:04 p.m. EST: Ryan Wood is on course with Woodstock Bennett. They are tied for seventh after dressage. Maya Black and her pocket rocket Doesn’t Play Fair are clear through the difficult coffin.
12:02 p.m. EST: Daryl Kinney with Union Station and Hallie Coon with Celien have both finished.
11:59 a.m. EST:
Daryl and Union Station have a very positive ride through the water after early trouble on course. Great recovery! — Eventing Nation (@eventingnation) August 1, 2015
11:57 a.m. EST: Kate Chadderton has finished her second round in the division. Daryl Kinney has circled again. Sounds like she’s having a tough ride.
11:55 a.m. EST: Daryl Kinney is out on course with Union Station, an off-the-track Thoroughbred owned by Denny Emerson. They’re looking to complete their first Advanced. Sounds like they’ve had some trouble at 9a, the skinny tree trunk, and opted to take the option.
11:53 a.m. EST: Several riders in this division have multiple rides and are heading out on their second mounts around now. Busy, busy!
11:49 a.m. EST:
Lillian Heard living dangerously with Barnaby. Jumped huge into the water and then catty enough to make it over B. Lil gave him a great ride — Eventing Nation (@eventingnation) August 1, 2015
11:40 a.m. EST: Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch are on course. They have won Millbrook Advanced the past two years. Can they pull off a hat trick?
11:39 a.m. EST: The live scores are unfortunately not updating so we are not sure how the riders are doing on time, which is an influential factor at Millbrook.
11:37 a.m. EST: Our leader Kim Severson is on course now with Fernhill Fearless!
11:35 a.m. EST:
USEF team selector Marcia Kulak commentating at the WaterView Tent at #MillbrookHT A photo posted by Eventing Nation (@goeventing) on
11:31 a.m. EST: 20-year-old Savannah Fulton has finished her second Advanced with Captain Jack. Cheers heard across the course for this up-and-coming rider!
11:29 a.m. EST: Nilson Moreira da Silva and Muggle have finished. They’re aiming to represent Brazil at the Rio Olympics.
11:25 a.m. EST: Sara Gumbiner and Polaris had a runout at the coffin, but they finished their first Advanced track!
11:23 a.m. EST: Justine Dutton thrilled to finish – lots of pats for Jollybo!
11:18 a.m. EST: Andrea Davidson and Mystic My’s day comes to an end at the water.
11:16 a.m. EST: Buck and Park Trader and Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Cubalawn are both through the finish clear.
11:13 a.m. EST: Husband and wife dream team Buck and Andrea Davidson are on course at the same time!
11:12 a.m. EST: The live scores are not updating at the moment, but Jenni Autry is our boots on the ground at Millbrook and she’s reported on Twitter that the first several riders have been clear.
11:09 a.m. EST: Buck Davidson is on course for the fourth time this morning. He had several Intermediate rides. Park Trader is his first of four Advanced rides.
11:04 a.m. EST: Boyd Martin and Welcome Shadow are the first out on course. It’s announced that they finished but we don’t know the final score yet.
11:00 a.m. EST: We’re underway at Millbrook. Chinch is ready!
Chinch just staked out his spot by the water complex! Advanced cross country starts in 15 minutes #MillbrookHT #eventinglive A photo posted by Eventing Nation (@goeventing) on