Big name riders aside, five-star debutante Mollie Summerland had one of the most impressive rides of the day across Pierre Michelet’s cross country track at Pau CCI5* — the only five-star of 2020. At just 22 years of age and aboard self-made horse that she began training as a five-year-old, Mollie and the now eleven-year-old Hanoverian gelding Charly van ter Heiden (Contendros Bube x Espanja, by Escudo II) lay down a heck of a run to remember, coming in double clear over the finish line.
Though two rails in the final phase cost them a few placings as the end of the weekend, Mollie and Charly still took home a top 10 finish in their trip to the very top of the sport. Congratulations to this exciting pair! Ride along with them as they tackle the always trick Pau cross country course.