As one of the first big horse trials offering a full complement of the upper levels early on in the season, it’s so fun to poke around and peek at the scores and social media out of this past weekend’s Pine Top Advanced H.T. to see who’s out and about. This afternoon, we’ve tracked down a few videos of some well-known riders rocking around the competition. Let’s check them out.
Lillian Heard had a busy weekend with five total horses to pilot, four of which were in the Advanced division. Coming out on top in her stable was Advanced level debutante Chilly who lead the division after two phases then collected some cross country time to finish in 5th. (Watch the pair’s show jumping round above!) Also among Lillian’s mounts was her veteran partner LCC Barnaby, getting his first Advanced run of the season in. The pair took it slow across the country since they’re headed to the Eventing Grand-Prix at Bruce’s Field this coming weekend.
Another horse making the Advanced level move up was stunning grey Rio De Janeiro, ridden by Emily Beshear. They finished in sixth place overall and looked to be having a lovely time over this portion of the course:
Here’s Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye, winners of the Open Intermediate B section, through one of the water complexes on their course. We’ll be seeing this pair later this week too at Bruce’s Field.
Our gal Ema Klugman took her mighty mare Bronte Beach for a romp around the Intermediate cross country as they continue their preparations for a second trip to Kentucky for Ema and a first five-star for Bronte. They finished third overall in the Open Intermediate A this weekend.
And last but certainly not least, we’re so happy to see Tim Bourke back out on course after two surgeries over the course of the last year. Tim eased back into the swing of competition with a cool four rides this weekends. Here he is aboard the lovely Quality Time, with whom he finished ninth in the Open Intermediate B:
Go Eventing at Pine Top!