Rebecca Howard Reflects on Her Top 15 Luhmühlen Dressage Test

Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master (CAN). Photo by Leslie Wylie. Rebecca Howard and Riddle Master (CAN). Photo by Leslie Wylie.

There are only two representatives of the North American contingent here at Luhmühlen and both are on a mission.

For Rebecca Howard (CAN) and Clark Montgomery (USA), Luhmühlen marks their first four-star back since Badminton last spring. To recall, it was an infamously disastrous incarnation of the event — treacherous footing coupled with a tough track resulted in only 44% of the starters making it around, one of the lowest completion rates of any CCI4* in recent history. Rebecca and her Riddle Master, as well as Clark and Loughan Glen, were among those for whom the finish flags hovered just out reach.

Fast forward a year and both pairs are back at it, with their super-talented horses in top form and nestled in the top 15 of a world-class field heading into cross-country tomorrow.

We caught up with Rebecca after her test, which scored a 42.5 for 15th place:

Best of luck to Rebecca and Rupert tomorrow!

Chinch power!

Clear eyes, full hearts, Chinch power, can’t lose.

Check back soon for our post-dressage interview with Clark, who is in 9th on a 37.1.

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