Notes: Bonner Carpenter and Impeccable won the CIC2* on a 73.0, in a field of 8 competitors. Ellen Doughty and Sir Oberon moved up from second after the dressage to win the CIC* by adding just 1 rail to their dressage score.
The advanced at MCTA typically rides tough, and this year was no exception. Of 10 XC starters, only 5 had clear rounds. Of those, Doug Payne and Running Order were the only pair with single digit time penalties and they led wire to wire for the win. Sarah Cousins and Colleen Rutledge both finished the advanced with two horses. Buck and his father’s Cruise Lion won the OPB on their path to Bromont.
Mary Bess Sigman and Guiness X led from start to finish in the Poplar Place intermediate. Missy Miller and Pembridge Swingtime produced the only double-double-clear of the weekend and moved up from 12th after the dressage to second. Megan O’Donoghue and Pirate round out the top three. Jonathan Holling and Rapport dropped a 19.1 in the open prelim dressage and won that division handily. On an interesting note, 6 of the 16 OP competitors had more than 5 time penalties in the show jumping.