It was an action-packed day on the West Coast with Aspen Farms running Advanced cross country alongside their Area VII Championships and Copper Meadows competitors contesting Advanced, CIC* and CIC2* classes.
Sabrina Glaser and Patricia Yust’s Rembrandt took over the leading position in the Tin Man Supply Advanced at Aspen. Sabria and the 9-year-old Selle Francais gelding were the only pair who managed to come home within the time to remain on their dressage score of 33.7 going into today’s show jumping finale.
Sophie Click moved into second place with her own Hot Wheels. They earned a 37.1 on the flat and picked up 5.2 time penalties to sit on a two-phase score of 42.3 in their Advanced debut.
Andrea Nielsen and her own LC O’Shawnisee follow in third. These two were the biggest scoreboard climbers – jumping from seventh place after dressage to third after cross country where they only added 7.2 time penalties. They rest on 49.6 penalties.
Overnight leaders Emily Pestl-Dimmit and her Michele Pestl’s Airlington both fell on course at fence 6, and third-placed Anne-Sophie Levesque popped off at the penultimate fence.
Lively Manor Photography has been kindly sharing a few samples from the competition this weekend. You can find more of her work here.
Meanwhile in California, Heather Morris and the Team Express Group’s Charlie Tango are standing out in front of the Advanced division at Copper Meadows. A 22.4 on the flat and a clear show jumping trip give this combination an eight-point lead heading into today’s cross country.
Robyn Fisher and her own Betawave earned second place after posting a 30.2 in the first phase, and they held onto it after a faultless show jumping course. Tamie Smith sits in third with Katie Yozamp’s Wishbone after one pole down in the show jumping to hold a two-phase score of 37.1.
In the CIC2* division, Gina Economou and her own Exclusive are your overnight leaders. They earned a 49.1 in the first phase, and despite one pesky rail in the show jumping, they moved into the top spot on 53.1 penalties.
Jessie Hargrave and her own Regenmann hold second with a score of 56.4, and Kevin Baumgardner and Wembley, the only pair to have a double clear show jumping round, follow in third on 57 points.