Good morning! I hope your weekend is off to a fantastic start as usual. The competition is fierce at The Fork, where many riders are running their final prep for Rolex. Phillip Dutton, as only Phillip could do, is currently leading the CIC3* on Shamwari 4, one of Boyd’s horses that Phillip had not ridden before this weekend. If that isn’t impressive, I’m not sure what is. Between Buck riding 17 horses at every event and Phillip winning three-star dressage on a catch-ride, I think we have a new definition of the term “superhero” on our hands.
Today the CIC3* horses will show jump. The remainder of the competition will be stiff, as less than 20 points are spread across the entire leaderboard. To tighten that statistic up a bit more, less than 10 points separate first place from the horse in 32nd after dressage. I can’t wait to see how the next two phases affect the leaderboard, so keep it locked right here for much more from North Carolina.
Events This Weekend:
Tipperary Equestrian has announced the “Dash for Cash” for riders competing at Rolex this year! This exciting contest gives riders who wear Tipperary gear at Rolex a chance to win an additional $5,000 in prize money. All three phases have a $5,000 which riders can qualify for. The winning rider must be wearing a new Tipperary 3015 Eventer Pro vest in the cross country phase of competition. In the dressage and show jumping phase, the winning rider must be wearing a Tipperary T-Series helmet to qualify for the bonus money. Be sure to read up on the full guidelines and rules here. Good luck to all Rolex riders who plan to participate!
The Horse Pesterer is on site at The Fork this weekend, which means there are lots of videos to watch from the competition so far.
Phillip Dutton and Trading Aces: