With the American Eventing Championships and Defender Burghley Horse Trials running at the same time this week, I have eventing whiplash! What a treat to have Sally Spickard at the Kentucky Horse Park and Tilly Berendt on the hallowed grounds of Burghley both bringing us wall-to-wall coverage. Frankly, I wouldn’t be able to keep up with it all otherwise.
In case you missed it, two of America’s top young horses have clinched to two highest level classes of the AECs: Will Coleman and Pau-bound Chin Tonic HS are our 2023 USEA Intermediate Champions while upcoming Pan Am Games team members Liz Halliday and Miks Master C clinched the $60,000 Adequan USEA Advanced Final under the lights last night. Meanwhile across the pond, all six of our US pairs are sitting in the top 20 after dressage with four of them in the top 15. These are exciting times for American eventing!
U.S. Weekend Action
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Morning Viewing: Here’s how Will Faudree, who sits in 9th place heading into cross country with Mama’s Magic Way, plans to ride the Rolex combination (15ABC):