If eventing is a game of inches, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous eked out every last possible millimeter today at Stable View Spring. After winning the Red Hills CCI4*-S on their dressage score of 22.4, they one-upped themselves in the first phase of this weekend’s CCI4*-S, leading the 50-horse field on a 21.7.
Maggie’s “By the Numbers” report noted that Marilyn and “Kitty,” a 16-year-old Oldenburg mare (Carry Gold x Richardia) owned by Jacqueline Mars and Phoebe and Michael Manders, have a two-year average of 22.0 dressage penalties. Today’s lead at Stable View extends their winning dressage streak to 12 consecutive A/4*/5* starts.
Buck Davidson with Carlevo and Tamie Smith with En Vogue are in equal second heading into CCI4*-S show jumping tomorrow.
An abundant field of over 200 competitors are contesting the USEF/USEA Stable View Spring FEI CCI-S 1*/2*/3*/4* and Adequan/USEF Youth Team Challenge. The 4* and 3* divisions contested dressage in the Outdoor Arena in front of the Pavilion, and the 2* division ran in the Hunter Ring. The 1* star riders will begin their dressage tomorrow morning and go on to show jumping in the afternoon.
Best six after dressage:
FEI CCI-S 4*
1st: Marilyn Little & RF Scandalous (21.70)
2nd T: Bruce Davidson Jr. & Carlevo (25.00)
2nd T: Tamra Smith & En Vogue (25.00)
4th: Phillip Dutton & Z (25.60)
5th: Alexandra Knowles & Ms. Poppins (27.20)
6th: Bruce Davidson Jr. & Erroll Gobey (27.30)
FEI CCI-S 3*
1st: Amy Ruth Borun & Vitalis (28.50)
2nd: Leslie Law & Lady Chatterley (29.40)
3rd: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp & Cooley HHS Calmaria (29.70)
4th: Dan Kreitl & Horales (30.30)
5th: Tim Bourke & Lennard (30.80)
6th T: Kurt Martin & D.A. Lifetime (31.30)
6th T: Meg Pellegrini & RF Eloquence (31.30)
FEI CCI-S 2*
1st: Alyssa Phillips & Cornelius Bo (27.50)
2nd: Katie Malensek & Landjaeger (28.00)
3rd: Elisabeth Halliday- Sharp & Shanroe Cooley (28.20)
4th: Lillian Heard & Chilly (29.20)
5th T: Erin Kanara & Warren LVSZ (29.80)
5th T: Nilson Moreira Da Silva & Giana (29.80)