Many thanks to PRO for uploading this great video of the Mechanical Bull Challenge at Plantation Field on Friday night. The competition pitted eventers, foxhunters, steeplechasers and a local team against each other to see who could hang on to the bull the longest and take home $1,000 in prize money. The steeplechasers took home the team prize, while Nate Chambers hung on the longest to take home top honors as the best mechanical bull rider for the second year in a row.
The CIC2* cross country is underway now here at Plantation, and everyone is excited about the PRO Bareback Puissance, which will be held over the lunch break. Tik Maynard, William McCarthy, Priscilla Godsoe and Elizabeth Stewart will face off for $2,000 in prize money, as well as eternal glory. Then CIC3* cross country will kick off around 1:30 p.m. I’ll be running a live updates thread for the CIC3*, and be sure to listen to PRO’s Ustream channel, as Nate Chambers and Max Corcoran are providing live radio commentary.