Tamie Smith and Mai Baum were uncatchable in the Advanced/Intermediate division at Ram Tap this weekend, finishing on yet another jaw-dropping dressage score of 18.6. It was the 16-year-old horse’s first time out of the start box since a top-10 finish at Aachen last fall and he easily bounced around Ian Stark’s course.
The iconic West Coast eventing venue, formerly Fresno County Horse Park, was rechristened Ram Tap this year to honor its past. This was its first event of 2022, a packed calendar of horse trials, schooling shows and educational activities. It featured Grasshopper through Advanced/Intermediate levels as well as TIP awards and a Novice team challenge.
Finishing second in the Advanced/Intermediate was James Alliston with Nemesis on a score of 28.4.
Tamie Smith was also third with Fleeceworks Royal.
James Alliston secured fourth place with his second ride, Paper Jam; Kim Goto Miner was 5th with Elle; and Bec Braitling was 6th with Caravaggio II.
Meanwhile, in the Intermediate, the top three spots went to Tommy Greengard with Joshuay MBF; Tamie Smith with Mai Tanzer; and James Alliston with RevitaVet Calaro.
Advanced/Intermediate Final Results:
Intermediate Final Results – Top 10: