Plantation Field pioneered the concept of an eventing bareback puissance, and this year they’re upping the ante once more with the new Legends High Jump.
Three legends of eventing, foxhunting and steeplechasing will face off against three young rising stars in an unforgettable high jump competition on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The winners will take home $1,000 in prize money courtesy of everyone’s favorite vet Dr. Kevin Keane and Sports Medicine Associates.
Who’s going to be this year’s winner?
As inspiration to all the 2016 Legends High Jump hopefuls, we present this video of the original high jump legend Capt. Alberto Larraguibel Morales. This Chilean Army officer set the official FEI record at Viña del Mar, Santiago, Chile on February 5, 1949, riding Huaso (formerly “Faithful”), which still stands today. The height: 2.47 m (8 ft 1.25 in).
Keep an eye on Eventing Nation throughout the weekend as Jenni Autry and Leslie Threlkeld keeps us updated on all the action live from Plantation Field.