Thursday Video from Zoetis: Some Inspiration for This Year’s Plantation Field Bareback Puissance Hopefuls

This year’s PRO Bareback Puissance competition takes place on Sunday and we’re all looking forward to seeing who will soar the highest. In addition to earning a lifetime supply of respect from his or her eventing peers, the winner will take home $1,000 in prize money courtesy of vet-turned-4*-eventer Dr. Kevin Keane and Sports Medicine Associates.

A look back at the past couple winners:

Willie McCarthy cleared 6’1″ aboard Ibella to win it in 2013….

Willie McCarthy and Ibella. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Willie McCarthy and Ibella. Photo by Jenni Autry.

… and last year Justine Dutton cleared 5’11″ with Casino Royale.

Justin Dutton and Casino Royale. Photo by Alec Thayer.

Justin Dutton and Casino Royale. Photo by Alec Thayer.

Who’s going to be this year’s winner?

As inspiration to all the 2015 Bareback Puissance hopefuls, we present this video Robert Whitaker breaking the world bareback puissance record in 2011.

The spectacle took place at the Stockholm International Horse Show. The jump is 2.12 m (6’9″), and the horse is Waterstone II. Robert Whittaker is the son of legendary showjumper John Whittaker.

Keep an eye on Eventing Nation throughout the weekend as Jenni Autry keeps up updated on all the Plantation Field action.

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