It’s fun to see five-star horses (will I ever get used to typing that?!) out knocking the rust off at early season horse trials, and we got an eyeful at Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. over the weekend.
David Frechette, a.k.a HorsePesterer, was out and about with his video camera filming the action. Speaking of David, we are thrilled to report that with YOUR help, he has been able to fundraise enough for not only a new camcorder, but also funds toward Amanda Gardiner’s Rebecca Farm Young Rider Fund. Now any additional money donated (visit his GoFundMe here) will be given out as either prize money or a scholarship. “This is what motivates me to video eventing!” he says.
We truly appreciate your service to the sport, David. It’s the least we can do.
Here is some cross country video of the five-star veterans spotted in Advanced divisions. We hope to see them at Kentucky and/or beyond later this year!
Buck Davidson and Carlevo posted the lowest Advanced dressage score of either division, a 25.7, and added 4.8 cross country time penalties to finish 2nd in the Advanced Test A division. Carlevo was 20th at Kentucky last year in his debut at the level. Watch part 2 here.
Buck and Copper Beach led the Advanced Test B dressage on a score of 26.7, adding a rail and 8.4 time to finish 5th in the Advanced Test B division. Copper Beach has completed three CCI5*s, most recently finishing 10th at Kentucky last year. Watch part 2 here.
Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me added nothing to their dressage score of 31.6 to finish 3rd in Advanced Test A. Honor Me has thrice completed Kentucky and also represented Canada at the 2018 WEG in Tryon.
Ashley Johnson and two-time Kentucky finisher Tactical Maneuver finished 8th in Advanced Test B.
Other CCI5* veterans: Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High won Advanced Test B on their dressage score of 28.3; Ellen Doughty-Hume and Sir Oberon were 4th and Sydney Elliot and Cisko A were 12th in the same division. Buck Davidson had Park Trader out but withdrew before cross country. Another handful of CCI5* horses were seen cruising around the Intermediate course.
And … we’ve got one helmet cam! Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless added a couple rails to their dressage score of 27.7 to finish 3rd in Advanced Test B. This pair has finished Kentucky three times and also finished 14th at Burghley in 2016.
View complete Rocking Horse event results here. Go Eventing.
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