We’re a week out from Millbook Horse Trials 2019, which took place August 1-4 at the beautiful Coole Park Farm in Amenia, New York, and boy, do I have a boatload of photos to make use of still. Let’s start with an EN favorite: a good ‘ol Who Jumped it Best?
This edition features horses and riders in the Open Intermediate A division last weekend as they tackled the coffin complex at Fence 11abc. Riders jumped the A element situated on top of a mound, made two strides to the B element ditch, and then took one stride to the skinny C element out.
The Intermediate cross country course was actually the course that designer Tremaine Cooper made the most changes to this year, similar to how the Advanced course was revered last year; this year the Intermediate course was reversed to mirror the Advanced track, making the best use of all the flat ground available over the undulating Coole Park Farm terrain.
Now, a little disclaimer: we love to play this game of Who Jumped it Best? because honestly it’s a great excuse to share as many awesome jumping pictures with you as possible, but we always keep in mind that each picture is simply a single moment of the jumping effort. With that, I want to say that this complex rode absolutely beautifully and frankly, each horse and rider that tackled it did a fabulous job. I spent a good, very enjoyable chunk of time sitting on the Advanced trakhener jump next to this complex, shooting photos and admiring the riding whilst chatting and making friends with, Karri, the jump judge for this complex.
Alright, you know the drill: Take a look at the photos and vote in the poll at the bottom of the post for which horse and rider you think present the best overall picture over the jump!