Our latest edition of Who Jumped It Best takes us between the pines of Aiken, S.C. to Stable View’s Spring International Event & H.T. In stark contrast to Saturday’s gloomy, soggy conditions, Sunday’s competitors had nearly perfect going. The previous day’s rainfall produced springy, pristine footing for the remaining combinations on cross country.
Preliminary competitors kicked off the morning, and we caught them very early in the track, at fence 2. Mogie Bearden-Mullen’s course opened up with good, open galloping from the jump before turning up the heat with challenging combinations in the latter half. Though straightforward, a course’s beginning fences are crucial to set the tone and the step of a course.
Take a look at these seven Preliminary horse and rider combinations and cast your vote in the poll at the bottom of this post.