The CIC* cross country has just wrapped up, and it came down to the finish for overnight leaders Peter Barry and Long Island T. The pair came home with a few time penalties, so Will Faudree’s double clear round will seal the deal. As we reported yesterday, “P-Nut” is coming back from having the majority of the 2013 season off, and Will and P-Nut’s owners will be pleased with this win here at Carolina International this weekend. Will also piloted Pfun to a third place, a big jump from 10th after dressage with a double clear cross country round. Doug Payne moved up from third to second after also putting in a double clear with Cellar Door.
The cross country definitely proved influential this weekend. Fence 14AB, the Knowlbrook Farm Feeders, caused their fair share of problems today. A few riders had multiple runouts here, and others picked up one stop on their way home. Aside from that, there were a few early issues at fence 8AB, Zoe’s Bank, but the rides seemed to smooth out as the day progressed. Overall, the course seems to have ridden fairly for this level at this point in the season, and a big congratulations is in order for Will and Riesling de Buissy, who finished on their dressage score of 48.8. Final scores are still being loaded, so I will update this post with the final standings once they are confirmed here in a few minutes.
In the meantime, here is some footage of fence 8AB, Zoe’s Bank. Go Carolina.