The CCI2* cross-country course caused a bit of a shake up in the standings as 16 riders did not complete the course. Boyd Martin moved up one place to take over the top spot riding On Cue. The pair jumped around double clean. Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam also put in a double clean round and moved up from seventh place into second.
Ryan Keefe was certainly a favorite of the crowd today as announced Brian O’Connor pointed out that her grandmother, FHI co-president Trish Gilbert was the biggest cheerleader of all. Keefe and Flintstar jumped clean and inside the time at her first FHI CCI2* and had a big jump up in the standings. The pair now sit in 14th place going into tomorrow’s show jumping phase.
Alexandra MacLeod and Newmarket Jack jumped clean but added 11.2 time faults to their score and moved up to 35th place. Tayler Stewart also jumped clean with 18 time faults aboard Ideal Contini. They moved down a few spots to 37th place.
Heather Hawkings was the first Marylander on the CCI2* course and jumped well aboard Didgeradoo. They ended up with 20 time faults, which moved the down to 40th. Courtney Sendak has one stop on DGE TheManInTheGlass, as well as eight time faults. The pair still moved up in the standings into 44th place.
The CCI3* riders seemed to have a better go at the cross-country course today with all but six completing. Overnight leader Frankie Thierlot Stutes remains in the lead riding Chatwin.
Marylander Savannah Fulton moved up ten spots into 27th place with Captain Jack. They jumped clean with 11.6 time faults. Ema Klugman and Bendigo had 18.8 time faults and were clear jumping. The have moved up to 34th place.
Colleen Rutledge was having a good round at the start of the CCI3* riding Confidence Game. Unfortunately, the pair retired after two stops near the end of the course.
Sunday morning will start with the second horse inspection followed by the CCI2* show jumping and then the CCI3* in the afternoon.