After two days of dressage at the 2015 Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (Elkton), William Coleman of Virginia sits in first place in the CCI2* while Californian Tamra Smith leads the CCI3* division. Coleman rode Tight Lines, owned by the Conair Syndicate, to a 42..5 this afternoon to take the lead away from Canadian Peter Barry. Smith and Alexandra Ahearn’s Mai Baum scored a 38.5 in the 3-star, making her one of only two riders in the competition to break into the 30s. Jessica Phoenix of Canada sits in second place with a 39.2.
As for the Maryland entries in the 2-star, Danny Warrington (North East) remains the highest ranked Maryland rider, now in 34th place with L’Alezane. Danielle Poulsen of Elkton rode her own Thoroughbred A Kodak Image to a 56.7 this morning to move into a tie for 35th place. Colleen Rutledge (Frederick) got pushed down to 44th place with Roulette while Katie Wherley (Middletown) moved down to 54th place. Ema Klugman (Washington, DC), riding for Australia, earned a 71.6 to sit in 69th place while Tracey Bienemann (Pasadena) and Geoni are in 71st place with a 76.4.
In the CCI3*, Marilyn Little (Frederick) is in 9th and tied for 18th with RF Overdressed and RF West Indie, respectively. Lillian Heard (Poolesville) is in a tie for 27th with Arundel and today rode LCC Barnaby to a 57.3 to be tied for 31st place and FYI to a 66.1 for 52nd place. Colleen Rutledge scored a 59.6 with her 3-star horse Escot 6 and is in 41st place. Savannah Fulton (Finksburg) and Captain Jack scored a 71.7 and is in 54th place.
The East Coast Young Event Horse Championships concluded this morning with SpectraVet’s Cohiba, ridden by Lynn Symansky, taking home the 5-yearh-old championship title. In the 4-year-old division, it was Luna, ridden by Jennie Brannigan, who earned the championship. Alyssa Peterson (Waldorf) rode three mounts in the 5-year-old division with Sharon White’s Ready or Not finishing in the ribbons in fifth place. White’s other entry, Cartman LF finished in 25th place while Stormin’ Trush, owned by Alyssa’s mother Margaret Peterson, placed 26th. Marilyn Little rode Raylyn Farm’s RF Smoking Gun to 13th place and Colleen Rutledge placed 28th with her own Confidence Game.
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Saturday’s cross-country phase begins at 9:15am with the 2-star riders followed by the 3-star after the lunch break. If you are at FHI on cross-country day, don’t forget to stop by The Equiery’s tailgate!