After two days of dressage at the 2019 Dutta Corp Fair Hill International, Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M sit atop the CCI3*-L while Mara DePuy is leading the CCI4*-L aboard Congo Brazzaville C. Maryland’s own Colleen Rutledge is the top ranked Maryland entry in both divisions with C Me Fly sitting in ninth in the three-start and Covert Rights in third of the four-star.
In the four-star, the top three are separated by only 2.1 points with cross-country set to start Saturday afternoon. The three-star competitors will start off cross-country day in the morning.
Alyssa Peterson is tied for 35th in the three-star. Jules Ennis is ranked 39th going into cross-country. Danielle Poulsen is in 45th with a 39.9%. Juli Sebring is in 57th with Monica Fiss in 58th. Alexandra MacLeod is ranked 32nd in the four-star after the dressage phase. Sydney Solomon is in 46th.
Friday also concluded the Young Event Horse East Coast Championships, presented by Dubarry of Ireland. Winnig the YEH Five-Year-Old division was FE Celetino, ridden by Jennifer Brannigan and owned by Alyssa Phillips. Courtney Cooper rode Excel Star Time to Shine, owned by by Dare to Dream Team, to win the YEH Four-Year-Old championship.
Colleen Rutledge rode her own Mecklenburg gelding Global Absolute to a seventh place finish in the Five-Year-Old division. One of Marylander Elizabeth Callahan’s homebred Oldenburgs, Quiberon, was ridden to a seventh place finish by his new owner Doug Payne.