Tamra Smith thinks that no one has ever made time on the cross-country course in the Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* at The Event at Rebecca Farm, and this year proved no different. Twelve pairs set off on Ian Stark’s cross-country course, half crossed the finish line with no jump faults, but everyone added some time to their dressage scores. Smith was able to move up from second to first when overnight leaders, Chris Talley and Sandro’s Star, Hannah Salazar’s 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Sagnol x Poetic Patter) added 11.6 time penalties.
The scores are tight at the top in the 2018 Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* division at Rebecca Farm, but it’s Sandro’s Star and Chris Talley who came out in the pole position after the dressage phase. Scoring a 29.3, Talley was able to put himself and Hannah Salazar’s 10-year-old Oldenburg stallion (Sagnol x Poetic Patter) in first place position heading into tomorrow’s cross-country phase.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) is pleased to welcome back longtime sponsor FITS Riding, Ltd for 2018. They continue their support through the sponsorship of several programs. As a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2018 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC), FITS will provide prizes for competitors at the AEC which will be held August 30-September 2, 2018 at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colorado. In addition, FITS is a Contributing Level Sponsor of the Adult Team Championship and the USEA Gold Cup Series and Final.