Alyssa Peterson of Waldorf, MD aboard Stormin's Barbie, her 10yo TB mare. Love the hat cover - easy to spot (like a lost tennis ball!)
This was a gorgeous big, fat Trakehner that so many horses jumped really well. I couldn't bring myself to crop this picture any closer - the background was so lovely and it framed Barbie so well. Unfortunately, it looks like Alyssa had a fall on course - but was back up in no time, and finished the event.
Amy Mulhern from Blairstown, NJ & Ghost of Figgy, an 8yo TB gelding. (What a cool name!)
These guys had one stop on course, but other than that looked great.
Lookin' good over the big corn-husk table.
Andrea Leatherman of Rock Hill, SC on Revere Road, her 10yo TB gelding
These guys finished with one of only four double-clear rounds in the CCI2*. Go Andrea!
Anisa Tracy of Parker, CO & Tigger VIII - her TB gelding.
These guys have had a phenomenal year...they were last year's gold medal winners at Young Riders in the one-star!
Obviously this pair have quite a bright future ahead of them! (Love this jump through the brush)
Ashley Kehoe of Purcellville, VA (howdy neighbor!) and Magic Man, a 10yo TB gelding.
These guys had a great XC round, and finished their day with no jumping penalties and a little over ten time faults.
Caitlin Romeo of South Royalton, VT & Spirit of the Outback drop down the mounds (you can't tell, but the landing side is super steep)
The 17.1h, 9yo Irish gelding performed well ("Good boy!" pats from Caitlin)
Unfortunately, these guys had two stops on XC, dropping them from 9th to 22nd on Saturday
Carol Kozlowski of Geneseo, NY & Lynn Blades' Take Time drop down into the water complex
This 16.3 hand gelding is a Connemara/TB by the famous Connemara stallion Hideaway's Erin Go Bragh (whom Carol evented to Advanced!)
Although they jumped clean around the course, they added just a smidge of time faults to bump them into second place behind Maya Black & Kesjarinna.
Here's Casey McKissock of Doylestown, PA riding her Special Blend, an 8yo TB gelding. They retired on course.
Colin Davidson of South Conway, NH & Mocha Fusion, his 13yo TB mare also retired on course.
Colleen Rutledge of Frederick, MD and Dillon an 11yo Irish gelding
Unfortunately they had a stop on course, but still finished the event in 18th place.
Here's reigning Rolex champion Phillip Dutton of West Grove, PA on Risk Taker, an 8yo TB gelding owned by Mardie Faucette
Hannah Whalen of Madison, WI and Bungee, her 14yo TB/Clydesdale cross (I bet he's got big feet!)
Though this pair finished the day with a stop and hefty time penalties, they decided to withdraw from show jumping on Sunday.
Holly Hillenbrand of Steamboat Springs, CO & Woodrow, an 11yo TB-cross gelding
This pair had an unfortunate run-out at the coffin, but were still able to move up a few places at the end of the day.
Jane Jennings of Stockton, NJ & Ringmoylan, an 11yo ISH gelding (who's one of my new favorites!)
They drop down the log on the "Camel Back" mounds and head for home adding only 4 time faults to their dressage score.
Jonathan Ketzler of Belleville, WI appears to be having a good ol' time aboard Gabriel, his 13yo TB gelding. Sadly, Jonathan popped out of the tack after the coffin, and was later eliminated.
Juliana Hutchings of Landenberg, PA & Fling's Dream a well-seasoned 18yo TB gelding
I believe he earned a special award for being the oldest horse in the competition - he certainly didn't look old (he was very frisky in dressage, too!). Unfortunately, they, too, had a stop on course.
Here's Kate Brown of Lexington, KY with Mojito, a 7yo warmblood-cross gelding. (Love the expression on her face here...hehe)
Check out that smile! Kate must've been over the moon to get around with only time faults - she and Mojito moved up four places to 13th after XC.
Here's Anisa's sister Kendyl Tracy (also of Parker, CO) with the 9yo TB gelding Mr. Incredible.
Love the look of concentration on Kendyl's face as she gets ready to drop into the water.
Sploosh! Unfortunately they had a chunk of time faults and dropped from 2nd to 8th after XC.
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