Eventers enjoyed a chance for a sneak peek at the changes to the Tryon International Equestrian Center this weekend at The Fork CIC***, which served as the official test event for the FEI World Equestrian Games in September.
The event ran with show jumping last, making for an exciting finale, with
Phillip Dutton and Z taking the win.
Capt. Mark Phillips’ cross-county course looked similar to last year’s CIC*** course and gave riders few hints as to what’s to come, but it was still an important opportunity for potential team riders to run over the undulating White Oak property, a former golf course, which will host part of the cross-country at the WEG.
Check out some of our favorite photos and don’t forget to read
our coverage from the weekend!
All photo by Lindsay Berreth.
Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready demonstrate the straightness needed for this early combination on course in the CIC***.
A new driving marathon obstacle is taking shape on the White Oak property.
Dressage can make some a little sleepy…
Boyd Martin’s Tsetserleg observed the crowd after his dressage test.
Sara Kozumplik Murphy was thrilled with her dressage test on Rubens d’Ysieux.
Cooley Cross Border was on fire for Kim Severson in the CIC***. He wasn’t going to touch this table!
The rails are lava! Ariel Grald’s Leamore Master Plan just moved up to advanced this season, and he completed the CIC*** in good form.
Doug Payne’s Getaway is a freak of a jumper. He completed his second CIC*** this weekend.
Duck, duck, goose! Lynn Symansky and Donner popped over the duck in the water on the CIC*** course.
Erin Sylvester and Paddy The Caddy popped over the skinny brush on the CIC*** course in good form.
Last year’s CIC*** winners, Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, finished fourth this year.
Sharon White was thrilled with Cooley On Show’s clear round in the CIC***.
Lauren Kieffer and Veronica topped the advanced, test B, division.
Maya Black and Mowgli completed their first advanced together.
Z had perfect “Vs” during his CIC*** test.
Andrew Hoy brought Basmati over from England for his first CIC***.
Andrew Hoy and Basmati exit the George Morris Arena.
Leslie Law was busy this weekend, riding several of Caroline Martin’s horses, including The Apprentice, while she recovers from a foot injury.