Only 22 horses presented in the three-star jog at the Dansko Fair Hill International, and Marilyn Little, currently standing in second with RF Smoke On The Water, endured some tense moments when the 7-year-old gelding was held. However, he passed upon re-inspection.
Jan Byyny’s Inmidair and Jennie Brannigan’s No Objection were also held in the three-star, and both were accepted when re-inspected. Heather Gillette chose not to present Our Questionnaire.
Of the 54 horses presented in the two-star, six horses were held. Both of Caroline Martin’s horses were held, and she withdrew Quantum Solace, but Petite Flower passed on second inspection. Charles Plumb also withdrew Ard Denzil when he was held.
Other horses held and then passed included Doug Payne’s Talisman, Susan Beebee’s Wolf and Robin Walker’s Freedom’s Light.
Show jumping began at 10 a.m. with the two-star.