Watching High Finance romp to second place in the CCI** at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event with Melissa Miller aboard, you’d never know that three years ago the off-the-track Thoroughbred was fighting for his life.
Buck Davidson is known for his signature socks in his cross-country colors of red and yellow that he wears at every horse inspection. But earlier in the week, Davidson thought his luck had run out when he misplaced them in his camper at Jersey Fresh.
Doug Payne was looking for the perfect prep event before heading overseas to the Saumur CCI*** in May, and that’s just what he got at Jersey Fresh, leading the CIC*** from start to finish on Crown Talisman.
Three years ago, Canada’s David Ziegler wouldn’t have believed competing in a CIC** at the Jersey Fresh International Horse Trials (N.J.) would be in his cards, especially not on a four-star veteran like Critical Decision.