The Plains, Va.—Aug. 22
A pop-up thunderstorm drenched riders in the CCI3*-S who were show jumping at the MARS Great Meadow International this afternoon, leading to a two-hour delayed start for the CCI4*-S division.
Thirty-two of the 68 pairs were able to jump around Chris Barnard’s show jumping course before dark, so the division will finish tomorrow’s remaining riders starting at 7:30 a.m.
Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous were able to finish their round, and they’ll stay in the lead heading into tomorrow’s cross-country on 21.8. Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border were third after dressage, and they jumped clear as well, so they’ll stay in that position or better as they wait for second-placed Will Coleman and Off The Record to jump tomorrow morning.
Of the 32 to jump tonight, 23 jumped double-clear.
Check out a photo gallery of the action.
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Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous. Lindsay Berreth Photos
Sharon White and Claus 63 led the CCI3*-L from start to finish.
Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play are currently leading the CCI3*-S division, which will run cross-country tomorrow.
Kim Severson celebrated her birthday with a clear round on Cooley Cross Border.
Erin Kanara and Paddy The Caddy continued their streak of clear show jumping rounds.
Caitlin Silliman’s Ally KGO took a flyer over an oxer.
Harbour Pilot let out a few hops after his clear round with Hannah Sue Burnett.
Harbour Pilot and Hannah Sue Burnett.
Volunteers have been outside in the heat and rain all day helping show jumping run smoothly.
Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver.
Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights.
Emily Beshear and Only Uncle Sam.
Phillip Dutton rode Boyd Martin’s exuberant Luke 140.
Boyd Martin was on site to watch his horses go while recovering from an injury.
Ema Klugman’s mother Jeni Klugman served as groom for Bendigo.
Harbour Pilot took a nap before his show jumping round.
David O’Connor, co-organizer, coach, owner and cross-country course designer at Great Meadow, added another job to his list this weekend—ring crew.
U.S. Eventing Association president Max Corcoran (left) helped show jumping course designer Chris Barnard (right) adjust a fence.
Four-star ground jury Peter Gray and Valerie Vizcarrondo inspected the course.