The Jersey Fresh International hosted a record number of riders last weekend, May 6-9, at the Horse Park of New Jersey. With the event serving as the final selection trial for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, it was tough competition until the very last rider show jumped.
The competition, which began two days after the USEF lifted its COVID-19 spectator ban, was one of the first in the country to welcome back fans.
We were on site over the weekend to report on the action. If you missed any coverage,
click here to catch up, and scroll down to see some of our favorite photos.
Four off the floor. Tamie Smith and Solaguayre California raced to the CCI3*-L win.
Calli Lipping and Wild Affair powered through the first water in the CCI3*-L.
Luke 140 won his second CCI4*-L with Boyd Martin, who said the gelding is one of the most talented young horses he’s ever had. Lindsay Berreth Photos
Ashley MacVaugh and Latino H jumped the CCI3*-S course as the rain moved in at the end of the day on Saturday.
Benjamin Noonan had a smile on his face the whole weekend with Keep Kitty, despite taking a tumble from his motorbike after the final horse inspection, which required a brace on his right arm. They finished fifth in a competitive CCI3*-L.
Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis and Flower Girl had a hairy moment at the Jersey Shore.
But they were able to save it…
They jumped out well over the skinny on the island and continued on to finish the course.
Zach Brandt watched the Jersey Shore water jump in the CCI4*-L. He finished in 27th with Direct Advance.
Dana Cooke’s CCI4*-L ride FE Mississippi has unique markings on her sparkling white coat.
Danito took a flying leap into the Jersey Shore with Tamie Smith in the CCI4*-L.
Buck Davidson and Sorocaima balanced back for the skinny in the Jersey Shore.
Daniela Moguel and Cecelia showed their Mexican pride in the CCI4*-L.
Hallie Coon and Global EX jumped the frangible table on the way down the hill to the Jersey Shore.
Kimmy Cecere and Landmark’s Monaco jumped down into the woods in the CCI4*-L.
Allie Knowles’ Business Class smiled for the camera during the final horse inspection.
Reddy Or Not completed her first CCI4*-L with Kyle Carter, who was competing her in honor of her late owner and breeder, Christy Edwards.
Dana Cooke’s FE Glamour was glamorous during the final horse inspection with a shiny dappled coat.