Smith Sweeps International Divisions at Woodside

Oct 12, 2020 - 9:59 AM

Woodside, Calif. – Oct. 12

Tamra Smith continued to prove she is a force to be reckoned with at the Woodside International Horse Trials this weekend. With nine horses in the international divisions and one horse in the training, she was non-stop all weekend, winning the CCI2*-S with AEV Above Authority, the CCI3*-S with Solaguayre California and the CCI4*-S with Danito.

Watch Smith recap her weekend:

Smith is headed to Galway Downs International Three-Day (California) and the Tryon International CCI4*-L (North Carolina) to finish out the year, and if her results here are any indication she will be the one to watch.

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Tamie Smith and Danito. Marcus Green Outdoor Photography Photos

Erin Kellerhouse and her own Woodford Reserve finished right behind Smith to secure second place at her first-ever CCI4*-S. Kellerhouse and “Woody” came out of the start box on a mission.

“He came out of the box wanting to go fast; I didn’t have to push him he wanted to run.” Kellerhouse said. Despite one green moment in the corner combination, it was a textbook round for the pair. This was their last run before the CCI4*-L at Galway Downs  in a couple of weeks, and with a little fine-tuning in the coming weeks, it’s safe to say you will see this pair at the top of the leaderboard there as well.

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Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve.

Rebecca Braitling and Arnell Sporthorses’ Caravaggio II had a great weekend only adding 3.6-time penalties to their dressage score to finish second in the CCI3*-S. “I am thrilled with ‘Ernie;’ he’s such an exciting horse to produce,” Braitling said. “I can’t speak highly enough of the competition here this weekend. It was top class and the cross-country was seriously impressive.” This pair is also headed to Galway Downs in a couple of weeks.

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Rebecca Braitling and Caravaggio II.

Lauren Billys and her own Can Be Sweet were one second over the optimum time to knock them down to second place in the CCI2*-S. The pair had a practically foot-perfect weekend, and they will also be headed to Galway Downs. Billys, who rides for Puerto Rico, also had the Purdy Syndicate LLC’s Castle Larchfield Purdy in the CCI4*-S and finished competitively in fourth place. This event qualified the pair for the 2021 Toyko Olympics.

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Lauren Billys and Can Be Sweet.

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