We are back home in Pennsylvania after completing the inaugural Fork Horse Trials at Tryon International Equestrian Center. I was really pleased with how the horses went around the cross country yesterday, with all four jumping clear rounds in the CIC3* with just a bit of time.
Tom Tierney and Annie Jones’ Fernhill Fugitive finished 6th, the Revelation Group’s Fernhill Revelation finished 7th, John and Kristine Norton’s I’m Sew Ready finished 9th, and the Mr. Medicott Syndicate’s Mr. Medicott finished 11th.
It was also a great experience for me to get to the venue and see the site of the 2018 World Equestrian Games. I was really impressed with the site for cross country — everything from the footing to the terrain and the atmosphere from a spectator’s point of view.
With the terrain, it’s a certainty that next year’s WEG will be a cross country test. Thank you to the volunteers and officials for putting on a fantastic show. It was an excellent final preparation run ahead of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.