I am so thrilled with all of the horses after a fantastic weekend at Plantation Field International Horse Trials. It was definitely a good day for #TeamHappy in the first cross country run for HND Group’s Mighty Nice since Rio. He was in 2nd place after his clear show jumping round, but we are still building his fitness and I decided to run him conservatively with his next major competition in mind. He finished 9th with 8.0 time penalties and heads to The Dutta Corporation Fair Hill International CCI3* next.
Z, owned by Tom Tierney, Simon Roosevelt, Suzanne Lacy, Annie Jones and Caroline Moran, had a super clear cross country round with 4.4 time penalties to finish 4th in the CIC3* on 50.6. He is also heading to Fair Hill CCI3* next alongside Happy.
Sea of Clouds, owned by Herringswell Stables, Jodi Dady, Annie Jones, Sheikh Fahad al-Thani and Evie Dutton, completed his first CIC* with one rail down in a tough show jumping to finish 11th. We are so proud of his effort, especially on a weekend that was dedicated to the Thoroughbreds at Plantation Field.
The Real Rider Cup brought together racing legends from the Thoroughbred community, and we so enjoyed watching Icabad Crane compete with Lauren Baker Cannizzo. Icabad loved competing in front of the crowd, and it was exciting to unite the eventing and racing communities. Thank you so much to ALL who made the 10th running of Plantation Field International Horse Trials a success!
Thank you to AK Dragoo Photography, Maggie Kimmitt and Jessica Duffy of the USEA for the photos.