As expected, the second day of dressage in Kentucky ended with Michael Jung in first place with a score of 36.3 on La Biosthetique Sam FBW. What was not anticipated was that Tim Price tied for the lead riding his 12-year old Dutch gelding Wesko. William Fox-Pitt is sitting in third place on 2014 Rolex winner Bay My Hero.
Here is Tim Price (New Zealand) with Wesko, a 12-year old Dutch gelding.
I haven’t found a video of Michael Jung’s full ride, but here’s some of it.
Here’s an interesting fact – while the top three riders all wore top hats, I was really pleased to notice that many, many riders (including big names like Boyd Martin and Buck Davidson) wore helmets for their tests. So much safer!
Cross country tomorrow should prove interesting. The forecast is not good — thunderstorms are moving in. To try to beat the weather, organizers have moved the first ride to 9:45 EST and will start running the riders every 3 minutes after the first few trips (which are 5 minutes apart). Fingers crossed that the weather holds.