Coming into show jumping today at Rolex, the top riders had no room for error. Oliver Townend led with 25.3; Boyd Martin sat in second with 27.9; and Tim Price was third with 30.9. All three rode flawless clear rounds. This means that Townend wins his second Rolex on Coolio.
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Boyd Martin might have been second on Tsetserleg, but he also took home the Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L National Championship title. The pair finished on a their dressage score of 27.9.
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“I was thrilled with my bloke today — he didn’t give me the most confidence in the warm-up, jumping all over the shop and twisting and had these two [Oliver and Tim Price] giggling at me, but he’s a great little horse,” said Boyd. “I think he tap tapped the first fence and I thought it could be a long round but at the second he really tried and I thought, ‘We’re in with a shot here.’ Boyd Martin
Third place went to New Zealand’s Tim Price and Xavier Faer, the only other pair besides Martin to finish on their dressage score, a 30.9.
Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo, were fourth on a score of 33.5.
Doug Payne and Vandiver, another Trakahener! Finished fifth on their first top five Kentucky finish with a score of 35.9 after a double clear round.
Switzerland’s Felix Vogg, who led after dressage, had one down and 0.8 time penalties for sixth place with Colero.
Phillip Dutton and Z had crashed through a fence when the horse failed to launch. That, and one more rail, brought them down to seventh place with 39.7.
Only nine of the thirty-one riders jumped double clear.