Tamie Smith and Mai Baum are poised to be trendsetters after a tough day of cross country competition at LRK3D. The last time an American rider won the LRK3D was in 2008, when Phillip Dutton and Connaught took the trophy (as Phillip was originally from Australia, it’s a bit of a cheat. The last time a woman won the event was when Mary King, riding King’s Temptress in 2011. (Lucinda Fredericks riding Headley Britannia won in 2009). The last time an American woman won the LRK3D was back in 2005. That honor went to Rolex Trophy- Kim Severson and Winsome Adante. Moving up from third place after dressage, Smith and Mai Baum finished on a double clear, one of only six teams to stay on their dressage score going into show jumping.
Close on her heels is Tom McEwen and JL Dublin, who added 5.2 time faults to their dressage score, putting them only 3.6 penalty points behind. Liz Halliday-Sharp and Miks Master C also finished with no jumping faults but added 1.6 time penalties, going into show jumping with a score of 28.5.
70.3% of competitors completed the course with 54.1% jumping clear. Six pairs jumped clear inside the time. Eight pairs retired on course, and three were eliminated on account of falls (two rider falls and one horse and rider fall). Stella Artois was pulled up by Jennie Saville in between fences after taking a bad step.
Looking forward to show jumping tomorrow!
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I wish I could see this on the tube. I currently receive RTN’s racing channels but I’d love to see other events, like Rolex.
CHEERS to Jennie Seville pulling up before finished the course because her horse was ‘off’. This is true horsemanship, something you usually see at endurance rides but seldom at Big events like this.
Although I see she has other mounts. Wow.