It was a fantastic afternoon for eventing at the Horse Park of New Jersey today for the Jersey Fresh three-day event. After a rocky beginning to their first season at intermediate, both Crackerjack and Merging have matured into genuine two-star horses.
With double clear rounds on both horses today, Crackerjack maintained the lead in the CCI2* and Merging moved up from 6th to 4th place. Boyd said both horses felt like seasoned campaigners over their toughest test to date.
|Caitlin and Hoku|
Caitlin and Hoku breezed around their first CIC three-star course to stand in tenth place. This was a big step for both of them and now they are qualified to run around the CCI*** at Bromont next month. It was a very exciting day for this pair that also has had a dramatic and successful comeback after the fire at True Prospect Farm nearly one year ago.
Because the Olympic selectors felt that Neville didn't have anything to prove by running cross-country today, he will just do the show jumping tomorrow. His next run will also be at Bromont. "We're trying some different things right now in his dressage warm up; obviously yesterday's plan didn't work, but this morning we changed things around and went through the four-star test again and it felt good."
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