McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z. Photo Credit: The Book LLC.
McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, and HH Carlos Z saved the best for last to win the $50,000 Old Salem Farm CSI 2* Grand Prix, presented by The Kincade Group, from the final spot in the jump-off order at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows. Highlighting Sunday’s hunter competition, McKayla Langmeier of East Granby, CT, claimed the Grand Junior Hunter Championship with long-time partner, Czar-Z. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows continue on May 17-22.
Olympic veteran Phillip Dutton jumped from fifth place to first with a flawless performance on Sportsfield Candy in the final show jumping phase to win the CCI** at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, presented by BW Furlong & Associates on Sunday. Dutton and his Irish Sport Horse also had a clear go on the cross country course on Saturday to finish on their dressage score of 48.8 penalties. "He was good, he's a really careful horse," said Dutton of the 9-year-old gelding. "He needed to do a CCI** for qualifications. I've had him at CIC*** all spring so this was a step down a little bit from what we have been doing, but I think it was a great experience for him. I am pleased for the horse in particular because he is quite talented."
In a nail-biting finish to the CCI3* division at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event, Ryan Wood clinched the title with a solid show jumping round aboard Powell on his dressage score of 46.00. “He warmed up great, went in there, and jumped his heart out,” Wood said. “I wasn’t preparing too much for it, I was just going to go out and do the best I can.”
Boyd Martin and Welcome Shadow broke their tie for second place, earning the slot in the finish on 46.30. Martin, however, found it difficult to be too excited. “For me, it’s a very hard event to celebrate,” he commented. “Yesterday was one of the worst days I’ve ever experienced in eventing. I was thrilled with my horse, but it’s pretty hard to punch the air and yell and shout, just because it’s been an absolute miserable weekend.”
Day three of the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event saw Ryan Wood of Australia hold onto the lead in the CCI*** following cross country. Woods rode Powell to a two-day score of 46.0 penalties despite incurring 2.4 time faults. "He was awesome. He saved me in a couple spots around the course. He's a big horse and he's got a massive stride. He was quite good on his minutes," said Wood of Powell on his first CCI*** cross country course.
It is with deep regret that we announce that Philippa Humphreys, 33, suffered fatal injuries in a rotational fall at fence 16 on the cross-country course of the CCI3* at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Humphreys, a British citizen living in Rockford, MI, was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby Hamilton, NJ, where she was pronounced dead by the attending physician. Her horse, Rich N Famous, was uninjured.
"All of us connected with the Jersey Fresh International are deeply saddened by today's tragic news and we extend our condolences to Philippa's husband, Peter, and to her entire family," said Dan Wunderlich, Chairman of the Jersey Fresh Three-Day Event.
Equine Journal sends our deepest condolences, thoughts, and sympathies to Philippa’s husband, and all her family and connections.