After jogging successfully on Sunday morning all 23 remaining Adequan USEA Gold Cup CIC3* horse and rider combinations took their turn in show jumping arena at the Richland Park Horse Trials. Early morning rain gave way to clear skies and the sun remained throughout the CIC3* jumping and for the Advanced riders who followed as well.
The CIC3* and Advanced horses jumped in reverse order of placing based on standings after cross-country. In the CIC3* it took eight horse and rider pairs to get the first double-clear round in the three-star, which was posted by Buck Davidson on Park Trader, who jumped out of order because he also had to ride Carlevo later in the lineup. Five pairs after that Alexandra Knowles and Sound Prospect also jumped clear to move up from 12th to ninth. Joe Meyer on Clip Clop and Boyd Martin on Tsetserleg also had double clears to improve their standings to seventh and sixth, respectively. Continue Reading