Allison Springer (USA) and her veteran mount Arthur secured an early lead in the dressage phase of the $75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase, presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty. Competition will continue with the show jumping phase beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Global International Ring at Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) Saturday morning, February 6, with the cross-country phase starting with the first rider on course at 1 p.m.
Springer and Arthur took the lead with a score of 29.1. Buck Davidson (USA) and Ballynoecastle RM will move into the show jumping phase in second place, receiving a 30.1, while Boyd Martin (USA), winner of last year’s event, sits in third place aboard new mount Blackfoot Mystery with a 30.6.
$75,000 Asheville Regional Airport Wellington Eventing Showcase presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty Dressage Scores
1. Allison Springer (USA), Arthur, 1999 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Bradenburg’s Windstar x Kelly owned by the Arthur Syndicate LLC: 27.06, 31.18, 29.1
2.Buck Davidson (USA), Ballynoecastle RM, 2000 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Ramiro B x Ballyvaldon Natalie owned by Cassandra Segal: 28.97, 31.18, 30.1
3. Boyd Martin (USA), Blackfoot Mystery, 2004 Thoroughbred gelding by Out of Place x True Mystery owned by Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate LLC: 31.03, 30.15, 30.6
4. Marilyn Little (USA), RF Demeter, 2002 Oldenburg mare by Rubin-Royal x Patricia owned by Jacqueline Mars, Patrick White, & Raylyn Farms, Inc.: 27.65, 34.12, 30.9
5. Lynn Symansky (USA), Donner, 2003 Thoroughbred gelding by Gorky Park x Smart Jane owned by The Donner Syndicate LLC: 30.15, 31.91, 31.0
5. Colleen Rutledge (USA), Covert Rights, 2006 Thoroughbred cross by Black Fox Farm Incognito x Let’s Get It Right owned by Colleen Rutledge: 30.44, 31.47, 31.0
5. Sinead Halpin (USA), Manoir de Carneville, 2000 Selle Francais gelding by Gaub x Carneville owned by Manoir de Carneville Syndicate: 29.71, 32.35, 31.0
8. Doug Payne (USA), Vandiver, 2004 Trakehner gelding by Windfall x Visions of Grandeur owned by Debi Crowley: 30.29, 31.91, 31.1
9. Phillip Dutton (USA), Fernhill Cubalawn, 2003 Holsteiner gelding by Con Capitol x Corse Lawn owned by Caroline Moran, Simon Roosevelt, & Thomas Tierney: 30.74, 32.06, 31.4
10. Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp (USA), HHS Cooley, 2004 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Echo x Flown owned by Deborah Halliday: 28.97, 34.41, 31.7