Friday, August 5, 2011

Millbrook Horse Trials Update

Boyd Martin and Neville Bardos and Buck Davidson and Ballynoecastle RM lead the PRO Tour Advanced divisions at the Millbrook Horse Trials

Two days of perfect weather at the Millbrook Horse Trials helped riders produce some spectacular dressage tests in the PRO Tour Advanced division.  Boyd Martin and Neville Bardos, continue to show what a special horse he is by scoring a 27.80 in his first Advanced horse trial since his recovery from the tragic fire at True Prospect Farm. They hold the lead in the Advanced - A division over Densey Juvonen's Remington XXV also ridden by Boyd. Leslie Law with Troy Glaus' Rehy Lux continues to show that this horse is one to watch as they scored a 31.60 to sit in third place. Phillip Dutton and Ben owned by Team Rebecca sits in 4th on a 33.40 and Clark Montgemery and Loughen Glen is tied for fifth with Colleen Rutledge's Dillon.

In the Advanced - B division, Buck Davidson put in a beautiful test with Carl and Cassandra Segal's Ballynoecastle RM and Bruce Duchossois' Mighty Nice lived up to his moniker with Phillip Dutton giving him a lovely ride to score a 33.4. Joe Meyer showcased his nineteen-year-old New Zealand legend, Snip, scoring a 36.60 to sit in third place. Michael Pollard and DV8 and Kevin Keene and his own Fernhill Flutter are currently tied for fourth place in the division on a 37.20.

The cross country course looks beautiful and the ground nearly foot perfect. Saturday's Advanced course, designed by Tremaine Cooper, is sure to be a strong test for all riders in the Advanced division.  Saturday's cross country will is bring out the crowds who continue to show strong support of the Millbrook Horse Trials, which benefits Dutchess Land Conservancy.

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