Rafalca, a 15-year-old Oldenburg (Argentinius—Ratine, Rubinstein) mare owned by Ann Romney, Beth Meyer and Amy Ebeling, had mistakes in the two and one tempis and earned a score of 65.25 for 17th place.
“Sometimes I think you make one mistake, and it leads to another and another,” said Jan. “It’s unfortunate. She’s been great every day, and she’s been good at the last few shows. I wish it would have gone a little bit better because she’s gone really well, and she warmed up nice. Sometimes that’s not the way it goes. And the only place it counts is in the arena.”
The riders will compete in the freestyle for the World Cup title at 2 p.m. tomorrow. See full results from today’s Grand Prix.