Tamra Smith came a long way from California with Mai Baum to contest their first CCI*** together, and luckily she brought a lot of confidence with her to tackle Derek di Grazia’s track at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International.
Smith and “Lexus” set out looking to hold on to their dressage lead, and they easily cruised in 14 seconds under the optimum time of 10 minutes to have a comfortable lead (38.5) over second placed Phillip Dutton on four-star veteran Mighty Nice (43.5).
A year ago, Mai Baum was galloping around the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International CCI** with his owner, young rider Alex Ahearn.
When she decided to go to college, she gave her coach, Tamra Smith the ride this February, and the pair have been steadily lowering their dressage scores and picking up plenty of blue ribbons along the way.
Today, they showed how solid their partnership has become in the CCI***, earning the top score, 38.5, to take the lead heading into tomorrow’s cross-country.
Eventers Buck and Andrea Davidson recently announced they’re expecting their first child in March 2016.
The couple will find out the gender of the baby early next week after Buck competes at the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International (Md.) this weekend. He reports that Andrea already started decorating the nursery while he was away competing at the Boekelo CCIO*** (the Netherlands) this weekend.
My drive up I-95 to Maryland on the third weekend of October every year is one of my favorites, because it’s time for the Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International. The leaves are changing, there’s a crispness in the air, volunteers greet you with a smile, and the smell of Maryland crab cakes and fried food wafts through the air at the United States’ premiere fall three-day.
Schleese Saddles is asking for help in locating seven stolen saddles.
Two of the company’s employees were driving home to their Ontario base from a show in Virginia and made a stop to see clients just outside Niagara Falls.
They spent the night at a Radisson hotel and when they awoke, found that their truck and trailer were gone. Video surveillance showed two men getting out of an SUV in the early morning hours. They drove off about 10 minutes later with the truck and trailer.