Washington D.C.—Oct. 26
Meredith “Maddy” Darst had a choice when she planned for the Hermes Washington International Horse Show Equitation Classic. She could ride the seasoned equitation horse that helped her qualify for ASPCA Maclay Finals (Ky.), or she could ride a much newer partner.
She’d ridden that horse, Soldier, for the first time about a month ago at Capital Challenge (Md.). While he had miles in the hunters and derbies, Soldier didn’t have much practice in the equitation, and at 7 was still pretty green.