Unex Omelli has been out of major competition for eight months, but he wasted no time getting back in the swing of things at his first big show back. He and British rider Tim Gredley scooped up the top prize in the $40,000 Pennsylvania Big Jump at the Pennsylvania National with a speedy jump-off round.
Scott Stewart jumped into the lead of Round 1 of the World Champion Hunter Rider Pro Hunter Rider Finals, and he never let go. Over four rounds of competition, Stewart laid down one stellar round after another to earn his fifth career title at Capital Challenge.
Elizabeth Benson could only improve her hunter phase placing by moving up one spot, so she did just that. Finishing yesterday’s hunter phase of the Washington International Equitation Classic in second place, Benson, 17, entered the ring this afternoon after seeing 33 of her competitors tackle the jumper course set by Michel Vaillancourt, as the riders returned in reverse order. Her scores of 92, 91.5 and 87.5 gave her the round’s highest score of 90.33, and she sits in the top spot going into tonight’s work-off phase.