The $25,000 Pennsylvania Big Jump was a bit of a drama-filled event. Veterans McLain Ward and Goldika 559 prevailed in a three-horse jump-off over young up-and-comers Brianne Goutal and Michael Morrissey.
But there was a lot of action in the first round, too. Course designer Michel Vaillancourt built a really tough triple combination, with a triple-bar in, two tight strides to a vertical and another tight one stride to another vertical. The B and C elements of this combination fell like rain all night.