Two years ago, in Las Vegas, Nev., four of the top United States hunter riders challenged four superstar European show jumpers to a duel. And, much to the Americans’ chagrin, the Europeans came out on top.
So, the rematch was charged with tension. And humor. Yes, this competition might have had the pride of American hunter riders at stake, but it wasn’t a bitter fight. With wry commentary from Frank Madden and Melanie Smith Taylor, and riders with a sense of humor about the rematch, this class was good entertainment, to be sure.