IRELAND’S O’CONNOR WINS THE MARS MARYLAND 5 STAR AT FAIR HILL
Fulton Finishes Third in CCI3* – https://equiery.com/irelands-oconnor-wins-the-mars-maryland-5-star-at-fair-hill/
Maryland was represented well in the CCI3* with Finksburg rider Savannah Fulton scoring a 31.4 in dressage to sit in eighth place before cross-country with Cash Point. The pair competed last year in this same division and Cash Point clearly has grown a lot in the past year having a perfect cross-country trip on Saturday, October 21. The pair jumped fault free on Sunday, October 22 to finish third in the CCI3* on a final score of 31.4.
The division was won by U.S. rider Caroline Pamukcu on HSH Connor. The pair lead from start to finish ending on their dressage score of 25.4. Lauren Nicholson rode Larcot Z to second place.
Fellow Marylander Ema Klugman of Clarskburg rode Slieve Callan Alpha to 23rd place overall while Sarah Cousins and Wizard (partially owned by Marylanders as part of the OTTB Syndicate) finished 28th.
There were three Maryland-bred horses in the CCI3* this year with Charmed Victory earning the highest overall ranking. The 2013 Thoroughbred gelding, bred by Sycamore Hall Thoroughbreds, was ridden to 23rd place by Erin Kanara. Brigantine, a 2009 Holsteiner mare bred by Elizabeth Callahan, finished 32nd with Stefanie Mazza in the irons. Phillip Dutton withdrew Lincoln’s Address, a 2016 Thoroughbred gelding bred by Larry Johnson, before cross-country.