The Jersey Fresh Three-day Event hosted a record number of entries over the weekend in CIC and CCI divisions at both the two- and three-star level.
In the CCI3*, Andrea Leatherman rode her own Mensa to victory by the narrowest margin over Thailand's Nina Ligon and Fernhill Fearless. Leatherman moved up from fifth after the dressage to take the lead following the cross-country, posting one of only four double-clear rounds. In the final phase, Mensa left all the rails in place but collected five time faults to stay .6 points ahead of Ligon. Doug Payne and Running Order collected third place honors.
In the CIC3*, Will Faudree and Pawlow were the only pair in either three-star division to show jump double clear, as time faults plagued the majority of the competitors. Despite an impressive international record which includes Team Gold at the 2003 Pan American Games, this was Faudree's first individual win in an FEI competition. California natives, Tiana Coudray and Jennie Brannigan were second and third in the CIC3* on Master Hill and Cambalda respectively.
Young Riders, Caitlin Silliman (Catch A Star) and Arden Wildasin (Totally Awesome Bosco) led the U.S. effort in the CCI2* division, placing second and third behind Canada's Lisa Marie Fergusson and Smart Move.
The CIC2* was won handily by Canadian WEG veteran Rebecca Howard riding Roquefort. Will Coleman had two horses in the top four of this division, claiming second place with Obos O'Reilly and fourth with Westwind's El Dorado. Phillip Dutton and Young Man split Coleman's two horses in third place.
Full results can be found at: http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/14665.html
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