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Hutchins-Kristen Maintains Lead after Cross-Country in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship; Pierce Remains on Top in USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Oct 20, 2017, 7:44 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – Competitors took on Jay Hambly’s cross-country course at the Kentucky Horse Park on Friday for the second day of competition at the 2017 Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event.

Bethany Hutchins-Kristen and Geluk HVF (Photo Courtesy of Xpress Foto)

Bethany Hutchins-Kristen (Dryden, Mich.) held on to her lead in the USEF CCI1* Eventing National Championship with Geluk HVF, the six-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion she owns with Marian Hutchins. They jumped double-clear in the cross-country phase to head into the final day of competition on their dressage score of 42.2.

Hannah Leahey (Bloomington, Ill.) and Cassinova, her eight-year-old Holsteiner gelding, moved up from fourth to second, thanks to their double-clear cross-country round, and sit on their dressage score of 47.9.

Robin (Andrew) Walker (Grass Lake, Mich.) and SBT Barolo, the seven-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding he owns with Roger Schramm and Alston Kerr, and Beth Perkins (Rutherfordton, N.C.) and Handsome Harry, her six-year-old Thoroughbred/Hanoverian gelding, are tied in third on a score of 48.8.

Anna Pierce and River King (Photo Courtesy of Xpress Foto)

In the USEF CCI1*-JR/YR Eventing National Championship, Anna Pierce (Lucas, Texas) and River King, the 16-year-old Oldenburg gelding she owns with Diane Pierce, jumped double-clear to stay atop the leaderboard on their dressage score of 42.7.

Elizabeth Scheltema (Caledonia, Mich.) and Bill Owen, Kathryn Scheltema’s 13-year-old Hanoverian/Hackney-cross gelding, went double-clear to move up from a third-place tie to second place on their dressage score of 45.3.

Colin Gaffney (Akron, Ohio) and Timaru, his 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, climbed from fifth to third with a double-clear round to remain on their dressage score of 45.6.

Show jumping begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, for the CCI1* and CCI1*-JR/YR divisions.

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