Three Is Better Than One: This Weekend's Big Winners

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ho doesn’t love a good win? It’s the perfect culmination of hard work, practice, and a little bit of luck sprinkled on top. From dressage in Illinois, to world-class show jumping in Valence, to cross-country in Scotland - we’ve got you covered.

Since we couldn’t choose just one favorite win from this weekend, why not showcase three? I sure don’t hate it.

1. America’s top dressage pairs danced into the menage this weekend at the Lamplight Equestrian Center to compete at the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions. From the 4-year-old stars in the making to the Grand Prix veterans, horse-and-rider strutted their stuff before the end of the summer season.

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Alice Tarjan and Candescent won the Intermediate II blue ribbon.

2. I’ll never get sick of seeing Kent Farrington on the top of the podium. During the second and final week of the Jumping International de Valence show, the former Longines World No. 1 aboard his longtime parter, Gazelle, shot to the top to win the CSI5* Grand Prix. 

Kent Farrington and Gazelle are the CSI5* Valence winners. 

3. The final leg of the Event Riders Masters was held during the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials. Battling it out in less than ideal conditions (classic Scottish rain), Australia’s Christopher Burton came out on top to win the CIC3* series. 

Christopher Burton is the winner of the coveted Event Rider Masters title.

 

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Written by Lizzy Youngling

Lizzy Youngling has been a die-hard equestrian groupie since the age of three. Although not in the saddle as much as she’d like, Lizzy is a fan of all things horses. When she’s not writing for Noelle Floyd, she can be found at the boathouse training with the United States Rowing National Team in Princeton, NJ with the hopes of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games.