Photos by Alan Fabricant
What started off as a nice bright sunny day ended with a jump off in the rain.
63 pairs of riders and horses traversed the grass Stadium Derby Field under ideal conditions during the first round.
15 of them went clear (no rail knockdowns or time faults).
Just as the jump off was about to begin, the rains came.
8 of the 15 went clear led by Jessica Springsteen (yes, Bruce’s daughter) of the USA riding Volage Du Val Henry to win first place.
Second place aboard Bardolina 2 was Canada’s Mario Deslauriers.
Lucas Porter of the USA came in third riding C Hunter.