2012 Nutrena USEA AEC Champions Crowned on the Third Day of Competition

September 17th, 2012 8:44 PM | Comments Off on 2012 Nutrena USEA AEC Champions Crowned on the Third Day of Competition
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Saturday, September 8, was the busiest day yet at the 2012 Nutrena USEA American Eventing Championships, presented by Bit of Britain. While the Advanced through Training divisions headed back into the arena to test their showjumping skills in the final phase of competition, Novice and Beginner Novice tackled the cross-country. Marc Donovan’s show jumping course caused costly rails to fall, but one excellent round brought a bittersweet ending to one pair’s already legendary career.

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Becky Holder got her wish for one more solid show jumping round from Tom Holder’s 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Courageous Comet. Becky and Comet headed into the final phase with two rails in hand, almost nine points ahead of Laine Ashker and Anthony Patch. Holder and Comet were able to leave all but one rail in the cups within the time allowed and took home not only the win in the $20,000 Merial Advanced AEC division, but also the USEF Advanced National Championship.

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