Author/Administrator: Joanie Morris
Lexington, KY – With three riders in the top 10, the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team had everything to play for in the show jumping on the final day of the 2011 Fidelity Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials in Woodstock, U.K.
And Tiana Coudray played the game the best for the U.S. throughout the week, adding nothing to her dressage score of 49.4 to finish second on Jatial, Inc.’s, Ringwood Magister, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding.
“Today it was pretty much textbook,” said Coudray after the show jumping.
The California native has had a rough spring. After falling at their first CCI4* at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone in April, the pair then struggled at the Lumuhlen CIC3*. Coudray made the decision to stick it out in England over the summer and regain the form that saw her win the Jersey Fresh CCI3* with her flashy grey in 2010.
She found it at Blenheim.
“I am so, so pleased,” said Coudray. “It’s extra special because things have been so tough for quite a while. It was a pretty good way to finish off the season.”