Representing the United States, Tiana Coudray and Ringwood Magister put in a brilliant dressage test, a nearly foot-perfect cross country course with only 2 time faults, but had a little difficulty in stadium, dropping two rails. With a field as tightly packed among the top horses and riders as this year’s Badminton, two rails were enough to drop her from 10th after cross country to 17th but still left her as the leading U.S. rider.
You could not ask for a more beautiful Badminton from this gorgeous pair. Dressage was polished and impressive, while Tiana’s cross country on “Finn” was as near perfect as you will ever see.
Eventing Nation did a superb job covering the event. Big kudos to their amazing team of writers and photographers. We are very lucky to have such a great blog chronicling our sport.
Here is Tiana’s picture perfect cross country ride.
Congratulations, Tiana and “Finn”! You were amazing. KICK ON!