It was a conclusion that no one saw coming. In February, the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of the United States at Deeridge Farms in Wellington ended in a rare jump-off round between the USA and the weekend’s underdog team, Great Britain, who came in with only three riders and no drop score.
As the sun began to cast long shadows across the grand prix field, Beezie Madden and Darry Lou entered the arena, and an audible hush fell over the VIP stands. Madden would be jumping-off against the U.K.’s Alexandra Thornton and Cornetto K, a notoriously speedy pair. But all at once, the atmosphere inside the arena was strangely calm.
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Article written by: Nina Fedrizzi