Smith Leads Start to Finish at AEC
In first place after the dressage phase with a score of 26.4, Tamra Smith and Mai Baum clinched the U.S. Equestrian Federation National Advanced Horse Trials Championship Sept. 2 at the American Eventing National Championships in Parker, Colorado. The pair picked up just 1.6 time penalties on cross country and then had the only double-clear show-jumping round to finish on 28.0. “He was unbelievable,” said Smith of the 12-year-old German Sport Horse gelding. “He’s the best horse in the world and I’m just so fortunate to be sitting on him.”
Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato finished second with a score of 39.5. In third place was Smith aboard Fleeceworks Royal with 45.4.
Tamra Smith and Mai Baum