Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous
Good horses make hard courses look easy. RF Scandalous (Kitty) and Marilyn Little are in the middle of a serious four-star combination with long distances between elements. You can see the angle that Kitty is taking across the Angled Cabin at 6C while Marilyn is already measuring her left turn toward a 90-degree corner. Because she rides with a little-too-long stirrup leather for upper level cross-country work, Marilyn has to stand up straight in the stirrups to stay with Kitty’s prodigious effort. She is in the right place at the top of their arc over the cabin, but her straight knee will magnify the shock of landing. Details like this did not prevent this pair from winning this year’s National Four-Star Championship, as the top-placed U.S. combination in the event.