Sara Gumbiner and Polaris
Sara Gumbiner and Polaris, shown here at the B element of 15AB, the Fallen Trees, are about halfway around and just starting to think that maybe, just maybe, they are up to a four-star challenge. When you are the only rookie in the field, you might get the feeling of being a little lonely at your first four-star. Fortunately for Sara, she brought a good friend along. Polaris is Irish, which tells you all you need to know about his cross-country attitude. Sara is following my own career path— find a good horse, get good coaching, bend over, put your hands down and ride like you are going to live forever. This pair had some minor mistakes, but they were not serious and nothing that can’t be fixed.