Canadians still on top after cross-country at Hagyard Midsouth CCI1*

Karl Slezak & Fernhill Dutch Design.

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Canada’s Eventing Ken and Barbie Karl Slezak on Fernhill Dutch Design and Katlyn Hewson on Fernhill Cascum Marco are both sitting in first place in the CCI1* – A and the CCI1* – B respectively after cross-country at the Hagyard Midsouth Three Day at the Kentucky Horse Park. Karl and Katlyn have been a couple for a few years now so it is awesome to see them both in 1st place. After dressage on Thursday, Karl was in a tie for second place and Katlyn was in the lead.

Cross-country was on Friday and the course did take it’s toll. Seventeen of the 54 riders (divisions combined) did not finish as a result of retiring, eliminations and four rider falls.

Katlyn said, “I think I’m speaking for everyone here when I say cross country walked tough. I was a bit nervous about the first water and we came in a bit bolder then I had planned but he jumped it spot on and after that I knew we had it. I’m super excited for both Karl and I tomorrow. Hopefully we keep it together!”

Karl added, “We’ve had a great couple days so far. To be well placed after dressage was a good start. Thank goodness the sun came out today and helped dry up the footing. The track was well laid out with enough galloping fences in between some very challenging combinations. And as the results will show the combinations were tough and early on on course (fence 4) I was very happy with DD he’s been a bit green leading up to this event but he pulled out all the stops and was fantastic.”

CCI* Division A

  • 1st Karl Slezak (CAN) on Fernhill Dutch Design
  • 2nd Lauren Lambert on Fine With Me
  • 3rd Christina Henriksen on Princess Pavan

CCI* Division B

  • 1st Katlyn Hewson (CAN) on Fernhill Cascum Marco
  • 2nd Emily Shirley on Raptor Force
  • 3rd Frankie Simpson (CAN) on Mr. Cryptonite

Hagyard MidSouth 3Day & Team Challenge HT [Website] [Times] [Results]

Fernhill Cascum Marco, the other man in Katlyn Hewson's life is being pampered after a successful cross-country

Fernhill Cascum Marco, the other man in Katlyn Hewson’s life is being pampered after a successful cross-country

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