Tik Maynard edges into first place by a smidgen – Indoor eventing

Tik Maynard on Dutch Times riding to a first place finish on night one of the RWF Indoor Eventing

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Canada’s Tik Maynard took the first round of Horseware Indoor Eventing, riding Dutch Times, edging out second placed Colleen Loach by just tenths of a second.

The combination of hedges, brush jumps and the bank/drop, mixed with maximum height stadium jumps tested accuracy, carefulness and bravery of horse and rider tonight over the course designed by Canadian eventing team coach, Clayton Fredericks.

“I felt like I was all over the place tonight,” said Maynard. “When I walked the course when they set it up – it was HUGE! I wondered if I should stay with my plan to cut the corner on the turn into the bank, but I knew my horse was pretty quick and careful with his feet, and in the end it rode really nicely. A couple of lines didn’t ride as well as I thought they would, but my horse is so awesome that I just let him do his thing. The plan was to be fairly aggressive to the turn into the bank. He’s got a big stride and can sometimes be a little slower over the jumps so my plan was to really get the turns as quick as possible.”

The second and final rounds of both the Greenhawk Canadian Show Jumping Championships and Horseware Indoor Eventing wrap up tomorrow night in The Royal Horse Show, where features will include an encore of the Shetland Pony Grand National Racing as well as a preview of Sunday’s Ontario Toyota Dealers Royal Rodeo.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world’s largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 92nd Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 7-16, 2014 in the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The Royal Horse Show CSI4*-W is just one of a handful of ‘four-star’ competitions in North America and was voted the number one indoor horse show in North America by the North American Riders Group.

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Horseware Indoor Eventing Round One

  1. Tik Maynard / Dutch Times / Vancouver, BC / 56.48
  2. Colleen Loach / FreeSpirit / Dunham, QC / 56.88
  3. Holly Jacks-Smither / More Inspiration / Orangeville, ON / 60.69
  4. Peter Barry / Kilrodan Abbott / Dunham, QC / 61.88
  5. Waylon Roberts / Faolan / Port Perry, ON / 63.67

Excerpted from Royal Winter Fair Press Release by Michelle Dunn

Tik Maynard on Dutch Times

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