Piggy March with Brookfield Cavalier Cruise Claim the Lead and Lauren Nicholson with Landmark’s Jungle Gold Dominate on the First Day at the MARS Maryland 5 Star!

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Edited Press Release

First-time MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill p/b Brown Advisory competitor, Piggy March (GBR), and her mount Brookfield Cavalier Cruise have stormed into the lead after the first day of dressage competition, earning an impressive score of 24.2 from the judging panel. Currently in second place is Monica Spencer (NZL) with Artist scoring 28.4, and in third place, we have Hannah Sue Hollberg (USA) and Capitol HIM with a score of 32.4.

Lauren Nicholson and Landmark’s Jungle Gold Top Leaderboard for the USEF CCI3-L Eventing National Championship*

Picture by Shannon Brinkman Photography

The Main Arena opened Thursday morning with dressage tests for the USEF CCI3*-L Eventing National Championship. Olympian Lauren Nicholson (The Plains, Va.) currently leads the championship with a score of 30.6 aboard Landmark’s Jungle Gold, a 2015 Warmblood gelding owned and bred by Ms. Jaqueline Mars. Currently in second place in the division is Lynn Smyansky (Middleburg, Va.) with Idefix van de Crumelhaeve, and Woods Baughman (Lexington, Ky.) with Kamara CFF is in third place. The CCI3*-L division will continue with the second day of dressage tomorrow at 9:05 a.m. ET.

You can watch the event via USEF Network for domestic viewers, Horse & Country TV for viewers outside of North America, and via Maryland Public Television. For the latest schedule and results, please visit the official event website at www.maryland5star.us.