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By Susan Salk on May 17, 2011
The biggest eventing competition on American soil, held April 28th through May 1, was a “weekend of almosts” for top-level eventer Laine Ashker and her ex-racehorse Thoroughbred Anthony Patch. They were almost perfect in so many steps along the way that at times Ashker felt they just might win the prestigious Rolex Three Day. But like clockwork, something unexpected got in their way. A misstep and spook in the dressage test, a downed rail in the jumpers, and a stop and refusal at the coffin jump in cross country, were small events that hobbled an otherwise brilliant ride, she says. […]