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A “Really” Good Trip Earns 3rd in the Derby Finals Classic Round

It was a strong day in Kentucky for west coast riders. For some, a really strong day. Really, a ten-year-old Mecklenburg black roan gelding, earned a combined score of 270.5 to place third in the classic behind Tori Colvin and Nick Haness respectively. After enjoying some turnout following his flight from Southern California, he made the flowing course look effortless much to the delight of his team including owner, Michelle Cob, rider, Jenny Karazissis, and trainer, Devon Gibson.

“This is his MO. He loves to jump high—the higher, the better,” Devon said of his scope. “Jenny has said repeatedly, ‘If you pointed him at the VIP tent, he could jump it!’ Nothing is too big for him,” she added.

Coverage from the 2019 USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals. Interview with top placing contest, conducted and published the day before the final class. Read entire article.