Lisa Marie Fergusson of Langley, BC and Gina Fiore’s 14-year old Irish Sport Horse gelding, Feral Errol sired by Errolgal Flight, won it all in the CCI2* division at Rebecca Farm Three Day Event; one of the largest eventing competitions held in the USA, July 24-28 in Kalispell, MT. This year’s attendance set an all-time high attracting over 600 entries.
Fergusson and Feral Errol took the lead early in the competition and never lost it. The pair kicked off the event scoring 44.3 penalties in the dressage phase, well ahead Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato’s second place score of 49.1. With a foot perfect performance over Ian Stark’s boldly re-designed cross-country course, Fergusson kept her first place lead heading into show jumping, where a double clear round gave them the win.
Regarding their performance and win this weekend Fergusson remarked, “I’ve only had Errol for two months and prior to getting him he had been off for a year, so really, everything right now is about strength, conditioning and getting to know each other. Errol is a very athletic and talented horse so my expectations going into any competition are to be to be very competitive. My goal heading into Rebecca Farm was top three and Errol was fantastic in all three phases so I am obviously thrilled with the win.”
“The goals for the rest of the season are to do a couple of national horse trials, a CIC 3* international horse trials and wrap up the season at the Fair Hill CCI 3* Three Day Event,” Fergusson said. “Obviously a lot has to come together for that to happen but I think it is well within Errol’s abilities and I am very excited to have him in my barn.”
Fergusson also placed sixth in the CCI 2* division with her own Honor Me, the seven-year- old Canadian bred Welsh Sport Horse.