Round 1 of the 20202 ASPCA Maclay Final tested control.

“You had some questions that kept being repeated—long to short, long to short—really showing that the kids had focus and control over the track,” said Stacia Klein-Madden, trainer to 2020 winner Dominic Gibbs.

The 90/10 Exercise, courtesy of The EquiVault, your online equestrian center, also tests rideability and control after the fence. Broken down into five parts, it emphasizes the flatwork required between fences, so you too can nail the second trot jump like Gibbs.

Do try this at home!

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