Despite a downpour, the show still went on

Stephanie Izzi of Lakeville piloted her horse, Bainne, around the novice cross-country course in a steady rain on Sunday, May 15. Under difficult conditions she took a fifth-place ribbon in the Kent Horse Trials competition. Photo By Brian Wilcox

KENT — Sunday’s drenching rain put a damper on the Kent Horse Trials but didn’t stop the majority of the intrepid competitors. Show secretary Erin Kehan said they went into the weekend with 121 entries, started the day with 98 entries and wrapped up the last phase of cross-country with 79 teams.

At mid-morning the parking area was nearly full with horse trailers. Competitors getting ready to ride were turned out head to toe in rain gear and the requisite Wellies.

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