Australian leads event at Fair Hill

THE BALTIMORE SUN

FAIR HILL -- Olympic veteran David Green of Australia leads David O'Connor of The Plains, Va., by two-tenths of one penalty after two days of the M&M;'s U.S. Equestrian Team Fall Three-Day Event Championship at Fair Hill International.

Green completed the endurance phase with no jumping and four-tenths of a time penalty to take the lead with a two-phase score of 55.2 on Chatsby, a 12-year-old thoroughbred. The jumping phase is today.

Jim Fairclough of Newton, N.J., leads the USET Four-in-Hand Driving Championship, and Mark Schofield of Millbrook, N.Y., leads the Schering Plough/American Horse Shows Association Singles Championship. Chester Weber of Ocala, Fla., leads the Advanced Pairs Driving competition.

The event, which ends today, is the first U.S. trial being used by the equestrian team to select its squad for the 1996 Olympics.

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