Hi! Lindsay from COTH here. I was the person in the video! I was walking out to shoot the table he’d just jumped, and that area was not really roped off into specific galloping lanes. I can understand why since Jersey Fresh has four different courses all winding back and forth. On Saturday I did see a few people go down the wrong galloping lanes and have to turn around.
I was walking in front of a ditch and brush fence that was on the advanced courses, so thought I was safe.
I saw him jump the table and make a turn, but I hadn’t been in that field yet so didn’t know what path riders were taking, but assumed since it was Doug he was probably taking an alternative, shorter route.
I just stopped and waited for him to pass. There weren’t a lot of spectators in that field, and I never felt in any danger. Not sure about the penalty, but I will say they’re so often applied inconsistently, at least for FEI yellow cards.