It was a big weekend for the future superstars of our sport! New champions were crowned on both coasts in divisions for Yearling, 2-year-old, 3-year-old and 4-year-old Future Event Horses.
Be sure to visit the USEA website for complete coverage of the East and West Coast Championships, and the @useventing Instagram has some fantastic video and photos from both events. Here’s a quick rundown of the overall champions — for more detailed results, including filly/colt divisions, see the final scores:
East Coast Championships (Loch Moy Farm, Maryland)
The East Coast championships were held at Loch Moy Farm
FEH Yearling: Wise Santos Du Pele (Donatus x Ravina), a Hanoverian colt owned and handled by Ronald Zabala-Goetschel on a score of 90.825
FEH 2-Year-Old: Wise Master Bonhaldik (Royaldik x Master Bonnie), an Oldenburg/Irish Sport Horse/Thoroughbred colt owned and handled by Ronald Zabala-Goetschel on a score of 81.5
FEH 3-Year-Old and East Coast Grand Champion: Wise Master Rubelk (Shamelk x Master Ruby), an Anglo-Arab/Irish Sport Horse owned and handled by Ronald Zabala-Goetschel, on a score of 88.973
FEH 4-Year-Old: Santa Barbara DASH (San City x Barcarole), an Oldenburg mare owned by Katie Bryant and ridden by Lauren Chumley on a score of 83.20
West Coast Championships (Twin Rivers, California)
FEH Yearling: BlueDreamin CMeFly (BlueDreaminCatadude x BlueDreamin Gemini), a Sport Pony stallion owned by Megan Bittle, on a score of 81.2.
FEH 2-Year-Old: Hallelujah DF (Mighty Magic x Columbia BF), a Holsteiner filly owned by Cheron Laboissonniere and handled by Jennifer and Earl McFall, on a score of 87.7
FEH 3-Year-Old and West Coast Grand Champion: Lady Elegance (Landkonig x Ultimate Elegance), an Oldenburg filly owned and handled by Marta Petrenko, on a score of 84.5
FEH 4-Year-Old: Lucky Seven (Herbstkonig x LaRochelle), a Trakehner gelding owned by Susan Darling-Mahoney and ridden by Natalie Brady, on a score of 81.5