Marissa Nielsen & Vinetta M Top Woodside CIC3*

Marissa Nielsen and Vinetta M. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Marissa Nielsen and her own Vinetta M are in a very favorable position after the first two phases at the Woodside CIC3* — right at the very top in the pair’s debut at the level.

Marissa and the 9-year-old Hanoverian (Caproni x Parodie, by Pommery) earned a 34.8 in the dressage before having one pole down and one time penalty for a current score of 39.8. These two are in fine form, coming to Woodside off a third place finish in the CCI2* at Rebecca Farm over the summer, followed by a clean cross country run in their Advanced debut at Twin Rivers in September.

Alexis Helffrich and London Town.

Alexis Helffrich is second aboard London Town, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood (Laitin x  Kildara Baylee, by Rising Fortune) owned by Pamela Williams. After posting a 34 in the first phase, the pair had two rails and 7 time penalties to sit on 49 points.

Bec Braitling and Soaring Bird. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Bec Braitling piloted Andrea and Connie Baxter’s Soaring Bird to third in the division. The 12-year-old Thoroughbred (Birdonthewire x Vuelta, by Far North), earned a 41.3 in the first phase and had two down + four time penalties for a two-phase score of 53.3

Kerry Groot and Borasco are fourth on 58 penalty points, and Liza Horan is sixth with Lafite on a score of 58.3.

Amber Levine and Carry On. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Amber Levine is leading the CIC2* aboard her own Carry On. She and the 11-year-old KWPN (Vittorio x Jaraica, by Bredero) jumped clear in Friday’s show jumping to remain on their dressage score of 28.8.

Bec Braitling follows in second with Lauren Burnell’s Santana II, an 8-year-old Oldenburg (Camax L x Hofdame H, by Heraldkik xx), after they had two pesky time penalties in the show jumping for a current score of 29.5. Madison Temkin took third with her own Dr. Hart. The 11-year-old Thoroughbred (Skimming x Moving Memo, by Memo) jumped clear to stay on his dressage score of 31.7.

Charlotte Babbitt and 2 A.M. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Charlotte Babbitt is out in front of the 32-entry CIC* with her own 2 A.M, a 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Sheraton x Regina K). The one-star debutants are sitting pretty on 29 penalty points after show jumping clear.

Alexis Helffrich is second again, this time with M Creme De La Creme SE on a score of 31, and Asia Vedder is third with Isi on 31.1.

The CIC riders head out over Ian Stark’s cross country courses today, Saturday Oct. 6. The one-star starts at 10 a.m. local time, the two-star starts is at 12:15 p.m. local time, and the CIC3* will start at 1:45 p.m. local. You can watch all the action via live stream thanks to Ride On Video at this link. Stay tuned for more from Woodside!

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