Monday News and Notes from Success Equestrian

Kristi Nunnik and R Star won the CIC 3* at Rebecca Farm for the second year in a row. Photo by Samantha Clark.

Good morning, EN. Please excuse any typing errors I might have today, I’m writing this with what I expect is a broken pinky, result of quite a dirty little stop by my guy in the warm up of our CT today. Every time I hit the Return button with my pinky I curse me and my horse. I hope you all enjoyed the coverage from Rebecca Farm this weekend, Samantha did an absolutely stellar job in covering the various happenings at that beautiful venue. One of my favorites was definitely getting to see Ian Stark ride Gin N’ Juice, what an absolute treat for Ian and Hawley.

Weekend Results:

Rebecca Farm 

Horse Park of NJ

USPC National Championships

Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Events Opening this Week:

 Feather Creek H.T. (Oklahoma, A-5)  Dunnabeck H.T. (Illinois, A-4)  Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (Georgia, A-3)  Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T. (Maryland, A-2) Windy Wyoming H.T. (Wyoming, A-9)  Flying Cross Farm H.T. (Kentucky, A-8) GMHA September Horse Trials (Vermont, A-1)

Monday News:

Kristi Nunnik won the CIC 3*at Rebecca Farm this weekend for the second year in a row. Kristi and her gorgeous mare R Star were second behind Phillip Dutton after dressage, and dropped down to fifth after cross-country. However, she leapt up the leaderboard after posting one of the few double clear rounds in stadium. [Dressage at Rebecca Farm] [Cross Country Report] [Kristi Nunnik Wins Rebecca Farm]

Lisa Marie Ferguson added no jumping faults to her dressage score to win the CCI 2* at Rebecca Farm with Feral Errol (best name ever?). Jorden Lindstet placed second, and EN blogger Julie Wolfer placed third. [CCI 2* Dressage] [2* Cross Country Report] [2* Final Results]

More proof that eventers will jump anything, Horse Nation presents 13 cross-counry fences that will make you ‘pee your breeches.’ My personal favorite is the Harry Potter-esque giant spider. [Horse Nation]

Sue Benson recalls the months and days leading up to cross-country day at the 2012 London Olympic Games, where the world’s best contested medals on her course. She recalls that the FEI wanted her to design a course that would ‘test the best, but not defeat the less experienced. [Inside the Games]

Arkansas, the Thoroughbred gelding Grand Prix jumper, added another impressive win to his resume, he took home top prize at the $30,000 Mount Equinox Grand Prix at the Vermont Summer Festival with rider Hilary Simpson. Simpson and Arkansas were one of the only two double clear rounds that day. [The Chronicle]

Verrazano won the $1 million Haskell Invitational with John Velazquez in the irons. The highly touted 3-year-old won by 9 3/4 lengths, the largest margin in 46 years, and beat Preakness winner Oxbow while he was at it. Verrazano could travel next to the Travers Stakes in Saratoga at the end of August. [Star-Ledger]

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