The Intermediate divisions at Rocking Horse Winter I Horse Trials wrapped up earlier this afternoon, with Marilyn Little and RF Quarterman and Buck Davidson and Petite Flower winning the Open Intermediate divisions.
In Open Intermediate A, RF Quarterman, a 7-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Raylyn Farms, sat in second place after both dressage and show jumping and moved up to take the win on 25.6 after jumping double clear on cross country. “Fitty” placed third in the Dutta Corp Fair Hill International CCI2* to end his season last fall.
Ballynoe Castle RM finished in second on 30.8, picking up just 3.2 time penalties on cross country to add to his dressage score. The Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Carl and Cassie Segal, is 15 this year, and Buck said in December that he and the Segals have no expectations for “Reggie” at this point in his career. They’re letting him call the shots.
Leslie Law finished in third place on 31.6 with Fernhill Whatever, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Greyside LLC, adding just 3.6 time penalties on cross country. Leslie, who just wrapped up Eventing 18 training sessions in Ocala, said he’s lucky to have a very talented string of horses right now and plans to keep competing while balancing his new role as USEF Developing Rider Coach.
Buck Davidson and Petite Flower won the Open Intermediate-B division, adding just .8 cross country time penalties to their dressage score to finish on 22.3. “Flower,” a 12-year-old Thoroughbred mare owned by Sherrie Martin, is gearing up to compete in the Wellington Eventing Showcase at the end of the month, along with her barnmate Reggie.
Leslie Law took a top finish in this division too with Tout de Suite, an 8-year-old British Sport Horse gelding owned by Beatrice Rey-Herme, picking up 2.8 time penalties on cross country to finish second on 23.5. “Colby,” who we profiled last year on EN’s Got Talent, is another horse Leslie has said he’s very excited about.
Joe Meyer and Sanskrit, a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, round out the top three on 31.6, adding six cross country time penalties. Joe told us earlier this month that he’s aiming for Rolex with Sanskrit.
Jessica Schultz finished on her dressage score of 28.9 with Lock N’ Load, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding she owns, to win the Intermediate Rider division.
Eventing 25 rider Bailey Moran and Loughnatousa Caislean, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Small Fortune Farms, finished in second place on 36.9 in their final preparation event before their planned move up to Advanced at Rocking Horse Winter II Horse Trials on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Nicole Doolittle and Tops, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding she owns, round out the top three in the Intermediate rider division, adding 5.2 time penalties on cross to finish on a final score of 38.5.
The other divisions are still rolling along at Rocking Horse, so be sure to click here to follow along with the live scores. I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s so nice to have the season underway. Go Eventing!