Three Intermediate divisions have wrapped up at the Rocking Horse Winter 3 Horse Trials in Altoona, FL on this sunny–albeit windy–weekend.
On Friday’s one-day format competition, Lynn Symansky won the 25-horse Open Intermediate division riding Mary Ann Ghadban’s 14-year-old Holsteiner mare, Under Suspection. The pair led from start to finish, adding only 2.8 cross country time penalties to their dressage score of 27.5. Lynn also picked up fourth with the Donner Syndicate’s RF Cool Play, sixth with Tim and Nina Gardner’s FE Lifestyle and eighth with her own SpectraVET Tempranillo.
Kurt Martin and the GSC Syndicate’s 12-year-old Holsteiner mare, Anna Bella, had a great first run back since placing fifth at the Ocala Jockey Club CIC3*, finishing on their dressage score of 31.1 for second place. They were followed by Sharon White‘s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Cooley On Show, in third on 33.9. Rachel Wilks and her own 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Great Expectations, wrapped up the top five on 40.7.
In the Open Intermediate two-day format division, Caroline Martin and Sherrie Martin’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Pebbly Maximus, haven’t run since Boekelo CCI3* last October. They came back in top form, adding nothing to their dressage score of 32.7 to take the win.
Cornelia Dorr claimed the next two positions with her 12-year-old Zweibrucker, Sir Patico MH (32.9), and her 13-year-old Rheinlander, Louis M (36.0). Joe Meyer finished fourth and fifth with Madison Foote’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Clip Clop (38.6), and Denise Rath’s 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Jay of Diamonds (42.1).
The winners of Intermediate Rider were Kimberly Keeton, DVM and her and Hope Thomas’s 8-year-old Thoroughbred, Keysoe. They were fourth after dressage with a 37.9 and while they lowered a single rail, they produced one of only two double clear cross country rounds in the division to move into the top spot.
Cecilia Lundberg and Kathleen Lundberg’s 12-year-old Oldenburg, July’s Wild Idea, earned the only other fault-free cross country round in the division to take home second on 39.5. Haley Carspecken and her 12-year-old Holsteiner cross, Center Stage, moved all the way up from eighth after dressage to finish third on 45.9 in their first Intermediate appearance as a pair.
Hannah Leahey and Cassinova, a 9-year-old Holsteiner owned by Jackey Leahey, finished fourth with a 47.7 followed by Ryan Keefe and Rumsey Keefe’s 18-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred, Flintstar, with 49.7.
Thanks to David Frechette aka The Horse Pesterer for your filming expertise! Go Eventing.