It has been a busy eventing season and it’s not slowing down now! There are hundreds of competitors split between Horse Park of New Jersey I, Chattahoochee Hills Summer I, Groton House and South Farm. Here are the highlights so far:
Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. 1
Maya Black and her rising star FE Black Ice took home the win in the Intermediate A division. Maya and “Nigel,” an 8-year-old German Sporthorse (Stakkato’s Highlight x Co-Co, by Compliment) earned a 33.6 in the first phase and added just 3.6 time penalties on cross country for a final result of 41.2.
Since returning to the east coast last fall, Maya has been working to grow both her business and her string of horses, and Nigel fits perfectly in the equation. After a successful spring season, which included a top ten finish in the CIC2* at Red Hills, Maya decided to go all-in and find a way to permanently keep the ride on Nigel. Maya has offered shares through the Black Ice Group, and is also accepting donations through PayPal. This was a great prep as they continue toward the CCI2* at Rebecca Farm in a few weeks.
Erin Risso and her own Devon Fantasie, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred (Devon Deputy x Lindsey’s Fantasie, by Hail Emperor) finished second on a score of 42.9 after adding 3.6 cross country time penalties. Erin Sylvester came third on 43.7 points with Mettraise, a 14-year-old Thoroughbred (Metfield x Spin A Yarn, by Huckster) owned by Spike and Jeanne Sylvester.
In the Intermediate B division, Caroline Martin and her own Cristano Z, a 9-year-old Zangersheide (Chippendale Z X Nalan VH Schoterhof, by Omar) earned a wire-to-wire win, finishing on their dressage score of 31.3.
Skyeler Icke Voss and her own 10-year-old Thoroughbred (Private Gold x Aunt Tizzy, by Cee’s Tizzy) Argyle finished the day in second, adding 3.6 cross country time penalties for a final score of 43.1. Laura Welsh and Galactic were third on 53.5 points.
In the competitive Advanced division, Buck Davidson leads the way with Carlevo after a faultless show jump round in their first outing together since Kentucky. The 11-year-old Holstiener (Eurocommerce Caresino x Ramatuelle, by Levernois) carries a score of 26.9 to tomorrow’s cross country.
Bobby Meyerhoff and Robert Meyerhoff’s Fortuna, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Balou du Rouet x Nova Keur, by Consul) follow in second on their dressage score of 32.70. Third place belongs to Michael Nolan and Andrew Walker’s SBT Good Guy, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Laughehou Guy x Watervalley Dawn Diamond, by Glidawn Diamond) on 35.4. points.
Chattahoochee Hills Summer I
Chattahoochee Hills also hosts two Intermediate divisions, which are headed up by Alexander O’Neal and Leslie Law with Fury H and JKF Vogue, respectively.
Alex and Fury H, an 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood (San Remo x Miss Marple), owned by Alex’s wife, Ellie, picked up 3.2 cross country time penalties for a two-phase score of 31.5.
Leslie piloted Beatrice Rey-Herme’s JKF Vogue, a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Kroongraaf x Clear Cavalier) to a score of 33.2. Leslie is also second in the Intermediate A division with Beatrice Rey-Herme’s QC First Class, a 7-year-old Oldenburg (Furstenball x Laguna), who had 5.6 time penalties for a current score of 36.1.
There will be even more tomorrow. Good luck to those out competing!