Whereas some parts of the country are on fire with colorful autumn foliage right now, Rocking Horse Stables feels winterproof with its palms and Spanish moss, and it’s already firing up for snowbird season. The Altoona, Florida, venue hosts five USEA-recognized horse trials each year — a fall event in November, a three-part winter series in January through early March, and a spring event the last weekend in March — as well as schooling shows.
Rocking Horse Fall H.T. took place over the weekend, featuring Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions. Thanks to Elisa Wallace’s helmet cam and videos by The Horse Pesterer, we can relive cross country day with the winners of the Open Intermediate and Open Prelim divisions.
Open Intermediate-A: Elisa Wallace & Simply Priceless (29.6)
Open Intermediate-B: Elisa Wallace & Riot Gear (31.9)
Open Preliminary-A: Jonathan Holling & Prophet (28.9)
Open Preliminary-B: Kylie Lyman & Xuanatu (31.7)
More winners from the event:
Preliminary Rider: Savannah Blackstock & GarryNdruig Albie (32.5)
Open Training-A: Zoe Crawford & Francelia (28.9)
Open Training-B: Clayton Fredericks & FE Friday (26.1)
Preliminary / Training: Ashley Baehr & OT Bandini (41.8)
Training Rider-A: Haley Hughes & Igor S (28.4)
Training Rider-B: Gabbie Sacco & Ultimate Opportunity (30.7)
Jr. Novice Rider: Kathleen Abrams & Spintastic (33.1)
Open Novice-A: Alexandra Green & Fernhill Regal B (31.2)
Open Novice-B: Elinor O’Neal & QC Wanderlust (27.6)
Sr. Novice Rider: Tracy Ferguson & R. Chumley (30.7)
Beginner Novice Rider: Brenda Hutton & WYO Dun Maid (31.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Tik Maynard & Galileo (26.8)
View full results here. Congrats to all. Go Eventing!