Kristina Whorton and her 6-year-old Holsteiner, Finnegan, ran their first Training level event at Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trial in Iowa City last weekend, finishing on their dressage score to place third. Way to go! They take us along for the ride as they jump each fence beautifully out of stride as they gallop along the edge of corn fields and down serene tree lined paths. Our hearts melt a little every time Kristina croons, “Good boy, Finn! I love you!”
Held at the Catalpa Corner Horse Park, the event was founded by Dr. Jim McNutt and Susan Brigham in 2007 in memory of Dr. Tom Brigham and Susan’s son, Madison Brigham, who was killed in a car accident. The event, now organized by Ali Hayford, grows every year — there were over 160 entries in 2018 — and shows off the best of the area culture with Iowa-themed cross country jumps nestled between the soybean and corn fields. Read more about the history of the venue and people behind it here.
Catalpa Corner is a much-loved annual destination event with a special personality. But don’t take our word for it. Announcer-extraordinaire Brian O’Connor had this to say:
“This is what I call an ‘old school’ event — dressage and cross country on Saturday, evening dinner and social, and then stadium on Sunday. We used to do this a lot back in the day but now with so many events doing the one-day format, we lose this kind of competition. The hospitality was awesome and the crew and volunteers were wonderful and did a great job. Greg Schlappi provided solid courses that rode very well. A water crossing in the warm up — who has one of those? The show jumping course is all decorated out in Harry Potter style. The jumps rival those at Kentucky for the 4* (they do the Kentucky horse farms if you remember). So many great new and old friends … Fun, fun, fun in the cornfields of Iowa. Just goes to prove (again) that movie line … IF YOU BUILD IT … THEY WILL COME!”
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