Weekend Winners: Huntington Farm, Loch Moy, Chatt Hills, Twin Rivers, Whidbey Island, Powder Basin, Coconino

Growing up, I loved flipping to the back of my weekly Chronicle of the Horse magazines to see who won what over the weekend — and, on the occasion that I’d had a good horse trial finish myself, excitedly racing around the house pointing at the fine print and shouting to my family: “Look, it’s my name!” As much as any blue ribbon, that little bit of recognition made me feel special.

There are a few very sensible reasons why the Chronicle stopped publishing comprehensive results some years ago. Timeliness is one: Nowadays, you can follow event scores as the event is still unfolding. Oftentimes, scores even post online before they’ve hit the actual scoreboard at a show. Compiling them, also, is extremely time-consuming, and nowadays there are more events countrywide than ever before. Putting “Weekend Winners” together for EN is a monster cut-and-paste weekly project that takes me as long or longer than any other post I write.

It’s nothing, however, compared to the hundreds or thousands of hours of work that eventers around the country put into the effort of competing in this sport. And you’re not doing it for a $3 ribbon, although success is certainly a measuring stick to keep progress on track. You do it because you love it.

And I cut-and-paste for hours each Monday not for page views, but because I love the idea of some eventer out there seeing their name or photo on EN and feeling a little burst of pride. From EN to each week’s winners, may we extend a heartfelt congrats and a well-deserved moment in the sun.

An extra-special shout-out to Jordan Linstedt and Staccato, who posted the lowest finishing score in the country this weekend! The pair earned a 19.8 to win Open Preliminary at the 42nd Annual Whidbey Island H.T.

And now, for your weekly winners!

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]
Open Preliminary: Christina Reiter & Outlier (50.7)
Junior Young Rider Training: Hannah Smith & Bittersweet Aurora (39.4)
Open Training A: Nicole Leikert & All the Above (33.5)
Open Training B: Jane Hamlin & Fernhill Mischief (39.6)
Junior Novice: Maya Zigler & King Dingaling (34.3)
Open Novice A: Andrea Manley & Shadais China Moon (31.2)
Open Novice B: Julie Howard & Isn’t She Sweet (31.7)
Junior Beginner Novice: Isabel Estes & Fernhill Blue Moon (31.7)
Open Beginner Novice A: Sue Levy & Baltic Mahogany (27.8)
Open Beginner Novice B: Kristy Branco & Phair Play (32.2)

Maryland at Loch Moy I H.T. [Website] [Results]
Open Intermediate: Kelli Temple & Metallica (30.5)
Junior Young Riders Open Preliminary: Emma Ayre & Dad Arewethereyet (34.4)
Open Preliminary-A: Kelli Temple & Caleesi (25.7)
Open Preliminary-B: Maya Black & West River (31.7)
Preliminary Rider: Bennett Camp-Crowder & Rosalynd (31.7)
Modified A: Nicholas Hinze & Dakota Blues (36.1)
Modified B: Abigail Lindsay & A Kodak Image (31.1)
Junior Open Training: William Kidwell & Tremolo (27.4)
Open Training-A: Sarah Cousins & Sneaky Rascal (32.9)
Open Training-B: Jan Byyny & Dashwood (30.0)
Training Rider-A: Elizabeth Billings & Calero (31.9)
Training Rider-B: Nicole Wisniewski & Compromise Elsewhere (34.1)
Junior Open Novice-A: Brynn Hershbine & Cadenza Aria (23.4)
Junior Open Novice-B: Amara Underwood & Slim Jim (35.7)
Novice Rider-A: Katelyn Duda & Will You Remember Me (32.4)
Novice Rider-B: Taylor Martin & Stiletto (25.7)
Open Novice-A: Alexandra Peterson & Captain Crunch (31.0)
Open Novice-B: Sarah Whitehead & Proletariat (30.2)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Jennifer Trautmann & Norman (25.8)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Annabel Carruthers & Princess Leia (38.6)
Junior Beginner Novice-A: Sadie Phifer & Gusty Day (32.8)
Junior Beginner Novice-B: Georgia Cooley & Gossip Girl (35.3)
Open Beginner Novice-A: Courtney Sendak & Just Once Ide (29.2)
Open Beginner Novice-B: Carla Tussey & Wise Thinking (23.9)

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Results]
Intermediate Championships: Kerry Torrey & Zumba (44.4)
Open Intermediate: Alexa Ehlers & Amistoso (41.1)
Open Preliminary: Emilie Mudd & Quite Nice 11 (28.9)
Preliminary Championships: Andrew McConnon & Bossinova (29.4)
Preliminary Rider: Liv Levine & Fernhill Fifth Avenue (33.4)
Jr. Training Rider Championships: Caroline Dannemiller & Tops (33.0)
Open Training: Devon Brown & Hickstead (22.4)
Training Championships: Tik Maynard & Stakkato Bronx (28.4)
Sr. Training Rider Championships: Cindy Phillips & 3rd Times The Charm (35.1)
Training Rider-A: Kelly Carter & My Mexico (31.8)
Training Rider-B: Hanna Johnson & Urlanmore Beauty (33.3)
Jr. Novice Rider Championships: Kaitlyn Brittendall & Blyth’s Madeline GS (33.3)
Novice Rider-A: Kennedy Wheeler & Jos Estoico (31.9)
Novice Rider-B: Charlotte Laseter & Born of the Blues (32.9)
Open Novice-A: Lauren Eckardt & Mancini’s Code (30.5)
Open Novice-B: Nicole Hatley & Aspen (23.6)
Open Novice Championships: Julie Richards & Beaulieu’s Cecelia (28.3)
Sr. Novice Rider Championships: Ashley Selembo & Sweet Georgia Brown (32.4)
Open Beginner Novice Championships: Tik Maynard & Santiano (32.3)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Elizabeth Clymer & Ima Iny Too (36.0)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Joanna Dunkerton & Perelli (37.3)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider Championships: Devon Tresan & I Am Superman (28.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Alexa Ehlers & Clear Laveer (32.9)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider Championships: Cheryl Benefiel & Treliver Drambuie (29.8)

Twin Rivers Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]
Open Intermediate: Tamra Smith & Mai Baum (31.5)
Open Preliminary: Auburn Excell Brady & BSP Tuxedo (28.0)
Preliminary Rider: Kaylawna Smith & Fleeceworks Ghost (28.7)
Jr. Training Rider: Alexis Concolino & Contigo (30.9)
Open Training: Taren Hoffos & Hi Duty (26.6)
Sr. Training Rider A: Stacia Lloyd & Infinite Jest (36.1)
Sr. Training Rider B: Margaret Crow & Remington III (32.7)
Jr. Novice Rider: Kayla Bierman & Addyson (29.5)
Open Novice: Tamra Smith & Cooley Starstruck (27.1)
Sr. Novice Rider: Angela Cricelli & Sunsprite’s Cali (29.8)
Future Event Horse 3 Year Old: Holger Hoetzel & Terraplane Blues (80.5)
Future Event Horse 4 Year Old: Doretta Wright & Wright Rendition (80.5)
Future Event Horse Yearling: Sarah Gross & Royal Street (77.8)
Young Event Horse 4 Year Old: Tamra Smith & Fleeceworks Quinn (82.6)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Tamra Smith & MB MaiStein (88.5)

42nd Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Results]
Open Advanced/Intermediate: Sandra Donnelly & Belshazzar (46.4)
CT-Open Intermediate: Marc Grandia & Campari FFF (31.2)
Open Intermediate: Kerry Groot & Borasco (44.1)
CT-Preliminary-Open: Madelyn Floyd & Clementine (30.5)
Jr/YR Preliminary: Stephanie Miller & Cabrio (32.4)
Open Preliminary: Jordan Linstedt & Staccato (19.8)
Jr/YR Training: Samantha Hollow-Bist & Scout (31.4)
Junior Training: Ella Carpenter & He’s Got Moxie (29.5)
Open Training 1: Karen O’Neal & Danciana (29.5)
Open Training 2: Karen Lounsbery & Stewart (26.6)
Jr/YR Novice: Ava Cox & Inigo Montoya (34.1)
Junior Novice 1: Madelyn Myers & Bare Necessities (29.1)
Junior Novice 2: Kiran D’Souza & ROR Lisbane Finch (26.4)
Open Novice 1: Jenny Holbrook & Alchemist II (23.3)
Open Novice 2: Leonie Padgett & Don Schatzeli (25.9)
Jr/YR Beginner Novice: Laura Roberts & Ellen Gobrightly (24.7)
Junior Beginner Novice: Grace Messmer & Bentley (26.1)
Open Beginner Novice 1: Karen O’Neal & Clooney 14 (28.1)
Open Beginner Novice 2: Chris Gianini & Aliado (34.7)

First place!

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We all know this sport has extreme highs and lows, today I was lucky enough to have it all fall into place, and lucky enough to get to ride two of the most talented horses I’ve ever had in my life ❤️ the redheads were just foot perfect the whole weekend, with Murphy finishing first and wiski finishing second on their dressage scores of 23.6, and 23.3 respectively. I cannot thank @mjaten and the entire Jaten family enough for their ongoing support, and driving me to be better each weekend. Melissa reminds me at each show whether I am at the top or bottom of the leaderboard that the goals are always the same, to keep working on what we are building with this incredibly talented young horse. Thank you so so much for all you do Melissa!! To all of my clients who support me, encourage me, got up early to see me ride at the crack of dawn Saturday, texted me, and put up with my crazy schedule I could not do this without all of you and appreciate each of you very much!! ❤️🖤 #prestigeitalia #olsonstack #eventing #horsetrainer #horseshowlife #holsteiner #eventersofinstagram #hardworkpaysoffs #samshield

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Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Results]
Preliminary-Open: Lynnea Woody & Prince Eric (43.1)
Training-Open: Linda Quist & Belle Gambe (29.2)
Junior Novice: Jhett Jenkins & Pedernales Cat (33.1)
Open Novice A: Erin Contino & Handsome Ransom (28.5)
Open Novice B: Anna Weatherford & Thaddaeus (30.7)
Junior Beginner Novice: Hanna Wildin & Happy Dance (30.8)
Open Beginner Novice A: Sabrina Manning & The River (36.8)
Open Beginner Novice B: Anika Bronfman & Sidecar (31.6)
Intro-Open CT: Kirsi Hussa & The Rest of the Story (34.0)

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Website] [Results]
Intermediate: Summer Peterson & Jake the Fish (44.9)
Open Preliminary: Ellie Brown & Ringfort Fighting Chance (31.0)
Open Training: Jeanine Allred & Shabang (27.1)
Training Junior: Lauren Gillis & Under the Spotlight (26.8)
Training Rider: Shannon Bird & Gatsby V (26.1)
Novice Junior: Savannah Carter & Ballustree Dun Believable (24.1)
Novice Rider: Ashley Armijo & Cimbria (30.0)
Open Novice: Rachel Maloney & Empire Bear Bones (28.1)
Beginner Novice Junior: Sophia Hardesty & San Marco (29.8)
Beginner Novice Rider: Jane Worrall & Mystique Knights (26.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Nicholas Madsen & American Style (27.0)
Intro: Jennifer Wooten & Bella (28.6)

Go Eventing!