The first ever CIC* at the GMHA Festival of Eventing was a rousing success this weekend, drawing 20 entries and plenty of competitive action to keep everyone on the edge of their seats. Ashley Adams came out with a mission this weekend, competing Cooley Ice and Lup The Loop and finishing in first and second, respectively, when the dust settled today.
Ashley and Cooley Ice scored a 48.6 to lie in second after dressage and went on to complete two double clear jumping efforts to finish on that dressage score and clinch the win. She also finished on her dressage score of 53.1 with Lup The Loop.
Jorgen Olijslager and Northern Quest Lady’s Man round out the top three with a refusal and time in show jumping but adding a double clear cross country to finish on a 53.7. Time was the biggest factor in the CIC*, although a few 20s and eliminations were scattered about throughout the division.
In the Open Intermediate division, Buck Davidson cleaned house, taking home first through third place aboard Petite Flower, Be Mine, and Riviera, respectively. Daryl Kinney and Union Station also had a great weekend, adding just time to their dressage score to finish in fourth behind Buck.
Time was also a consideration on cross country for these riders, although a few more jumping penalties showed up. The fourth fence on course caused the most trouble, catching four riders out with 20 penalties.
Over at Fair Hill, two stacked Intermediate divisions duked it out for the win. Will Faudree and Pawlow triumphed in the Intermediate-A division, finishing with a bit of breathing room on a 36.4 ahead of second placed Kelly Beaver and Sempre Fino. Kelly Prather and D.A. Duras round out the top three in the A division.
In the Intermediate-B division, Michael Pollard and Kyra enjoyed a sound victory, adding a bit of time on cross country to add 4.4 points to their impressive dressage score of 23.8. Sally Cousins and Tsunami III picked up second on a 37.1 and Boyd Martin was third on Cracker Jack.
Meanwhile at Otter Creek in Wisconsin, Lisa Borgia and Frodo of the Shire took him the Open Intermediate win ahead of Amanda Hund and Pik Pilot. Lisa was likely out for some redemption after being eliminated in the CIC2* at Roebke’s Run last month, and she certainly got it this weekend. The pair successfully knocked their dressage score down quite considerably from their last two outings – props to you, Lisa!
I must also give an EN shout-out to our very own Lindsey Kahn, who has officially completed her first event with Onyx. The pair finished 10th in the Senior Beginner Novice division.
The Summer Event at Woodside has just wrapped up as well, and Bea di Grazia has won the Open Intermediate with Lad’s Night Out. Bea stalked the lead throughout the weekend and was eventually able to move from third to first after picking up a single time penalty in show jumping.
Show jumping looked to be challenging, with only two double clear rounds. Alex Ahearn and Mai Baum led after both dressage and cross country and had an unfortunate rail down in show jumping to move into second place overall. The top three is completed by Jen McFall and High Times, who moved up from fifth after a one of the quicker cross country rounds and sealed third place with a rail down in show jumping today.