David Adamo, Madison Lloyd Top Inaugural Woodside M-Training Challenge

David Adamo and Solaguayre California, winners of the Modified / Training Open Challenge division. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

The show jumping finale of Woodside Summer H.T.’s inaugural Modified Training Challenge took centerstage on Saturday evening at The Horse Park at Woodside. Winners were crowned in two ‘M-Training’ divisions contested by 40 horse/rider combinations.

David Adamo and Solaguayre California led the Modified / Training Open Challenge division from pillar to post, finishing on a score of 31.4. Dana Todd and MMS Amadeus moved up from 4th after dressage into the 2nd place spot thanks to double-clear jumping rounds, finishing just two-tenths of a point behind David on 31.6. David also took 3rd with Dos Lunas Filipo on a 33.5.

Many thanks to the fabulous Sherry Stewart for this photo gallery of the division’s top three:

Meanwhile in the Modified / Training Rider Challenge, Madison Lloyd and Clintwald took the title, moving from 3rd after dressage into the lead on 35.1 when the top two ran into trouble cross country. Second placed Britt Sabbah and Rickamore Rafferty leapt up the scoreboard from 8th to finish on 37.7, and third placed Nikki Lloyd and Mighty Smart moved up from 6th to finish on 43.6.

Madison LLoyd and Clintwald. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Many thanks to Woodside for shining the spotlight on this relatively new, stepping-stone level and rewarding riders for tackling it!

It’s been an eventful few days at Woodside, which ran Intro through Intermediate horse trial divisions, some of which are still underway this afternoon. Tamie Smith and Danito have just won the Intermediate division, which they led from start to finish. Their final score: 31.2. Tamie also took third with No App for That on 37.0.

Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve were 2nd after dressage but a dropped rail shuffled them to 4th; Marissa Nielsen and Vinetta M finished 2nd on 36.6. The top three after dressage:

And our final top three:

To kick off the week, eventers brought their babies out to play for two USEA Future Event Horse (FEH) divisions. Earl McFall and Iluminada won the FEH 3-Year-Old class on a score of 77.1, followed by Dear Jack Jack in 2nd and Draydanza in 3rd.

Meghan Lewis and Draydanza. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Alyssa Schaefer and Hashtag, You’re It won the FEH 2-year-old class on a score of 75, followed by Earl McFall and Royal Cate in 2nd on 70.7.

Alyssa Schaefer and Hashtag, You’re It. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Many thanks, again, to Sherry Stewart for bringing us ringside via her beautiful photos of the event. Go Eventing.

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