Rocking Horse boasted five Intermediate divisions at their first winter horse trial of the season. We’ve got your roundup of winners plus video coverage courtesy of David Frechette, aka The Horsepesterer. Check out even more from David on his YouTube page.
Katherine DeLaney earned her first win at the Intermediate level aboard her own Canto Royale a 10-year-old Holsteiner (Canto 16 x Wildera, by Quinar). This is their second outing of the season, having finished 8th in the Open Preliminary at Grand Oaks last weekend. They earned a 34.70 on the flat, added nothing in the show jumping, and picked up just 2.8 cross country time penalties for a final result of 37.5.
Jordan Riske and Redemption Song finished second, adding nothing to their dressage result of 41.9.
Open Intermediate – A
Leslie Law won the Open Intermediate A division. Partnered with First Class, a 9-year-old Oldenburg (Fuerstenball OLD x Laguna, by Lortino) owned by Beatrice Rey-Herme, the pair blazed through the jumping phases penalty free for a final score of 26.2 — seven points ahead of second place.
Buck Davidson and Fernhill Chaos jumped from 11th to 2nd by weekend’s end, finishing on their dressage score of 33.3. Joe Meyer and Gortglas Crazy Love took third place, adding 3.6 cross country time penalties for a final score of 33.6.
Open Intermediate – B
It was a good weekend at the office for Leslie Law, who also took the top two spots in the Intermediate B division. Lady Chatterley, a 9-year-old Holsteiner (Connor 48 x Jucy, by Mystens xx) owned by Lesley Grant-Law and Jackie Brown and Steve Brown, won the class on her dressage score of 32.1.
LCC Vogue followed in second place, adding a mere 3.2 cross country time penalties to their result. Lauren Kieffer and Veronica, who is shining in her golden years, were third finishing on 32.8 points.
Friday Open Intermediate – A
In his first event of the season, Miks Master C, an 8-year-old Swedish Warmblood (Mighty Magic x Qui Lumba CBF) owned by Laurie Cameron, took the win in Friday’s one-day Intermediate division with Maya Black in the irons. A 29.7 in dressage was enough to secure them the win with no other penalties added.
Friday Open Intermediate – B
Carlevo was out to stretch his legs in Friday’s Open Intermediate, competing for the first time since Blenheim last fall. Well rested from his holiday, the 13-year-old Holsteiner (Eurocommerce Carsino x Ramatuelle, by Levernois) owned by Carlevo LLC, cruised to a 29.1 finish with Buck Davidson for the win.