Jennie Brannigan Stays Busy at South Farm + Other Weekend Scores

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It may be a holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of action around the eventing nation. Some of us think riding across the country and hanging out with all our best horse show friends is just as good as barbecuing in the backyard and trundling out to the lake to watch fireworks.

In Butte Valley, California, Intro through Preliminary competitors turned out for the Camelot Equestrian Horse Park’s inaugural recognized horse trials as well as YEH-4yo and FEH-2yo divisions. California’s own Rebecca Braitling went home with two blue ribbons. She and Connie Baxter’s Soaring Bird added two extra seconds to the clock on cross country to run away with the win in Open Preliminary. In Open Training, Rebecca and Corrine Young’s Domina D’Revel produced a foot-perfect performance to move up from sixth after dressage to win a large division.

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Camelot Equestrian Horse Park

Camelot Equestrian Horse Park

The South Farm Horse Trials in Middlefield, Ohio had a great turnout for Intro through Preliminary divisions. Beginner Novice, Novice and Training all had good enough entries to warrant three divisions apiece. In the sole Preliminary class, Jennie Brannigan and Nina Gardner’s Indie led from the start, scoring a 26.1 in dressage and adding some time on cross country.

Jennie wasn’t finished with just one win for Nina, however. She also finished on a 26.1 to win Open Novice A with Ideally, she was fourth in the Preliminary with Mixed Blessing, and second with Twilightslastgleam and sixth with Broomer in Open Training A.

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South Farm Horse Trials

South Farm Horse Trials

Kelly’s Ford Horse Trials in Remington, Virginia  hosted Beginner Novice through Preliminary recognized divisions as well as a massive Starter/Tadpole and Intro contingent. Time penalties were prevalent on cross country in the Preliminary division, but Alex Reed and On Broadway timed their ride perfectly, crossing the finish with three seconds to spare. That moved them up from seventh place after dressage and show jumping to the top of the standings in their third appearance at the level. Likewise, Sawyer Gilker and Fine Art moved up from sixth after the second phase to finish second with just 6.4 time penalties.

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Kelly's Ford

Kelly’s Ford

Down South in Georgia, Chattahoochee Hills suffered similar weather at it’s second summer series event as it did last weekend. A ton of rain on Saturday resulted in at least one weather hold, and several riders opted to withdraw before cross country. Werner Geven and Carden Burdette’s Thoroughbred gelding Vilas County were not to be deterred. They jumped clear on cross country with 6 time penalties to move into the lead in Intermediate-A , which they maintained today despite two rails in show jumping. Calvin Ramsay and Mac Gilly Cuddy gave them a run for their money, finishing just over a point behind in second.

Open Intermediate-B saw just three finishers out of seven starters. Andrea Glazer and Mary Macklin’s Mahogany Beauteo finished on top, with Lydia Kennedy and Double Dare in second and Werner and Tom Goodner’s Kid Kaline coming third.

There were three Preliminary divisions. Jessica Pye and Jo Ellen Krueger’s Deejay edged ahead of Andrew Palmer and Anissa Cottongim’s Tatendrang to win Open Preliminary-A on a 31.2. Nicholas Cwick and Kadi Eykamp’s Double Rivers Silk Stockings jumped clean and fast both days to move up from seventh and win Open Preliminary-B. Ashlyn Hayworth and her own Thoroughbred Oliver led Preliminary Rider from the start, finishing on a 38.6.

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Chattahoochee Hills

Chattahoochee Hills