Nupafeed Weekend Winners: Champagne Run, Genesee Valley Hunt, Maryland, Poplar Place, WHES

Spotted: Masks on tour at Kentucky Horse Park. Photo by JJ Sillman.

Another busy weekend of eventing is in the books! Perhaps one of the most repeated sentiments I hear these days is gratitude. The coronavirus pandemic certainly affected each of us in its own way, and many riders have commented on the fact that having extra time away from competition has been a blessing in disguise. I truly hope that you’re all seeing the fruits of your hard work paying off as many riders get back into competing.

This weekend’s lowest score belongs to Buck Davidson, piloting Katherine O’Brien’s Business Class to the win in the Open Preliminary at Champagne Run on a finishing score of 22.1. Congratulations!

Some other fun tidbits from the weekend: we saw a father-daughter team take two of the wins at Poplar Place — Tessa Geven and dad Werner Geven winning their respective Novice divisions. We also are thrilled to see Blackfoot Mystery, Boyd Martin’s partner for the Rio Olympics in 2016, back out at the upper levels again. The 16 year old Thoroughbred gelding stepped back into competition pre-pandemic, having two easy runs at Pine Top with Boyd in the irons.

And because we can’t forget our eventer friends taking on other arenas, a shout-out to Laine Ashker, who took three of her horses including one eventer to Dressage at Lexington this weekend. Laine picked up a big win in the FEI Test of Choice: Intermediate A with Danielle Casalett’s Atlas. Not one to be outdone, Laine’s eventing partner Call Him Paddy also earned himself a blue ribbon in his Second Level 1 test. Congratulations!

My birdy was riding on my shoulder today at Dressage at Lexington as Atlas and I took the win in FEI TOC with a 68% at FEI Intermediate A. #RoAmerica #LÆD #onestepclosertograndprix

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Congratulations to all of this weekend’s winners! Let’s take a look at the finishing scores, as well as at social media from each event:

Champagne Run at the Park HT: [Website][Final Scores]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Caitlin Henderson and Creative Dreamer (30.1)
Open Preliminary: Buck Davidson and Business Class (22.1)
Preliminary Rider: Cierre Daratony and Rio De Janeiro (24.4)
Preliminary/Training: Jenna Sack and Fernhill Imperial Flight (28.1)
Jr. Training Rider: Kate Kirchdorfer and Galway Bay Cooley (28.9)
Open Training A: Kelly Ransom and Heart of Hollywood (26.1)
Open Training B: Rachel Miles and Zane (28.0)
Sr. Training Rider A: Hannah Warner and Drombane Dynamite (25.2)
Sr. Training Rider B: Lily Callahan and Royal Crest’s Granite Permission (34.7)
Training/Novice: Jennifer Coleman and SS Palantir (28.4)
Jr. Novice Rider A: Aidan Goumas and Annapolis (31.9)
Jr. Novice Rider B: Makenzie Lowe and BT Jump the Gun (24.3)
Novice Horse A: Julie Wolfert and Namibia (24.0)
Novice Horse B: Megan Edwards and Spotted Chap (28.6)
Open Novice: Kenzie Mader and Cinco De Mayo (27.5)
Sr. Novice Rider A: Abby Blackburn and Opposition Lady (28.8)
Sr. Novice Rider B: Emily Ragan and Finnegan (25.7)
Sr. Novice Rider C: Kathleen Bertuna and Excel Star Harry (23.1)
Beginner Novice Horse A: Kathryn Greenfield and Artemis HH (30.8)
Beginner Novice Horse B: Rachel Miles and Cooley Nyx (24.3)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider A: Macy Richards and Ramble On (25.5)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider B: Larkyn Hendren and Sandy (31.3)
Open Beginner Novice: William Hoos and Rio (28.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider A: Sandra Barclay and Cooley Camelot (31.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider B: Kerri Sweet and Shake the Glitter Off (23.3)
Junior Starter: Alison Otipoby and Bombay Ice (34.4)
Senior Starter A: Stephanie Calendrillo and Dispatcher (35.3)
Senior Starter B: Lily Callahan and The Phantom Pistol (35.0)

Namib was awesome this weekend once again! A 20 in dressage for a 4 year old OTTB isn’t too shabby! I’m so proud of…

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Great week with some great friends!

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We did it! Well at least pretty damn good for the first show at the KHP and just in general for the year for a lot…

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Teddy’s first trip to KHP was a success! The atmosphere in dressage was a little overwhelming so it wasn’t our best dressage test, but he jumped double clear XC and SJ to finish 5th. He also took numerous naps 😂The #dynamicequestrianllc team had an awesome weekend as well, with @srs_eventing and Polly finishing 2nd in JBNR, @ceara.m28 and Keepher 9th in BNH, @mlp.eventing 8th on Ellie in a very competitive OP division and got a qualifying score for Duke in his 2nd Prelim. @sep.eventing came along to go horse shopping and was a huge help all weekend. 📸 @sep.eventing #champagnerunhorsetrials #goeventing #eventersofinstagram #eventinglife #bestteam #fernhilldynamic #nappingchamp

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Genesee Valley Hunt HT: [Website][Final Scores]

Open Modified: Carolyn Wehle and Stravinsky (35.7)
Open Training: Carolyn Wehle and Ballyadare (24.3)
Open Novice A: Daisy Trayford and St. Nick’s Beam of Light (27.6)
Open Novice B: Lilli Smith and Wild for Summer (28.6)
Open Beginner Novice A: Rebecca Blackburn and Regally Blonde (27.3)
Open Beginner Novice B: Lois Hacker and Adagio (33.5)
Open Beginner Novice C: Noell Silvertsen and Try This (24.8)
Open Beginner Novice D: Jannah Matzan and Talim (31.5)
Open Intro A: Madison Matuszweski and Everlasting (31.9)
Open Intro C: Suzanne Chang and Brogan (27.8)

Maryland HT II: [Website][Final Scores]

Open Intermediate A: Abigail Niles and Carrick Finest Lad (37.1)
Open Intermediate B: Hannah Sue Burnett and Lukeswell (36.9)
Open Intermediate C: Boyd Martin and Blackfoot Mystery (30.1)
Open Preliminary A: Isabel Finemore and Heartbeat (29.5)
Open Preliminary B: Kaelen Speck and Charmed Victory (28.9)
Preliminary Rider: Brooke Molde and Groundwork (30.9)
Modified A: Cassie Sanger and Ultra Violet (33.5)
Modified B: Mikki Kuchta and Special Reserve (29.8)
Open Training A: Sophia Middlebrook and Monbeg Oddesey (29.8)
Open Training B: Lynn Symansky and Bounce 6 (25.7)
Training Rider A: Jennifer Treacy and Bene (26.9)
Training Rider B: Maggie Buchanan and 3, 2, 1 Blastoff (26.9)
Jr. Open Training: Noah Stanlaske and Chesterland (30.2)
Jr. Open Novice A: Alise Shotwell and Cambell (27.1)
Jr. Open Novice B: Maya Knowles and Junebug (25.2)
Novice Rider A: Annemarie Cochrane and Where’d It Go (24.9)
Novice Rider B: Abigail Fulmer and State of Reverence (30.5)
Novice Rider C: Shannon Allen and KD Mac (27.1)
Open Novice A: Kelli Temple and Excel Star Royal Trend (27.4)
Open Novice B: Daniel Clasing and Greenhill Master Cruise (29.3)
Open Novice C: Ryan Wood and Confidence Level (24.8)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Ashley Russell and Fulleigh Armed (29.4)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Cathrin Weiss and Pegasus Black Gold (28.3)
Beginner Novice Rider C: Luba Abrams and Huey (28.3)
Jr. Open Beginner Novice A: Madison Springle and Andante (27.5)
Jr. Open Beginner Novice B: Alexandra Penland and A Twist of Twyla (32.8)
Open Beginner Novice A: Kristiane Pellegrino and White Oaks Joyride (26.1)
Open Beginner Novice B: Jaclyn Burke and Chance of Liftoff (25.0)

Congratulations Abby Niles and her horse Carrick Finest Lad on a win today at the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy!!They won their Intermediate division, adding only a little time to their dressage score!

Posted by Sharon White on Saturday, July 11, 2020

Poplar Place Farm July HT: [Website][Final Scores]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Briggs Surratt and Ultimate Victory (52.5)
Open Intermediate: Kate Brown and Victor Z (45.0)
Open Preliminary: Zoe Crawford and K.B.S. Quick Strike (26.2)
Preliminary/Training: Lizzie Walters and Proven Reputation (33.3)
Open Training: Sara Beth Anton and Legionnaire (29.2)
Training/Novice: Rian Presel and Venetian Bay (36.7)
Training Rider: Skylah Vinzant and The Black Pearl (39.8)
Jr. Novice Rider: Tessa Geven and Big Bear’s Cepheus (23.1)
Open Novice: Werner Geven and Stay Frosty Oscar (24.3)
Sr. Novice Rider: Hannah Miller and Ana Navarre (27.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Blythe Minshew and The Starboard (28.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Lily Barlow and Big Bear’s Coriana (29.3)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Dolly Stuckey and Little Bit of Girl (30.5)
Intro: Myca Williams and Canterbury Tales (78.8)
Starter: Abby Zilberkant and My Stubborn Side (47.9)

What a great weekend at Poplar Place Horse Trials! Aerated XC courses built by Tommy Neneman, Launa DesPortes is a bad…

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Winner winner!! 🦄

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Ultimate Victory aka Cody and Briggs have a great run in the IP at Poplar Place. A beautiful. XC.gathering just some time. Cody’s second run since loosing his eye April 29th! Show jump tomorrow!! #oneeyedsuoerhorse!!

Posted by Rick Wallace on Saturday, July 11, 2020

War Horse Event Series July HT: [Website][Final Scores]

Advanced CT: Will Faudree and PFun (28.9)
Intermediate CT: Ariel Grald and Caballe (25.5)
Modified: Daryl Kinney and Monte Carlo (27.4)
Modified CT: Caitlin Romeo and Fernhill B Good (34.3)
Preliminary CT: Kaley Crosby and Valentino (28.1)
Preliminary: Will Coleman and Off the Record (34.1)
Training CT: Ana Kaplon and Rockin Maria (35.2)
Training HT: Daryl Kinney and BEC Valencia (27.1)
Training HT: Susan Beebee and Bayou Bengal (26.4)
Jr. Training HT: Kiera Kenny and FE Chardonnay (26.0)
Novice CT: Kristyn Berger and De Firenzi (33.1)
Novice HT A: Cassandra Wallskog and Quentus 3 (28.3)
Novice HT B: Nicole Kemerling and Modern Man (30.2)
Novice HT: Savannah Smith and Gotcha Covered (26.7)
Jr. Novice HT: Gabrielle Chevalier and Ramble On (29.9)
Beginner Novice CT: Sophie Miller and Quarlotta C (36.3)
Beginner Novice HT A: Joni Shimp and Lois Lane (31.1)
Beginner Novice HT B: Jasmine Hobart and Zephyrine (28.3)
Jr. Beginner Novice HT: AnneLaurel Dempsey and Country Girl’s Cadillac (30.9)
Beginner Novice HT: Roberta Woronowicz and The Little Gray Horse (33.3)
Jr. Beginner Novice HT: Taylor Little and Miss MoneyPenny (30.4)
Green As Grass CT: Karen Mahaffey and Arthur HF (24.4)
Green As Grass HT: Courtney Bauer and Horse Feathers Caspian (29.7)
Jr. Green As Grass HT: Willow Chase and Dunn It Big (27.8)
Maiden CT: Karen Stroud and Stonington Blue (32.8)
Maiden HT A: Antonia Matthews and Get Smart (27.5)
Maiden HT B: Rebekah McMurrough and Cricket (27.0)
Jr. Maiden HT: Kylee Casey and Danielle Deer (30.3)

Coco was so good this weekend at the July War Horse jumping clear in the Intermediate CT and cruising around the Prelim…

Posted by Mikaela Kantorowski on Sunday, July 12, 2020

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Feeling so incredibly blessed. I honestly never thought I’d be in this position. I grew up loving horses from a distance, closest I could get was TV and a few trail rides over 20 years. When I started riding a little over 2 years ago, I told myself “by the time I’m 25-30 I’d like to have my own horse” but in the mean time, I was just so happy to be around them.. borrowing all the amazing school ponies that taught me so much and loving each like they were my own. & this past weekend I took MY first horse to his first show at 23 🥺 I think I cried a total of 7 times over the weekend 😂 Gambino, you were a total last minute, impulse buy and you were the best decision. You are my best friend. You are so talented, and smart and you give your ENTIRE heart in any and everything I ask of you. What more could I ask for 🦋He came out after only knowing and learning me as his person for a short 3 months and where there was over 300 horses and freaking killed it. We took home 7th out of 10 and I couldn’t be more proud of him & everything he accomplished. 🦋 • • • I want to thank every single person who has been with me along this journey. From my first coach, to all the good, & bad ones, to the people who cheered me on and supported me, to the people who talk about me and wish nothing but failure on me. Thank you all, each and every moment, lesson, fall, tears, frustration, struggle, and ride has put me where I am today. I wouldn’t change a thing. • • • • Gambino, “G” July 2020 War Horse Series 🦋☁️ • • @aztecdiamondequestrian @onekhelmets @lemieuxproductsofficial @collegiatesaddleryus @_jordy_love_ @practicallysimplephotography @stonewallfarm_dressage @customsaddlery @carolinahorsepark #ShowWeekend #showjumping #greenasgrass #warhorse #carolinahorsepark #gdaottb #ottb #baysbeforebaes #eventer #eventing #dressage #aztecdiamondequestrian #equestrian #blackequestrian #poweredbysmartsupplements #smartpak @smartpak

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This weekend Max and I tackled a first for both of us — competing in a horse trial (for the uninitiated, that’s three phases — dressage, show jumping and cross country). And I guess I can officially call myself an eventer. 😬 It was hot out there, and I have an even greater appreciation of the fact that this sport isn’t for the faint of heart, but it was a heck of a lot of fun. I’m so proud of this pony and what we are starting to achieve together. We finished on our dressage score of 27.5 to win at Maiden today, and qualify for #warhorse championships — a 2020 goal! 🌟 Thanks to the incredible support of so, so many folks who I’m grateful to spend these weekends (and lesson days and clinics) with, but especially to the coaching of @hudspethholly, who keeps helping me figure out exactly how much tough love this rascal pony needs. And to @elizasydnor.dressage (we followed the warm-up plan!), and @brittthebrit, @amcallister90 and @izzelong for the camaraderie, advice and grooming help this weekend and always. 🥰 Plus, @gidyupcsu for lending me her lucky pinny and watch! #welshcob #kwpn #sportpony #goeventing #maxwellsmart #getsmart

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Bestest haflinger 💕

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