Nupafeed Weekend Winners: Fair Hill, GMHA, IEA, Otter Creek, Spring Gulch, WindRidge, Woodside

Julie Wolfert Eventing out in full force at IEA. Photo by Mallory Stiver.

You certainly can’t keep eventers down for long, this much we know to be true. As events cautiously proceed with new COVID-19 protocols in place, it’s encouraging to see competitions happening around the country. Even with the cancellation of major events this fall, competition numbers remain strong as we continue to pursue improvements across all three phases. Let’s keep maintaining a safe distance and proper public health procedures so that our events can continue! And for those who have opted out of competing this year, all of my respect goes to you as well.

This weekend’s unofficial Low Score Award goes to Danica Meyerhoff and Geronimo, who won their Beginner Novice division at WindRidge in North Carolina on a finishing score of 20.8. We were thrilled to see Danica, who has primarily competed in the jumper ring for the past few years, back out eventing with one of the Meyerhoff sales horses. “It was fun to be back eventing,” she said. “It’s amazing how much of the sport sticks with you even if you haven’t done it for awhile!” What a way to return with a bang – congratulations, Danica!

Fair Hill International HT: Results

CCI3*-S: Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Singapore (24.5)
Open Intermediate A: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver (24.1)
Open Intermediate B: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z (26.6)
Jr/YR Open Preliminary: Ryan Keefe and Point Nemo (27.0)
Open Preliminary A: Caroline Martin and Diablo Hit (27.0)
Open Preliminary B: Kendyl Tracy and Bobbie Burns (37.3)
Open Preliminary C: Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play (25.4)
Preliminary Rider: Jessica Ebzery and Absolut Cooley Quality (33.6)
Open Training A: Hannah Sue Burnett and Stakkato Bronx (30.0)
Open Training B: Paige Crotty and Excel Star Armina Z (22.6)
Open Training C: Lillian Heard and Cooley Greystones (30.9)
Junior Training: Grace Mykityshyn and Lusi (33.3)
Training Rider A: Nicole Ligon and Lightning Stone (29.1)
Training Rider B: Robyn Weaver and Broadway Act (30.7)
Junior Novice: Lulu Malinoski and Coulson (29.6)
Novice Rider A: Devlin Murphy and Newmarket Auto (32.6)
Novice Rider B: Courtney Crossley and Ponti Premonition (28.1)
Novice Rider C: Leslie Mintz and HSH Golden Boy (29.8)
Open Novice A: Emily Hamel and The Winter Soldier (21.4)
Open Novice B: Matt Brown and Sunsprite’s Huatulco (21.9)
Open Novice C: Ryan Wood and Woodstock Argo (24.5)

Finally home after a whirlwind of a week at IEA Horse Trial. I wanted to take a quick second to THANK every single…

Posted by Erin Murphy on Sunday, August 9, 2020

I love these pictures of Tim and Nina Gardner’s FE Lifestyle posting one of three double clears yesterday. Thank you Steven Berkowitz for the pictures ❤️

Posted by Jennie Brannigan on Sunday, August 9, 2020

Good day 1 at Fair Hill Test Event! We jogged and we trotted circles and we walked courses…. in the rain. All the…

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Good girl Ally!! Clear around the 3* course at FHI 🤩 Tied for 15th going into tomorrow ! Thank you everyone for the videos !

Posted by Morgan McCue on Saturday, August 8, 2020

GMHA Festival of Eventing HT: Results

Open Intermediate: Anna Loschiavo and Spartacus Q (43.9)
Open Preliminary: Bevin Dugan and Cape Cal (35.8)
Preliminary Rider: Megan Tardiff and Vindakova (35.4)
Preliminary/Training: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Fernhill Frostbite (30.9)
Junior Training: Eliza Quigley and Contaro (25.2)
Open Training: Heather Navarrete and Javas Mystery Man (29.1)
Training Rider: Alexandra Kavouksorian and The Alchemist (30.2)
Junior Novice: Eloise Plante and Mr. Lickety (30.7)
Novice Rider A: Andrea Brainard and Watson’s Beijing (30.2)
Novice Rider B: Pamela Bolek and Well Decorated (31.2)
Open Novice: Marcia Kulak and Gran Torino (27.1)
Beginner Novice Rider: Chloe Ruhan and Baciami (33.8)
Junior Beginner Novice: Kendall Turney and Take Another Road (34.0)
Open Beginner Novice A: Annie Barron and Lil’ Debbie (32.8)
Open Beginner Novice B: Marion Pomeroy and Romance II (25.3)
Open Beginner Novice C: Lydia Foster and Oidhre Leir (30.8)

And a special congrats to Heather Navarette riding Javas Mystery Man in Open Training. They are the winners of the Fernhill Fiesta Irish Sport Horse Award, presented by Pirouette Farm. The award is given to the lowest scoring Irish Bred Sport Horse at the Festival of Eventing in honor of Fernhill Fiesta (2003-2019).

You gotta give it up for all the volunteers this weekend. Ive been reading on social media that people are saying they…

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Best day ever today! #TeamInvictus crushed it at #gmha! @kturney.jackson and #jackson won her BN division and #javasmysteryman and I won our OT division and scored super cool swag bags. #RockinRobbin gave me the best feel over both days and not only tried his guts out in the mucky footing after torrential rain Fri into Sat, but achieved his personal best dressage score of 29.1. I am so over the moon with this horse, he is amazingly generous and so talented; I'm so proud of how far he's come in such a short time. This was supposed to be our prep event before Kendall and I headed to AEC in KY, and while we understand the cancellation, it sure was disappointing. The wins were definitely a super mood booster and proof that our training plan was #onpoint this year! #luckyme #shamrockbrain #proudcoach #invictusmaneo #invictuseventing #eventtraining #trainharder #traintowin @nutrenafeed #nutrenafeeds #nutrenaproforce @thepaddockincledyard

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Our eternal gratitude is owed once again to Joan Davis of Flatlandsfoto for providing us with some winner shots from GMHA this weekend. Don’t forget to support your show photographers and videographers!

Additionally, GMHA awarded the Fernhill Fiesta Irish Sport Horse Award to Heather Navarette, riding Javas Mystery Man in Open Training. This award is presented to the lowest scoring Irish Sport Horse competing at the Festival of Eventing.

IEA Horse Trials: Results

Open Intermediate/Preliminary: Elizabeth Henry and Charlotte La Bouff (34.2)
Open Preliminary A: Hannah Hubsch and Bethel Park (28.9)
Open Preliminary B: Emma Hilt and The Blues Man (39.5)
Open Modified A: Matthew Trynoski and The Gidget (31.1)
Open Modified B: Lexie Samuels and GTB Tiger Tooo (29.7)
Open Training A: Brittney Posey and Wild Duke (23.3)
Open Training C: Katie Kirchdorfer and Galway Bay Cooley (32.1)
Open Novice A: Julie Wolfert and Namibia (25.5)
Open Novice B: Jane Musselman and Engapore (24.3)
Open Novice C: Jenna McPeek and Blue Sky Law (26.9)
Open Novice D: Mary Clare Owdziej and City of Ember (30.0)
Open Novice E: Sierra Thomas and Chambery (28.8)
Open Novice F: Ella Bernardi and Roxy (27.6)
Beginner Novice Junior A: Maddy Baynes and Bugatti Dreamin (32.8)
Beginner Novice Junior B: Evan Fleck and In Living Color (31.9)
Open Beginner Novice A: Jordan Fellers and Fernhill Fight Club (23.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Nicole Beneigh and Rangers Funny Girl (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice C: Katie Sisk and Long Legs Lenore (22.5)
Open Beginner Novice D: Cathy Norman and Encore (24.3)
Open Beginner Novice E: Kristin Heinkel and Rocky Balboa (33.0)
Open Starter A: Ellie Celarek and Magic Maddie (31.8)
Open Starter B: Cori Garcia and Easy E (24.4)
Open Starter C: Catherine Bryan (Midnight Fringe (29.7)

I’m so proud of my boys this weekend. One rider rail is all we added to our dressage scores! Each horse had something…

Posted by Christy DeMauro on Sunday, August 9, 2020

Otter Creek HT: Results

Open Intermediate: Leah Lang-Gluscic and AP Prime (34.9)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Camryn Holcomb and Quite Breit (45.5)
Open Preliminary: Madeline Batchelor and Stormin Blitz KD (52.4)
Preliminary/Training: Kristin Kubsch and CMF Royal Diamond (38.6)
Junior/Training Rider: Jordyn Schenk and Don’t Blame Teddy (38.9)
Open Training: Todd Wulf and Kando (26.1)
Senior Training Rider: Rachel Shelangoski and Ahh Ahh Chew (31.3)
Junior Novice Rider: Emily Hedberg and Quasar (25.5)
Open Novice: Brynna Jovanovich and Skye (27.3)
Senior Novice Rider: Cecilia Emilsson and Blazing Angel (27.2)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Madelyn Glazier and Amir (35.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Kjirsten Lee and Joe Deco (21.3)
Senior Beginner Novice: Deborah Brophy and Lion’s Roar (26.3)
Starter Beginner Novice A: Jennifer Tyler and Hennessey (30.5)
Starter Beginner Novice B: Elly Bates and One More and We’ll Stay (28.0)

What a weekend! Thank you Otter Creek for a fantastic event! We had a very busy weekend with 18 horses/riders from my…

Posted by Meaghan Burdick on Sunday, August 9, 2020

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Big thank you to @alikuhnn for stepping in this weekend and coaching team @adastraeventing !! Very proud of both Lexie and Athena for putting in three great phases at the Otter Creek Summer H.T! It was Lexie’s 4th recognized show and 2nd with myself and of course she was her usual perfect self. She’s the first horse I’ve owned that naturally loves to go forward, so now if only I could get used to that and not hold her back so much! Given all of the various set backs Athena and I have had over the past year I was ecstatic to be able to end the weekend like we did. Her anxiety and anxiousness got the best of her Thursday and majority of Friday, so I really didn’t know what kind of horse I was going to get this weekend. Although now, I think it’s safe to say she maybe was enjoying herself a little bit this weekend once she settled down and was able to relax! Huge thank you to my friends and family for being so supportive and for being there every step of the way, wouldn’t be able to do it without you all♥️ And of course to Otter Creek Farm and all the volunteers for making the show such a success! #QueenB #lexielicious

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Spring Gulch HT: Results

Open Preliminary: Dani Sussman and Jos Bravio (37.2)
Open Training: Erin Contino and Handsome Ransom (27.9)
Open Novice A: Chris Kawcak and Maggie Belle (21.4)
Open Novice B: Angelika Beutel and Harrison (27.6)
Open Beginner Novice A: Savannah Gillmor and Mischief Managed (28.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Madeline Backus and Finn (26.8)
Open Beginner Novice C: Dani Sussman and All Starz HH (26.0)
Starter A: Amy Bowers and Mr Wild Kitty (30.3)
Starter B: Amy Lott and Divine Revelation (23.1)

WindRidge Farms Summer HT: Results

Preliminary A: Bobby Meyerhoff and Caso (30.4)
Preliminary B: Kaley Crosby and Valentino (33.5)
Training A: Bobby Meyerhoff and Omnipotent (32.4)
Training B: Chelsea Ross and Deliteful Anthem (36.9)
Training C: Maddie Hale and Cinzano 87 (33.1)
Novice A: Kimberly Steinbuch and Kelian V (28.2)
Novice B: Michelle Clark and Zeus (31.9)
Novice C: Solomon Edwards and WHF Waimea (26.4)
Beginner Novice A: Danica Meyerhoff and Geronimo (20.8)
Beginner Novice B: Paisley Narra and Wishing Can Be Fun (27.5)
Beginner Novice C: Malin Eriksson and WHF Wilhelmina (25.0)
Beginner Novice D: Riley Jones and Senor Santana (30.8)
Starter A: Sierra Isely and Irish Rose (30.3)
Starter B: Cornelia Stroemsten and Just Between Us (34.7)

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What a fun weekend at Windridge! Monty made the move up to prelim, and finished in 3rd over a very tough track! He definitely showed me he has what it takes to be a competitive prelim horse! Valencia really stepped up her game, jumping around her toughest training course yet! I was worried about the two stride with a big drop into the water, but she locked in and went for it! She had a brief moment of confusion about 6 strides before the coffin, I think she couldn’t quite figure out where we were going. I made a circle, I wasn’t sure if they would count it as a stop or not. She then blasted through the coffin, without a problem. She did her very first event one year ago at windridge, and I’m so proud of how bold she has become. She finished in 6th. Dougie was a little xc star, and was much better about all the horses being around in warm up. He finished in 4th place, and is ready to go novice at his next event! As always, a huge thank you to Gayle Davis for allowing me to ride such a wonderful group of horses! #somuchfun #lovetheseirishponies #montecarlo #becvalencia #fernhillpicturethis #montysaurus #valencinia #dougiedoug #goodponies #zoomzoom #yayeventing @straffordsaddlery @stubbenna @majykequipe @samshieldamerica @turtleneck_rugs @seminolefeed @grand_meadows @equiinstyle @bugpellent @dreamersnschemerssocks

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The Summer Event at Woodside: Results

Advanced Intermediate: Helan Alliston and Ebay (32.9)
Open Intermediate: Tamie Smith and Summerbridge Parc (42.4)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston and Calaro (29.4)
Preliminary Rider: Haley Turner and Shadow Inspector (24.9)
Jr. Training Rider A: Grace Wechser and Raskadero (25.5)
Jr. Training Rider B: Campbell Kadin and Deichkind 10 (31.8)
Modified/Training Challenge Open: Whitney Tucker Billeter and Bill’s Midnight Magic (26.6)
Modified/Training Challenge Rider: Leonie Padgett and Cooley Precision (28.9)
Open Training: Haley Dwight and WS Radagast (25.0)
Sr. Training Rider: Kaitlin Ramos and May Ryloa (30.0)
Training Amateur: Nicole Holownia and Bella Vida GWF (29.3)
Jr. Novice Rider A: Carlie Hall and Real Genius (28.1)
Jr. Novice Rider B: Rylin Clarke and Be A Star (26.2)
Novice Amateur: Sabine Short and Dexter (32.1)
Novice Horse: Holly Thompson and Atta Boy Atticus (26.2)
Open Novice: Rebecca Braitling and Monets Wish (28.3)
Sr. Novice Rider: Alisa Shen and Graceland’s Reatta (28.3)
Intro Rider: Sarah Currie and JR (30.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider A: Ella Oettle and Legend of Zelda (29.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider B: Mia Brown and Duke HW (22.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Libby Porzig and Just My Luck (28.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Susan De Jong and Canelo (29.3)
Open Intro A: Antonin Cornillon and Zuccherro (27.8)
Open Intro B: Brittany K. Lopez (26.7)

Woodside ReCap congratulations to all the riders! It was a successful weekend for all!!!1 Tux – Awesome!!!2 Chips-…

Posted by Auburn Brady on Sunday, August 9, 2020

She’s back and sassy as ever! Love the Rorasauras!!

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I’m so happy to report that Campbell, Kennah and Debbie all had a great first outing at Woodside Eventing! Campbell &…

Posted by McKenzie Rollins on Sunday, August 9, 2020