We’re reaching that point of the season where we begin to see fewer events running — but that doesn’t mean that the Weekend Winners fun has to stop! This week we’re looking back at Fresno County Horse Park, which ran its Fall horse trial with divisions ranging from Intro through Intermediate.
Long known by longtime Area VI competitors as Ram Tap, Fresno County Horse Park has become a top destination for West coast eventers since 1957. Fun fact, the “Ram Tap” name actually originated from founding members Pat and Marian Humphrey, who decided on the name as it was the first three letters of each of their first names spelled backwards.
And while Ram Tap would eventually close its doors in 2012, Fresno County Horse Park would continue on under new owner John Marshall. Thanks to the efforts of all dating back to those early days in 1957, Fresno is the second longest continuously operating eventing venue in the U.S. For much more on the rich history of Fresno, read up on the USEA’s Events A-Z profile here.
Congratulations to all of this weekend’s winners at Fresno! A special shout-out goes to this week’s lowest scoring finisher, Jolie Wentworth and Friendly Game, who earned a score of 23.1 to win the Open Novice.
Open Intermediate: Bea di Grazia and Ringwood Isabelle (40.2)
Open Preliminary: Mikayden Weise and Excellence (31.5)
Jr. Training Rider: Willa Laski and Gutsy Call (37.7)
Open Training: Joseph McKinley and Duke HW (28.4)
Sr. Training Rider: Becky Leisz and Gold Lumierre (33.5)
Jr. Novice Rider: Gabriella Yuschenkoff and Paloalto (24.1)
Open Novice: Jolie Wentworth and Friendly Game (23.1)
Sr. Novice Rider: Meghan Lewis and Ringmaster (29.3)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Nicole Petersen and Armi (26.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Lisa Sires and Even More Impressive (28.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Audrey Zgraggen and Carbonado (32.0)
Introductory A: Eliza Mutz and Auzzie (33.9)
Introductory B: Lotte Swauger and Maurice (35.8)
Here’s a look around social media from Fresno:
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The team had a great end to the 2019 season at Fresno County Horsepark! Belle and Blanco finished their first show with Davis in 9th in a very competitive training division. Christina and Fifi finished 2nd in BN with two double clear rounds. Maria and Gracie made a great effort but unfortunately parted ways at the coffin but had other wise improved dressage and stadium rides (both horse and rider are un-injured). And Lulu and Cassie got a personal best dressage score adding only one rail to their dressage score to finish in 8th in open Novice. Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors for keeping us looking our best and safe through the whole weekend! Thank you Fresno for another fun show! We can’t wait for the 2020 season to start! • • • • • • • • • #ucdavis #ucdaviseventing #ucdeventing #goags #kasteldenmark #samshieldamerica #equiprism #marysbotanicals #areavi #intercollegiateeventing