Nupafeed Weekend Winners: One Big Happy Eventing Family

The Stiver family sporting their matching t-shirts made especially for Ginger’s eventing debut. Photo via Mallory Stiver on Facebook.

Top of the morning to you, EN! Before we dive headfirst into another jam-packed edition of Weekend Winners, I’ve got a little story to tell you. It’s Monday, right? We could all use some good feels to get us through the upcoming week.

Many of us have at least one long-suffering, ever-loving horse show parent who has worked tirelessly to get our foot in the proverbial stirrup. Long hours at work, countless checks written, multi-day road trips to horse shows, family events postponed or scheduled around horse shows — the list goes on and on. Somewhere, a small child is sitting on their first horse and another parent is making mental plans to stop at nothing to make those big dreams a reality.

Area IV’s Ginger Stiver is one of those horse show moms. I’ve watched her support her two daughters, Lauren and Mallory, for the last few years alongside her husband, Greg. And after decades of supporting the kids and helping them succeed, Ginger finally did her very first USEA event this weekend at Heritage Park in Olathe, Ks. Piloting Lauren Stiver’s Brementown, Ginger not only completed her first event but did it in style, collecting a fourth place ribbon and finishing on her dressage score in the Beginner Novice division.

So this morning, let’s all say a big thank you to the moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or whoever in your life was brave enough to nurture that stubborn horse bug. We’re glad to welcome you, officially, to the dark side, Ginger!

Congratulations are also in order to Madison Lloyd and Callaway, who earned our lowest finishing score of the weekend with a 22.7 in the Senior Training Rider division at Woodside. Well done!

As always, our events couldn’t run without the dedication of the organizing crew and countless volunteers on the ground. Don’t forget to support your show photographers and videographers and volunteer when you can!

And now, let’s get to the rest of those results from around Eventing Nation:

Kent School H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Introductory: Margaret O’Brien and Diamond Alexis (34.4)
Beginner Novice Jr/YR: Justine Allyn and The Brown Horse (29.8)
Beginner Novice: Nancy Cerniglia and Remi (36.0)
Novice Jr/YR: Paisley Narra and Huckleberry (37.9)
Novice: Rick Caldwell and Izzy Leo (33.3)
Training: Lourie Yelton and Ripleigh (27.7)

Morven Park CCI & H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

CCI2* A: Jackie LeMastus and Lup The Loop (28.0)
CCI2* B: Jane Jennings and Kontessa M (27.8)
CCI3*: Phillip Dutton and Fernhill PickPocket (27.9)
CCI4*: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights (37.3)
Advanced: Alexandra Baugh and Mr Candyman (74.8)
Intermediate A: Ryan Wood and Rembrandt (47.4)
Intermediate B: Cindy Anderson-Blank and Windchase Phoenix Star (34.5)
Junior Young Rider Open Preliminary Championship: Caitlin O’Roark and Lucky Devil (33.0)
Open Preliminary: Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous (32.5)
Preliminary Championship: Mikki Kuchta and Calle (32.8)
Junior Young Rider Training Championship: Brynn Hershbine and Cadenza Aria (32.7)
Junior Young Rider Training Rider: Lindsay Woods and QLE Positron (32.7)
Open Training: Leslie Lamb and Young Lad (31.4)
Training Championship: Katherine Knowles and Cillnabradden Ceonna (31.4)
Training Horse: Christina Henriksen and Cierra (30.5)
Training Rider: Jessica Chappell and Excel Star Atlantic (32.3)
Junior Young Rider Novice Championship: Megan Smallwood and Kilronan’s Countess (31.9)
Novice Championship: Woods Baughman and Lord Calegro (27.3)
Open Novice: Caitlin Kuczynski and Fernhill Blueprint (26.2)
Beginner Novice Championship: Emily Beshear and Calla Lily (30.0)
Beginner Novice Championship: Hannah Higgs and Tutuola (23.9)

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Preliminary A: Robert Meyerhoff and Gasparo van de Falieberg (29.4)
Preliminary B: Rachel Sledzik and Fernhill Symphony (39.5)
Training: Megan Stauch and Full Gallop’s Woo Pig Sooie (48.4)
Training A: Kendall McNeill and Emmett (33.1)
Training B: John Michael Durr and Perkunos (32.8)
CT Training: Amanda Miller and Little Lion Man (65.5)
Novice A: Jennarose Ortmeyer and Primrose (32.4)
Novice B: Laura Duhamel and Fate’s Patriot (31.4)
Novice C: Isabella Sparks and Full Gallop’s Struck By Luck (30.2)
Beginner Novice A: Robert Meyerhoff and Chico (31.9)
Beginner Novice B: Sydney Langley and Pocket Change (36.2)
Starter: Sandra Bailey and Will I Am (28.3)

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Training Open A: Jacob Fletcher and 5o1 Hollywood Legend (32.1)
Training Open B: Breeana Robinette and Velvet Brown (36.4)
Novice Junior A: Ainsley Slicker and Horizzon (26.7)
Novice Junior B: Amelia Kremer and Delgado (35.2)
Novice Open A: Megan Moore and Master Plan (31.2)
Novice Open B: Hannah Miller and Dynamic Knight (26.0)
Novice Open C: Erica Mitchell and Shaniko Star (35.0)
Beginner Novice Junior A: Faith Newman and Jumble (32.3)
Beginner Novice Junior B: Riley Jones and Senor Santana (31.0)
Beginner Novice Open A: Susannah Lansdale and Four Star (35.3)
Beginner Novice Open B: Amanda Schardt and Spanish Alarm (33.0)
Starter Junior A: Larkin Albarado and Sf Lil Bit O Texas (28.8)
Starter Junior B: Olivia Marsh and Decadence (28.8)
Starter Open: Laura Shipman and Secret (33.8)

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

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Merlin and I had a fantastic weekend at our very first event. We not only completed all three phases but we ribboned, finishing out in 6th place! . I'm so impressed and happy with this horse. Despite being quite anxious and having strong feelings about the strange stall and surroundings (which he told us about loudly) he really brought his A game when it was time to work. . It was all I could have imagined and more. I'm so grateful to Aleina, Kris, and Emily for all their help and support this weekend. Sometimes when I get nervous I lash out a little at the people who are trying to help me (sorry Aleina!) I think I'm getting a little better each time but I still am very appreciative for their patience and grace with stressed out Lauren. . There are so many emotions involved in the whole experience and while yes that can be overwhelming and hard to deal with, it's also one of the things that makes it all so great. I'm still processing it all but I'm hoping to put together a blog post about the experience. . I also want to throw a big thank you shout out to my husband James, his parents, and my own parents for my early birthday present of a cambox helmet cam. Assuming I poked the buttons right, I should have videos from both xc and stadium. #merlin #meridasfatetrain #firstevent #usea #sixthplace #bigfancyribbon #onesillywoodenpoleandsomemuddyfootingkeptusfromthirdplace #stillsothrilled #hessopretty #rockingthexccolors #poleinthewayofjumpphoto #matchingthejumpangles #bestdressagescoreyet #soproudofhim #allthefeels #waterworks #criedaftereveryphase #teamcec

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Open Preliminary: Rebecca Hunt and Snowflake Lane (33.8)
Open Training: Meaghan Marinovich Burdick and Giana (31.7)
Junior Novice: Michaela Frye and Sugar Sam (31.9)
Senior Novice: Laura Rietveld and Mario Kart (33.8)
Junior Beginner Novice A: Brooke Wathan and Breath-taking Pleasure (30.0)
Senior Beginner Novice A: Julie Wolfert and Fiona Daula (28.0)
Senior Beginner Novice B: Judi Dietz and Rearcross Clover Q (30.5)
Pre-Beginner Novice: Brooke Babcock and Lenny (31.7)

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Open Training: Kadi Eykamp and Ole Boy (25.7)
Training Rider: Chloe Johnson and I Spy HX (34.3)
Novice Rider Junior: Taylor Tiberg and Valedictorian (26.7)
Novice Rider Senior: Sherry Pound and Gestalt (28.8)
Open Novice: Katherine Rivera and HVL Hocus Pocus (27.4)
Beginner Novice Junior: Anna L. Berry and Nocturne’s Luna (32.0)
Beginner Novice Senior: Courtney Kuriger and Eagle Rising (26.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Brittney Caflisch and When Stars Align (25.5)
Starter Test A: Darragh Stevens and Orange Crush (34.6)
Starter Test B: Parker Cage and Pipe Creek Beckham (32.8)

Woodside CCI & H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

CCI2*-S: Rebecca Braitling and Dassett Ricochet (25.6)
CCI3*-S: Kaylawna Smith-Cook and Passepartout (36.0)
CCI4*-S: Helen Bouscaren and Ebay (44.5)
Open Intermediate: Stephanie Goodman and Carolina Morning (33.6)
Open Preliminary A: David Adamo and Solaguayre California (24.6)
Open Preliminary B: Shannon Lilley and Ideal HX (25.2)
Junior Training: Olivia Doman and The Pied Piper (27.1)
Open Training: Gina Miles and Denfer Du Banney (27.3)
Senior Training Rider: Madison Lloyd and Callaway (22.7)
Training Amateur: Steve Roon and Lismakerra Bilbo (25.2)
Training Horse: Lauren Billys and Twilight 54 (25.5)
Junior Novice A: Anya Mason and Mairin (28.1)
Junior Novice B: Ella Flodh and Bold n Royal (26.2)
Novice Amateur: Catherine Treseler and Gaelic Gold (28.8)
Open Novice: Joe McKinley and Duke HW (26.7)
Senior Novice Rider: Rachael Little and Irish Park’s Caraway Crispin (33.8)
Open Intro A: Elizabeth Stohlmana and Degas (28.0)
Open Intro B: Kate Vorobieff and Mr. Perfect (29.0)
Junior Beginner Novice: Kylee Pierce and Slewth (26.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Yves Sauvignon and Native Heart (30.8)
Senior Beginner Novice: Eileen Morgenthaler and Chicago GS (28.3)

Spokane Sport Horse H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Advanced CT: Marc Grandia and Campari FFF (37.9)
Open Intermediate: Sabrina Glaser and Last Call (40.3)
Open Preliminary: Kiera Carter and Corinthoz (27.5)
Preliminary Three-Day: Sonya Françoise and Two Tickets (29.0)
Open Modified: Karen O’Neal and Clooney 14 (30.2)
Junior Training: Caitlyn Sutherland and Chatur (36.5)
Open Training: Sarah Palzkill and Tullamore (33.3)
Training Amateur: Michelle Ingall and Gull River (35.5)
Training Three-Day: Jodie Willow Maguire and Flint And Steel (36.5)
Junior Novice: Ava Holmes and Argentine Gaucho (31.4)
Novice Amateur: Sandy Flowers and Reno’s Lad (27.4)
Open Novice: Jordan Linstedt and Lovely Lola (29.1)
Novice Three-Day: Lorilee Hanson and Hypnotik (24.9)
Beginner Novice Amateur: Alice Burrows and Orion’s Valentino (25.0)
Junior Beginner Novice: Ashley Widmer and Renegade (35.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Jessica Heidemann and Burlesque (29.8)
Beginner Novice Three-Day: Jhett Jenkins and Carnage Minstrel (35.9)
Introductory: Paula Cudd and Latte (35.3)
Future Event Horse 2 Year Old: Regan Childs and Maverick (75.6)
Future Event Horse 3 Year Old: Sonya Françoise and Glendalough’s Dahlné (79.7)
Young Event Horse 4 Year Old: Rebecca Buehler and Patriot (76.3)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Rebecca Buehler and MFS High Octane (80.3)