Nupafeed Weekend Winners: We’re Baaack!

Photo via Meg Kepferle on Facebook.

Meg Kepferle described it best when she called this past weekend “eventing in the time of [Co]rona”. Eventing kicked back into recognized gear this weekend with three events running, and life looked a little bit more “normal” as I found myself drawn to the score pages to track my friends and peers. Things looked a bit different, but the camaraderie that permeates the eventing crowd never left.

Looking through this weekend’s scores, I see many finishing scores dipping down into the 20s. I know score is only a part of the equation, but if these score trends tell us anything, it’s that maybe some of that quarantine polish is paying off. I truly hope that as we return to competition, you begin to see the fruits of your hard work and of perhaps a bit of time off coming to fruition.

Many hats off to the organizers, volunteers, officials, and competitors who helped keep events safe this weekend. As messy and complicated as some of the new protocols may be, they are necessary in order to continue opening events back up. Let’s work together to make sure we keep everyone safe and healthy as we get back to doing what we love! Looking for some perspective on “the new normal”? Check out this great read summarizing the weekend from Jessica Duffy at the USEA.

Finally, a big congratulations is in order to the earner of our lowest finishing score this weekend. It was a tough competition this weekend with several scores finishing below 25, but it’s Jane Musselman and Engapore who take the honors with a score of 21.4 in the Open Novice at River Glen. Jane has won our officially unofficial award in the past, keep up that great work!

River Glen HT: Final Scores

Open Intermediate: Elizabeth Henry and Charlotte La Bouff (22.5)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Erin Pullen and Foreign Affair (35.9)
Open Preliminary: Alex Green Kerby and Fernhill Leitrim Lass (30.2)
Preliminary/Training: Claire Rowlands and Category 5 (30.9)
Open Training: Erin Pullen and Koko Chanel (31.6)
Training Rider Jr.: Adalee Ladwig and Diego (28.1)
Training Rider Sr.: Kaiya Bacon and Iron Invitation (30.5)
Training/Novice: Tate Northrop and Harrison (33.9)
Novice Horse: Megan Edwards and Rock Hard Attitude (29.9)
Novice Rider Jr.: Hannah Brandt and Philosophical (28.3)
Novice Rider Sr.: Alex Sharp and Big Star Bound (28.6)
Open Novice: Jane Musselman and Engapore (21.4)
Beginner Novice Horse: Chelsey Sawtell and Toto’s Weather Tamer (27.3)
Beginner Novice Jr. – A: Faith Newman and Jumble (28.0)
Beginner Novice Jr. – B: Marissa Griffin and Conguistador (24.5)
Beginner Novice Sr. – Marla Doran and Miss Tosonna (28.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Allison Thompson and Miss Mann (28.3)
Starter A: Erin Pullen and Fibonacci (27.0)
Starter B: Audri Hoos and Boo Ribbon (34.0)

Plantation Field June HT: Final Results

Training Horse: Hillary Moses and Cameron (37.1)
Training Rider A: Dana Lortie and Excel Star Midas Touch (27.4)
Training Rider B: Sophia Kager and Little Miss (32.9)
Novice Horse A: Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo (26.7)
Novice Horse B: Alyssa Phillips and FE Celestino (20.20)
Novice Rider B: Elliot Jacobs and Buckharo (35.2)
Beginner Novice Horse A: Lauren Chumley and Scheherazade (26.9)
Beginner Novice Horse B: Donna White and Esprit de Barbereau (26.7)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Stephanie Senserini and Monbeg Icon (33.2)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Caroline Herr and Jack in the Box (33.3)
Beginner Novice Rider C: Caitlin Schwab and Sky Walker (30.3)
Beginner Novice Rider D: Kameryn Stockar and Scandalous Love (33.6)
Intro Horse A: Hannah Keller and Cassia (22.8)
Intro Horse B: Kristen LaDow and Jardin FF (37.2)
Intro Rider A: Erin Beattie and Henry (28.9)
Intro Rider B: Aimee Carson and MHF Christine (33.3)
Intro Rider C: Nicole Yoest and Fergus Maximus (32.3)
Elementary Horse: Kathryn Nelson and Moonshine (24.4)
Elementary Rider: Christina Elliott and The Twilight Zone (21.9)

Ah, eventing in the time of rona. Masks and the hill at plantation certainly highlight lost cardiovascular fitness ……

Posted by Meg Kep on Sunday, June 7, 2020

Feather Creek HT: Final Results
Note: Some scores for this event were incomplete.

Open Preliminary: Samantha Tinney and Glenbrook Cooley (38.9)
Open Training: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Summer’s Due (28.3)
Novice Rider: Emily Walden and Doneraile Star (31.3)
Open Novice: Brittany Vinson and Fernhill Royal Decree (25.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Jennifer Brown and Mr. Hughes (34.1)