Over 40 & Fabulous! Chattahoochee Hills Debuts Golden League Eventing

Photo by Kimberly Lennon-Freire.

Chattahoochee Hills took fun to the next level this weekend with the debut of their Golden League Eventing Team Challenge. The team challenge was open to any three-phase schooling show competitors 40 years or older, sense of humor required.

Randomly assigned team names set the tone for the weekend with The Damsels in Dressage, Bucking Good Time, Here for the Mimosas and The Hot Flashes going head to head for Golden League glory.

The day started off with breakfast, because every show should start with a mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Then it was off to the trot up judged by Ed Durden and Hugh Lochore. Riders were spread individually across different levels, but everyone came back together at the end of the day for wine and cheese.

A lot of fun was had, and everyone left with a prize for playing. Mark your calendars, April 18, 2020, for the next Golden League Eventing Team Challenge!

Team Results:

  1. Damsels in Dressage — 108.3 — Sandra Pulliam/Vintage, Mary Carol Harsch/Theodore al Coda, Heather Ryfa/Whiskey River, and Amanda Moretz/Raku
  2. Bucking Good Time — 117.9 — Mark Hook/Never Grow Up, Ann Stoemsten/Cadence, Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro /Sherlock Holmes, and Ellen Taylor/Emerald Rose
  3. Here for the Mimosas — 174.3 — Erika Swales/St. Augustine, Lisa Rusinyak/Hollywood Lark, Shae Lane/Joey Tomato, and Mikki Johansen/San Comet
  4. The Hot Flashes — Laura Duhamel/Fate’s Patriot, Laura Edison/Major Tom, Holly Breaux/Wapz Hot Dan, and Kelly Rousey/Majestic View

Many thanks to  Kimberly Lennon-Freire for sharing her photos of the competition. We can’t wait to see what costumes y’all dream up for the next one!

Go eventing.