Chattahoochee Hills hosted a summer horse trials this weekend, and Pollard Eventing took advantage of the home turf to secure wins in the Open Intermediate A as well as two of the Open Preliminary divisions.
Michael had Rolex mount Mensa G out to stretch his legs for the first time since April, handily winning the Open Intermediate A with a few time added in the jumping phases on a 37.4. Kyle Carter also had Madison Park out for his first run since Rolex, and the pair were good for second place to finish on a 45.5. Emily Rusinyak and Reatta HW picked up third place after moving from eighth to second after the only double clear cross country round and a single rail down in stadium.
Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Website] [Scores]
In the Open Intermediate B, Julie Richards and Beaulieu’s Cayenne steadily moved up throughout the weekend from third to first overall, followed by Werner Geven and Vilas County. Nobie Cannon and Bust a Groove got up for third place.
Sarah Murphy and Bramasole added just 3.2 time on cross country to their dressage score to take home the win in the Open Preliminary A division. Another Pollard Eventing member, Ashley Kehoe, nearly added a fourth win to the farm’s collection for the weekend, picking up second place. The lovely mare D.A. Vittoria finished on her dressage score, moving from sixth after dressage to take home r Becky Holder and Lisa Borgia’s Telperion also enjoyed a nice bump up the board after two double clear jumping rounds to finish third.
Other notables competing this weekend were the Leslie Law and Lesley Grant-Law, who had a few of their lower level horses out for a successful weekend in the Training and Novice divisions. Werner Geven had four horses competing this weekend across the Intermediate and Training divisions, and he brought home all four in the top five – well done, Werner!
Middlefield, Ohio’s South Farm Horse Trials also hosted a Preliminary division this weekend. Sue Hines and Flyin’ Four Shoes (great name, Sue!) picked up the win, finishing on their dressage score of 31.8. A gander at this horse’s USEA record reveals that this gelding really likes to win. This is the pair’s 11th win at the Preliminary level since 2010. Quite impressive!
Therese Evans and Clover Joe picked up some time on cross country but finished solidly in second after a double clear stadium round. Robin Mershon and Undeniable Grace had one rail down in stadium for third place on the weekend.
South Farm H.T. [Website] [Scores]