Rocking Horse Social Media Wrap-up

Peter, Henny, and their new friend, Stowaway Chicken. Photo from the Run Henny Run Facebook page. Peter, Henny, and their new friend, Stowaway Chicken. Photo from the Run Henny Run Facebook page.

The Intermediate and Preliminary divisions are wrapping up in Ocala today at the Rocking Horse Winter I Horse Trials. Social media is buzzing with excitement as everyone opens the pipes and knocks the rust off the winter. Special shout out to Peter Atkins and Henny, who were out for their first outing of 2014 in the Intermediate B division. Henny finished on his dressage score to move up from eighth to third after show jumping. Here is a quick results summary:

Open Intermediate – A – Results 

1. Buck Davidson – The Apprentice – 27.70

2. Bonner Carpenter – Basco – 28.90

3. Buck Davidson – Ballynoecastle RM – 29.60

Open Intermediate – B – results

1. Michael Pollard – Halimey – 26.40

2. Buck Davidson – Petite Flower – 32.20

3. Peter Atkins – Henry Jota Hampton  – 37.80

For a look at the results and remaining live scores as they are posted, click here.

Charity Lucente Paashaus and Sinead Halpin with On Cue. Photo by Kim Havis.

Charity Lucente Paashaus and Sinead Halpin. Photo by Kim Havis.

Plenty of riders seem quite pleased with how their weekend went. Leah Lang-Gluscic excitedly posted about A.P. Prime’s first run of the season on her Facebook page. Leah and A.P. ended up 12th in the Open Intermediate A division.

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Elisa Wallace also had a couple of rides this weekend, both of which were superb as she posted updates throughout the day.

Elisa Wallace's rides, Simply Priceless and Corteo taking in the Rocking Horse scenery. Photo from Elisa's Facebook page.

Elisa Wallace’s rides, Simply Priceless and Corteo taking in the Rocking Horse scenery. Photo from Elisa’s Facebook page.

As we all know, Sinead Halpin and Forrest Nymph had their first competition together this weekend, and it was an all around success. Sinead and “Farrah” took home 7th place in the Open Training A division, adding nothing to their dressage score. Next stop, Preliminary!

Forrest Nymph says Training is too easy. Photo from the Black Dog Farm Facebook page.

Forrest Nymph says Training is too easy. Photo from the Black Dog Farm Facebook page.

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