U.S. Weekend Results Roundup: Ocala, Fair Hill, Twin Rivers, FENCE

A big victory smile from Carter McInnis and Greystone Lad, winners of Open Novice at at FENCE H.T. Photo via Carter McInnis.

Lots happening around the sovereign state of Eventing Nation this weekend! Let’s recap winners and a few notes from Ocala International CCI & H.T. in Ocala, Florida; Fair Hill CIC & H.T. in Elkton, Maryland; Twin Rivers CIC & H.T. in Paso Robles, California; and FENCE H.T. in Landrum, South Carolina.

  • Andrea Davidson and Mr. Poppers posted the lowest finishing score of the weekend in the country, a 20.2 in a division of Open Training at Ocala International. We love the story of this special partnership between the Davidsons and this handsome black horse, who meant so much to the late Christine Brown. Well-done, you two.
  • FENCE H.T. was compressed from a two-day to a one-day due to impending severe weather on Sunday. What could have been a mad scramble ran smoothly thanks to a classic case of eventing camaraderie. As my buddy Katherine McDonough, who finished 2nd  in Open Beginner Novice A with Irish Red, recounted, “Shout-out to the approximately 591,583 moms, dads, friends, fellow competitors, organizers, officials and volunteers who helped all of us when our two-day got changed to a one-day due to impending storms and kept us fed and watered and held horses and put in studs and helped us cool out horses and tack up and ran and got this and carried that and told us what time is was and helped us run through our courses in our head and and and … what a sport, what a crew.” Indeed!
  • The name game: As the lady-in-waiting to an event pony named Princess myself, I love seeing fellow royal equine family out and about in the sport. There were several of them roaming the kingdom this weekend: at Ocala — Princess B, Princess Sophia, Prince of Kiltealy, Prince Renan, King Lear, King of the Swamp and King Richard; at FENCE — The African Queen and King’s Ransome; at Fair Hill, King Bust and Kings Council; at Twin Rivers, Prince Eric, Zena Princess Warrior, Princess Ita and Orion’s Bold Princess.
  • It’s great to see events putting so much effort and attention into quality footing. Ocala International has a new irrigation system in use at The Florida Horse Park, along with two huge new irrigated arenas. Ocala organizer Equiventures, LLC was also able to purchase an aerator made possible by contributions from the eventing community and help from Mark McCleerey and Will Whiddon, and it was put to good use over the weekend. A snapshot from Fair Hill, which also takes pride in providing competitors with top-notch turf:

Your weekend winners:Ocala International CCI & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

CCI Two Star: Liz Halliday-Sharp & Cooley Quicksilver (31.4)
CCI One Star: Alexandra Knowles & Princess B (25.3)
Advanced Combined Test: Buck Davidson & Park Trader (30.3)
Intermediate Horse: Alexander O’Neal & Fury H (30.9)
Intermediate Rider: Ava Wehde & Butts Leonie R (50.7)
Open Intermediate: Anna Loschiavo & Prince Renan (32.1)
Open Preliminary: Sara Kozumplik Murphy & Rubens D’Ysieux (23.7)
Preliminary Horse: Joe Meyer & May Ryloa (25.9)
Preliminary Rider: Denise Goyea & Carrick Finest Lad (28.5)
Open Training-A: Andrea Davidson & Mr Poppers (20.2)
Open Training-B: Sam Kelly & Robinstown Ballivor (27.5)
Training Horse-A: Maya Black & Miks Master C (25.7)
Training Horse-B: David O’Connor & My Man Cooley (24.8)
Training Rider-A: Audrie Stanka & Sydney Ardeo (28.0)
Training Rider-B: Diana Craven & Mr. Fernhill (32.3)
Novice Horse-A: Elisa Wallace & Reloaded (29.4)
Novice Horse-B: Alexander O’Neal & I’m Special VG (26.0)
Novice Rider-A: Alston Kerr & Sir Earl Grey (28.8)
Novice Rider-B: Robin Barr & Tout Fini (23.1)
Novice Rider-C: Susan Martin & Alice Alice (30.0)
Open Novice: Janelle Phaneuf & Landmark’s Jungle ROC (21.0)

Fair Hill CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

CIC Three Star: Matthew Flynn & Get Lucky (36.5)
CIC Two Star: Will Faudree & Hans Dampf (27.7)
CIC One Star: Kelli Temple & Metallica (28.5)
Advanced: Will Coleman & Obos O’Reilly (31.2)
Intermediate: Boyd Martin & Shamwari 4 (31.0)
Preliminary-A: Ryan Wood & Ruby (27.8)
Preliminary-B: Courtney Cooper & Tender Bravissimo (27.8)
Training-A: Courtney Cooper & Caia Z (28.9)
Training-B: Ryan Wood & Ben Nevis (23.6)
Training-C: Kelli Temple & Caleesi (27.5)

Twin Rivers CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

CCI2*: Amber Pearson & Patagonia (40.6)
CCI1*: Liza Horan & Lafite (34.9)
CIC3*: Heather Morris & Charlie Tango (37.1)
Advanced: Dana Chase & Aerolite (152.6)
Advanced CT: Andrea Baxter & Indy 500 (23.6)
Open Intermediate: Maddy Mazzola & So Cool (36.0)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston & Cassio’s Picasso (25.4)
Preliminary Rider A: Molly Gibbons & Zero Gravity (25.0)
Preliminary Rider B: Charlotte Babbitt & 2 A.M. (29.5)
Jr. Training Rider A: Ashley Long & Rochambeau (35.3)
Jr. Training Rider B: Madison Santley & Excellence (30.0)
Open Training: Gina Economou & Swizzle (28.8)
Sr. Training Amateur: Louise Leslie & Souvenir (27.0)
Sr. Training Rider A: Lauren Henry & Stony Creek (30.6)
Sr. Training Rider B: Kate Helffrich & Coquette (35.3)
Training Horse: Alexis Helffrich & Graceland’s Lincoln (28.3)
Jr. Novice Rider A: Kira Niyogi & Astro NSF (27.9)
Jr. Novice Rider B: Gabriella Ringer & Get Wild (31.7)
Novice Horse: Allyson Green & Frigal (23.1)
Open Novice: Michelle Emmermann & WHF Warsong (26.2)
Sr. Novice Amateur: Nancy Read & Caribe PCH (25.0)
Sr. Novice Rider A: Natalie Burk & Laced Sensation (30.7)
Sr. Novice Rider B: Jeanne Carley & Shannondale Fionn (29.2)
Jr. Beg. Novice Rider A: Seika Streets & By Special Request (27.2)
Jr. Beg. Novice Rider B: Savannah Carter & Ballustree Dun Believable (26.4)
Open Beg. Novice: Nikki Lloyd & Wil’ya Dance (30.6)
Sr. Beg. Novice Rider: Annie Desmond & Little Elf (26.9)
Future Event Horse 3 Year Old: Krystal Clemente & Alfrathul (69.9)
Future Event Horse Yearling: Alexandria Dubin & Makers Mark (69.8)
Young Event Horse 4 Year Old: Amber Levine & Juniperus (68.4)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Marc Grandia & Sunsprite’s Watusi (80.7)

FENCE H.T. [Website] [Results]

Junior Young Riders Open Preliminary: Leah Elgart & Punch Line (48.0)
Open Preliminary: Melanie Smith & Shakedown Street (38.8)
Open Training-A: Kristin Schmolze & Monty’s Revenge (34.6)
Open Training-B: Sierra Shurtz & Zach Eyed Pea (27.6)
Open Novice-A: Carter McInnis & Greystone Lad (27.1)
Open Novice-B: Emily Thomas & Ohio (31.0)
Open Novice-C: Lauren Lindsay & FGF Robin Hood (29.1)
Open Beginner Novice-A: Ruth Ahearne & Justified (27.0)
Open Beginner Novice-B: Marissa Griffin & Poppyfields Tiger Shark (36.9)
Open Beginner Novice-C: Alexa Ehlers & Clear Laveer (21.0)
Starter Divison-A: Kylee Casey & Belle (31.7)
Starter Divison-B: Coti Hausman & Rivendells Annaleis Sparrow (29.7)

Go Eventing!