You guys were busy out there in Eventing Nation this weekend! Let’s recognize some impressive Intermediate and CIC* riders from GMHA, Fair Hill, Otter Creek and Woodside:
GMHA Festival of Eventing
The Green Mountain Horse Association hosted their popular Festival of Eventing this weekend in beautiful South Woodstock, VT.
In the CIC*, Holly Jacks-Smither enjoyed a wire-to-wire win with her own Finely Brewed, a 7-year-old Thoroughbred (Milwaukee Brew x Capture The Spirit, by Conquistador Cielo). The pair finished on their dressage score of 27.3. You can watch their show jumping round below thanks to David Frechette:
Abby Maude was second with her own Stonehaven’s Dream. The 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse 4.4 cross country time penalties to add for a final result of 37.8. Sharon White finished third aboard Highlife’s Je T’aime, a 10-year-old Oldenburg (Der Dollar x Juenesse D’or, by Lavarino) owned by Madeline Hartsock on 36.4 points.
In the Intermediate division, congratulations are due to Anna Loschiavo and Rodney Oakes and Gina Giudici-Oakes’s Prince Renan who picked up the win on a score of 34.6. The 15-year-old Thoroughbred was fourth after dressage and went on to add no penalties over the jumping phases. Watch their show jumping round:
Colleen Loach came in second with Qorry Blue D’Argouges, a 14-year-old Selle Francias (Mr. Blue x Hardie du Bourg) owned by Peter Barry. The pair had 9.2 time penalties included in their three-phase result of 43.8. Sharon White was again third in this group, this time with her own Fashionably Late, an 8-year-old Thoroughbred cross (Aaron’s Gold x Fashion Plate, by Aristos B), on a score of 46.8.
Fair Hill International
Fair Hill International had a bustling weekend with 17 horse trial divisions. Intermediate A was won by Lexi Scovil and her own Chico’s Man VDF Z, an 8-year-old Zangersheide (Chico’s Boy x Chardonnay Z, by Caretano Z). The pair was second on 31.2 after dressage, but a clear show jumping round put them into the lead, and a mere .8 time penalties on cross country confirmed the win.
Elizabeth Massa was second on a score of 35.8 with her own Theodore, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Unaniem x Marinus, by Faram). Dressage leaders Boyd Martin and Barry, a 9-year-old Thoroughbred owned by Boyd and Windurra USA, finished third with 39.7 points after two poles down and .4 cross country time penalties.
In the Intermediate B division, Christine Turner’s Kyra took the blue ribbon with Boyd Martin in the tack. The 11-year-old Canadian Warmblood (VDL Ulando H x Wellsley, by Weltstern) finished on her dressage score of 24.6.
Kelli Temple and Kara Angulo’s Metallica, an 8-year-old Holsteiner (Cancara x Ulysses, by Casall) earned second with one rail and 10.8 time penalties for a final result of 38.7. Third place went to Neil Donnelly with his own Fool Proof. The 15-year-old Holsteiner (Fuerst Gotthard x Kachina, by Kalypso) finished inside the time on cross country, but had one pole down for a score of 41.1.
Otter Creek Summer H.T.
In the small-but-mighty Intermediate division at the Otter Creek Summer H.T. Genevieve Faith finished first with her own Burned You Too. Only 12 cross country time penalties marred a final result of 61.8 for the 9-year-old Thoroughbred (Takur x Twice Singhed, by Twice Burned). Kristina Marth came second with her own MHS Fernhill Killey, a 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse on a score of 66.2.
The Summer Event at Woodside
Meanwhile on the west coast, Helen Bouscaren was the big winner of the Intermediate class at Woodside’s Summer HT with her rising star Ebay. The 9-year-old Oldenburg (Escudo x Komtessa) finished on his dressage score of 32.7 as the only horse in the division to come home inside the time on cross country.
Jordan Linstedt and Janine Jaro’s Staccato follow in second on 37.8. The 9-year-old Hanoverian (Stakkato x Certosa, by Charon) added only 4.4 cross country time penalties across the weekend. Shannon Lilley piloted Greenfort Carnival to a third place finish in the class. The 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Aughrim Knight x Easkey Princess) accumulated 6 time penalties in the cross country and one in the show jumping to finish on 42.7.