Weekend Winners: Copper Meadows, Full Gallop, MeadowCreek Park, Red Hills

After the tumult of 2020, it’s a bit surreal to be looking at a full eventing calendar this week. If you recall, right around this time last year we began to see the first events falling victim to the surging coronavirus. From this week a year ago forward, the world as we knew it changed immensely.

While the virus is still fighting to keep its stronghold on the world, encouraging news about vaccine rollouts and case numbers continue to come in, giving us hope that some normalcy is on its way. We once again extend our deepest gratitude to the essential workers, healthcare workers, first responders, and everyone else who has helped keep the world turning, even on the bleakest of days. And to the victims and families of those who were taken by the virus, our thoughts and condolences continue to be with you.

The eventing community was out in force this weekend, so there’s plenty of action to cover from the four recognized events that ran. Our lowest scores of the weekend come to us from our friends on the West coast at Copper Meadows in Ramona, Ca. Our Unofficial Low Score Award this week goes to Jordan Linstedt and Big Sur, who won their Open Novice division on their dressage score of 21.0. Jordan also took home the win in the Open Training aboard Lovely Lola on a score of 22.9, and I would be remiss not to mention my very good friend, Kayla Surrett, who won the Training Amateur division also on a 22.9, as a perfect prep for her upcoming move up to Preliminary later this month at Galway. Well done, kid!

Copper Meadows Winter H.T.: Final Results

Advanced CT: Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo (48.2)
Intermediate: Sarah Lipetz and Southern Belle (72.9)
Intermediate CT: Hailey Blackburn and Kilbunny Amigo (37.1)
Open Preliminary: Megan McIver and Dassett Whisper (40.5)
Preliminary Rider: Stephanie Simard and Roosevelt (29.3)
Open Training: Jordan Linstedt and Lovely Lola (22.9)
Training Amateur: Kayla Surrett and Blue Suede Shoes (22.9)
Training Rider: Sasha Isaacman and WTF Doria (29.8)
Novice Amateur: Bari Boersma and Chattachoochoo (27.4)
Novice Rider: Razieme Iborra and Mother of Dragons (29.3)
Open Novice: Jordan Linstedt and Big Sur (21.0)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Kelson Freiden and RHS Caspar Conthargos (28.9)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Olivia Keye and Oso Mighty (22.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Melissa Nice and Rides Like a Bentleigh (29.7)
Intro: Taurie Banks and Opening Knight (29.7)

Full Gallop Farm H.T.: Final Results

Preliminary: Amanda Conti and Griegermeister (32.2)
Preliminary/Training: Sierra Shurtz and Master Brooklyn (29.1)
Training A: Fylicia Barr and Justforthehalibut (45.9)
Training B: Anabelle Friend and Fine With Me (33.3)
Novice A: Booli Selmayr and Flowerhill Sophia (27.1)
Novice B: Jessica Schultz and Hardwired (31.7)
Training/Novice: Rachel Miles and Cooley Nyx (34.3)
Beginner Novice A: Mikki Kuchta and Hallygul (32.8)
Beginner Novice B: Sherry Stephenson and Buckharo (31.7)
Beginner Novice C: Maya Chinana and Popstar (28.3)
Starter: Lazet Katy and Addie (33.6)

MeadowCreek Park Spring Social Event: Final Results

Open Preliminary: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Mr. Melvin (44.1)
Preliminary/Training: Gabriela Diaz and Back to Victory (56.0)
Open Training: Tristen Wigg and Pegasus Princess (33.8)
Training Rider: Lindsay Holliday and Numba One Stunna (39.3)
Jr. Novice: Elle Snyder and Fernhill Bijzonder (27.6)
Open Novice: Alexandra du Celliee Muller and Del Rio (30.2)
Sr. Novice: Sarah Keltner and Briteman (34.6)
Jr. Beginner Novice A: Kaetlyn Perkins and Arizona Sweet (31.1)
Jr. Beginner Novice B: Caroline Burkhardt and My Mexico (32.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Christiana Schultz and Alexa Dawn (29.4)
Sr. Beginner Novice: Amanda LeBlanc and Redemption (32.5)
Starter A: Michelle Kennedy and Right Swipe (34.8)
Starter B: Janet Taylor and Just Sum It Up (36.0)

Red Hills International: Final Results, EN’s Coverage

CCI4*S: Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous (22.4)
CCI3*S: Tamie Smith and Solaguayre California (24.1)
CCI2*S: Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo (27.3)
Advanced: Jennie Brannigan and FE Lifestyle (31.8)
Open Intermediate: Katie Malensek and Landjaeger (33.1)
Open Preliminary: Hannah Sue Burnett and Coolrock Wacko Jacko (24.6)
Preliminary Rider: Sallie Johnson and Fernhill DiCaprio (25.8)