Nupafeed Weekend Winners: Galway Downs, Three Lakes, Sporting Days

Team Next Level Eventing and friends celebrate a Chiefs Super Bowl win. Photo via Next Level Eventing on Facebook.

Well, it wouldn’t be a post about winning without letting this Chiefs fan go a little nuts after seeing the Kansas City football team take the Super Bowl win last night for the first time in 50 years. This win was particularly special for the Next Level Eventing team — Heather Morris’ late brother, Dylan, was a huge Chiefs fan. This one was for you, Dylan! If you want to help celebrate in Dylan’s name, please consider making a donation to F*ck Cancer here.

In the meantime, a grand weekend of eventing was had on both coasts, with recognized events running in each major winter eventing hub. Riders ventured out to knock off some more off-season rust at Galway Downs in southern California, Sporting Days in Aiken, and Three Lakes in Ocala.

There was some hot competition for this weekend’s unofficial lowest score award, but in the end it was Lea Adams-Blackmore and Fernhill Frostbite who will take home the nod with a 17.1 in the Open Novice B division at Three Lakes. Hot on Lea’s tail were Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo, who scored a 17.6 in the Open Novice A division. I think I scored a 17 on a dressage test once. Only it wasn’t an eventing dressage test. Well done, ladies!

Let’s get to the rest of this weekend’s big winners. Congratulations to all and Go Eventing!

Galway Downs Winter Horse Trials:  [Website] [Final Scores]

Advanced CT: Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve (29.3)
Open Intermediate: Emilee Libby and Jakobi (27.7)
Open Preliminary: Emilee Libby and Toska (28.7)
Preliminary Rider: Meg Pellegrini and Dassett Richochet (24.1)
Junior Training Rider: Gabriella Ringer and Get Wild (28.8)
Open Training: Sara Sellmer and Casualleigh (27.6)
Senior Training Rider: Madison Langerak and Normandy’s Kivalo (30.4)
Junior Novice Rider: Shelby Murray and Sonik Mambo No. 5 (27.6)
Open Novice: Erin Kellerhouse and Smarty Pants GWF (29.8)
Senior Novice Rider: Kassandra Wilsey and #IWokeUpLikeThis (27.6)
Introductory Roder: Ava Torres and WKD Lad (35.8)
Junior Beginner Novice: Lauren Roberts and Cabela (32.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Nick Cwick and Raggio Di Luna (27.8)
Open Introductory: Olivia Miller and Convince Me (33.3)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Kate Flaherty and Eli’s Coming (31.8)

Sporting Days Farm I:  [Website] [Final Scores]

Open Preliminary: Boyd Martin and Fernhill Prezley (28.9)
Preliminary Horse: Kevin Keane and HH Ontario (25.9)
Preliminary Rider: Laura Douglas and Sophia Fab (35.5)
Open Training: Tim Bourke and Cavalier Rockstar (28.2)
Preliminary/Training: Skyler Decker and HHS Iris (27.8)
Training Horse: Jessica Ebzery and Absolut Cooley Quality (26.6)
Training Rider: Finley Habenicht and Aleta NSF (30.9)
Novice Rider: Barbara Warren and Holy City (30.7)
Open Novice A: Matt Brown and Sunsprite’s Huatulco (25.8)
Open Novice B: Amanda Beale Clement and BE Maxwell 16 (27.1)
Beginner Novice Rider: Abigail Gallagher and Ziggy Stardust (28.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Michele Kuchta and Fiji (22.0)
Starter: Heather Sinclair and Force Ten (31.4)

Three Lakes Winter I Horse Trials: [Website] [Final Scores]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Maxine Preston and Shannondale Magnum (48.4)
Open Preliminary A: Caroline Martin and Redfield Carmen Zita (28.7)
Open Preliminary B: Kyle Carter and Gaillards Lancer (33.5)
Preliminary Rider: Michael Tansey and Johnny Hawk (54.9)
Open Training A: Jessica Phoenix and FE Akari (20.3)
Open Training B: Sharon White and Zig Zag 4 (23.3)
Open Training C: Caroline Martin and Redfield Galwaybay HSH (26.7)
Training Rider: Angelika Beutel and Alwin (27.4)
Novice Rider: Aline Briot and Kid Rock (25.7)
Open Novice A: Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo (17.6)
Open Novice B: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Fernhill Frostbite (17.1)
Open Novice C: Katherine DeLaney and Elbaran (29.5)
Beginner Novice Rider: Sophia Carattini and Artax (29.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Katherine DeLaney and Sommersby (23.6)

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It's not always about the ribbon. It's about training hard, doing your best, having a good time, learning from your mistakes, and kissing your horse, thanking him for a great ride. Kat and Cody competed at Three Lakes Horse Trials this weekend. They had a great dressage test, one rail in stadium, then did a little sight seeing on cross country, giving them lots of time faults, finishing in 12th place. You can hear her yelling "good boy" over every jump, see that huge smile on her face, and watch her reach down to pet Cody as they race across the finish line. Even though they had time, the clear jump round gave them the qualifying ride they needed to qualify for AEC 2020. Thank you @marenfoster, you are always amazing! #waterfordeventing #eventing #eventingnation #ottb #tjctip #tipambassadors #thoroughbredincentiveprogram #aec2020 #roadtoaec2020

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