Weekend Winners: Galway, Stable View, Full Gallop, Majestic Oaks, Morven Park, Poplar Place

Photo by Sally Spickard.

I was finally able to venture out to take in an event this past weekend, providing EN’s coverage of the FEI divisions at Galway Downs. While the weather was a bit cold and wet on Thursday, the sun came out just in time for cross country and gave us a real glimpse at Southern California in the spring. Above is one of my favorite shots from the weekend, of Jeff Goodwin and Exactleigh on their way home in the Open Preliminary division. The snow-capped mountains in the background coupled with the spring colors makes a great illustration of the time of year here!

Our Unofficial Low Score Award this week goes to Shelby Murray and Reverie GWF, who won their Junior Training division on a score of 18.3. Low scores are par for the course for this pair, but this finishing score still comes as a personal best; their previous personal best was a 19.8 at Galway in 2019, at the Novice level. Well done, you two!

Galway Downs International H.T.: [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

CCI4*-S: Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve (30.1)
CCI3*-S: Alina Patterson and Flashback (30.1)
CCI2*-S: Lauren Billys and Can Be Sweet (28.6)
Intermediate: Hilary Burkemper and Undercover (32.4)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston and Calaro (29.1)
Preliminary Rider: Karleen Williams and Next Dance (26.3)
Jr. Training Rider: Shelby Murray and Reverie GWF (18.3)
Open Training: Jordan Linstedt and Lovely Lola (19.3)
Sr. Training Rider: Megan Robinson and Daisy (28.6)
Training Amateur: Kristen Davignon and Fürst Floid (30.6)
Training Horse: Kelsey Devoille and Cute Casalita (33.6)
Jr. Novice Rider: Simone Clark and Indio BMW (21.2)
Novice Amateur: Bari Boersma and Choo Choo (31.1)
Novice Horse: Asia Vedder and Get Cheeky (21.0)
Open Novice: Madelyn Floyd and Redfield Bajall (24.8)
Sr. Novice Rider: Jordan Chase and Welligton (22.4)
Beginner Novice Horse: Kelsey Holmes and Karel H (25.6)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Michelle Jones and Balou Print (22.8)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Michelle Cameron Donaldson and Danny Boy (34.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Erin Kellerhouse and Genesis (22.2)

Stable View Spring 1*/2*/3*/4*: [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

CCI4*-S: Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous (28.5)
CCI3*-S: Leslie Law and Lady Chatterley (29.4)
CCI2*-S: Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo (27.5)
CCI1*-S: Alyssa Phillips and FE Celestino (34.5)

What a weekend ! I just saw this quote from Jimmy and thought that it embodied everything about Morris .
Thank you so…

Posted by Holly Jacks-Smither on Saturday, March 27, 2021

Full Gallop Farm March II H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Preliminary: Kelly Ransom and Heart of Hollywood (30.7)
Preliminary/Training: Courtney Lucas and Titan (35.9)
Training A: Abigail Steinberg and Infinity (31.0)
Training B: Jocelyn Have and Cadbury VT (28.6)
Novice A: Taylor Berlin and Carlingford Beach Boy (28.3)
Novice B: Emily Watson and Vendi (28.8)
Novice C: Laura Voorheis and Herbst Capella (26.0)
Novice D: Liliana Villarreal and SS Ritchie (32.3)
Training/Novice: Kara Angulo and Cicero (32.4)

March H.T. at Majestic Oaks: [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Ben Noonan and Keep Kitty (31.1)
Preliminary Rider: Emeline Gilbert and Herr Winzig (27.8)
Open Training A: Mia Farley and BGS Calculated Chaos (24.3)
Open Training B: Madeline Backus and Froggy (28.3)
Training Rider A: Lucine Claudel and Tsantania (27.1)
Training Rider B: Maddie Hale and Firebolt (29.5)
Novice Rider A: Darlene Walters and Concord Dawn (26.7)
Novice Rider B: Kate Brown and Royal Lufttanzer (27.6)
Open Novice A: Karl Slezak and HSF Liam McCarthy (24.1)
Open Novice B: Hannah Sue Burnett and Prontissimo (26.2)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Landry Lies and DJ (35.4)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Crissa Gillette and EPA Wildfire (33.2)
Open Beginner Novice A: Nataly Pacheco and Grace On Ice (20.1)
Open Beginner Novice B: Cole Horn and Will O Moor Invictus (26.9)
Starter-Intro: Cindy Stewart and Nocello (28.1)

Morven Park H.T.: [Website] [Results] [EN’s Coverage]

Open Intermediate: Skyeler Voss and Argyle (36.2)
Open Prelim A: Ema Klugman and RF Redfern (28.0)
Open Prelim B: Mike Pendleton and Redfield Fellow (35.2)
Junior Training Rider: Clare Brady and Goodness Gracious (37.5)
Open Training: Bruce Davidson and Invito (30.7)
Prelim-Training: Martin Douzant and Olympus (32.4)
Training Horse: Allison Smith and Great Red Dragon (32.1)
Training Rider A: Morgyn Johnson and Peter Parker GS (31.1)
Training Rider B: Anna Gibson and Black Label (29.3)
Junior Novice Rider: Kate Thresher and Silver Bop (30.2)
Novice Horse: Jan Byyny and Layla LFS (29.5)
Novice Rider: Holly Thornhill and Phineas Flynn (32.1)
Open Novice: Erin Murphy and Rough Heart (30.2)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Ainsley Colgan and Ginobi (26.1)
Open Beginner Novice A: Elizabeth Henry and Sandino FRF (32.2)
Open Beginner Novice B: Brooke Bayley and Botshabelo MVH Z (28.1)


The Fern… she handles each challenge with aplomb, and like any good student she’s always eager to guess the right answer and hungry for more.

We started with a relaxed, obedient dressage test which could have featured more pizazz but scored a 27. She positively bounced around the show jumping, throwing in a few tempi changes for good measure which cracked up Amina Harouna who was filming. I started out steadily on cross country to let her find her feet and understand the bigger jumps. By number 6 she was having the time of her life so I let her gallop on. There is something really satisfying about a horse who gains confidence as they go around a course! It fuels my addiction of producing horses, and boy has she has been fun and rewarding to bring along.

Thank you Marilyn Little a million times over for finding this special horse. This was the 10th event of her career and her 7th win… so we are looking forward to many more!

Posted by Ema Klugman on Sunday, March 28, 2021

Poplar Place Farm March H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Melanie Smith and Shakedown Street (43.3)
Open Preliminary: Leah Snowden and Ormolu (31.4)
Modified: Margo Deal and Miss TLC (39.1)
Open Training: Laurel Massey and Lisheen Lismakeera (33.8)
Training Rider: Sarah Slaughter and In The Spotlight (32.2)
Jr. Novice Rider: Emma Spring and Fernhill Copas (28.1)
Open Novice: Madalyn Ellis and Fernhill Magic (26.9)
Sr. Novice Rider: Abby Blackburn and Opposition Lady (29.3)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Kyla Barton and Cultivate (36.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Meredith Hunter and Classic Imp (31.8)
Intro: Raegan Hornfeck and Legendary Spots (41.7)
Starter: Sidnee Milner and Peter Pan (35.3)

Texas Rose Spring H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Advanced/Intermediate: Lauren Lambert and Fantastique (49.2)
Open Intermediate: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Break-in’ All the Rules (60.6)
Open Preliminary: Laura Vello and Sophia Tharseo (42.4)
Preliminary Rider: Kristina Whorton and Finnigan (28.0)
Open Training: Molly Scher and Inferno (29.5)
Training Rider: Katherine Walling and Somestarsomewhere (26.9)
Jr. Novice Rider: Kate Bell and Daphne AS (29.5)
Novice Horse: Becky Roper and Crystal Jack (26.4)
Open Novice: Jessica Ptak-Hooker and Nila Gray Dancer (29.3)
Sr. Novice Rider: Sarah Kaufman and Cache River (28.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider A: Addie Miller and Portlaoise Lordano (32.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider B: Kaetlyn Perkins and Arizona Sweet (28.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Lynne Partridge and Cassander Z (30.1)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Anna Hailey and Roma (32.4)

Our weekend at Texas Rose Horse Park was amazing! Finn and I put in our best dressage test and scoring a 28 which is our…

Posted by Kristina Whorton on Monday, March 29, 2021