Weekend Winners: Kicking Off the 2021 Season at Barnstaple South

The first event of 2021 is officially done and dusted, which means we’re off and running with Weekend Winners to kick off your Monday mornings. This year, look for more international results to make appearances every now and then as we love keeping tabs on eventing in all corners of the world. If you spot a good story from an event over the weekend, please tip me by emailing [email protected].

Leah Lang-Gluscic got her year off to a rocking start with two wins at Barnstaple South. Bollywood, a 6-year-old Oldenburg gelding who began eventing with Leah in June of last year, picked up the blue in the Open Novice division, also earning the first Unofficial Low Score Award of 2021 on a final score of 23.3. Meanwhile his stablemate, Only the Silk, owned by Lee Thibodeau, finished the Open Beginner Novice event with a win on a score of 26.1. This was the third career start at the level for the 8-year-old Thoroughbred gelding.

Looking to the other divisions, here’s how the weekend concluded (view full results from Barnstaple South here):

Open Preliminary: Jean Thomas and Magic John (41.0)
Training Rider: Taylore Clarke and Excel Star Challenge Accepted (34.2)
Open Training: Maxine Preston and Wants To Be Cooley (27.5)
Open Novice: Leah Lang-Gluscic and Bollywood (23.3)
Novice Rider: Ava Jezowski and Outlander (28.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Kristen Ayers and Pack Leader (34.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Leah Lang-Gluscic and Only the Silk (26.1)