Weekend Winners: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club and Stable View

It’s so easy to get caught up in following the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event that it’s easy to forget that there are other horse trials around the country —  at Loudoun Hunt Pony Club and Stable View, this year –– happening at the same time, the results of which may mean just as much to the competitors there as the 5* results do to the pairs contesting Kentucky.

I’ve been there — out at competing at a local event the day of Kentucky cross country, and it’s an interesting experience in it’s own right. Time between phases was mainly spent searching for a wifi signal to sneak peeks at the livestream, but even when I wasn’t watching or checking the EN live updates I could stay relatively informed as invariably someone would randomly call out and generally announce the status of a favorite pair to whoever was in earshot. It was yet another fun aspect of the collective eventing experience.

Let’s look beyond Kentucky right now and congratulate the other big winners this weekend. This weekend’s Unofficial Low Score Award was earned at Stable View and goes to Susan Ballek and Jitter Bug who finished on their dressage score of 24.5 to win the Novice Rider B division. Way to go!

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Tim Bourke and Lennard (33.8)
Open Preliminary A: Tim Bourke and Quality Control (35.0)
Open Preliminary B: Martin Douzant and Frame Shamrock (30.2)
Junior Young Rider Open Training: Audrey Ogan and Second Amendment (29.5)
Open Training A: Carin Brown and Storm In Alke (41.6)
Open Training B: Stephen Bradley and Erika Louvo (31.2)
Preliminary/Training: Anthony Forrest and Maya (34.6)
Training Horse: Ashley Trier and LNJ Encyclopedia (33.3)
Training Rider A: May Keffer and Bumbleberry (32.1)
Training Ride B: Carroll Courtenay an Mr. Puff Higgens Jr. (31.0)
Junior Young Open Novice: Hope Hinshaw and Sir Louis (33.3)
Novice Horse: Linden Wiesman and Fifth Ace (31.2)
Novice Rider A: Katherine Holzrichter and Idlehour Center Stage (33.1)
Novice Rider B: Isabel Giordano and Davinci (34.1)
Open Novice A: Erin Murphy and Kayan (30.5)
Open Novice B: Skyeler Voss and Black Sea Baron (29.5)
Junior Young Open Beginner Novice: Kendall Adams and Princess Leia (39.4)
Open Beginner Novice A: Judith Lafleur-Lovegrove and Ciao Bella (37.5)
Open Beginner Novice B: Morgan McGrath and Windchase Hydra (25.8)
Open Beginner Novice C: Alexa Johnson and Vital Hancock (29.4)

Stable View Spring H.T.: [Website] [Results]

Modified A: Heidi White and FE Lobo (37.7)
Modified B: Mikki Kuchta and Special Reserve (33.7)
Open Preliminary: Booli Selmayr and Quality Touchdown (29.6)
Preliminary Rider: Sophie Miller and Quarlotta C (39.3)
Open Training: Erin Flynn Mobley and Devine Legacy (28.6)
Training Rider A: Ann Stroemsten and Cadence (41.7)
Training Rider B: Audrey Boardman and Major Tom (41.7)
Novice Rider A: Olivia Moore and Kubota (27.1)
Novice Rider B: Susan Ballek and Jitter Bug (24.5)
Open Novice: Imanol Echeverria and Hazel Rock Sun (28.1)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Jill Condrey and Wilbur (32.3)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Carolyn Rice and Aaron (35.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Holly Breaux and Wapz Hot Dan (25.3)