Weekend Winners: Ocala Winter I, Pine Top Intermediate, Full Gallop Farm

What with all the excitement down south in Wellington this weekend, we can’t forget about our competing compatriots at the three other recognized events this weekend. One of my favorite winter pastimes is to check out entries and scores of the winter horse shows; I always like to think of it as a “Kentucky preview,” a who’s who of horses aiming for the top level this year. It’s exciting to keep tabs on the pairs who we might be cheering on in just a couple of months on the Bluegrass. I can’t hardly wait!

This week, our low score award goes to Erin Walker and Zydeco Nights, who finished their weekend in the Senior Novice division at Ocala Winter I on a 22.6. Well done, you two!

Pine Top Intermediate H.T.  [Website] [Final Scores]

Advanced/Intermediate: Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges (41.4)
Intermediate Rider: Sydney Shinn and Paprika (51.9)
Open Intermediate A: Will Faudree and Caeleste (32.9)
Open Intermediate B: Jenny Caras and Trendy Fernhill (37.6)
Open Preliminary A: Daniel Clasing and Luska Candy Clover (32.8)
Open Preliminary B: Chris Talley and Fibber and Molly (29.8)
Open Preliminary C: Andrew McConnon and Ferrie’s Cello (32.0)
Preliminary Rider A: Olivia Coolidge and Bold Impression (40.7)
Preliminary Rider B: Lynnea Woody and Prince Eric (40.9)
Jr. Training Rider: Mya Poulos and Guy’s Elegant Miss (35.0)
Open Training A: Mike Pendleton and The Fonz Himself (27.5)
Open Training B: Andrew McConnon and D’Luxe Steel (29.3)
Preliminary/Training: Haley Carspecken and Get Out (30.0)
Sr. Training Rider: Norah Springgate and Jaywalker (37.9)
Jr. Novice Rider: Alexandra Kleinmann and BB Returns (29.8)
Sr. Novice Rider: Megan Harris and TBS Declan Pondi (31.4)
Training/Novice: Daryl Kinney and Monte Carlo (33.6)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Sabrina Carmichael and Briars of Buchannan (38.6)
Open Beginner Novice: Lisa Hida and Cooleys Rule of Law (28.9)
Sr. Beginner Novice: Magdalene Montgomery and Casanova (36.1)

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It was a day for the greys at Pine Top Intermediate HT! The videos are not all of the same horse even though they are lookalikes. The dressage and SJ clip are of Barry (#corvett ) and the XC is of Trueno (Roll of Thunder). Barry had a great first event putting in a much improved dressage score thanks to @jamesburtwell 's amazing lessons. A double clear SJ round with @richpicken 's expertise guidance. And a clear jump around a very wet XC track adding a bit of time to finish 4th in a competitive division. I am very thankful every time I get to ride this amazing horse thanks to his owners Black Flag Option. It's going to be an exciting year for our special boy! 🤞 I also got to ride @trixievos and Dave's lovely horse Trueno in the Prelim. I had so much fun riding him and we finished 3rd in a big division. I literally couldn't have made today happen without the help of @juleseventer who got thrown in the deep end with 2 grey horses and quick changes between rides. You are amazing! 🙏 #eventersofinstagram #greyhorses #eventinglife #thewholeequestrian #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

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Ocala Winter I H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

Advanced CT: Kylie Lyman and Da Vinci Code (28.8)
Advanced Intermediate: Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes (38.9)
Intermediate Horse: Melissa Boutin and EWSZ Jalando (39.3)
Intermediate Rider: Kirsten Schuitema and One Sly Fox (49.9)
Open Intermediate: Leah Lang-Gluscic and AP Prime (33.5)
Open Intermediate Jackpot: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Sir Oberon (34.3)
Open Preliminary: Kurt Martin and D.A. Lifetime (29.8)
Open Preliminary – Friday: Natalia Neneman and Electric Lux (31.8)
Open Preliminary Jackpot: Dom Schramm and Casalto (29.6)
Preliminary Horse: Ashley Adams and Charly (40.3)
Preliminary Rider A: Karli Wright and Master Eli (41.1)
Preliminary Rider B: Ben Noonan and Keep Kitty (28.3)
Jr. Training Rider: Emeline Gilbert and Herr Winzig (27.1)
Modified A: Kendal Lehari and Iron Lorde (26.7)
Modified B: Kendyl Tracy and Bobbie Burns (29.4)
Open Modified Jackpot: Cindy Rawson and Harry Cotter (33.0)
Open Training A: Kurt Martin and Space Ranger (30.2)
Open Training B: Allie Knowles and Hooked On Cooley (31.7)
Open Training Jackpot: Jon Holling and Avoca Druid (30.5)
Sr. Training Rider: Katie Grace Bond and High Class (31.9)
Training Horse A: Kurt Martin and D.A. Shannondale Cushla (25.7)
Training Horse B: Sara Blackwell and Brig’s Swift Arrival (29.1)
Jr. Novice Rider: Brayden Edmonds and Jay of Diamonds (31.2)
Novice Horse A: Rebekah Simmons and Kingsfield Jasperretto (27.6)
Novice Horse B: Karl Slezak and Poynstown Jaguar (24.1)
Open Novice A: Ashlynn Meuchel and Infinity KH (29.5)
Open Novice B: Dom Schramm and Dawn Breaker (29.3)
Open Novice Jackpot: Kirsten Schuitema and Prinz S.W. (23.8)
Sr. Novice Rider: Erin Walker and Zydeco Nights (22.6)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Kevin Stamper and M C Dancer (27.6)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Emma Tuit and Rapid Romero KV (30.8)
Open Beginner Novice A: Tik Maynard and Privatised (28.3)

Full Gallop Farm February HT: [Website][Final Scores]

Preliminary: Meg Bowers and Keep the Change (34.4)
Preliminary/Training: Ashley Carr and Just Because (56.0)
Training: Finley Habenicht and Aleta NSF (27.1)
Novice A: Susan Thomas and FGF Fancy Footwork (30.7)
Novice B: Booli Selmayr and Governor Malibh (24.1)
Beginner Novice A: Chacea Sundman and Billy Hero (27.5)
Beginner Novice B: Jessica Schultz and FGF Giacokhan (26.7)
Starter: Brooke Webb and Bluegrass Beat (33.1)