Weekend Winners: Paradise Farm, Rocking Horse Advanced

The temperamental Florida rain did its best to wreak havoc on our eventers down south this weekend, but luckily we’re a bunch that prefers things a little grittier than some. The rain made for some epic photos, though!

It was also time to see a few of the well-known Advanced/five-star horses out stretching their legs at Rocking Horse, as well as few move-ups and exciting new partnerships.

Our Unofficial Low Score Award from the weekend goes to Kate Brown and Dylano Q, who won their Novice division at Paradise Farm in Aiken, Sc. on a final score of 20.5. Dylano Q is owned and typically ridden by Emily Marsh, so Kate was no doubt all smiles to get the snag the ride this weekend! Congratulations to all.

Paradise Farm H.T.: Final Scores

Intermediate/Preliminary – Friday: Brittany Crandall and Cooley Almighty (36.9)
Intermediate/Preliminary Weekend: Cierra Daratony and Rio De Janeiro (44.4)
Open Preliminary Friday: Kevin Keane and Clueso (28.0)
Open Preliminary Weekend: Colleen Rutledge and Roulette (31.3)
Preliminary/Training Friday: Ryan Wood and Ruby (25.2)
Open Training Friday A: Kim Severson and Arden Juju (26.4)
Open Training Friday B: Caitlin Silliman and Tuck (26.7)
Training Rider Friday: Kathleen Bertuna and Excel Star Harry (29.2)
Training Weekend A: Courtney Cooper and Hunting Stars (28.0)
Training Weekend B: Savannah Fulton and Irie (24.9)
Novice Weekend A: Madison Smith and Cypress WT (25.7)
Novice Weekend B: Bryn Lauer and Dare to Dream (29.3)
Novice Rider Friday: Lorna Mathias and Mac Bradaighs Oldcastle (28.8)
Open Novice Friday A: Kim Severson and Cooley Muze (26.7)
Open Novice Friday B: Kate Brown and Dylano Q (20.5)
Open Beginner Novice Friday: Daniel Clasing and Jaguar My (26.3)
Beginner Novice Weekend A: Courtney Cooper and Excel Star Across the Atlantic (25.8)
Beginner Novice Weekend B: Molly McLaughlin and Fernhill Sinatra (24.8)
Beginner Novice Rider Friday: Scott Keating and Ard Daulton (24.8)
Open Starter Friday: James Power and Blazin Candle Light (30.8)
Starter Weekend: Lara Shelnutt and Poppyfields Tiger Shark (38.3)

Rocking Horse Advanced Winter II H.T.: Final Scores

Advanced A: Kimmy Cecere and Landmark’s Monaco (37.7)
Advanced B: Buck Davidson and Carlevo (33.8)
Open Intermediate A: Kendal Lehari and Audacious (32.7)
Open Intermediate B: Matthew Bryner and Va Va Voom (30.2)
Open Intermediate C: Jennie Brannigan and Twilightslastgleam (28.6)
Intermediate Rider: Georgia Dillard and Galileo WP (35.9)
Open Preliminary A: Sharon White and Cooley Kildaire (25.4)
Open Preliminary B: Lisa Berry and Rosie’s Aventadora (22.5)
Open Preliminary One Day A: Jennie Brannigan and Amazing Anthem (27.5)
Open Preliminary One Day B: Alyssa Phillips and Cornelius Bo (37.8)
Open Training A: Erin Flynn Mobley and Divine Legacy (24.8)
Open Training B: Meghan O’Donoghue and Rapid Romero KV (29.8)
Sr. Training Rider A: Alexandra Nigg and Kuna Awassis (33.2)
Sr. Training Rider B: Lucine Claudel and Tsantania (30.7)
Preliminary Horse: Leslie Law and Shirsheen Ice (32.9)
Preliminary Rider A: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Fernhill Frostbite (32.3)
Preliminary Rider B: Carmyn Holcomb and Quite Breit (26.7)
Training Horse A: Kendyl Tracy and Oboras Goldwing (25.9)
Training Horse B: Leslie Law and Gonna Coast (29.6)
Jr. Training Rider: Brooks Searcy and FE Chiara Mia (23.2)
Open Novice A: McKena Knott and Alice Alice (26.4)
Open Novice B: Liz Lund and R Mani CF (24.5)
Novice Horse A: Diego Farje and Wise Master Bonelk (25.5)
Novice Horse B: Cecily Peters and Tomgar Conspiracy (31.9)
Sr. Novice Rider A: Alyssa Cairo and Paddington (23.8)
Sr. Novice Rider B: Julia Dionisio and The Last Call (31.0)
Jr. Novice Rider: Audri Hoos and Read All Over (30.9)
Open Beginner Novice A: Thomas Borthwick and Smoken Legacy (30.3)
Open Beginner Novice B: Jennie Jarnstrom-Dennis and Guinevere (26.3)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Chelsie Malavasi and Dassett Profile (21.8)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Quidley Kellermann and Whispering Willow (27.0)

And,,, Splash made his year debut.

I swear to God that horse comes off xc in the pelting rain looks at me, shrugs, and says- you see mom? I tell u I don’t need to do dressage!

He is a mythical creature. And perhaps the only thing Leslie hates and loves more than me.

Thank u Jj Jayhawk Sillman for the photo and Jonathan Holling for the video and Spirit of the West for his theme song.

Posted by Lesley Leslie Grant-Law on Friday, February 19, 2021