Weekend Winners: Rocking Horse, Sporting Days

Welcome to the first December edition of Weekend Winners for 2020! We have two events to get to this weekend, plus a special shoutout to some fun folks in Area VI.

This weekend’s Unofficial Low Score Award goes to Ronald Zabala-Goetschel and Wise King Cooper, who won their Open Novice division at Rocking Horse’s December Horse Trials on a 17.4. Wise King Cooper is a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion homebred by Ronald and Christine Geurden. “Cooper” is a half-brother on the dam side to Ronald’s Pan American Games and Bolivarian Games partner, Mr. Wiseguy. Congratulations!

Rocking Horse December H.T.: Final Results

Open Intermediate: Kimmy Cecere and Landmark’s Monaco (27.5)
Open Preliminary: Laura Welsh and Saturday Night Clive (24.8)
Preliminary Rider: Sara Kelson and Rhonaldo (32.5)
Open Training A: Leslie Law and Windchase Starfire (25.2)
Open Training B: Catharina Ardakani and Cobra King (29.8)
Preliminary/Training: Holly Jacks-Smither and Anderboch Flier (33.5)
Training Rider: Kathleen Abrams and Spintastic (24.6)
Jr. Novice Rider: Ava Rickert and Favonius Nite (33.3)
Open Novice A: Robin Walker and Oldcourt Grafen Dance (24.8)
Open Novice B: Ronald Zabala-Goetschel and Wise King Cooper (17.4)
Sr. Novice Rider: Krista Wilson and Stella (31.7)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Hannah Catsulis and Solo Mio Amor (29.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Carole Schaff and Lucky In Louisiana (24.5)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Jessia Vaughn and Mr. Sandman (36.5)

Sporting Days Farm H.T.: Final Results

Open Preliminary: Sarah Cousins and Hagrid (51.8)
Preliminary Rider: Leila Cluff-Ryan and Grand Finale (34.6)
Open Training: Jodie Potts and Island Fever (33.9)
Preliminary/Training: Julie Richards and Fernhill 13 (35.0)
Training Rider: Crockett Miller and Mr Panda (29.6)
Novice Rider A: Ava Friese and CMF Diamond Promise (31.7)
Novice Rider B: Eleanor Gray and Get Going (34.5)
Open Novice: Becky Holder and Miracle Eclipse (28.6)
Training/Novice: Mellisa Warden and Unfolding Blame (35.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Jane Manetta and George (32.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Elise Santiz and Power Trip (28.5)
Starter: Carleigh Fedorka and Judge Johnny (32.8)

Finally did the damn thing 🏆

Leo was foot perfect today for the win, scoring a 28.5 in the dressage and putting in 2…

Posted by Elise Santiz on Saturday, December 5, 2020

I had a wonderful weekend at Sporting Days Farm. Emmaretto CSF and Star Shrek had their first Training level…

Posted by Daniel Sarango on Sunday, December 6, 2020

And just for fun, I wanted to give a special shout to my buddies in Kansas City, who put on a fundraising jumper show for much-loved Area IV coach Julie Wolfert, who has her sights set on contesting the 2021 Mongol Derby. Julie is a stalwart part of Midwest eventing and her students and supporters showed up to party this weekend at this fun show!