Weekend Winners: Sporting Days Farm H.T. IV

Welcome to the final edition of “Weekend Winners” ofΒ 2018! With the conclusion of Sporting Days Farm H.T. IV over the weekend, the U.S. eventing competition calendar is officially on hiatus until Stable View Aiken Opener H.T. (Jan. 12) andΒ Majestic Oaks H.T. in Ocala (Jan. 12-13). Both events are opened for entries last Tuesday, so if you need to get one on the books to keep you motivated through the holiday dead zone, go right on ahead send ’em in.

By all accounts the weather was uninspiring in Aiken over the weekend, but competitors soldiered on amid the cold pouring rain. Here are your weekend winners! View complete results here.

Open Preliminary: Ashley Hays & Call It Courage (32.4)
Preliminary Rider: Hannah Wright & Delilah Z (36.0)

Open Training: Rachel Miles & Zane (32.3)
Training Rider-A: Elizabeth Welker-Ebling & Santana II (32.7)
Training Rider-B: Elizabeth Welker-Ebling & Catchy Connection (30.7)
Novice Rider-A: Sally Rosen & Mayson (30.2)
Novice Rider-B: Finley Habenicht & Aleta NSF (29.5)

Open Novice: Morgan Batton & Bananarama (29.1)

Beginner Novice Rider-A: Jeanne Hulse & Pathfinder (30.5)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Helen Chapman & Blackhook Porter (32.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Libby Head & SRF Western Territory (24.5)

Starter: Kari Stenberg & Alberta Sunshine (35.7)

A few more of your Instagram snapshots and videos from the weekend that was:

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It was sloppy. It was cold. I almost scratched 4 separate times. But the red horse was honest, brave, and I had a great support group. We ended on our Dressage score and moved up a place to end in 5th. Oh. And we had the fasted BN XC speed. πŸ˜‚ oops. That’s what happens when you have an #ottb! πŸ–€πŸš€πŸŽ#eventersofinstagram #eventinglife #eventingnation #eventing #jumpallthethings #jump #stadiumjumping #jumpjump #thoroughbredsofinstagram #thoroughbreds #ottbsofinstagram #redcatrye #secretariat #stormcat #goodboy #redhorse #blackcountrysaddles #threedaysthreeways #piperbreeches #smartpak #whitepiper #horsesofinsta #horsenation #greenhorse #horsesofinstagram @kerrylylerains @darrell.rains

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Very wet but exciting weekend in Aiken! We had a slightly tense dressage test but Andy shined in a few of our problem areas, earning a 35.2. We had one unfortunate rail in stadium and one honestly insecure stop on a beefy but fun XC course, every bit of it in the pouring cold rain. Not the best results on paper, but we did manage to finish on a number and not a letter at our first Novice outing, and #ImaInyToo tried his heart out as usual in less than perfect circumstances. So pleased with #GoodBoyAndy and grateful/excited for the rest of the #montclairstablescrew! Big congrats and thank you to @bucksnj and @hmsclark2 for all you do, and congrats to @upelevator @margaret_curran & family @annaroseh23 @annepartlettcrews and lastly πŸ™ŒMASSIVE πŸ™Œ thank you to @ellemem for your generosity in providing transport. #nofairweatherridershere #drownedrats #everythingvaluableiowniscoveredinmud #eventersofinstagram #ottb #sportingdaysfarm #3phase3ways #montclairstables

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Second Prelim with Wiggins βœ”οΈ

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Congrats to all. Go Eventing!