Who Jumped It Best? Shepherd Ranch Preliminary Weldon’s Wall

Our latest Who Jumped It Best? recap comes from a very special California event: Shepherd Ranch in Santa Ynez, located just outside of the beautiful mountain town of Solvang. Shepherd Ranch is the home and training base of 5* eventer and certified badass Bunnie Sexton, and together with her family this event has been a mainstay on the Area VI calendar twice a year.

The event has suffered from low entries like many of its counterparts, which threatens the future of competitions at this gorgeous facility. It’s a perfect weekend getaway event: you can traipse into town for some delicious Danish food and culture, or you can simply kick back in your LQ on the grounds and take in the gorgeous sights. The cross country courses at this event are inviting and enjoyable, and it’s the perfect event for producing young horses or inexperienced riders.

In short: it’s everything an eventer could want, and that deserves to be celebrated!

Sherry Stewart dropped us a few shots from the Weldon’s Wall on this year’s Preliminary track, which was designed by Adri Doyal. As usual, use the poll below to vote for the pair you believe presents the best overall picture of harmony.

As always, #goeventing!

Shepherd Ranch Pony Club H.T.: [Website] [Final Results]

Grace Wechser and Raskadero. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Julie Ann Boyer and High Decorum. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Cara Lavigna and Carrick Diamond Duke. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Lauren Salgueiro and Wimpy Kid. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Zoey Greenwood and A Premier Cooley. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Jolie Wentworth and KF Klosterbrau. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Grace Wechser and Girl Of California. Photo by Sherry Stewart.