Monday, November 7, 2011

The Last Dance of the Year: Rubicon Horse Trials

After ten straight hard months of eventing, we finished our season at the Rubicon Horse Trials in Virginia. Our first event of the year was at the end of January in Georgia and we've seen some fantastic events all around the world, which has been exhilarating. As a rider, I myself have competed in 175 starts this year, which by my calculations, is about 5250 cross country jumps jumped and about 2450 braids plaited by the girls at the barn.

Rubicon once again provided a fitting finish to a great year. The organizers and committee of this event always put on a magnificent competition. Throughout the weekend I rode a very high quality group of younger horses that have showed improvement throughout the year. A lot of these horses moved up a level the last start here at Rubicon, and they did not disappoint. The results of the weekend are as follows:

Open Preliminary A
Crackerjack, owned by Lucy Boynton and Colin Davidson, 1st
Partyboy, owned by Fernanda Kellogg and Nick Myers, 9th

Open Preliminary B
Merging, owned by Laurie Cameron, 2nd
Ricochet EDF, owned by Lisa Samoylenko, Retired

Junior Young Riders Open Preliminary
Arundel, owned and ridden by Abbie Golden, 3rd

Open Training A

Steady Eddie, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin, 4th
Brewster, owner by Katie and Cuyler Walker, 5th
Quinn Himself, owned by Bonnie Stedt, 7th

Open Training B
New Cadet, owned by Anne Hennessey, 8th
Krugerrand, owned and ridden by Caitlin Silliman, owned by Manny and Dana Diemer, 9th
Rondo, owned by Densey and Ron Juvonen, 11th
Lux Like Fernhill, ridden and owned by Caitlin Silliman, 19th

Open Novice A
Waranga, (pictured above and at top), owned by Amy Lindgren and Boyd Martin, 3rd

Open Novice C
Canton Center, ridden by Emily van Gemeren, 9th

A big cheers to Laurie Cameron, who captured a number of great picture while cheering her mare on Saturday during the event.


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