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Last week was an amazing experience for our Area VII riders, horses, grooms and coach at NAJYRC in Lexington, KY. Patience O’Neal on Markus and Sophie Click on Hot Wheels represented Area VII and made us proud. They were on a combined team with Area IX for the team competition as well. Patience was 4th after dressage, and just added a few XC time to her score to bring home the silver medal to Area VII! Her and Markus were foot perfect all weekend, and she was the youngest competitor in the eventing competition as well. Sophie and Hot Wheels were also amazing, though this pair doesn’t have the experience that many of there competitors did. They had a good test, solidly landing in the middle of the pack. Some Brillant riding out cross country brought home another clear round, though she had a bit of time as well due to the slick ground. Sophie and Hot Wheels had an amazing first CCI*, and hopefully will be back next year to fight for a medal.
We are so proud of our team that we sent out to Kentucky- Coach Dayna Lynd Pugh, Groom Taryn McKee, Young Rider Cadence Michel and those parents that supported the girls tirelessly (including my own)
Anni Grandia, Chef D’ Equipe (and fundraising coordinator- remember the benefit is right around the corner!)
Final NAJYRC Results:
Both Patience & Markus and Sophie & Hot Wheels went clean on cross country with just a bit of time in the 1*!
Patience is sitting in 5th place and Sophie is in 20th place. Show jumping takes place tomorrow.
Go Area VII Young Riders!
Our Area VII Chef, Anni Grandia, sent us this late-night report. Patience O’Neal & Markus and Sophie Click & Hot Wheels are back in Lexington, KY competing in the NAJYRC 1 *.
“Patience is sitting in 4th with a score of 49, and Sophie scored a very respectable 60. 8 on Hot Wheels. The girls are working hard, learning lots and are ready to tackle cross country tomorrow (Saturday)”. Here are are a few pictures she sent us. Go girls!
Patience & Markus
Sophie, mom Amy and personal coach Nelson Mittuch
Aspen Farms Horse Trials, June 13-15, 2014
By Chesna Klimek
A wet start didn’t stop over 300 horse and rider pairs from putting their best hoof forward at Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, WA on June 13-15.
Rebecca Buehler and her self-made Thoroughbred, Brighton, took the top spot in Open Intermediate after delivering two clear jumping rounds inside the time. Buehler was pleased with Brighton’s performance, “he’s been a fun horse, a challenge. It was our best cross-country course ever, and it was his best stadium at this level.” This was their first blue-ribbon performance together. Patrick Billes and Rabenschwarz finished second in Intermediate, followed by Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato in third.
This year AFHT hosted three separate Preliminary divisions, with the O’Neal family topping the leaderboard in two. Karen O’Neal and Tracy Berg’s gelding Freudentag jumped double clear to win the Open Prelim, and Patience O’Neal and Markus won the Jr./YR Prelim on a score of 37.6. Nikki Ayers and Andree Stow’s Swedish WB, Rubicon, finished on their dressage score to win the Prelim Rider division.
As always, the Zeit Capital Open divisions were popular among riders thanks to generous cash rewards and prizes from sponsors. Winners in these divisions included Marc Grandia and Indio BMW in Open Training, Brooke Phillips and Absolute Chance in Open Novice, and Elizabeth Gold and Miles Away in Open Beginner Novice. Over the course of the weekend more than $28,000 in cash and prizes were awarded to AFHT competitors.
Congratulations to all of AFHT’s finishers! Final results from AFHT are available on Startbox Scoring, here: http://eventingscores.
The September Aspen Farms Horse Trials will take place September 5-7, 2014 and will once again host the Pro Tour / Adequan Gold Cup series Advanced division.
YOUTUBE COVERAGE FROM AFHT
There is still time to join ARTS. Join by the Whidbey event and previous event scores and volunteer points are retro active
ARTS Tentative Scores to Inavale attached.
- Need details on some riders and your Inavale volunteer hours by Sunday! Only Inavale hours.
- Double check your score and team’s. I figure stats during spare time and sometimes that’s 1 a.m. (thanks
- Volunteer points make a difference.
- Offering 10 points to host LBT at future events! 5 points ea. if you team up to host the tent
- Team #1 Name??? will give you 5 points if someone has a name by Sunday.
- Send information to ARTeamSeries@comcast.net
- Website for scores and pics: http://www.nwevergreenfarm.com/ar-team-series.html
Standings Summary… just the basics of how your team rates
Bonus – Points for donations (1 point for every $10), names, and anything deemed bonus!
Volunteer – Points for your volunteer hrs. due no later than 1 week after the event, only mail toARTeamSeries@comcast.net
Thank you and see you at Whidbey!!
PS I bootlegged some pictures off FB for the website. Send me your favorite pics from events and we’ll use them for the website and year end awards!