Ingalls, Browne and Nagler top CPHA Foundation Finals
DEL MAR — The Showpark Summer Classic hosted the second rounds of the California Professional Horseman’s Association (CPHA) Foundation Finals Aug. 24, wrapping up the three sections of competition. Divided into 22-and-over, 21-under, and 14-under age divisions. Riders of all ages brought their medal finals game, as esteemed judges Robin Fairclough and Scott Williamson scored, tested and ultimately awarded the final placings.
After 19 entries competed in Round 1 of the 22-over, the top prize for the first round went to Stephanie Goodson aboard Poetic, who earned scores of 87 and 85 for a first round average of 86. Second went to Nicole Haseltine and Magic Act, with an average of 84.50, and third to Laura Owens and L Alta Vida for an average of 84. Rounding out the top five were Kim Hall and Jacob, earning fourth with an average of 81.50, and Caroline Ingalls and Y2K, just behind Hall in fifth with an 81.25 first round average.
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ORHA Northwest Affiliate show pulls in Californians
Barbeques, bounce houses, sunshine, horses and good ol’ fashioned reiner hospitality combined to make a fun-filled yet competitive weekend. The ORHA reported record attendance in 2014, as more than 800 runs kept up the show’s tradition as one of the premier reinings in the Pacific Northwest.
After Scott Burks started Thursday by playing a touching rendition of the National Anthem and saying a brief prayer, competition ensued in the show pen with a full slate of Ladies and Gents, Youth, Rookie, Open, Non Pro Novice Horse, and Freshman Horse classes running in two show arenas.
Exhibitors were able to gather momentarily at the ORHA hosted ice cream social before completing the first day of the show later that evening. ORHyA youth members began selling “fillies” for the ORHyA Fling A Filly fundraiser as well as raffle tickets for a 2014 John Deere gator.
Developing Prix St. Georges and 6-year-old horses, as well as Seat Medal 14- to 18-year-old riders, put their best efforts forward in Lamplight Equestrian Center’s Championship Arena in front of the judging panel of Christel Carlson, Sandy Hotz, and Jane Weatherwax. Sanceo (San Remo x Rivera/Ramiro’s Son II) and Schut-Kery took top honors among a field of 15 in the Markel/USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Horse Dressage National Championships, where horses performed the USEF Developing Prix St. Georges Horse Test. In Sunday’s championship class, worth the remaining 60 percent of the overall score, repeated her polished effort from Friday, winning both classes and the title with an overall score of 76.516%. Throughout Sunday’s test, the 8-year-old Hanoverian stallion was polished and poised in the Prix St. Georges movements, distancing him from the rest of the field and earning a 76.912%. Schut-Kery expressed how grateful she is to ride a horse like Sanceo.
Knowles was up Saturday in the two-day rodeo and set the bar high with a 3.3-second run that held up for the victory, earning him a check of $5,295. He was a half-second faster than runner-up Tyler Waguespack, who pocketed $4,738.
“A tenth (of a second) is worth a mile,” Knowles said. “This is a good time of year to win, and that’s a great rodeo to win. The run felt fast, and it was one I needed.”
Three athlete-and-horse combinations will be selected from the five Nominated Entries to compete as the U.S. Team at the Championships on Sept. 24-28 in Izsak, Hungary. Joining Berndl on the short list are Jacob Arnold (Snow Camp, N.C.) and Tara 14; Donna Crookston (Saltsburg, Pa.) and her own RG Cowboy’s Black Cadillac, a 1996 Morgan gelding; Cheryl Pratt Rivers (Stockbridge, Vt.) and John C. Merritt and Karen K. Chandor’s Hotspur’s Red Rowl, a 2004 Morgan gelding; and Suzy Stafford (Wilmington, Del.) and her own PVF Peace of Mind, a 2007 Morgan mare.
Susan Artes and Zamiro outjump 28 others to win $32K Showpark Jumper Classic
DEL MAR– In designing the $32,500 Jumper Classic on Aug. 28 at the Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament, course Michel Vaillancourt had more in mind for the riders than a traditional speed class that would award a quick time.
The Horsetrader.com Funniest Horse Video Contest is back! Upload your funny videos to YouTube and them enter them on Horsetrader.com, and then invite your friends to vote! Cash prizes are: first place, $1,000; second place, $300 and third place, $200 – plus, there is a “People’s Choice” award of $500 given to whichever entry gets the most online votes! The contest is in conjunction with the Del Mar International Horse Show, where the winner will be announced and the Top 10 videos will be played on the big screen the night of the Villas at Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar Oct. 25! In addition to top level competition including world-class show jumping, hunter and jumper championships and year-end finals, the popular Del Mar International has an abundance of fun.
In addition to the World Cup qualifier, show highlights will include the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final and the PCHA/Equine Insurance Children’s/Adult Hunter Championships, and much more! Don’t miss the annual Flash Mob and a special appearance by Michael Jackson, on Saturday night, Oct. 25th, at the Halloween Celebration. Cash prizes will be given for the best costumes! Join in the video contest at www.horsetrader.com/2014-video-contest, and check out the great show line-up at www.WestPalmsEvents.com for schedules, details and more info. See the ad on page 25!
74th in a series
Les continues his instruction on turnarounds that we focused on in our last issue.
If your horse still continues to step out behind rather than keeping his hind legs still, gallop him into his spins and chase him back out – you’ll see me demonstrate this on the video. You can also pop him with the rein down the outside leg just as you come into the spin. If the neck and angle are right, his back leg motor is going to be powering up and getting underneath him. So you’re powering him into the turn and then just letting the turn happen. Loading and unloading.
Familiar faces, new ones, too star at 2014 Reining By The Bay
The 2014 Reining By The Bay once again surpassed expectations, drawing more reiners and spectators than before as the best in the west competed for more than $200,000 in added money and prizes at the Horse Park at Woodside on July 23-27.
Again, there were familiar stars this year — Tish Fappani and her longtime partner Premier Diamond (Like A Diamond x Sexy Chexy Nic) took top honors in the class of 17 exhibitors in the Non Pro Level 4 maturuity, earning $2,307 — and there were some who rose to the head of the class.