August 2018 - Winner's Circle
Written by CRM
Thursday, 26 July 2018 20:05

EA Honor

Far West Farms junior rider Lily Andersson earned second place in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association’s National Sportsmanship Award, among 135 applicants from around the country.  The award is given in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and candidates are selected from those who earned local, regional and zone IEA sportsmanship recognition throughout the season.

The top spot went to Olivia Barden from Colorado.

Emma Reichow and Cubiki. Photo: Grand Pix Photography

Woodside NAYC Warm-Up

 

Last year, Emma Catherine Reichow’s trainer Olivia Brown won the Woodside Circuit Opener Grand Prix aboard Emma’s young stallion, Cubiki. This year, it was junior rider Emma who clinched the win in the Woodside Circuit Opener Grand Prix, celebrating her first ever grand prix win on Saturday evening. (And a great preparation for representing Zone 10 at the North American Youth Championships this month. See page, 38.)

“This was my first grand prix win,” 16-year-old Emma says. “It was so surreal to win. I rode Cubiki in my first grand prix this spring and we had a rail down. This time, I just wanted to have a clear round and give my horse a solid ride since he’s younger and still a bit green.” The pair then won the BayFest Grand Prix, plus a $5,000LEGIS bonus check for winning multiple grands prix on the same horse.

Matias Fernandez and Edelmann. Photo: Grand Pix Photography

The next week, Matias Fernandez and Edelmann (Lauren Kee, owner) topped the Golden Gate Classic Grand Prix, clinching the win in the final grand prix of the Woodside Summer Circuit on Saturday evening.

The Chilean rider led the victory gallop and helped close out a very successful horse show season for LEG’s five show Woodside series at the Horse Park at Woodside.

Sixteen horse and rider pairs tackled Rob Gage’s course in front a full house of spectators, and nine of those horse and rider pairs found the key and posted clear rounds. It was then that the horse race truly began. The jump-off tested both turning and speed, as well as bravery and carefulness.

Mandy & Milano in Colorado. Photo: Captured Moment Photography



Mandy & Milano Roll On

Mandy Porter and Milano dominated the sixth week of Summer in the Rockies, at the Colorado Horse Park, in mid-July, which drew near record-setting exhibitor and spectator attendance. On their second visit to the show, they won the $80,000 Front Range Kubota Grand Prix. Amongst 34 entries, Mandy and Milano rode the fast track through the timers in 42.228 seconds for premier placement.

“Last year we had an amazing season. It was unbelievable, he even qualified for World Cup Finals” said Mandy. “I just keep going along with him and asking him different questions to see what he can do!”


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