May 2019 - Twin Time
Written by photos: Sherry Stewart
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 02:31
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Twin Rivers Spring International Event draws huge turn-out while Tamie Smith & Meg Pellegrini continue winning ways.

photos: Sherry Stewart

The West Coast eventing season is underway big time with international events at Galway Downs in Temecula and Twin Rivers in Paso Robles happening within two weeks of each other. Great turn-outs from throughout the region and beyond distinguished both events.

Twin Rivers’ Spring International Event, April 11-14, hosted the region’s first CCI3*-Long format, the qualifying scores from which can be used for Pan Am Games consideration. After finishing 1 and 2 at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials CCI3*-S in late March, aboard Mai Baum and Danito, Tamie Smith finished in the same spots in Twin’s CCI3*-L with Mai Baum and Fleeceworks Royal, respectively.

Fifteen year old Meg Pellegrini and RF Eloquence followed their Galway CCI2*-S win by winning the 2*-L format at Twin, with Savannah Gwin & Glock Pullman in second. After lovely performances at the Galway 3*-S, Lauren Billys and Castle Larchfield Purdy topped the CCI4*-S division at Twin, while Shannon Lilley and Greenfort Carnival took top honors at Twin’s CCI3*-S, also after good Galway goes.

Thanks to Sherry Stewart for these awesome photos from Twin Rivers. Rather than run more images of those who topped divisions at both venues, we’re spotlighted those not featured in the Galway Downs article on page 46. We love all our West Coast eventers and wanted to showcase as many as we could in this issue.

Frankie Thieriot-Stutes & Chatwin

Tamra Smith & Wembley

Sabrina Glaser & Rembrandt

Lauren Billys & Castle Larchfield Purdy back in fine form, winning the in CCI4*S

Shannon Lilley & Greenfort Carnival, winners of the CCI3*-S.

Marc Grandia & Campari FFF, winners of the Advanced division.

Gina Economou & Exclusive, Advanced runners-up.

Liza Horan and Hollister 12, runners-up in the CCI3*-S.

Savannah Gwin & Glock Pullman, 2nd in the CCI2*-L.

Amber Levine & Cinzano, third place in the CCI3*-L.

Megan Compton & Coco Mademoiselle W, CCI2*-L third place.