September 2019 - Summer Event at Woodside Highlights
Written by photos by Sherry Stewart and MGO Photography
Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:45
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The first M-Training Challenge is fully embraced.

photos by Sherry Stewart and MGO Photography

The inaugural Modified Training Challenge turned out to be a big hit, with 40-plus pairs turning out for the new division held during The Summer Event at Woodside Aug. 9-11. The idea was to encourage, prepare and celebrate horse and riders ready to step up from Training level eventing, but not quite ready for the big jump in difficulty, in all phases, to Preliminary.

Organizer Robert Kellerhouse modeled the “M-Training Challenge” on the Preliminary Challenge, a fixture of his Spring Event at Woodside for 11 years, including a Saturday night stadium jumping showdown and a fun dinner ringside at the Horse Park at Woodside’s Grand Prix arena.

Thank you Sherry Stewart & MGO Photography for these beautiful highlights.

M-Training Challenge rider division winner Madison Lloyd & Clintwald celebrate with fans on a beautiful Woodside Saturday night.

Dana Todd and MMS Amadeus were second in the new competition’s Open division.

David Adamo and Don Lunas Filipo were third in the Open division.

David Adamo and Solaguayre California won the Open division.

Nikki Lloyd and Mighty Smart were third in the Rider division.

Britt Sabbah and Rickamore Rafferty rode to the red ribbon in the Rider division.

Frequent Woodside champ James Alliston picks up one of the weekend’s many ribbons from Summer Event at Woodside organizer Robert Kellerhouse.