November 2018 - Winner's Circle
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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 22:30
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nov2018 wc1Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin. Photo: Shannon BrinkmanFrankie Goes To Fair Hill & Wins!

Frankie Thieriot Stutes’s trek from California to the 2018 The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Three-Day Event in Maryland proved to be worth every mile on Sunday as the amateur rider was crowned The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Champion. She is joined in the winner’s circle by Boyd Martin, who was the winner of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship and reserve champion of the CCI3*.


Thieriot Stutes (Occidental, Calif.) dominated the competition from start to finish with Chatwin, a 10-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by The Chatwin Group. They had a rail in hand, but made no use of it to finish on their dressage score of 27.3. In addition to the national championship title, the combination takes home the Guy V. Henry Memorial Trophy and the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation Gladstone Trophy, awarded to the highest-placed U.S athlete in the CCI3*.

“I think this week I was psyched thinking about how grateful I am for all the incredible people in my life - Chatwin is certainly at the top of the list,” Thieriot Stutes said. “I think everyone would agree that it’s the people that get you where you are going, and I’m feeling incredibly lucky and grateful to be here.”

Along with her riding abilities, Thieriot-Stutes is well known as head of the Athletux sports marketing agency and founder of the Frankie Cameron line of beautiful bags and leather goods.  (California Riding Magazine, October 2018)

The Dutta Corp. is proud to sponsor the US Equestrian Federation (USEF) and is honored that the USEF has chosen to provide a The Dutta Corp. flight to Thieriot Stutes as the winner of The Dutta Corp./USEF CCI3* Eventing National Championship.

Thieriot Stutes, a USET Foundation Jacqueline B. Mars International Competition National Developing Rider Grant recipient, also took home the USEF Developing Rider National Championship and the Alexander MacKay Smith Trophy, awarded to the highest-placed U.S. competitor in the CCI3* that is 18 years of age or older and who has not yet completed a CCI4* event.

In more Fair Hill West Coast highlights, Mia Farley (San Clemente, Calif.) received The John H. Fritz Trophy and the USET’s Markham Trophy as the highest-placed American young rider in the CCI2* division. Farley rode her BGS Firecracker, an eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare, to the title of USEF Young Rider Eventing National Champion on a score of 31.90. This USEF National Championship is awarded in the CCI2* to the highest-placed U.S. competitor who is 16 years of age to 21 years of age during the current competition year.

Edited press release provided by USEF/Classic Communications.


Finalists at Flintridge

Many medalists were crowned at Flintridge Autumn Classic horse show organized by West Palms Events in late September.

The 2018 Flintridge Riding Club Medal Final champion is Lisa Carman, who rode Fleeting Look to take the win. Her trainer is Meredith Bullock. In second place was Mia Spoleti and SIG Chester, trained by Michelle Morris. And rounding out the podium in third place was Greer Drummond and Cantare E, trained by Kay Altheuser.

The winner of the 2018 SFHJA Equine Insurance Medal Final is Alison Raich, who rode Chacaquido to the blue ribbon. Alison Raich is trained by Lesley Bulechek. In second place was Greta Salmon and Coroquado, trained by Susie Postel, and in third place was Blake Lindsley and Zeppelin RW, trained by Nicolas Karazissis.

nov2018 wc2Naomi Wagner. Photo: Treena Hall Photography

The 2018 CPHA Child/Adult Medal Final winner is Naomi Wegner, who earned the win aboard Lyla. Naomi Wegner is trained by Nancy Frost. Kyle Cline and Catoki’s AS, trained by Kristin Barreto, earned reserve champion, and Eva Merlob and Trevi, trained by Heatherly Davis, came in third place.

nov2018 wc3Faith Yoon. Photo: Treena Hall Photography

Faith Yoon and My Baby Bleu won the CPHA Horsemanship Medal Final. The pair is trained by Becky Abeita. Emma Santos and Clic Clac, trained by Kay Altheuser, were second place, and Jenny Johnson and Chapel Hill, trained by Tasha Visokay, came in third place.

Press release provided by West Palms Events.


Tangled Up In Blue Ribbons

Lisa Wall sealed the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby win aboard Macy Dimson’s Tangled Up In Blue. It was a beautiful fall evening at Hansen Dam Horse Park as exhibitors and spectators at the Verdugo Hills Fall Festival (Oct. 4-7) enjoyed a complimentary wine and cheese party on the covered berm while nearly 20 horse and rider pairs navigated the derby course designed by Christopher Edward-Jones.

The pressure was on as three riders, Michelle Morris on Ka-Ching (Melissa Sklenar, owner), Lisa on Tangled Up in Blue, and Ashley Brien (Michelle Morris, trainer) on Stand and Deliver, were all eligible to receive a LEGIS Hunter Rider Bonus Check as they had won previous hunter derbies throughout the 2018 Verdugo Hills Show Series.

In the first round, Michelle went third on Ka-Ching, earning the highest score of the first round with a base score of 88 plus four high options for a score of 92. Shauna Pennell trailed close behind with a first round score of 90 aboard Leslie Scharf’s Czechers.

nov2018 wc4Lisa Wall and Tangled Up In Blue. Photo: Kristin Lee Photography

Lisa and Tangled Up in Blue laid down a solid first round with a score of 89. However, it was her bold track in the handy round that impressed judges, earning Tangled Up In Blue an overall score of 178 and clinching the win, just one point ahead of Ka-Ching who earned an overall score of 177.

“The mare was very consistent in the first round,” Lisa said. “In the handy round, I tried to stick to a plan. In the bending line, I planned to gallop in and then slow down to fit in the 13 strides. I wanted to be able to land and drop to the trot for the trot jump.”

Lisa and Tangled Up In Blue also won the USHJA National Derby at Verdugo Hills May, making this her second win in a 2018 Verdugo Hills Series Hunter Derby with Tangled Up In Blue and clinching a $750 LEGIS Hunter Rider Bonus.

Excerpted from an LEG Up News press release.


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