Dressage Day at Colorado Horse Park CCI* Sets the Stage for Cross-Country Showdown

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Julie Wolferd and Buenos Dias in Day 1 of the CCI* at Colorado Horse Park.

Parker, CO – May 31, 2013 – The Colorado Horse Park’s CCI*, Training Three-Day, and Horse Trials kicked off with a full day of dressage competition on Friday. Julie Wolfert and Buenos Dias came out strong on the first day of the CCI*, earning a score of 44 penalties to take a convincing lead going into cross-country. Sydney Conley Elliott and SaffariO notched a score of 48.6 to sit in second place.
Elliott, who was competing SaffariO in his first CCI event, was happy with her horse’s effort. “My ride was actually pretty good for my young, one-star horse,” she said. “He was pretty rideable. Usually, he’ll go in and get a little bit of stage fright and get behind my leg, and then he’s just not workable. I was pleased to see something in the 40s because he’s got it, it’s just if he’ll let me ride it in there, and he was very good.”

Elliott noted that the highlights of her test were the entrance and the trot work. “He gave a good entry and his presence was good going down centerline,” she said. “The trot work was really good this time. The canter work still needs improvement and in the walk he is so lazy. He was just like, ‘Oh, I’m done.’ So that I’m definitely going to have to improve, but the trot work was great. He was a good boy.”

Sydney Conley Elliott and SaffariO are in second place in the CCI* after the dressage phase at the Colorado Horse Park.

Elliott will be trying to catch up with Wolfert, who is also in with a good chance in another major division, Open Intermediate. Wolfert and Buenos Aires are sitting in second on a score of 35.40. But another Julie, Julie Norman on Consensus, edged her out in the dressage phase to take the early lead with 32.60. Norman said she was aiming to keep Consensus moving forward throughout the test.

“I had a great ride this morning,” Norman said. “He was very obedient and he was nice and forward. Sometimes he likes to get behind my leg so my goal today was just to go in and go forward. He really stepped up to the plate with me and I was really pleased with him.”

Norman said the best part of her test was the medium trot. “He’s got a big fancy trot and it’s kind of fun because I can go in there and show him off a little bit,” she explained. “We’ve been really working on his simple changes and I was really pleased with his changes. It was a little unfortunate in our walk – I felt him suck behind my leg a little bit in the turn, so I gave him a little leg and he was like, ‘Canter?’ So then he was a bit tense in the walk which hurt our score a little bit, but, for the most part, I was really pleased with him.”

Julie Norman and Consensus

In the Training Three-Day, Summer Peterson and Jake the Fish scored 36.10 for a narrow lead over Arden Stephen and All That Matters. Katie Cummings and Forstino earned 29.60 to sit in first in the Open Preliminary division, while Nicole Musmanno and Cobblehill JHN Imogen topped the Open Training leaderboard with 22.70. The Training Horse leader after dressage was Christina Henriksen with Princess Pavan, who scored 26.80 penalties, while Ella Algermissen and Balius’ 25.50 penalties secured them the early lead in the Training Rider division.

The Colorado Horse Park’s challenging cross-country course will test horses and riders as they move into the second day of competition and strive to go clear and fast. Riders in all divisions, from Beginner Novice up to Open Intermediate and the CCI*, will be faced with a variety of obstacles appropriate to their level, including three water complexes. Cross-country rides begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Open Training division.

Live scoring is available at http://www.evententries.com/livescoring/15284.html.

Standings After Dressage – The Colorado Horse Park’s CCI*, Training Three-Day and Horse Trials

CCI*
1. Julie Wolfert (USA) – Buenos Dias – 44.00
2. Sydney Conley Elliott (USA) – SaffariO – 48.60
3. Julianne Van Halst (CAN) – Tristan – 50.50
4. Caroline Smith (CAN) – Lucas – 52.50
5. Wendy Webb (USA) – T.H. Royal Flush – 54.50
6. Grayson Wall (USA) – Stryker – 55.10
7. Anna Gilbertson (USA) – Model Image – 59.00
8. Nicole Hatley (USA) – ACE – 60.30

Training Three-Day
1. Summer Peterson – Jake the Fish – 36.10
2. Arden Stephens – All That Matters – 37.70

Open Intermediate
1. Julie Norman – Consensus – 32.60
2. Julie Wolfert – Buenos Aires – 35.40
3. Martha McDowell – Nabouco de Lessay – 37.00
5. Hailey Rich – Kingfisher II – 44.20
6. Erin Hofmann – Macchiato – 44.80
4. Julie Wolfert – Vote Yes – 40.20 – Withdrew

Open Preliminary
1. Katie Cummings – Forstino – 29.60
2. Rochelle Costanza – Lionhart – 30.00
3. Darlene McInnes – Warlord – 33.20
4. Amy Gilbertson – One Honest Man – 35.90
5. Summer Peterson – Tim – 36.40
6. Angelika Beutel – Classic Touch – 38.20
7. Christian Eagles – Bugatti – 40.50

Open Training
1. Nicole Musmanno – Cobblehill JHN Imogen – 22.70
2. Nancy Carr – Wedgewood – 25.00
3. Kari Crawford-Clay – Super Noah – 34.60
4. Martina Elworthy – King George II – 36.40
5. Gail Simon – Stella Artois – 37.70
6. Lorraine Barrows – Space Cowboy – 39.10
7. John Thurman – Timmy – 40.00
8. Jennifer Lantz – Kingsman – 40.90

Training Horse
1. Christina Henriksen – Princess Pavan – 26.80
2. Madeline Backus – P.S. King of Hearts – 29.10
3. Dani Sussman – Folsum – 31.40
4. Tammy Yost-Wildin – Carioco – 32.70
5-T. Martha Deeds – Fly Bye – 34.60
5-T. Alison Spurlin – Abstract – 34.60
6. Wanda Webb – Gemini Ivy – 38.60
7. Claire Gordon – Rigaudon – 39.10
8. Jamie Gilbert – Magic Hat – 40.00

Training Rider
1. Ella Algermissen – Balius – 25.50
2. Emily McDonie – Southern Vintage – 29.10
3. Dan Michaels – Landonn II OHF – 30.90
4. Kitren Nickerson – La Paloma II – 31.80
5. Tina Leeson – Somerset – 32.30
6. Jennifer Boyer – Bound by Blood – 34.60
7. Anne Ladd – Proper Gent – 35.00
8-T. Jill Garzarelli – Flight Risk – 35.50
8-T. Britany Crown – Get Tricky – 35.50
8-T. Maddie McElduff – Gibson on the Rocks – 35.50

Novice Horse
1. John Staples – Bayamo – 24.80
2. Martha Deeds – CF Rock Star – 31.70
3. Martha Deeds – Maria Maria – 32.60
4. Ronald Stephens – Beretta – 33.90
5-T Allison Murphy – Sendero – 34.80
5-T Julie Wolfert – Vindicated – 34.80
7. Heather DuBois – Arlington – 35.20
8. Brooks Alderson – Houlihan- 35.70
9. Alexandra Anwyl-Davies – Wahsabi – 37.00
10-T. Jessica Prescott – Rocketman – 37.40
10-T. Rochelle Costanza – Miss Royal Rose – 37.40

Novice Rider – A
1. Amy Dalrymple – Tritons Echo – 28.70
2. Sarah Barnes – Remember Me – 29.10
3. Heather Haubrich – Jasmine – 30.40
4. Marilyn Simpson – O.K. To Dream – 30.90
5-T. Gail Deal – O’Win Fletcher – 31.70
5-T. Mikayla Schroeder – Indie Wind – 31.70
7-T. Julie Pawlak – Fare Sailing – 33.50
7-T. Janet Gordon – Slick in Spots- 33.50
9. Jayne Copland – OKAY GO – 35.20
10-T. Jane Worrall – West Wind Sevan – 36.50
10-T. Aidan Hutchinson – Storm of the Century – 36.50

Novice Rider – B
1. Grace Simpson – Rapport – 22.60
2. Hannah Yells – A Horse of a Different Color – 29.10
3. Sophie Slade – KC Mulan – 31.70
4. Holly Darrow – Nebo – 34.80
5. Blair McGehee – Red Comet – 35.20
6. Josey Thompson – Pistol Annie – 35.70
7. Regan Shelton – Be A Rebel – 38.30
8. Tashi Brundige – Ringo Star – 38.70
9. Ella Detwyler – Black Tye Affair – 39.60
10. Lauren Atchley – Somebody Special – 40.40

Open Novice
1. Angelika Beutel – Sidney Rose Bell – 28.70
2-T. Shannon Lewis – Best Blend – 31.30
2-T. Ashley Demander – BeBe LaRue – 31.30
2-T. Stephanie Busley – Run For The Roses – 31.30
5. Jennifer Boggs – Leo Davinci – 33.50
6. Reed Ayers – De Rien – 34.80
7. Kelly Brown – Cambridge Silver Baron – 35.20
8-T. Nikoline Burke – Sparkle Miss. Flash – 39.10
8-T. Diana Rothman Norris – Destinys Star – 39.10
8-T. Dominique Wright – High Affirmed – 39.10

Beginner Novice Rider
1. Shara Rutberg – Puppy – 29.50
2. Betsey Bennitt Strohl – Air Rights WKT – 32.50
3. Gayle Udall – Noble Prize – 35.50
4-T. Linda Millisor – Feriante Al – 36.00
4-T. Jessica Hernandez – So Lucky Me – 36.00
6-T. Randi Martinsen – Spencer – 39.00
6-T. Vicki Dudasch – Gracefully Dun – 39.00
8-T. Katie Van Alstyne – HooDoo IC – 39.50
8-T. Linda Millisor – Oh!Domino! – 39.50
8-T. Jeanne McNamara – Ruby’s Joy – 39.50

Jr. Beginner Novice Rider
1. Emily Olivier – One Royal Bay – 23.00
2. Emma Ciafone – CadyO’Daly Gabriele – 26.00
3. Lauren Jost – Wink at the Judge – 30.50
4-T. Kris Bohnenstiehl – Silver Jack – 34.00
4-T. Sidney Hand – Red Ruby Slippers – 34.00
6-T. Morgan Weaver – I’m A Pretty Classical Skipper – 35.50
6-T. Lily Seymour – Phoenix Rising – 35.50
8-T. Rachel Clemens – Pudge – 36.00
8-T. Presley Batchelor – According to Morgan – 36.00
10-T. Cara Weaver – Cappy – 37.00
10-T. Jessica Brown – Strike A Pose – 37.00

Open Beginner Novice
1. Leslie Harrison – Sponge – 29.50
2. Jamie Gilbert – Henri – 30.50
3-T. Karen Paul – Lyrical – 34.00
3-T. Wendy Chase – Laughing Brook – 34.00
5. Sophie Mueller – Smooth Action – 35.50
6. Lorraine Barrows – Plaid Jacket – 38.00
7. Cassie Boehm – Tulkas – 38.50
8-T. Rhonda Roberts – Dan’s Bravado – 39.00
8-T. Shari Murdock – Mocha De Kas – 39.00
8-T. Rodger Nye – True Grit – 39.00

The Colorado Horse Park High Prairie Dressage I, II & III Fast Facts

What: High Prairie Dressage USEF Level 3 Show

Event Dates:

May 31- June 2, 2013

Prize List:

Click here

Contact Information:

(until May 28, 2013)                         818-841-3554
(May 29 – June 2, 2013)                   303-841-3892

Tentative Schedule:
Friday – Sunday: Unofficial Times will be mailed to all exhibitors prior to the show, and will be available on www.cornerstonedressage.com or click here . Official times will be posted every morning one hour before the first scheduled ride.

Helmet Reminder: Effective April 1, 2013, for dressage: Anyone mounted on a horse must wear protective headgear.

 

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