Creek Hollow Ranch in Ramona, California hosted their second licensed Working Equitation competition on June 24th, 2017, with 18 entries in Introductory through Advanced classes. Judge Doreen Atkinson, S, flew in from Texas to officiate.
Event organizers awarded ribbons for Amateurs and Open division riders separately, giving everyone the chance to shine. The results shared here reflect points earned toward WE United Year-End awards, where Amateur and Open Rider Divisions are not split out. To see placings for Amateur (A) and Open (O) Divisions, simply refer to the scores and check the other riders’ scores from the same (A or O) division.
Sarah Pinney and the Andalusian Majestica RB won the three-entry Introductory Open class, while Aimee Ziller and Zillertal Atom, a Friesian Sport Horse, took top honors in the two-entry Introductory Amateur. Both Sarah and Majestica RB and Lisa Scebbi and Daense Mystic qualified for the WE United National Championships at this competition.
The four-entry Novice A Open class was won by Polly Limond on the grade horse Flying Tiger, with Bryan Ludens and Friesian Lark of Honor Bright hot on their heels. Amanda Latta and her grade pony Prince Charming took top honors in the four-entry Novice A Amateur class. In the process, Polly earned two more scores toward her Bronze Lifetime Rider Medal, while Bryan earned one more score toward this honor.
Elena Juarez and Elvis won the two-entry Novice B class, while Robin Bond and the Quarter Horse Rips Rey Jay earned very high scores while taking home the blue in the one-entry Intermediate B Open. Robin also secured her first two required scores for her Silver Lifetime Rider Medal with this ride, as well as qualifying Rips Rey Jay for the WE United National Championships.
The two riders in the Advanced level class traded the lead position, with Roy Pelkey and the Quarter Horse Flashy Freddie winning first in Dressage and Robin Bond and the Quarter Horse Xander taking the lead in Ease of Handling. Robin’s DQ during what would have been a lightning-fast Speed round secured the overall win for Roy. In the process, Roy not only qualified for the WE United National Championship at the Advanced Level, he also earned two scores toward his Gold Lifetime Rider Medal.