Show Report: Fiesta of the Spanish Horse

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April 28-29, 2018, forty-one competitors gathered at the LA Equestrian Center in Burbank, California, to compete at the open-breed Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Working Equitation competition, organized by Susan Watkins. Doreen Atkinson, S, TX; and Andre Ganc, WAWE, Brazil judged while Trish Hyatt, from British Columbia, Canada served as Technical Delegate. Susan Watkins

Yazmine Orozco rode the Andalusian mare Belinda PBH to a first-place finish in the one-entry Children’s class, earning 61.97% in Dressage and 65% in Ease of Handling. Watch out, folks; this young rider clearly knows what she is doing!

Haley Schlerf and Half-Arabian Lady Tigers Hy Syn came in 2nd in Dressage (62.6%) and 1st in Ease of Handling (66.25%) to take home the Championship in the seven-entry Introductory Amateur class. Andrea Sullivan rode her Iberian cross Ce’u do Fino to a 4th-place finish in Dressage (61.5%) and a 3rd-place finish in Ease of Handling (56.25%) to capture the Reserve Championship in that class.

Jessica Mosbaugh and her Quarter Horse Mac’s Jack of Hearts placed 2nd in both Dressage (66.7%) and Ease of Handling (62.5%) to take home the Championship honors in the nine-entry Introductory Open class. Jessica Fulcher and Thoroughbred Lakeside Manor placed 3rd in Dressage (64.6%) and 4th in Ease of Handling (59.17%) to win Reserve Championship honors.

Amanda Latta Portillo and her two horses battled it out in the Novice A Amateur class, emerging with a Championship on her Andalusian Maximus and a Reserve Championship on the pony Prince Charming.

In the seven-entry Novice A Open class, Nicole Chastain Price and Quarter horse Catattak placed 2nd in all three trials (64.68% in Dressage, 63.89% in Ease of Handling, and a Speed time of 3:55.05) to win the Championship honors. Jessica Mosbaugh rode Quarter Horse Bravo Rascalena to a 1st place in Dressage (67.5%), a 3rd place in Ease of Handling (58.89%), and a 5th place in Speed (6:44.1) to take home Reserve Champion.

Elena Juarez and her Grade Andalusian Elvis finished all three trials to win Champion Novice B Amateur, while Glynna Hoekstra and her Grade horse Kachoo did the same in the one-entry Intermediate A Amateur class to win the Championship title in her division.

Robin Bond and Quarter Horse Rips Ray Jay, owned by Bob Lawson, came in 2nd in Dressage (68.06%) and 1st in both Ease of Handling (75.42%) and Speed (3:33) to win the Championship in the six-entry Intermediate A Open class. Carlos Carneiro, riding Marilyn Hite’s Lusitano Comeco, came in Reserve Champion, with a 4th-place finish in Dressage (65.9%), a 3rd place in Ease of Handling (63.61%), and 2nd place in Speed (4:00).

Anne Nanej rode her Lusitano Orio to a 2nd-place finish in Dressage (55.7%), and a first in both Ease of Handling (57.5%) and Speed (4:05) to win the Championship title in the two-entry Intermediate B Amateur class. Bob Lawson rode his Lusitano Burladero to a 1st-place finish in Dressage (58.59%) and a 2nd-place finish in Ease of Handling (55.97%) and Speed (6:04) to bring home Reserve Championship.

Robin Bond and her Quarter Horse Xander came in 1st in both Ease of Handling (71.53%) and Speed (3:25) and 2nd in Dressage (63.53%) to win the overall Championship in the three-entry Intermediate B Open class. Carlos Carneiro and Cielo da Cartuxa, a Lusitano owned by Marilyn Hite, came in 1st in Dressage (67.37%) and 2nd in both Ease of Handling (71.53%) and Speed. The pair won Reserve Championship.

Carlos Carneiro rode George Domb’s Lusitano Andiamo 2005 to the Championship Advanced title and Marilyn Hite’s Verdilhao to the Championship Masters title.

A number of riders earned qualifying scores toward their Lifetime Rider Medals at this event, including Robin Bond, who earned the final scores she needed to receive her Lifetime Silver Medal.

Click HERE to download a PDF of the Show Results. 

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