Judge Cari Schwartz, Oregon, organized a full weekend of Working Equitation fun at the Oregon Equestrian Center in West Linn June 9-10, 2018. The event included a clinic and schooling show on Saturday and a B-Rated licensed show on Sunday, in which 18 horse/rider teams competed.
Nicole Coon and her Paint An Original Impression took 1st place in both Dressage (67.60%) and Ease of Handling (71.56%) to win Champion Overall in the 7-entry Introductory class. Erin O’Shaughnessy and her Quarter Horse Shining Spartan came in 2nd in both Dressage (66.20%) and Ease of Handling (67.80%) to win 2nd-place overall. Jill Barker and her Paint/Palomino A Mighty Awesome Mr. came in 3rd place in both Dressage (65.81%) and Ease of Handling (66.87%) to win 3rd-place overall.
Moira McCarthy and her mustang Pippin came in 3rd in Dressage (67.17%) and 1st in both Ease of Handling (69.41%) and Speed (2:35.0) to earn Overall Champion in the 8-entry Novice A class. Kathy Orr and grade horse Mouse came in 1st in Dressage (67.60%), and 5th in Ease of Handling (52.23%) and Speed (3:24.6) to win 2nd-place overall. MacKenzie Hogue rode her mustang Prone to Wander to a 4th place finish in Dressage (65.86%), a 6th-place finish in Ease of Handling (52.05%), and a 3rd place finish in Speed (3:08.4) to win 3rd-place overall.
Ashley Smith and her Lusitano Delirio DC earned a 63.96% in Dressage, 67.94% in Ease of Handling, and had a Speed time of 3:11.7 to win Champion overall in the one-entry Novice B class. In the process, Ashley also earned the final score she needed for her Lifetime Bronze Rider Medal. In the process, Ashley and Delirio secured enough points to move into the #1 position on the WE United National Leaderboard at the Novice B level.
Alison Burnett and her Andalusian Lourinho AFA earned a 65.77% in Dressage, 54.70% in Ease of Handling, and had a Speed time of 4:69.0 to win overall Champion in the one-entry Intermediate A class.
Becky Mathews and the Haflinger Pippin advanced successfully to the Intermediate B level, earning 63.97% in Dressage, 70.29% in Ease of Handling, and had a Speed time of 2:50.5 to win overall Champion in the one-entry Intermediate B class.