Pepperglen Farm in Norco, California hosted another well-organized Working Equitation competition on June 17, 2018. The show, judged by Polly Limond, r, California, introduced several new competitors, as well as welcoming many returning members. Nicole Chastain Price served as the Technical Delegate for the show.
Gina LaRock rode her Mustang Mingo to 1st-place finishes in both Dressage (63.40%) and Ease of Handling (65.31%) to take the overall Champion honors in the 10-entry Introductory Amateur class. Kristin Hicks rode her Paint horse Docs Golden Streker to 2nd place finishes in both Dressage (61.40%) and Ease of Handling (65.31%) to finish the day as Reserve Champion for her class. Nancy Fite and her BLM Mustang Mikie came in 5th place in Dressage (58%) and 3rd in Ease of Handling (63.13%) to finish 3rd overall.
Michele Purpora-Tardi and her Quarter Horse Jay’s Kooky Cutter swept the five-entry Introductory Open class with 65.20% in Dressage and 66.56% in Ease of Handling, coming in Overall Champion in their division. Lisa Scebbi came in Reserve Champion with Friesian Sport Horse Zillertal Atom (Dressage: 63.40%; Ease of Handling: 63.94%) and 3rd-place overall with Grade horse Silver (Dressage: 61.30%; Ease of Handling: 58.13%).
Jesseca Hutchings and Quarter Horse One Smart Dual took 1st place in all three trials to win the overall Champion title in the six-entry Novice A Open class (Dressage: 64.78%; Ease of Handling: 68.33%; Speed: 2:31.8). Abigail Followwill and her Grade horse El Campeon’s Cochise finished 3rd in Dressage (64.35%) and Speed (3:22.1) and 2nd in Ease of Handling (67.50%) to earn the Reserve Champion title in her class. Cassandra Adams and her Friesian Boudewijn BP26 came in 5th in Dressage (62.17%), 3rd in Ease of Handling (66.39%), and 4th in Speed (3:29.4) to win 3rd-place overall. All three of the above Novice A riders, as well as Margit Deerman, earned qualifying scores toward their Bronze Lifetime Rider Medals.
Robin Bond rode Quarter Horse Rips Rey Jay to the Championship title in the three-entry Intermediate A Open class (Dressage: 63.89%; Ease of Handling: 68.89%; Speed: 2:42.9) and Kiger Mustang Kiger Dios Estoy Aqui KCA to the Reserve Championship (Dressage: 65.00%; Ease of Handling: 66.94%; Speed: 3:11.7). Cassandra Adams and Friesian Dutch Horse Friends Arjen earned 62.08% in Dressage, 68.06% in Ease of Handing, and a Speed time of 3:02.4 to finish 3rd overall. In the process, Cassandra also earned two qualifying scores toward her Lifetime Silver Medal.
Robin Bond and her Quarter Horse Xander earned 61.28% in Dressage, 66.39% in Ease of Handling, and 2:43.1 in Speed to sweep the one-entry Intermediate B class.