Over fifty riders competed in the international divisions at Aspen Farms Horse Trials over the weekend in Yelm, Washington, with both division winners leading from start to finish.
In addition to earning themselves a blue ribbon and other prizes, both CIC2* division winner Sophie Click aboard her own Fernhill Rising and CIC* division winner Jordan Linstedt riding Janine Jaro’s Staccato secured themselves an additional $500 in prize money as the top-placed Southern California Equestrian Sports (SCES) members in their respective divisions.
“I feel very lucky to be one of the SCES prize recipients this weekend at Aspen Farms. It’s amazing to have an organization like this that is dedicated to helping equestrians raise tax-deductible funds to compete in national and international competitions. Funds like this are what help make competing at the highest level possible. I am very grateful for SCES and their support!” remarked Jordan Lindstedt.
Sophie Click, winner of the Aspen Farms CIC* and $500 from SCES.
SCES is proud to support these two talented riders, in addition to the Aspen Farms Horse Trials, as a part of their mission to support horse sports and competitors in a variety of disciplines at the international levels.
“On behalf of SCES, we congratulate Sophie and Jordan on their accomplishments. We know the hard work and dedication required to succeed in equestrian sports and are proud to support them in achieving their goals,” stated Southern California Equestrian Sports President, David Kuhlman.
SCES is open to riders in all equestrian disciplines, from a variety of countries, competing at the international levels of competition (FEI), which proudly includes paralympic athletes, and urges any interested equestrians to apply through their website at scesports.org.
For more information about Aspen Farms, visit aspenfarmseventing.com.
About Southern California Equestrian Sports
Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc. (SCES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping equestrian riders and organizers raise tax-deductible funds to compete in and support their national and international competitions throughout the United States.
SCES is designed to help athletes and owners expand their financial resources to train and compete by allowing supporters to receive tax-deductible benefits for contributions. SCES understands the financial commitment it takes to compete at the highest levels of equestrian sports; therefore established an organization to help foster development and competition.
SCES will consider any equestrian or competition meeting the eligibility criteria, in any discipline that is nationally or internationally recognized, for grants. The seven FEI disciplines are combined driving, dressage, endurance, eventing, jumping, reining, and vaulting.
SCES has been granted a tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible at the maximum allowed by law and donations can be made on behalf of Southern California Equestrian Sports, Inc.
For more information about Southern California Equestrian Sports, please visit their website.
US Equestrian has announced the nomination of the following athlete-and-horse combinations to the U.S. Eventing Team, as well as the Reserves for the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. Three direct reserve horses have also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which an athlete was named need to be substituted.
A combination that can be found on almost every cross-country course starting at the Novice level is the coffin combination. As the levels go up, so does the difficulty of the coffin question. The distances become shorter, coffins become bigger, and the terrain becomes steeper - even the name itself sounds intimidating.
The dressage test is the first of the three phases in eventing. Intended to demonstrate "the harmonious development of the physique and ability of the horse," the dressage test contains a prescribed list of movements to be carried out in front of a judge, or judges, and which is then given a penalty score that horse and rider carry through to the end of the competition.
On Sunday, June 16, Molly Sullivan and Kate Swain were named the two winners of the Charles Owen Technical Merit award for Area IX at Golden Spike Horse Trials.