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.
Following yesterday’s downpour, the temperatures for the final jog this morning were brisk but the CCI5*-L horses remained professional for the last horse inspection leading into show jumping later today. Of the 35 pairs set to move forward with the final phase of competition, only 34 presented to judges Angela Tucker (GBR), Martin Plewa (GER), and Mark Weissbecker after Lisa Marie Fergusson opted not to bring forward her own 15-year-old Welsh/Thoroughbred gelding (Brynarian Brennin x Dream Contessa) Honor Me.
After a jam-packed week, the final day of competition at the Maryland 5 Star is upon us. Riders have shown off their style in the horse inspection, danced their way down the centerline in dressage, and contested some serious obstacles in cross-country up until this point. Now it's time to demonstrate the fitness and accuracy that each horse possesses in the final phase: show jumping.
It was a great day of cross-country riding at the Maryland 5 Star. There were 35 horses who crossed the finish and 11 of those finished double clear. With British, French, New Zealand, Canadian, and American riders coming through the finish flags – it was a true world class competition. The USEA was at the finish to see what the riders thought of the very first Maryland 5 Star cross-country track designed by Ian Stark.
Weren’t able to spend your morning glued to the livestream of the 2021 Maryland 5 Star cross-country? Couldn’t be there in person to trek up the hills? We have you covered with a play-by-play of what happened on Ian Stark’s cross-country course which gave both the designer and the riders many sleepless nights, but ended up riding quite well for the majority of the field.