2018 Dover Saddlery/U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Finals Commentary

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:47 AM

We’re here in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, yet again for the Dover Saddlery/U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Finals, where 241 of the country’s top junior riders aspire to win one of the most elusive equitation titles.

We’ll try and post every 10 riders or so, with updates on how the course is riding, who has done well, who hasn’t, etc. Please don’t expect an account of every rider’s trip, but we’ll try to keep you up to date!! Scroll down to see the most recent posting.

Disclaimer:  We’re providing this as a service to those who are interested, and we’re just recording our observations. We’re not judges, just reporters who have watched the Medal Finals in their entirety for the past 17 years. You may not agree with our notes, and that’s fine—we’re not putting them out there as the authoritative word, but as information for those interested. That said, read on!

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Results
Brian Moggre
, Flower Mound, Texas, is your 2018 Dover Saddlery/US Hunter Seat Medal Champion!

1 Brian Moggre
2 Alexandra Worthington
3 Coco Fath
4 Elli Yeager
5 Augusta Iwasaki
6 Olivia Broder
7 Kaitlyn Lovingfloss
8 Ellie Ferrigno
9 Sam Walker
10 Emma Kurtz
11 Nina Columbia
12 Emma Fletcher
Reserve: Isabelle Song

 

 

The Test

Riders To Test in reverse order of preference

46 Elli Yeager
84 Olivia Broder
223 Augusta Iwasaki
70 Alexandra Worthington
97 Coco Fath
106 Brian Moggre

The riders are called into the ring where they will receive instructions.

THE TEST:

Use an opening circle to the left. Canter 9, canter 10, demonstrate two changes of lead. Canter jump 12, canter jump 7. Halt. Canter jump 8B. Counter-canter jump 6. Counter-canter jump 4b. Going around jumps 5, 9 and 10 demonstrate hand gallop to jump 2 then sitting trot to the out-gate and exit at walk.

Elli Yeager starts us off. She starts with a strong canter to 9, she used two simple changes between 10 and 12. She got a very smooth halt after the Swedish. And did a flying lead change after 8B onto the counter-canter She did another flying change once she got straight to 4b. and took off like the Kentucky Derby to the oxer.

Olivia Broder nails fence one and demonstrates two flying changes between 10 and 12. Her halt after the Swedish isn’t as quick as Elli’s but it’s clean. She jumps the wrong fence—the Dover gate—rather than the triple bar. She got her second counter-canter like five strides before 4b. Her hand gallop was a little conservative. She trots out to moderate applause.

Augusta Iwasaki starts out with plenty of pace. She used simple changes for her change of lead but the second wasn’t great. Her halt was more conservative than the previous two riders’. She landed and held the counter canter to 6. Nice change around the turn to the counter-canter for fence 4b. She kicks it up to a true hand gallop to the last.

Alexandra Worthington used simple changes for her change in lead . She got a good halt and held it a solid three seconds. She used a simple change of lead to get the counter canter to fence 6, and again to fence 4b. She picks up the pace around the corner and caught a long distance to fence 2.

Coco Fath used simple changes from 10 to 12, which were OK. Her halt was solid, not as long as Worthington’s. She demonstrated a simple change onto the counter canter for fence 6 and again for fence 4b.

Brian Moggre walks in and immediately picked up canter. He used simple changes between 10 and 12 and nailed his halt. He used a flying change onto the counter- canter both times. His gallop fence was lovely and he trotted out. A sophisticated ride.

No further testing! Stay tuned for the awards!

Round 2

Second round in reverse order of preference
Riders 1-10

Emily Williams got a bit deep to 4A, and had 4b down, she had some uneven distances in the last line.

Laila Klinsmann jumps the first three fences beautifully. The rest of the fences come up just out of stride, and she gets lots of applause.

Nina Columbia angled 1 slightly which gave her a great line. She jumped around the course like she’d done it a dozen times before.

James Faloni had to keep going from 1 to 2 but the four strides worked out great. He finished very smooth.            

Mia Mannis got tight to 1 and had to really gallop to get out in four strides. The rest was AOK.

Erin Floyd didn’t angle the first and had to gallop to get out, but it worked fine. She got deep to the Dover gate.

Madeline Schaefer angled 1 jut right so that the four strides wasn’t too long. The rest of the course was smooth, especially the last line, which she did beautifully.

Sam Walker nailed the first line. He takes his time to the triple bar, and, like everyone else, turned inside the final fence to get to the Swedish. The final line was spot on. He gets loads of whistles and applause.

Isabelle Song’s horse ticked a rail off fence 2. She galloped up after the in-and-out to get to the Dover gate in six strides. She nailed the last line.

Tess Lenihan got up the first line nicely. She was a touch snug to the first in-and-out, but finessed through it. She made the last line look dead easy.

Riders 11-20

Alexandra Worthington made the first line look very easy. Actually she made everything look very easy. The jumps all came up out of stride. Very stylish.

Ellie Ferrigno’s horse rubbed several fences, but she finessed through every stride. A very lovely round, and her horse got lots of pats at the end.

Emma Fletcher angled the triple bar perfectly. She had a hard rub behind at the oxer-vertical in-and-out, but the fence stayed up. She nailed the last line.

Breanna Bunevacz had to run a bit between 1 and 2, but she got it done. She wasn’t quite as lucky to the Dover gate, where she didn’t quite get the six strides and left three-legged. She finished nicely up the last line.

Kaitlyn Lovingfloss laid it down up the first line, and kept up the same quality throughout. The clapping started before she landed from the last jump.

Ellie Yeager rode confidently through the first half of the course. She galloped the long run to the triple. She got jut a touch snug to 9, but otherwise a really lovely course.

Olivia Broder adjusted early so all her distances came up beautifully. A very polished trip.

Emma Kurtz made every single jump and turn look easy. The final fence came down after a light tap behind, but a really gorgeous round.

Paige Matthies got pretty long to the Dover gate (the six is really galloping) and a little snug to the Swedish.

Augusta Iwasaki got right on a good gallop and marched up the first line. She got to the gate at just the right spot. A really lovely trip.

Riders 20-25

Grady Lyman didn’t get up the first four quite fast enough and she did get long to fence 2. She fixed that for the next galloping line though. Her turns beautifully balanced, and she rode up the final line beautifully.

Daisy Farish chipped at fence 3, but recovered nicely. The rest of the course was lovely.

Brian Moggre made the first line look so simple. All the fences came up right out of stride for him. He adjusted in the final line with invisible aids. Impressive.

Madison Goetzmann was a few steps late with a lead change after fence 3. But every other moment was absolutely beautiful.

Coco Fath rode the first line beautifully, and the rest of the course matched. It was gorgeous.

Second course IMG_3359

For the second course riders start with the broken line marked 3-4-5 in Round 1—only reversed. After the new fence 3, a rolltop, riders turn right and jump an in-and out labeled 4AB. Then they jump a Dover Saddlery gate in the middle of the ring, then go through the corner and across the diagonal and jump 6, a triple bar. Riders loop around the end of the ring to the Swedish oxer in the opposite direction, then an oxer-vertical in-and-out labeled 8AB. Out of the corner they jump 9, an oxer, then turn back into the corner and finish over three fences in a line, 10, 11, 12, a steady four strides to a long four strides.

 

Riders 1-10

Ava Stearns keeps a smooth even pace through the first few fences. She had a hard rub at 6 behind and the Swedish oxer came up just a touch close. Overall a very smooth and stylish round.

Sydney Degrazia had to gallop a bit to get from three to four to five. Her horse tripped coming back to six but she kept her cool. She finished nicely up the four.

Camryn Halley has a beautiful first few fences, then picked up the pace for the slightly long three to four to five. All the distances came up nicely for her and she finished well.

Dominika Silvestri rode three to four to five more direct which worked out well for her. She finished with a huge smile on her face after a lovely last line.

Carly Sweeney’s horse seemed to back off just a touch at fence one, but then they settled into stride. She lost a little pace to six, but the next few fences were lovely.

Charlotte Meyers got a little long at 2 but it worked out fine. The rest of the course was smoother and she finished well with no mistakes. She has big pats for her horse at the end.

Abigail Tinsley starts well. Three to four gets a little long for her in five strides, but it works out AOK. Her big strided horse makes the course look easy. A nice round.

Lindsey Klein, from San Diego, gets just a touch snug to 1. She made a big move to 6 and the horse swapped. The last few fences are spot-on.

Nicolas Gamboa starts very smooth. He gets a bit long to four and a bit snug to five—that broken line is riding tough. He finished up well.

Caroline Bald starts out with a confident canter. She moves up in 3-4-5 which works out well for her. A lovely trip.

Tanner Korotkin. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 11-20

Tanner Korotkin gets up 3-4-5 easily and keeps the same pace around the course. The clapping starts before he’s landed from the final fence.

Peyton Kanstoroom gets long and a little left to fence four, just a touch under pace there. She recovers well and finishes with no other mistakes. Lots of pats for her horse at the end.

Gigi Moynihan’s horse looks just a little up through the first corner, but settles in some. She has a few inconsistent distances.

Lili Kaissar is here fresh after finishing fourth at Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search Finals. She rides 3-4-5 beautifully, one of the best rides we’ve seen yet today. She finishes strong. A lovely, smooth round.

Brooke Brombach from Wimberly, Texas, is next. She slices the turn to fence 2, and her horse objects to fence 3, rearing. He jumps it the second time nicely. She finishes without any other major mistakes.

Lielle Rhodes has a nice round without any major problems.

Carson Ruff gets a bit snug to the first two fences. In the turn back to six her horse swapped off the lead, and again in front of the triple bar.

Hallie Grimes gets long to four and five but makes it work. She’s late with a change after the final fence.

Elizabeth Nevins is a bit snug in places but has an otherwise lovely round.

Alexis Ortiz starts with a confident first fence. She nails 3-4-5. A consistent, lovely trip.

 Riders 21-30

Ella Frey, of Los Angeles, lays down a smooth trip.

Arielle Logiudice gets up 3-4-5 easily. Six comes up a little snug and her horse swaps there. She finishes well.

Ana Bertozzi gets to five 4 a little long but she makes it work. She finishes with no mistakes.

Giselle Grench is in her first year doing equitation and hunters. Her horse stutters slightly at fence 5, but she finesses it. She finishes with no major problems.

Jennifer Staniloff makes 3-4-5 look easy, but her horse stops twice at fence 6 to end her day early.

Allison Becker starts out smooth but gets a little long to fence 4. The rest of the course is very nice.

Khaki McCool is making her first appearance at Medal Finals. She chips to three but gets the five strides to fence 4 done. She finishes without other major problems.

Breanna Bunevacz from Valencia, California, is next. She has no trouble with 3-4-5 and turns back to 6 nicely. She finishes well to lots of applause.

Alexia Rule gets quite long to fence 4 but makes it over. She gets to 7A on a half-stride as well. She finishes the last line nicely.

Julia Stone from Santa Barbara, California, is next. She nails 3-4-5, but gets to 8 on the half-stride. She has no other problems.

Breanna Bunevacz. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 31-40

Riley King gets a touch close to 6 and has a rub there. She finishes with a confident last line. A nice round.

Madeline Schaefer starts out with a nice strong canter that doesn’t really change all course. The distances all come up nicely. A stylish, lovely trip.

Lilly Clarkson makes 3-4-5 look really easy, as well as the turn back to fence 6. The Swedish oxer got a little long, but she made it work.

Tess Lenihan nails 3-4-5 and makes all the bending lines look simple. Again, the clapping and whooping started before she landed from the final fence.

Annika Singh, from Medina, Washington, comes here fresh after finishing second at her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier, She got a little long to fence 4 but not bad. She finishes well.

Kate Coffey chipped at 7A but had no other mistakes.

Kaitlyn Williams nailed the turn back to fence 6. She had a hard rub behind on the triple bar and that came down.

Grady Lyman won her Maclay Regional before coming here. She makes 3-4-5 look dead easy. Overall it’s an extremely stylish, smooth round. Look for her to come back in Round 2.

Emma Wujek makes everything come up just right on her big-strided partner. It’s a lovely round.

Isabella Russekoff has a smooth trip with no errors. She gets lots of whoops.

Grady Lyman. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 41-50

Blair Spencer’s horse spooks at fence two, and she circles. She finishes with no other problems.

Emma Seving keeps plenty of pace to fence 2 and has to push to get from 3-4 but makes it. Her horse stops at 7A but jumps on reapproach. Her trip ends early when her horse stops at the triple bar.

Amanda Traphagan does six strides from 3-4 where everyone else has been doing 5, but she makes it look great. Her pace is a little uneven, but she has no big issues.

Abigail Grace Kelley, from Lone Tree, Colorado is next. She lays down a smooth round and has a huge smile on her face as she walks out.

Kaitlyn Bobeck, from Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, makes 3-4-5 look good, as well as the turn back to 6. She finishes nicely.

Elli Yeager makes 3-4-5 look dead easy. She nails the whole course and finishes with lots of well-earned applause.

Caroline Ellis, of Weston, Massachusetts, is next. She gets a rub at fence 1, and gets long to fence 4. Her horse whinnies around one corner of the ring. She finishes nicely up the final line.

Molly Canfield, from Chicago, moves up from 3 to 4 to 5 and it works out well. She gets snug to 7A. She finishes well.

Chloe White, from Berwyn, Pennsylvania, is up next. She nails 3-4-5 but got a little snug to 6. A smooth, lovely round.

Rebecca Morris gets to 4 a little early—that line really is hard to get just right—but stays on one strong canter the whole time. She cross-canters a few strides after the final fence. Overall very nice.

Ellie Yeager. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

FIRST STANDBY— Judges did not indicate if this was ascending or descending order of preference.

38 Grady Lyman
46 Ellie Yeager
28 Breanna Bunevacz
34 Tess Lenihan
32 Madeline Schaefer
11 Tanner Korotkin
14 Lili Kaissar
10 Caroline Bald
39 Emma Wujek
20 Alexis Ortiz
44 Abigail Grace Kelley
7 Abigail Tinsley
16 Lielle Rhodes
4 Dominika Silvestri
21 Ella Frey
50 Rebecca Morris
8 Lindsey Klein
6 Charlotte Meyers
47 Caroline Ellis
3 Camryn Halley

Riders 51-60

Erin Floyd is first back after the break. She makes 3-4-5 look easy as well as the turn back to fence 6. She finishes with no mistakes. It’s her first year here.

Ashley Vogel makes all the jumps come up out of stride and she finishes with no errors.

Grace Pearson won her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier this year. She angled 3 perfectly so that the rest of the broken line came up just right. The rest of the course came up nicely for her. A pretty trip.

Helen Lohr keeps plenty of pace throughout. She gets long to the triple bar and gets a big jump there. She finishes strong.

Miranda Seade finds just the right line for 3-4-5. Fence 6 comes up a little tight, but not bad. The last few jumps are spot on.

Catalina Peralta won her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier. She keeps a good pace throughout and all the jumps come up for her.

Ava Ellis starts out strong through 3-4-5. She gets a touch close to fence 6 but makes it work. A lovely round.

Celia Cram’s horse hits 4 behind and the front rail comes down. She finishes well with no other problems.

Belle Zachary from Birmingham, Michigan, is next. She has a little inconsistent pace but no real problems.

Isabella Bleu Baxter finds the first few fences nicely out of stride. She gets a little snug to the triple bar but finishes right on it down the last line.

Riders 61-70

Cate Tomlinson from Palo Alto, California, starts out with plenty of pace. She gets a little long to 2 and is a bit late with a change behind at the end of her course.

Eliza Kimball comes up 3-4-5 nicely, then gets just a touch snug to 6. She finishes with no errors.

Hope King gets a bit long to 8 and is late with a change after the triple bar and again after the last fence.

Courtney Tom is our one to watch here at Medal Finals. Her first turn isn’t as smooth as she would have wanted to 3, but she gets up 3-4-5 well and nails the turn to 6.

Mackenzie Suffy has a rail at fence 4 but the rest of the course is lovely.

Millie Syroka started to stop at fence 3 and crashed through it. After they reset the fence she continued starting with fence 3 and the announcer declared her off course.

Rachel McMullen finessed through 3-4-5 beautifully. She had a rub at 6 behind. She finished strong.

Sophee Steckbeck laid down a smooth trip with no mistakes.

Kathryn Hall got a little snug to fence 6 but nailed the rest of the course.

Alexander Worthington, Las Vegas, is up next. She laid down a lovely trip that earned loads of applause.

Rachel McMullen. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 71-80

Ned Cunniffe put in a smooth trip with no mistakes.

Skyler Fields gets a touch close to fence 1. She gest down 3-4-5 with no problems. The rest of her course is nice.

Jake Parker Wymard, from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, is next up. He gets a little close to two but finesses it. He has a few swaps early on course right before fences, but finishes strong.

Mackenzie Carreras, from Chandler, Arizona, is next. She cross-canters most of the way to fence 2. And has to dig in to get up the five strides from 3 to 4. Her mount stops at 7A. She has another stop at fence 8 to end her trip early.

Anna Jacoby gets up 3 to 4 almost a little early. She’s pretty far to the right over the in-and-out. Her last few fences are lovely.

Amber Ide has a nice first few fences. She gets a hard rub behind at 4 and the front rail comes down. She gets another hard rub behind at 6 but the fence stays up. She finishes well.

Lanie Walkenbach, of Paradise Valley, Arizona, had a driveby at fence 6, but cleared it easily on re-approach. She got long to fence 8 and that fence came down.

Alida Treuting laid down a nice, smooth trip.

Nina Columbia, from Kinnelon, New Jersey is next up. She rode up 3-4-5 nicely and nailed fence 6. A lovely round.

Jessica Stone just won the USHJA 3’3″ Jumping Seat Medal—East. She cross-cantered to fence 5, but the rest of the round was spot-on.

 Riders 81-90

Elizabeth Becker puts in a lovely trip with rubs at 6 and 7A.

Tessa P. Brown is late with a change to fence 2. She nails 3-4-5 and the rest of the course and finishes with a big smile.

Irene Powlick, of Salt Lake City, Utah, is next. She gets up 3-4-5 with no problems and gets just a big snug to 6. She finishes smoothly.

Olivia Broder makes all the jumps come up right out of stride. A lovely course.

Sophia Zuckerman is maybe a touch under pace to 1 and gets a big jump there. She gets a few other uneven distances, but no major errors.

Cassidy Spencer has a smooth trip with no mistakes.

Sam Walker made the final four in this class last year. He lays down a flawless, stylish trip. Look for him again in Round 2!

Samantha Meyer has to hustle to get from 3 to 4 in five strides but she gets it done. She gets pretty snug to fence 6. She finishes with no big mistakes.

Nolan Thompson is smooth around the first part of the course. She has a stop at fence 8, and her mount stops on reapproach as well to head out early.

Hayden Wilkes’ mount starts the trip with a whinny. The trip is smooth and problem free.

Sam Walker. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 91-100

Hannah Hoch has a swap before fence 6 but no other problems. A nice trip.

Jaden Porter won the inaugural 3’3” ASPCA Maclay Final last year. Her horse is a bit playful after 8, but she finesses through it. A good round.

Anneliese Kolaska, New Albany, Ohio, rides next. She and her horse Herr Drosselmeyer she’s on today just won the small 3’3″ junior hunters here at Pennsylvania National. She puts in a smooth trip with no major errors.

Zayna Rizvi jumps the first few fences beautifully. She nails 3-4-5. She gets a rub at 7A and a swap before fence 9 but no major errors.

Annabel Revers has done well in this class before, finishing second two years ago, and she won this year’s ASPCA Maclay Regional. She rates her horse through 3-4-5 perfectly and finishes beautifully.

Nevin Pere, from Highland, New York, is next. She crashes through fence 1 and circles to regroup. She finishes with no other major mistakes.

Coco Fath rides up the 3-4-5 perfectly and nails fence 6. The whole course matches and looks really good.

Christopher Coberley got plenty of pace to 1 and kept it up early on course. His horse swapped before 6. The rest of the course was mistake-free.

Lily Toensing starts out just behind the pace and fences 4 to 5 come up snug in five strides.

Bella Kay, from Argyle, Texas, is next. She has a smooth round with no major mistakes.

Coco Fath. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

SECOND STANDBY—Descending order of preference

97 Coco Fath
38 Grady Lyman
84 Olivia Broder
46 Ellie Yeager
28 Breanna Bunevacz
70 Alexandra Worthington
34 Tess Lenihan
87 Sam Walker
32 Madeline Schaefer
51 Erin Floyd
79 Nina Columbia
11 Tanner Korotkin
14 Lili Kaissar
91 Hannah Hoch
10 Caroline Bald
95 Annabel Revers
39 Emma Wujek
52 Ashley Vogel
20 Alexis Ortiz
44 Abigail Grace Kelley
7 Abigail Tinsley
53 Grace Pearson
16 Lielle Rhodes
68 Sophee Steckbeck
67 Rachel McMullen

 Riders 100-110

Emily Steckler gets underpowered to fence 1 but picks up the pace some after that. Her horse has a hard rub on the back rail of fence 8, and she finishes nicely.

Emma Lynch starts out with plenty of pace that she keeps up as she guides her mount around the course. She finishes well with no mistakes.

Maeve O’Donovan has a smooth round with no mistakes.

Electra Hamilton starts out on the pace and has a few slightly uneven distances during her otherwise lovely trip.

Maverick Helmer has a mistake-free round that earns big applause at the end.

Brian Moggre has won the ASPCA Regional Maclay Qualifier twice and has loads of junior and open jumper accolades. He makes the 3-4-5 look really easy and his body doesn’t move through the tight turn back to 6—or anywhere else really. A stylish round; look for him on the next callback list.

Payton Potter nails the 3-4-5 and keeps up the rest of the course in the same, competent style.

Abigail Lefkowitz, Scarsdale, New York, is up. She starts out strong and keeps the same pace throughout. A consistent trip.

Isabelle Song is here fresh off finishing 10th at the Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search Medal Final. She finds just the line she wants from 3-4-5, but gets a bit deep to 6 and gets a rub there. She finishes strong—a very nice trip.

Jessica West, Mooresville, North Carolina, is next. She gets down 3-4-5 easily and makes the rest of the course look easy.

Brian Moggre. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 111-120

Caitlyn Sheffer was sticky off the ground to 6 and 8.

Emma Catherine Reichow’s horse backs of fence one but she finesses through it. She got really long to 8.

Ella Trotz is a scratch.

Hailey Johns, Munster, Indiana, chipped at fence 5 but had no other major mistakes.

Emily Williams finessed through the first part of the course and the fences come out right out of stride.

Kayla Wolfe, Burke, Virginia, gets up 3-4-5 very easily and gets a little close to 6. She finishes well.

Sophie Gochman jumps 1 and 2 beautifully. She finds just the right line for 3-4-5. The rest of the course flows nicely.

Ellie Beard is up now. She’s got a lovely uphill mount. She’s not quite as smooth through 3-4-5 as some but she makes it work. She finishes up with no major errors.

Aubrienne Krysiewicz-Bell, New York City, is next. Her pace is a little uneven in places, but the jumps are all lovely.

Mimi Gochman gets a little long from 3 to 4, and her horse swaps before 6. She smooths it out to finish strong.

Mimi Gochman. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 121-130

Emma Kurtz lays down an enviable trip with invisible aids. Look for her to come back in Round 2.

Alexandra Pielet has a big jumping horse that she guides beautifully. She has a smooth round with no mistakes.

Rylee Shufelt won her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier. She’s on a big strided fellow who makes 3-4-5 look easy. The horse swapped to 6 but Rylee had no other problems.

Caroline Blake, Westport, Connecticut, is up next. She starts out with plenty of canter and the first two jumps come up a bit easy. She finishes strong with no mistakes.

Claire Stockard gets a bit tight to 3 so she has to keep moving up the line, but gets it done. She chips to 8, the Swedish, and has that down.

Sydney North had a nice trip with no big mistakes.

Emma Fletcher had a couple rubs, but no real problems. The round looked smooth and controlled.

Madeline Hoffman had a few uneven distances and a few rubs, but no major issues.

Madison Goetzmann is on equitation veteran San Remo. She starts out with plenty of pace. She absolutely nails the course with really polished style. Look for her to come back this afternoon.

Livija Broxson, Cumming, Georgia, is here aboard Atlas. He stops at fence 1 and then at fence 2, ending her day early.

Madison Goetzmann. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 131-140

Olivia Ferro props and chips at fence 1, but they make it over. They smoothed it out by midcourse and they finish well.

Celia Bresch’s first few fences look very controlled. She stops at fence 8, the Swedish oxer, but clears on reapproach.

Kathryn Jernick gets on the pace right away. She has a nice trip with no real mistakes.

Madeline Ryan gets a touch tight to 1 and chips to 6. She finishes better.

Michaela Pritchett has a nice round with no big mistakes. She finishes with a huge grin on her face and pats for her horse.

Emily Gilbert has a few slightly uneven distances and a rub behind at 7A.

Annalise Reed, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, is next. She finesses her horse, who looks a little strong, around the horse nicely with no problems.

Isabel Harbour, Alpharetta, Georgia, chips to 3 and opts for six strides to fence 4. She finishes with no other mistakes.

Grace Saad gets right up 3-4-5. She chips to fence 8, but has no other problems.

Taylor Griffiths shows off some nice style on course and finesses through a few quiet distances. A lovely round that earns lots of applause.

Riders 141-150

Savannah Hemby has a drive by at 2 but clears on re-approach. The rest of the course goes quite well.

Josey Walker, Rome, Georgia, gets tight to fence 2 but it doesn’t faze her. She finishes strong.

Alexander Alston has a slight rub behind at 6. He finishes the rest of the course well with no real mistakes.

Maura Lautenbach’s big-strided mount got a little close to 5 and knocked a pole there. The rest of the course was lovely.

Charleez Simcik rides a smooth and even round with no mistakes.

Sophie Transou had a hard rub at fence 6 but no real problems.

Daisy Farish rode a strong, stylish round. She got a little snug to fence 6 but finessed through it. She earned loads of whoops and applause, and I’m betting we’ll see her again this afternoon.

Isabela De Sousa, who’s a big fan of Thoroughbreds, looks to be on a warmblood this afternoon. She rides a smooth track with a rub at 9 but no real errors.

Lexi Smylie, Jupiter, Florida, is next up. She gets tight to 1 and has a few other uneven distances but no problems.

Tessa Darling keeps the same canter all course. She’s nice and smooth, with a slight rub behind at 9.

Daisy Farish. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

THIRD STANDBY: In descending order of preference

97 Coco Fath
129 Madison Goetzmann
106 Brian Moggre
147 Daisy Farish
38 Grady Lyman
121 Emma Kurtz
84 Oliva Broder
46 Ellie Yeager
28 Breanna Bunevacz
127 Emma Fletcher
70 Alexandra Worthington
34 Tess Lenihan
109 Isabelle Song
87 Sam Walker
32 Madeline Schaefer
51 Erin Floyd
79 Nina Columbia
115 Emily Williams
11 Tanner Korotkin
14 Lili Kaissar
117 Sophie Gochman
105 Maverick Helmer
91 Hannah Hoch
150 Tessa Darling
140 Taylor Griffiths

Riders 151-160

Ella Bostwick found all her jumps out of stride and finished with a big smile and a pat for her horse.

Anabel Barnett, Unionville, Pennsylvania, is next. She puts in a smooth trip, finessing through a few slightly uneven distances.

Farah Rizvi, out of Greenwich, Connecticut, is up. She nails all the distances, with a slight rub at 9.

Lauren Lindner doesn’t have the smoothest turn back to 6 but she makes it work well. She finishes well with no mistakes.

Abbygale Funk finds all the jumps beautifully and makes the tough parts of the course look easy. A very nice round.

Natalie Jayne is consistent from start to finish for a lovely trip.

Emily Lucibello had a drive-by at fence 2 but cleared it on re-approach.

Hannah Eddlemon found all the fences out of stride on her lovely chestnut gelding.

Kate Abajian, San Juan Capistrano, California, had a smooth round start to finish earning lots of applause.

Emma Crate, Big Sky, Montana, gets up 3-4-5 almost too easily. She finishes strong.

Riders 161-170

Arabel Mcfarland’s horse landed heavy off fences 1 and 6, but then she smoothed out the rest of the course.

Lily Oelschlager has a big bay horse today. They knock down 2 and stop at 3. They clear on reapproach and she adds down that line, getting a little jumped out of the tack.

James Faloni rode a soft, smooth round with no mistakes to earn lots of whoops and applause.

Juliette Joseph starts out nice and forward and kept up the pace throughout the smooth round.

Chloe Murt got a little long to 1 and her mount tore down the front and back rails of the oxer. She chipped at 9 but finished nicely down the final line.

Madison Hill has a pretty chestnut with lots of chrome. She got a few rubs behind but rode a consistent trip from first jump to the last.

Stella Swarr has a big-jumping gray partner today. She gets a few uneven distances but has no major problems.

Ada Rohan rides a consistent round from start to finish.

Jordan Toering’s horse ticks a pole at 4 but she had no other problems.

Emma Jolly gets long to 1 and gets jumped out of the tack there. She struggled with her lead after 2 but eventually sorts it out. She has no other mistakes on course.

Riders 171-180

Ellie Morehouse’s horse looks keen but she’s managing him well. Her horse swapped right before 6 and had a rub there.

Owen Gajoch, Columbus, Ohio, is next. His ace is a little inconsistent in places—he has to kick to get from 3 to 4 in five strides—and he cross-canters after 8 through the first part of the corner.

Sophie B Lang has a cute black horse with white spots. She’s smooth from the start to the finish of her round.

Alexis Seiden’s trip is a touch rough in places, and she has a swap to 9.

Violet Lindemann-Barnett starts with plenty of pace, but she loses some of it in the turn back to 6.

Marielle Fries is a scratch

Vincent Desiderio, 12, had a drive-by at fence 2 and a course that’s a bit rough in places. He finishes nicely down the last line.

Emma Pacyna, won her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier. Fence 1 was a little snug but she finessed it well, and the same to 9 as well. She finished beautifully down the last line.

Sydney Hott sliced 2 giving her a nice turn back to 3. The whole course was smooth and even.

Anna Robson, Dallas, Texas, got a few snug distances, but nothing dramatic.

Sophie Lang. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

Riders 181-190

Madison Mitchell has a swap at 4, but the rest of her course is lovely.

Mckayla Langmeier, already has the Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search Finals—East (New Jersey) and ASPCA Malclay Finals (Kentucky) to her name, and she’s looking for a third big eq title. The horse trips in front of fence 1, and he has a rub at 8, but her position doesn’t change throughout the entire flowing course.

Alice Kass moves up through 3-4-5, which works out well. She gets long to 9 and finishes up the last line well.

Beata Buckley has a swap to 6 but no other problems. They finish strong.

Emily Perkins has a swap to six and gets a little crooked to 8, the Swedish and they have a rub in front there.

Mia Mannis finds all the jumps out of stride as she rides a stylish course. She earns lots of applause.

Melody Liu rides a smooth trip, with a swap in front of six and getting just a touch snug to 8.

Emily Kossup’s horse looks a touch keen, but she’s handling it well. They swap to 4, get deep at 6 and get a big jump at 8.

Ally Archer ride just the right track to the first five fences, and 6 gets just a little snug. They finish out strong.

Ella Longo, Paradise Valley, Arizona, added from 3-4-5. Her horse sapped in a few places, and took down the top rail of fence 11.

Riders 191-200

Sophia Pilla’s pace is a little inconsistent, and she’s deep to fences 8 and 9. She finished nicely up the last line.

Natalie Stoyko gets long in a few places, but she made it work nicely. She’s deep at the final fence, 11.

Callie Rheinheimer Callie’s mount dig in his heels at fence 1, twice, sending her to the out-gate prematurely.

Luke Sassi got tight to 4 and took the front rail down there. A touch inconsistent in pace, Luke finished up the last line nicely.

Isabella Littlejohn is on Miramar, Jen Alfano’s former hunter. She gets long to 4 and swaps around the corner to 6. A few bobbles but overall a nice round.

Paige Matthies placed fifth here last year. She rides a smooth, stylish trip to lots of applause.

Caroline Passarelli from High Falls, New York, is next. She makes the 3-4-5 line look simple, as well as the turn back to 6. She’s keeping a strong pace throughout without many adjustments. She finishes with a big smile as lots of applause is around her.

Laila Klinsmann, 16, made it to the top 25 here last year. She lays down a smooth trip with no big mistakes.

Paulina Terranova, 16, is next up. Her cute jumping horse takes everything in stride. A lovely round.

Olivia Brandon, Seattle, got good pace to fence 1 and made the 3-4-5 line look easy. A smooth, effective round.

Paige Matthies. Photo by Kimberly Loushin.

FOURTH STANDBY: Riders are reverse order of the judges’ preference

97 Coco Fath
129 Madison Goetzmann
106 Brian Moggre
147 Daisy Farish
38 Grady Lyman
196 Paige Matthies
121 Emma Kurtz
84 Oliva Broder
46 Ellie Yeager
28 Breanna Bunevacz
127 Emma Fletcher
70 Alexandra Worthington
34 Tess Lenihan
109 Isabelle Song
87 Sam Walker
32 Madeline Schaefer
54 Erin Floyd
186 Mia Mannis
163 James Faloni
79 Nina Columbia
198 Laila Klinsmann
115 Emily Williams
11 Tanner Korotkin
199 Paulina Terranova
14 Lili Kaissar

Riders 201-210

Brooke Morin, Calabasa, California, started out just below the pace but picked it up afterward. She finished very smooth.

Anna Ordonio is just below the pace in places. From 3-4-5 she did five strides to a very tight five strides.

Jordan Allen finds great tracks from 3-4-5 and to 6. She rides a smooth and easy-looking round.

Kaitlyn Lovingfoss nails 3-4-5 line, as well as the rollback to 6. It’s a smooth and very stylish round. I’m betting we’ll see her in Round 2.

Nora Andrews’ horse gets eager down the 3-4-5, but she keeps him in check. They get deep to 6 but she finesses it well.

Sabrina Hall, from Shelby Township, Michigan, is next. They get deep to a few fences, but not terribly. They finish strong down the last line.

Clea Caddell starts out with plenty of pace, going for the forward distance to fence 1. They settle down by fence 8 and the second half of the course is much smoother.

Alexa Aureliano managed a big jump to fence 2 very well. Things smoothed out as they kept going, finishing well down the last line.

Erika Jakobson finds just the line she wants from 3-4-5 and again to 6. She finishes well,

Kyla Sullivan get to 5 on the half stride, but she makes it work. She finishes the course consistently.

Riders 211-220

Ellie Ferrigno picked one pace at the beginning and she’s sticking with it the whole round. She finishes to tons of whistles and applause.

Leanna Lazzari from Mississauga, Ontario, is up next. She stops at the first fence. She recovers and gets around the rest of the course.

Katherine Lenkart comes to us from Delano, Minnesota. She catches some air at fence 2 and has a swap at 6. She finishes the course with no other major mistakes.

Ashley Delise had a plan coming into the course, and she stuck to it. She turned in a lovely round and had a big smile as she landed off the final fence.

Kierstin Antoniadis has a great start, but her horse swaps in front of 6. That turn is causing a lot of trouble for people. Her final line was lovely.

Grayson Fallon chipped at fences 3 and 5 and then her horse swaps at 6. She puts things back together for the second half of the course.

Devon Thomas starts on one pace and sticks with it. The last three jumps are especially lovely.

Abigail Beaty starts a bit below the pace but kicks into gear in time to get up 3-4-5. Things continue to go well after that.

Mia Boemio gets a forward distance to fence 1 and keeps up the pace to get through the rest of the course.

Libby Lestage has lead trouble from 2 to 3, but doesn’t lose her concentration to get up 3-4-5 nicely. She has a few snug distances but finishes nicely.

Riders 221-230

Katy Merchant crafted the first half of her course and the tricky broken lines well. Her smooth trip earns plenty of applause.

Anna Bremermann is late with a lead change after 1, and her horse shifts over 2 dramatically. She got to fence 5 on the half stride. Things smooth out toward the end of the trip.

Augusta Iwasaki, Calabasas, California, rides all the toughest tracks at the beginning of the course beautifully. She stays smooth to the end, earning huge applause.

Ashleigh Scully’s horse swaps before 8, but not before she rides just the right lines in the first half of the course. It looked good.

Avery Glynn, Petaluma, California, rides next. She gets long to 1, but all the other distances are even. She earns lots of applause.

Hannah Dodd looks like she did her homework and put in a competent, capable round.

Katie Pelzel’s horse swapped before 6 and again at 9, and overall looks a little strong but she gives him a thoughtful, tactful ride.

Erin Ecclestone’s horse swapped before 1, and shifts right hard over fence 9. She finishes up well over the final round.

Jessie Goodwin, Stowe, Vermont, goes next. She looks a bit below the pace to 1, but easily adjusts his stride by the next fence. The course continually improves as it continues, finishing with whistles from the crowd.

Grace McEneaney’s horse took exception to fence 2 and stopped there. He stopped again at 5 to end her day early.

Riders 231-241

Mary Roskens is a little snug to 2, but had a nice line down 3-4-5 and finishes consistently.

Katrina Tiktinsky starts out smooth and stays that way throughout, with a rub at 7B and again at 8. The only real mistake was a very late change at the end.

Camille Sinturel is a scratch.

Sophia Gianoulis gets through 3-4-5 very easily, pulling a rail at 4. She finishes strong.

Caroline Bersch has a swap to 2 and gets to 4 early and has a rail there. Her horse stopped at 9 and she fell off, but insists on running up her stirrups and leading him out herself without the help of the ringmaster.

Ella Reinauer finds a great line up 3-4-5, but chips to 6. She overshoots the turn to 8, but gets over the jump. She pats her horse after her mistake at 8.

Jackie Macdonald gets a little long to 4 and gets a little left there. She finishes nicely up the last line.

Nicholas Pongracz chips to 7a and adds in the in-and-out.

Bay Noland-Armstrong nails the line from 3-4-5, even though she’s snug coming in. The second half of her course looks polished.

Juliana Gullo’s horse is pooping from 3-4, and despite a kick she adds there and has a rail at fence 4. The rest of the course looks lovely.

Samantha Smith gets a little long to 4, but she makes it work. Her turn back to 6 is lovely and she finishes strong.

TOP 25 FROM ROUND 1 in reverse order of preference

115 Emily Williams
198 Laila Klinsmann
79 Nina Columbia
163 James Faloni
186 Mia Mannis
51 Erin Floyd
32 Madeline Schaefer
87 Sam Walker
109 Isabelle Song
34 Tess Lenihan
70 Alexandra Worthington
211 Ellie Ferrigno
127 Emma Fletcher
28 Breanna Bunevacz
204 Kaitlyn Lovingfloss
46 Ellie Yeager
84 Olivia Broder
121 Emma Kurtz
196 Paige Matthies
223 Augusta Iwasaki
38 Grady Lyman
147 Daisy Farish
106 Brian Moggre
129 Madison Goetzmann
97 Coco Fath

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