We’re here in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, yet again for the Dover Saddlery/U.S. Hunter Seat Medal Finals, where 239 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 18 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!
1. Emma Fletcher
2. Jordan Allen
3. Sam Walker
4. Tessa Brown
5. Erin Floyd
6. Zayna Rizvi
7. Ava Stearns
8. Farah Rizvi
9. Avery Glynn
10. Ellie Ferrigno
11. Emma Pacyna
12. Blaire Spencer
Reserve: Maeve O’Donovan
Jump crew has removed several fences from the ring so only a few are left. The judges have elected to test the top six riders who enter the ring and stand by the ringmaster. In the order they will test it’s:
The test is:
Leave the line canter directly to 10
Transition to a clearly defined walk.
Canter 3 on the left lead
Come back past the line up and walk
From walk execute a turn on the haunches left to right in the box of ferns
Canter 3 backwards on the right lead
Transition to a clearly defined walk
Canter 7AB backwards
Walk, return to line on a relaxed rein patting your horse.
Zayna Rizvi is first. She canter 10 well and 7AB. She comes back to walk for a few steps then canters 3. She comes bak to wak before the ferns and demonstrates a nice turn on the haunches after some fidgiting. She didn’t perform the second walk after 3.
Tessa Brown jumps 10 nicely and 7AB. She gets her walk early and 3 comes up a little early. Her turn on the haunches is OK and she goes right back to canter. The rest of the test is spot on.
Erin Floyd shows great jumps to start. Her turn on the haunches starts weak but improves. She gallops up to 3 then brings her horse back to walk. She counter canters the dover gate.
Jordan Allen does a nice job showing the walk and between the jumps. Her turn on the haunches is the best we’ve seen yet. She finishes strong to lots of applause
Sam Walker starts strong with 10 to 7AB. It takes a bit for his horse to stop jigging but he gets it done. His turn on the haunches isn’t great.
Emma Fletcher has three beautiful fences to start. She shows a good walk, then canters 3 well. Her turn on the haunches is just OK. She finishes strong.
The top 25 riders will return in reverse order of preference for another round.
Riders hand gallop directly to Fence 1, a triple bar headed toward the end of the ring. They turn right to jump an oxer out of the turn, long broken line in 8 or 9 strides to an hogsback. Riders are to counter-canter Fence 4, a Swedish oxer set not far off the rail. Riders must then turn tightly to the right and counter-canter another Swedish oxer, Fence 5. (Riders are instructed that “How you arrive on either counter lead is up to you.”) Riders then turn right and jump a vertical heading toward the out-gate and must demonstrate four strides to Fence 7A, then proceed in two strides to 7B, set on an opposite angle than 7A. Riders then proceed in 6 strides to 8AB, a combination that’s on a bit of a curve. Riders then are to demonstrate a broken line at sitting trot between two ferns and around another to a post-and-rail trot jump. After the trot jump riders turn right and canter fence 10, an oxer.
Here we go!
Zayna Rizvi gets a good hand gallop to 1. Her first counter-canter is great, and she does a simple change to her second. She gets the four to the two done well. A good trot jump and she finishes nicely over 10 to much applause.
Emily Perkins gets a nice gallop right out of the gate. Her horse peeks at 2 but she makes it work She lands the counter lead and holds it both times, impressive through these tight turns. A solid trot fence and nice over 10. She has a great trip.
Katy Merchant’s hand gallop isn’t quite as strong as the others. After 3 she does a simple change. She doesn’t get the counter lead for 5. The rest of the course is lovely.
Tessa Brown get a big hand gallop to 1. She lands and holds the counter lead to four, then does the same to 5. She finishes strong.
Elli Yeager shows off a serious gallop to 1. She lands the counter lead, swaps, then fixes it. After four she lands the counter lead as well and holds it. She nails the four-stride to the two-stride line. The sitting trot jump is no problem and she finishes well.
Augusta Iwasaki gallops 1 well. She demonstrates as flying change to the first ounter canter. Then she lands the lead but doesn’t quite make the turn and has to walk for a few steps. Then she counter-canters 5. The four to two is no problem.
Gwyneth Babington shows off a good gallop but chips at 1. She chooses 8 strides to the hogsback. She does a simple change after 3 and another after 4, but it takes her two tries to get the counter lead. She chips coming into 8A and adds in the combination.
Ava Stearns shows off a great gallop to 1. She gets a little quieter distance to 2. She does a flying change to the counter lead. After 4 she does a simple change to 5. The four to two is no problem.
Alexandra Pielet shows off a great gallop to 1. She does a flying change onto the counter lead before 4, then never gets the counter lead before 5. The trot jump and Fence 10 are no problem.
Catalina Peralta kicks it right up to a gallop to start. She does a simple change to both counter leads, and both are kind of late but she gets it done. The four to two are no problem. The trot jump and final fence are fine.
Taylor Griffiths shows a good gallop right out of the gate. She gets up the eight easily. She does a flying change to the first counter lead, lands the second counter lead, loses it, then fixes it. The rest of the course is lovely.
Emma Pacyna doesn’t have the biggest hand gallop we’ve seen today. Fence two is quiet but OK.She swaps onto the counter lead early before 4 and lands the counter lead, executing a great turn. The rest is very polished.
Blaire Spencer starts with a serious gallop at the start and nails the first fence. She shows a flying change to the counter lead, then a simple change before fence 5. The rest is very nice.
Nora Andrews gallops to one but the distance doesn’t come up and she has an awkward fence. She gets the counter lead before 4, and demonstrates a simple change before 5. She finishes well.
Maeve O’Donovan doesn’t have the most brilliant gallop of the day, but it’s OK. She does a simple change before 4, then lands the lead before 5 and holds it through the tight turn. She has 7b down.
Emma Fletcher gallops for real to 1. She swaps to the counter lead around the end of the ring and lands the second counter lead, holding it through the turn. The four to the two is OK. She has a nice trot jump and final fence.
Farah Rizvi gets a nice pace to 1. She swaps her lead around the end of the ring, and demonstrates a simple change to Fence 5 three strides away. She has that jump down. She finishes nicely.
Ellie Ferrigno gallops right up to 1, and 2 is lovely. She gets a flying change to the ounter ead but it’s a little awkward as she holds it. She demonstrates a simple change before Fence 5. She finishes well.
Jordan Toering adds a cluck to get her gallop. She doesn’t slow down too much to 2. She demonstrates a simple change before 4to the counter lead but gets very right there, She demonstrates another simple change before 5 but it takes 2 tries. She’s late to get the canter and her horse stops. The rest of the course is nice.
Erin Floyd shows off a good gallop to 1. Fence 2 is a little snug but not bad.She swaps onto the counter lead before 4, then does a simple change before 5. She finishes strong.
James Faloni kicks up the pace right out of the gate. Fence 2 to 3 is very pretty. He demonstrates a simple change before 4 and again before 5. The four to two is loely, as is the six strides to the in-and-out. He finishes well.
Sam Walker is a little later getting his hand gallop, but he gets it. He’s very stylish up 2 to 3. He does a simple change before 4 and again before 5. He finishes very strong.
Gigi Moynihan jumps 1 well. She shows a flying change before 4, and a simple change before 5. The four-to-two stride is nice. Her trot jump is a touch long but fine. She finishes well over 10.
Avery Glynn kicks it right up to a gallop to start. She swaps onto the counter lead, then does a simple change to the second. Her horse has fence 5 down. She keeps her horse calm for the trot jump and finishes well.
Jordan Allen goes for the hand gallop right away. She shows a simple change before 4 and another before 5. The four to two is nice.
Ansley Wright had no major mistakes. She had to gallop up to a couple fences but overall had a nice first round.
Delaney Hoffman added a stride in the first broken line but had no other problems.
Sydney Degrazia turned inside the in-and-out to fence three. She lost a little pace to the Dover gate but that idn’t stop her from getting up the line beautifully.
Tanner Korotkin turned between the in-and-out in his first turn. His horse ticked a rail at fence 9. Otherwise a very polished performance. He leaves the ring to lots of whoops and applause.
Hannah Hoch was late with a change en route to Fence 3 but got it done. She added up the first broken line—that line is pretty forward. She had to dig in when her horse took a look at the rolltop in-and-out but she got it done there again.
Baylee Mckeever has a stop at Fence 6 but cleared nicely on reapproach. Her horse had a rail behind at Fence 9.
Elli Yeager starts out with a strong gallop aboard her longterm partner Copperfield 39 and her pace never changes. She gives a little cluck to get through the first in-and-out. A lovely trip and she finishes to lots of applause. Lots of pats for her horse on the way out.
Anna Marie Mayes had a stop at Fence 3. Her horse looks a little looky in the ring. She clears it nicely on the second try, then has a rail at 4. She has to give a little cluck through the second in-and-out but finishes the course with no other problems.
Olivia Cavaleri suffers a stop at Fence 4 but clears it the second time. She adds up the first broken line. She suffers another stop in the out of the first in-and-out, ending her day.
Tessa Downey has beautiful smooth turns and a thoughtful track. She doesn’t quite get up the broken line from 9-10 and adds there.
Laila Klinsmann has a lovely trip. She gets a touch long to the last fence but makes it work.
Jackie Macdonald starts out with plenty of pace. She turns between the two fences of the first in-and-out to Fence 3. She finishes nicely.
Jennifer Staniloff ticks the rail on Fence 3. She gets as little long to 10 but gets it done.
Caroline Passarelli executes a mistake-free round with lots of style. She’ll be thrilled with that.
Lily Toensing ticked a rail at Fence 3 and galloped to get up the first broken line. She lost pace along the turn to the second in-and-out but didn’t quite break.
Kyla Sullivan ticks a rail at Fence 3. Her horse is a little sticky off the ground at 5, but not too bad. The second half of the course looks really good.
Alexia Rule gets a little close to Fence 2. She trotted a change before Fence 4. She cross-cantered to Fence 10. She finished well up the last broken line.
Riley King ticked a rail at Fence 3. Her track up the first broken line wasn’t quite as smooth as she wanted. She did an easy nine strides up the last line.
Sofia Saltamartini-Rossi had Fence 4 down and added up that line. Her horse, Dragonfly, also had the Swedish down.
Elizabeth Nestor turns inside the in-and-out to Fence 3 and executes the turn perfectly. The rest of her course is lovely.
Emma Catherine Reichow, winner of this year’s Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search—West (California), executes a beautiful trip that has people whistling before she’s landed from the last fence.
Charlise Casas has a nice forward go with no mistakes that earns some nice whoops.
Libbie Gordon starts out on the pace. She has a lovely, mistake-free trip that earns lots of whoops and cheers.
Brooke Brombach and her horse aren’t distracted by a plate of silverware falling down from the VIP as they’re on the way to Fence 1. She gets a little long to the last fence but gets it done nicely.
Megan Budovsky starts out just a bit below the pace but picks it up as she gets going. She executes a mistake-free trip.
Ned Cunniffe has to gallop up the first broken line a little but he does it smoothly. He takes a longer route on the last broken line and does nine strides very nicely. A lovely trip.
Violet Lindemann Barnett gets a little snug to 3 but she gets it done smoothly. She turns inside to Fence 9. She ticks a rail at 11B.
Gillian Galvin gets a touch close to Fence 2 but makes it work. She does nine strides up the last line.
Katherine Lebaron ticks a rail at Fence 3. She finishes nicely with no major mistakes.
Jessica Robson gets tight to 4 and has to really hustle to get up the first broken line. A few uneven distances mark her round, but no big errors.
Ashley Vogel rides a flawless round with invisible aids. Very polished.
Skyler Allen has a swap to 1 and gets a little close to 2. She picks up the pace as the course goes on and the jumps come up nicely for her till 11A when her horse stops.
Hannah Dodd ticks a rail att 11B, but that’s the only problem in a lovely round.
Emma Seving is a little late with the change after 8b and opts for nine strides up the last line.
Payton Potter’s horse has a huge stride, walking up the lines. She has a lovely go.
Eva Fisherman gets just a touch close to Fence 2. She does six strides from 4 to 5. She takes the outside track up the last line to do nine strides.
Sydney Berube gets a exuberant change after Fence 2. She stays on the pace and puts in a nice trip.
Jordan Allen puts in a stylish round that’s quite polished. Her pace stays even throughout. The cheering is the loudest we’ve heard yet and starts before she’s landed from the last jump. Very sophisticated.
Savannah Hemby has a swap before 3. She has a lovely trip with no major errors.
Skylar Wireman has a stop at Fence 5 but clears on re-approach. She ticks a rail at 11b.
Emma Covarrubias is making her first trip to Dover Saddlery/USEF Medal Finals. She gets very snug to Fence 3 and ticks a rail at 11b. She gets very long in the last broken line but gets out.
Claire O’Brien‘s pace is a bit uneven, but nothing drastic. She finishes without any errors.
Abigail Lefkowitz cross-canters from Fence 2 to 3. She finishes nicely.
Kenja Sanders chips to 3 and has a rail there. The rest of her trip is mistake-free.
Emma Raith has a very smooth round. She adjusts her horse’s stride invisibly.
Samantha Meyer got snug to 11A and had to push to get out. She had a rail there.
Ella Bostwick ticked a rail behind at Fence 1. She had no other major mistakes.
Sophee Steckbeck finished third at the Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals—East (New Jersey). She put in a great trip that got lots of applause.
Madison Mitchell has to gallop to get up the first line but gets it done. She swaps before the first in-and-out.
First standby after 50:
Emma Catherine Reichow
Augusta Iwasaki finds just the track she wants to every fence. She gallops up the last line perfectly. A really nice round that earns lots of whoops.
Zayna Rizvi has a very nice round with no mistakes. She earns lots of applause.
Layla Kurbanov doesn’t have the most consistent pace, but she has no problems.
Sofia Roberts put three strides from Fence 5 to 6. She had no other major problems.
Mackenzie Carreras got a little tight to Fence 2. She got very long from Fence 4 to 5 but got it done. She finished the course with no other major errors.
Hugh Turner is on Reflective. He was late with a lead change after 2, and had Fence 3 down. He cross-cantered the Swedish oxer.
Austin Krawaitt got just a tiny bit long to 5. He left very long to the last jump.
McKenzie Lane had a few quiet distances, but no big mistakes.
Alexandra Sharp had a little trouble up the first broken line but got it done. She added up the last line.
Celia Cram‘s horse stopped at Fence 5 twice, ending her day early.
Jamie Souccar Young had a lovely trip with no mistakes.
Dominika Silvestri ticked a rail behind at 11b. Other than that it was a consistent, good-looking round.
Alexis Ortiz didn’t finesse the first broken line quite as much as she’d like but it wasn’t bad. The other broken lines rode beautifully.
Vincent Desiderio pulled a rail at Fences 2 and 3. The first broken line was a bit rushed and he had to pull his horse way together to get around the next tight turn.
Erika Jakobson had a lovely round with no mistakes.
Kaitlyn Lovingfoss has a smooth, stylish round. She had lots of whooping.
Emily Lucibello rode a little snug to fences 6 and 7, but she worked it out well. She had a nice trip overall.
Cayman Szegda’s distance to Fence 2 came up a little awkward. Fences 7 and 10 came down.
Julia Persons rode fences 4 to 5 in a quiet six instead of five. Her horse looked at the fences going into 8a and 8b, and stopped at the second fence in that combination.
Alexander Alston got a little long to 10, but made it work. A nice trip with no real mistakes.
Anna Richardson got tight to Fence 3. She finished strong with no mistakes.
Bella Kay got a little snug to Fence 3. The rest of the course was lovely.
Mimi Gochman nailed the first broken line. She was looking great until the last jump, which came up too long and she crashed through.
Arabel McFarland had slightly uneven pace, but no problems. She finished strong.
Ava Ellis got a touch snug to Fence 2. She cross-cantered a few strides from 4 to 5. Her course flowed very nicely.
Chapel Bartee cross-cantered a few strides after 2 then had a stop at 3, clearing on the second attempt. She fell at the Swedish and is golf carted out of the ring.
Mahalia Alascio has a lovely, error-free round.
Isabelle Song got up the first broken line with no problem and stayed right on the pace. She finished strong to lots of applause and whooping.
Lily Vassalo got snug to Fences 3 and 4 but she got up the broken line fine. Her horse stopped at the Dover gate.
Taylor Griffiths had a polished, sophisticated round that learned lots of whoops.
Grace Debney’s horse pulled a rail at Fence 2. She had to really gallop up the last line and got there long.
Libby Bertelsen had a stop at Fence 5 when the distance wasn’t coming up right. Her horse stopped there again ending her day early.
Maggie Jacobs got tight to 2 and had a rail there. She was tight to 3 as well. Then she almost jumped 9 instead of 4 and circled to correct the mistake.
Sophie Transou is aboard National Hero. She galloped around the course with no problems and lovely style. She got lots of whoops.
Katalina Rickard on Boston Blue had to gallop from 4 to 5 then had a drive-by at Fence 6.
Jessie Goodwin‘s horse spooked after Fence 2 then stopped at 3. She had another stop at 5, ending her day.
Britta Belline had a two stops at Fence 5 and was excused.
Elizabeth McCool had a stop at Fence 3 but jumped it on the second attempt. She had a few snug distances through her trip.
Emily Cyrway got tight to Fence 2. She had to hustle to get down the first broken line, but got it done. A few other snug distances.
Elizabeth Deupree had a nice round with no big mistakes.
Ella Domenicone pulled a rail at Fence 3. She stopped at Fence 6.
Madeline Schaefer rode the first broken line perfectly. The rest of the course matched, with just a swap before the last fence.
Sheridan Johnson elected nine strides down the last line. She finished with a mistake-free round.
James Faloni, aboard Acido 7, rode a lovely, stylish round to lots of applause.
Vivian Wiggins pulled a rail at Fence 3. She rode way up the first broken line, riding it in five to three strides. She got tight to 10 and 11a.
Lili Oelschlager pulled a rail at Fence 2 and had a swap at 6. She finished nicely.
Natalie Jayne, on Santo Forever, got a touch tight to 4. The rest of the trip was lovely.
Texie Loyd pulled the top rail of 3. She got a tough tight in a few places. She elects nine strides in the last line.
Emma Pacyna Lovely round earned lots of applause.
Paige Vageison looked a little rushed.
Olivia Combs had a rail at 2.
Madison Nadolenco is a bit tight to the first two fences, then rides the first broken line well. She has 8b down, then finished strong.
Ava Stearns, who won her ASPCA Maclay Regional Qualifier, nailed the first few fences and first broken line. She had a rail at 8b. She finished to huge applause.
Madison Hill’s horse slightly spooked and broke a little bit at the beginning when she picked up her canter. The pair ran out of fence 3, and knocked the rail down when they returned to it. Fence 10 came up a little shorter than planned.
Kathryn McCarthy has a nice consistent round, changing things up at the end by turning right after the final fence instead of the traditional left.
Noa Diener had a spicy stop at Fence 3. On the second approach they clear it but have the rail down. Their day ends when they stop at Fence 5.
Rollin Sykes has a stop at Fence 2, then 3, ending their day.
Sam Walker’s horse goes around with his tongue out which is pretty cute. He nails the first three fences. He finds all the right tracks in the broken lines. Flawless. Loads of whoops and applause fill the air as he finishes his final circle.
Ashleigh Scully finesses the first broken line nicely. She has a rail at 11b. A nice trip.
Riley Hogan has a rail at Fence 3, and gets tight to Fence 8. Her broken line from 9-10 isn’t as smooth as she wants and she had a rail at 11a. Not the day she wanted.
Standby after the first 100
Emma Catherine Reichow
Morgan Rosia got a little long to Fence 5. A nice round with no big mistakes.
Julia Stone ticked a rail at the Swedish and chose nine strides up the last line.
Emma Fletcher put in a stylish round with quiet aids. She made the course look easy.
Hensley Humphries got a touch snug to 2. Her horse stopped at 3 but cleared it the second time around.
Charlotte Murray made the first broken line work well, and the rest of the course matched. A nice trip.
Ellie Ferrigno just won the Platinum Performance USEF Talent Search Finals—East (New Jersey). She starts on a good pace then doesn’t change. Everything flowed beautifully. She gets lots of whoops and applause.
Sam Koeppel is looking good till the last fence, and she gets quite tight there.
Farah Rizvi absolutely nails the first broken line. The rest of the course matches, and the whooping starts before she’s landed from the jump.
Olivia Broder got long to the Dover gate. She rode her tracks very carefully which worked out well. A nice round.
Jordan Girard’s pace is a little inconsistent. She has a rail at 9. But overall it’s a nice trip.
Jessie Rechs has Fence 3 down. A bit inconsistent in places.
Sophia Gianoulis is late with a lead change after the first in-and-out, but has no major errors.
Sophia Pilla has a rail at 9. The rest of the course is very nice.
Amelia Bergeron added up the first broken line. Fence 11A was pretty sticky, and she took down 11b.
Blair Spencer was the Region 5 Maclay Regional Champion this year. She finesses the first broken line beautifully. The rest of the course looked just as good, and she earned lots of whoops.
Paige Jones’ horse didn’t want to go over Fence 4 and started bucking, causing Paige to fall off. She and her horse walked out of the ring.
Lilly Anthes has a slightly reachy fence at 4 but not too bad. The rest of the course is lovely.
Madelyn Van Tiem’s horse won’t get anywhere near 3 the first time around, but he clears it the second go. She had an awkward fence at 5.
Nora Andrews finessed the first line beautifully, and the rest of the course matched. A very nice trip.
Paige Moose had a lovely trip with no errors.
Sophie Gochman had a smooth trip with no mistakes. She got lots of whoops and cheers.
Dalya Balk, aboard Mateo, got a little close at 2. She did six strides from Fence 4-5 very smoothly. She was tight again at 9, and had a rail at 10.
Giselle Grench pulled a rail out of the cups at 3. The first broken line was a little rushed. She chose nine strides down the last line.
Chloe Murt is on Valedictorian. She gets a little tight at 2 but the rest of her distances are pretty even. She lopes down the last line in eight strides and makes it look easy,
Sofia Ippolito had a lovely, error-free trip.
Tessa P. Brown had all the jumps come up out of stride for her, with silent aids. She earned big whoops.
Abigail Arnold chipped to Fence 3 and pulled a rail there. She had a swap to 5. The rest of the course was nice.
Stella Buckingham put in a great round and looked poised while doing it. She earned lots of applause.
Emily Kossup’s horse got strong and she had a drive by at Fence 6. She had Fence 8, the Dover gate down, as well as 10.
Nicole Dorwart is on Olaf today. They’re a touch rushed here or there, but have no major mistakes.
Sophia Mitchell had a stop at Fence 6. Other than that she had no problems.
Molly Hutchison had to really whoa to get four strides from 5 to 6. The rest was OK.
Brennan Clare a really lovely trip for Brennan, who got lots of whoops.
Belle Zachary did eight strides from 9 to 10. No major mistakes.
Charleez Simcik had a stop at 3. The rest of the course was mistake-free.
Brynn Kuhnell had to whoa hard to get the four done in 5-6. The rest was just fine.
Elizabeth Becker’s line from 4-5-6 wasn’t as smooth as she would have liked. Her horse stopped at 11a twice, ending her day early.
Sydney Hott ticks a rail at 2. She has to really gallop to get from 4-5 so Fence 6 got tight.
Jordan Toering put in a lovely go, finding just the right track in the broken lines. She got tons of applause.
Gigi Moynihan finessed up the first line on Quantico and everything else matched. A really nice trip.
Emily Perkins put in a lovely round that earned lots of whoops.
Paige Towers starts out strong, and she makes the first line work well. She finishes nicely.
Maura Lautenbach got a little tight to 4 so the broken line didn’t ride the way she hoped.
Amanda Traphagen rode the first broken line nicely. She chipped at 9, taking that rail down. A lovely ride to the last.
Kierstin Antoniadis is on Avalanche today. She showed off lovely style as she laid down a great trip.
Owen Gajoch put in a consistent trip, a bit reachy to the last.
Ashley Scofeld is aboard Watermark today, who pulled a rail at 10 then stopped late at 11a. He refused on the second attempt too to end their day
Jessica Guginsky got long to 4 which made the broken line a little uneven. She chipped to 7 but cleared it.
Lauren Stebbins’ mount stopped at 3 and again at 4 to end her trip.
Caroline Ellis had a nice, mistake-free round.
Emma Catherine Reichow
Ellie Beard had a consistent, mistake-free round.
Katherine Lenkart was a little tight to 2. She did six strides from Fence 4-5. She was tight to Fence 7 as well.
Emily Williams is aboard Beach Boy today. They had a slightly awkward jump at 1 which came down. She made the first broken line look easy. The finished nicely.
Sydney Butenhoff had a stop at Fence 3, but they nailed it the second time. They had an awkward jump at 4 and took down the rail, which made the broken line 4-5-6 a bit messy.
Alexa Aureliano suffered a stop at Fence 5. The rest of the course was OK.
Grace McReynolds did six strides from 4-5. The rest of the course was all right.
Juliana Gullo got close at 4 then added to 5. She had a rail at 8b. Her horse was sticky off the ground at 11ab and she barely got in and out.
Maggie Hill, the grand junior hunter champion at this show, gets just a little tight at 6. The rest if the course is absolutely lovely.
Gwyneth Babington is on Skyfall today. She gets just a touch close at 2, the nails the first broken line. The rest of the course is beautiful. She gets lots of applause.
Hannah Rohnbach had a rail at 3, and a cross-canter from 4 to 5. The rest of the course is nice.
Olivia Reiskin, on Coolio, ticked a rail at 3. She didn’t have quite the ride she wanted up the first broken line, getting tight to 6. He breaks to trot by the in-gate but she gets it back in time for 11ab.
Molly Canfield’s horse stumbled in the first broken line, but it still worked out beautifully. She finishes well to lots of whoops.
Hope King had a nice round without any major mistakes, a bit snug in a few places.
Brooke Morin laid it down. She made everything look effortless.
Emily Aitken is on Wayfair. She kept a good gallop throughout, ticking a rail down at 11b.
Alida Treuting rode the broken line well. Her horse looks just a little up to be in the ring, but she gave it a tactful ride. A good trip.
Alexis Seiden got a bit tight to 6 and very tight to 9. Overall everything looked a little rushed.
Anabel Barnett, rides a nice smooth round that as pretty to watch.
Meghan Keliher had some trouble from 4 to 5, adding up in that line. The rest was OK.
Hailey Royce pulls a rail at Fence 3 and is late with a change after 8b. They pull another rail at 11b.
Eva Bernstein starts out with three nice fences then has a little bobble between 4 and 5 wen she gets up the line very easily. Her horse has a monster stride!
Ty Simpson’s horse thinks about stopping at 3 but Ty convinces him otherwise. The rest of the course is lovely.
Jaden Porter got a little long from 4-5, but she pulled him together to get the right striding to 6. The rest is quite smooth.
Skylar Fields’ first few jumps are great. She gets a little snug at 6, but not too bad. She finishes strong to lots of applause.
Audrey Schulze pulled a rail at Fence 3. Her horse spooked at 5 but she got him over it. Her horse looks very eager.
Andrew Elhindi is aboard Now You’re Talking. He went off course and was excused.
Ella Frey had a smooth round with no mistakes. She got lots of applause.
Anna Robson moves up in the order. She has a great round with no mistakes. She gets lots of whoops.
Paige Matthies nails her first few fences and smooths her way through the first broken line. She gets down the second broken line just a smidge early, and finishes strong.
Sophie Baron’s horse whinnies before he starts the round. She has rails at 3 and 4 and she has to work hard to get the right striding from 5 to 6. The second half of her course is lovely.
Stella Wasserman’s horse doubles as her junior hunter mount. She has to work hard to get the four-strides done from 5 to 6 but she makes it work nicely. Overall a lovely trip.
Devon Thomas is next. She does a nice job up the first broken line, but gets a little below the pace to the Dover gate.
Morgan Phippen trotted a change from 2 to 3. The rest was nice.
Sophie Bluhm ticks a rail at fence 3. She has to really gallop to get up the first half of the broken line, but she makes it work. She finishes well.
Erin Floyd is aboard Any Given Sunday. They do a nice job up the first broken line, as with the rest of the course. Very pretty. They earned lots of appreciation from the crowd.
Zoe Schiefer cross-cantered through the corner from 6 to 7. She was a bit long to the last.
Maeve O’Donovan a lovely trip that earns lots of applause.
Camryn Halley moved down in the order and she’s in now. She had a drive-by at Fence 6.
Avery Glynn adjusts to make the first line work perfectly, and the rest of the course matches. A really nice round.
Dominic Gibbs just finished in the top four in the Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Medal Finals—East (New Jersey). He puts in another finals-worthy performance here, earning lots of applause and cheers.
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Reeve Sykes is a little long to five, but it’s an otherwise lovely, consistent performance.
Grace Roberts takes a very wide turn from 2 to 3. Her horse stops at Fence 3 despite the long approach. Her horse props several strides away from Fence 5 and she falls off.
Alexander Ryden got long to fence 4, but the rest of her course was very smooth.
Alexandra Pielet is riding Common Sense today. She nailed the first line with imperceptible aids. The rest of the course matched and she got lots of cheers.
Maggie Bresch has a lovely, error-free trip.
Samuel Gleason’s mount stopped at Fence 2 but jumped it the second time around. They added in the in-and-out and knocked down B. A stop at 10 ends their day.
Juliette Joseph is our One To Watch this year. Efendi jumped big at jump 3 and dove left and she had to circle before 4 to get him back. The rest of the course was picture perfect.
Kayla Wolfe pulled a rail at Fence 2 and the horse stopped twice at Fence 3 to end their day.
Avery Wegmann got the first broken line done nicely. She finished the course with no major mistakes.
Kennedy McCaulley jumped the first three fences well. She smoothed through the first broken line well. The rest of the course matched and she finished to lots of applause.
Breanna Bunevacz rode a flawless round to lots of applause. Very pretty.
Hallie Grimes worked out the first broken line well. She galloped around the rest of the course in equal fashion. A nice round.
Sage McFarland’s mount dug in his heels at 3 but jumped it nicely the second time. She rode the five strides to the four well, then her horse stopped at the Dover gate to end her day.
Samantha Weinerman’s horse is flashy chestnut with chrome. The first three jumps are fine. She gets a little tight from 5 to 6. She finishes with no major mistakes.
Ella Reinauer nails the first three fences and the first broken line but an imperfect distance to the Dover gate causes a stop and she falls off. She walks her horse out of the ring.
Caroline Blake had a lovely start to her course then a rail at 8a. She was very tight to 9.
Elizabeth Woods is on Chief today. Her first two fences are great. She’s a bit blow the pace to 3 and he stops. They clear on reapproach but take the rail down with them.
Autumn Siliato got long to 4, which got her mount galloping. She barely got four strides between 5 and 6.
Lielle Rhodes’ horse peeked at Fence 3 but she got him over it. She had a rail at 4, then cross-cantered from 7 to 8AB. She finished nicely.
Melanie Dunton was weak getting the strides from 4 to 5 and was a little tight to the Dover gate.
Catalina Peralta won her ASPCA Maclay Regional, and it’s easy to see why today. She laid down a lovely, consistent round to lots of applause.
Luke Jensen starts out strong. He gets up the five easily and the four is just a tad snug. Fence 7 was a bit awkward but overall a nice trip.
Addison Reed is on Dreamland. They had a stop at Fence 6 but cleared on re-approach. The horse looks just a touch star struck in the ring.
Chloe Doherty got just a touch close to Fence 2. She jumps a mistake-free round.
Emma Crate knocks down 3 completely and circles before going to Fence 4. She had a rail at 11b.
Marcus Cmola Au chipped to Fence 1. They had a rail behind at Fence 6. The crashed through fence 10, but finished nicely.
Isabel Coxe jumps the first three fences beautifully. She’s a touch tight to 4 and has to gallop to get out, which means she had so much pace she got out a stride early in 5 to 6. They had a rail at Fence 10 .
Emily Dehoff tipped over the Dover gate at Fence 7, and cross-cantered Fence 10. They finished nicely.
Isabella Griffin got up the first broken line very nicely. The rest of the course was also mistake-free.
Electra Hamilton starts on plenty of pace. She rode the track from 4-5-6 just right. She cross-cantered from 7 to 8, and again from 9 to 10.
Addison Piper adjusts her mount’s stride perfectly from 4 to 5 to 6. She swaps to the last. Overall a lovely trip.
Eliza Kimball moved down in the order from 187 to here. She got long to 5 and her horse jumped way up over it, then she had a run-out at 6. The finished with nine strides down the last line.
Rylee Shufelt is aboard Celsius today. They had a stop at Fence 4, then did six strides to 5. They had a few other awkward fences.
Hailey Johns rode the first broken line very well. She had a rail at 11B.
Katy Merchant had a very nice lovely round that earned lots of applause.
Mia Boemio got just a bit snug to 6. She chipped at 8a, then finished very nicely.
MacLay Bowers didn’t get to 6 quite right and had a stop there. On the second approach they had the jump down. A stop at 8a ended her day.
Emma Moulton had a Fence down at 3. She had to work hard to get four strides between 5 and 6, but she got it done.
Spencer Toohill got tight to 6, but not that bad. A nice round with no major mistakes.
Reghan Wiskochil is on Rhythmical. They were weak to Fence 2 and had a stop at Fence 4. Another stop at 5 ends their day.
The Final Standby In Order Of Preference