Blue Skies And Big Grins: Scenes From The Rebecca Farm Horse Inspections

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:53 PM

Kalispell, Mont.—July 18

The horse inspections at the Event At Rebecca Farm stretched across nearly the entire day as hundreds of pairsfrom the novice and training three-day divisions, the Adequan FEI North American Youth Championships (CCI* and CIC**), and the open FEI divisions (CCI***, CCI** and CCI*)all came forward to present for the ground jury.

In the young rider competition, only one horse (Annah Yoder’s Ern More Cash) was spun, which leaves the Area V CCI* team with a three-rider squad. In the CCI***, Ellen Doughty-Hume’s Sir Oberon was held but then passed on re-inspection.  Eleven pairs will go down centerline Friday in the CCI***, and 12 are entered in the CIC***.

Katherine Christopher and Frodo Of The Shire waited their turn to present. All photos by Lisa Slade.


Macy Beach and Chasing Moonlight will represent Area II in the Adequan FEI NAYC CCI* this year.


Brianna Maroney smiled as Kaala Jaadu was accepted for the Area VI & VIII one-star team.


McKinsey Wickman and Dassett Profile will compete for Area V in the Adequan FEI NAYC CCI* at this year’s Rebecca Farm.


Whynot Glen took a moment to pose before his turn down the runway/jog lane with rider Grace Peters.


Fernhill Chaos was perfectly calm waiting to jog with Sami Crandell holding the reins.


Kanyon Walker presented Kenneth Street for Area I’s CCI* squad at the Adequan FEI NAYC.


Jessie Schwartz gave WHF Kitaro an ear scratch after the horse was accepted onto the Area III Adequan FEI NAYC CCI* team.


Madison Temkin and a keen Dr. Hart will represent the Area VI team in the CIC** at the Adequan FEI NAYC.


Alexa Lapp is piloting four-star horse Cambalda around the Adequan FEI NAYC CIC** for Area II this week at Rebecca Farm.


Canada’s sole representative, Tosca Holmes-Smith with Tom Riddle, will compete in the Adequan FEI NAYC CIC** at Rebecca Farm.


Olivia Dutton is riding Olympic horse Mr. Medicott on Area II’s Adequan FEI NAYC CIC** team at this year’s Rebecca Farm.


Lauren Billys and Castle Larchfield Purdy are contesting the CIC*** at this week’s Rebecca Farm.


Helen Bouscaren’s Ebay looked ready to skip dressage and head straight to cross-country for the CIC*** at Rebecca Farm.


Emilee Libby added a floral touch to her hair for jogging Jakobi in the Rebecca Farm CIC***.


Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo will contest this week’s Rebecca Farm CIC***.


Chris Talley has two horses entered in the Rebecca Farm CCI***, including Sandro’s Star (pictured) and Unmarked Bills.


Maya Black and Mowgli took their turn down the jog lane for the Rebecca Farm CCI***.


Many horses, including Andrea Baxter’s Indy 500, are wearing pink ribbons in honor of Rebecca Farm’s Halt Cancer At X initiative.



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