November 2017 Issue - page 11

PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
November 2017
Page 11
O'Hanlon Claims
Three Star Victory
at Fair Hill
William Coleman and Off
The Record moved nimbly
around Sally Ike's winding show
jumping track to finish in second
place. The Off The Record
Syndicate's 8-year-old Irish Sport
Horse avoided jump penalties
throughout the weekend for a
final result of 49.8.
"Anytime you finish a three-
day event on your dressage score
I think it's a major accomplish-
ment," Coleman said proudly.
"This horse has done it twice this
year, which I'm really proud of.
There's some things we'll try to
improve on over the winter. He's
been consistent this year, and
that's something we can hang our
hat on."
Matthew Flynn and Get
Lucky, a 9-year-old Dutch
Warmblood owned by Flynn
SportHorses, steadily climbed
the leaderboard through all three
phases, ending the competition in
third. Only 0.4 cross country time
penalties marred their finishing
result of 50.4. Get Lucky was
also awarded the Best Presenta-
tion Award.
"I was really happy with him
in all three phases. I was disap-
pointed to be one second over
[the time on cross country], but
such is life. For him, I'm thrilled.
It's his second two-star, and he's
been third here before, so it was
nice to repeat it," he said.
The John H. Fritz Trophy
was awarded to Sophia Click as
the highest placed Young Rider
in the CCI** division. Nina and
Tim Gardner's FE Lifestyle
earned the USEF National Young
Horse Championship title for
6- and 7-year-old horses. The
Small But Mighty Award was
given to Maryland-native Colleen
Rutledge's Uno for being the
smallest equine to compete the
CCI**. Jennie Brannigan earned
the Judy E. Thayer Memorial
Award as the highest placed rider
who currently resides in Chester
County, PA. Lindsay Beer was
the leading foreign rider and
earned The Palmaccio Trophy.
Nita Snfilippo's Alarmabull was
given the Mid-Atlantic Horse
Rescue Trophy as the highest
placed American Thoroughbred.
Fair Hill International ex-
panded its hospitality to provide
an opportunity for all to indulge
in their favorite foods, drinks and
shopping needs. Tailgating during
Saturday's cross-country compe-
tition gave spectators the oppor-
tunity to enjoy watching world-
class horses and riders gallop by
as they contested the CCI*** and
CCI** courses set by 2020 Tokyo
Olympic course designer Derek
di Grazia.
The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill
International three-day event
is awaiting approval by the
Federation Equestre Internatio-
nale (FEI) as the new CCI****
event, joining the Kentucky
Three-Day Event as the only two
CCI**** events in the Western
Hemisphere and just the sev-
enth CCI**** on the FEI global
calendar.
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