September 2015 Issue - page 9

PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
September 2015
Page 9
The Land Rover U.S. Event-
ing team wrapped up the Aachen
CICO3* on August 14 with the
highly influential cross-country
phase of the prestigious German
competition. The team, consisting
of Phillip Dutton and Fernhill
Cubalawn, Lauren Kieffer and
Veronica, Colleen Rutledge and
Covert Rights, and Lynn Syman-
sky and Donner, put forth a solid
effort to receive the Team Bronze
with a final score of 192.90.
Additionally, both Dutton and
Kieffer made the top 15, finishing
12th and 15th, respectively.
Dutton (West Grove, Pa.)
and Thomas Tierney and Simon
Roosevelt's Fernhill Cubalawn
finished in 12th place with a
score of 48.8 having an excellent
round over Rüdiger Schwarz's
challenging cross-country track.
Olympic eventers and 2015
Pan American Games gold med-
alists Phillip Dutton and Boyd
Martin are hosting “Eventing with
the Stars” on Sunday, August 23
at Windurra Farm in Cochranville,
PA. A similar and well-attended
evening took place this spring at
Stable View Farm in Aiken, SC.
The symposium will start at
10 a.m. with an introduction from
Boyd and Phillip and will include
seven educational sessions
throughout the day, also featuring
Grand Prix dressage rider Silva
Martin and Emma Ford, Phillip’s
head groom and co-author with
Phillio Dutton and Fernhill Cubalawn led the US team to a bronze medal
finish at Aachen in mid-August. The team received bronze after an inquiry
eliminated the third place British team.
Photo credit: Libby Law Phototgraphy
Dutton Leads US Team to Aachen Bronze
The pair jumped cleanly but
incurred 2.4 time penalties.
"I'm obviously really pleased
with way the horse went today,"
said Dutton. "Time was tough to
make, and that was probably the
fastest he has gone, and I was hap-
py with the way he handled it."
Their trip to Aachen was
made possible with a Karen E.
Stives Endowment Fund for High
Performance Eventing Compe-
tition Grants through the USET
Foundation. The first day of com-
petition, on Thursday, consisted
of the dressage and show jumping
phases. Dutton and the 12-year-
old Holsteiner gelding had a qual-
ity dressage test to score 46.4 and
double-cleared in show jumping.
"This is as good a compe-
tition in the world as any, and
overall it went well," Dutton
added "Even a half a point makes
a difference here, and we had
some bobbles in a couple dressage
movements that cost us. He is a
relatively inexperienced horse, but
he shows a lot of promise, and I'm
excited to see what is ahead."
Kieffer (Middleburg, Va.) and
Team Rebecca, LLC's Veroni-
ca brought their stellar week in
Aachen to a close, finishing in
15th place with a score of 52.0.
They had a clear round but had
10.4 time penalties. On the first
day of competition, Kieffer and
the 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood
mare had a lovely dressage test
to score 43.6 and added a dou-
ble-clear show jumping round.
Land Rover USEF Competi-
tion Grant recipients Lynn Syman-
sky (Middleburg, Va.) and Donner
were the pathfinders for the U.S.
team throughout the competition.
The pair had a great cross-country
round until a runout at the corner at
22A. They incurred 31.2 time pen-
alties and finished with a score of
90.1 for 27th place. On Thursday,
she and the 12-year-old Thorough-
bred gelding owned by The Donner
Syndicate, LLC scored 49.9 in
their dressage test and added nine
penalties to their score in the show
jumping phase after having one rail
and five time faults.
On Tuesday, the U.S. received
a fourth invitation and added Rut-
ledge (Frederick, Md.) and her own
Covert Rights to the team, arriving
in Europe with the help of a Jac-
queline B. Mars Competition Grant
through the USET Foundation. She
and the nine-year-old Thoroughbred
Cross gelding started off well over
the tough track but ran into some
trouble and ultimately were elimi-
nated when Rutledge fell in the wa-
ter at obstacle 20B. On Thursday,
the pair had a respectable dressage
test to score 50.7, adding 12 faults
in the show jumping phase.
Germany earned top honors
with a score of 120.50 while New
Zealand collected the Silver medal
with a score of 126.80. Great
Britain originally finished in third,
but the Ground Jury requested
to review video footage of Holly
Woodhead (GBR) and DHI Lu-
pison at fence 20B. The pair was
eliminated for missing a flag at the
fence, thus boosting the U.S. team
from fourth to third.
Ingrid Klimke (GER) im-
pressively claimed the top two
spots on the leaderboard, finish-
ing first with a score of 32.1 on
FRH Escada JS and second on
Horseware Hale Bob with a score
of 37.0. Fellow teammate Sandra
Auffarth and Opgun Louvo were
third with a score of 37.2.
Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton Host Eventing With the Stars Symposium
Cat Hill of “World-Class Groom-
ing for Horses”.
The schedule is as follows:
10:20 a.m. Session 1: Im-
prove Your Dressage Scores with
Silva Martin
11:00 a.m. Session 2: Train-
ing Off the Track Thoroughbreds
for Second Careers
12 p.m. Session 3: Address-
ing Safety in the Sport, Presented
by Charles Owen
12:20 p.m. Session 4:
Schooling Cross Country Obsta-
cles in Your Jump Ring
1 p.m. Session 5: World
Class Grooming for Horses with
Emma Ford
2 p.m. Session 6: Cross
Country 101: Warm-up, Rider
Position & Techniques
3 p.m. Session 7: Answering
Cross Country Questions
4 p.m. Q&A and Meet and
Greet with Phillip and Boyd
At the conclusion of the day,
Boyd and Phillip will be on hand
to answer questions, sign auto-
graphs and take photos.
The cost to attend is $70. Kids
12 and under get in free. Food and
drink will be available for purchase
from vendors on-site, or bring your
own picnic lunch.
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