Alhambra summer event wrap-up


Thank you to Jessica Kerschbaumer for keeping us in the Alberta Eventing loop. Grow Eventing!

The Alberta eventing community was out in full force this weekend near Red Deer at the Alhambra Victory Tack Summer Event that wrapped up Sunday.

The 3 day competition hosted 170 horse and rider combinations, a slight decline in number from the record breaking 190 entries the event attracted last year.  All divisions were well represented, from Starter to Preliminary. Mother Nature cooperated for most of the weekend, with just some fog first thing for preliminary cross country, and some showers during the afternoon during the Pre-Training and Entry cross country.

Cross country course designer Barry Tyerman created fun tracks for each level that asked the appropriate questions of horse and rider.  Some new jumps were added to the courses, as well as a brand new ditch brush, which rode very well for all the preliminary riders.  The ditch brush is a memorial jump that was sponsored by Sandridge Stables in memory of Tricia Dahms’ upper level partner, Calling All Cars, aka “Carson”.  In a touching ceremony at the competitor’s supper, a plaque was presented which will be mounted on the jump.  “He taught me how to fly…” Tricia said fondly as she spoke of her horse who had recently passed.  The jump built in his honor will help teach up and coming Alberta event riders how to fly as well, for years to come.

Congratulations to all the winners!
Open Preliminary:  Becky Farrell & Gia
Open Training: Hailey Gahan & Goodness Gracious
Open Pre-Training: Sandra Donnelly & Cutty Sark
Regular Pre-Training A: Kianna Green & Tango Papa
Regular Pre-Training B: Marlene Bieri & Buenos Aires
Open Entry: Krista MacPherson & Sahara
Regular Entry A: Lakyn Montgomery & Buffy
Regular Entry B: Kim Holt & Sky Hawk
Open Pre-Entry: Suzanne Hanley-Hawkins & Smokey
Regular Pre-Entry: Kimberly Swanson & Verdugo
Open Starter:Derek Jackson & Cosmic

Preliminary cross country helmet cam video, Jessica Kerschbaumer on Hard Sun.


All photos courtesy of Jessica Kerschbaumer

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