The best Kodak moments of the 2017 winter Eventing season

Doug Payne and Getaway blasting around the Carolina International CIC2*.

 

The best Kodak moments of the 2017 winter Eventing season

The Ocala International Horse Trials concluded on Sunday, marking the end of the Florida winter/spring Eventing season. Eventers who are based further North, are now making their way back home if they have not already done so. Moving down to Ocala, Florida or Aiken, South Carolina for the winter months is common practice for eventers on the Eastcoast but now it is time for them to return home.

Currently, eventers are back in the North and putting the finishing touches on their training for the fast-approaching spring CCI events. The Rolex Kentucky CCI4* is next weekend and Jersey Fresh International CCI3* (May 10th-14th)  is also just around the corner.

While we anxiously wait for the spring CCI action to heat up, let’s take an adrenaline-packed ride down memory lane to check out some of the highlights from the 2017 winter season…

 

This incredible save made by Penny Rowland (CAN) and Dynamo at the Exmoor H.T.

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Caroline Martin (USA) winning her career first CIC3* at the Carolina International aboard The Apprentice.

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Matt Brown (USA) and BCF Belicoso winning the Carolina International CIC1*. This was BCF Belicoso’s first FEI event back since 2015.

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Jessica Phoenix (CAN) and Bentley’s Best looking spot on over the Intermediate trakehner at Rocking Horse Winter I H.T.

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Boyd Martin (USA) showing the meaning of the word ‘intense’.

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Courtney Cooper (USA) and Tender Bravissimo getting some serious airtime at the Carolina International CIC1*.

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Lauren Kieffer (USA) sitting tight after LNDMK’S Mochachino launched into the Preliminary water complex at Rocking Horse Winter I H.T.

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Dana Cooke (CAN) and FE Stormtrooper demonstrating picture perfect form over the corner at the Carolina International CIC1*.

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Cary Chavis (USA) and Game On definitly had their game faces on at the Carolina International CIC2*.

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Lauren Kieffer (USA) hailing a cab into the water complex aboard Lndmk’s Ginger Rogers at Rocking Horse Winter I H.T. This pair were the winners of the Open Preliminary-A division.

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Will Coleman (USA) and OBOS O’Reilly jumping flawlessly around the Carolina International CIC2*. This pair will competing at the Rolex Kentucky CCI4* next weekend!

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William Fox-Pitt (GBR) catch riding Boyd Martin’s Steady Eddie at the Wellington Eventing Showcase. They finished in 7th place.

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Hannah Sue Burnett (USA) and RF Demeter on their way to a 2nd place finish at Carolina International CIC2*. This new partnership will be very exciting to watch this season.

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Clark Montgomery’s (USA) Loughan Glen making a use of his ‘fifth leg’ on cross-country at the Carolina International CIC3*. They went on to finish in 2nd place.

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Bruce and Buck Davidson enjoying a chat in warm-up – the most legendary Eventing father/son duo.

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Jennie Brannigan showing her #TeamLeeLee support at the Wellington Eventing Showcase.

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Joe Meyer and the black stallion, South Paw looking almost magestical jumping into the Advanced water complex at Rocking Horse.

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Boyd Martin winning the Wellington Eventing Showcase for the 3rd time, this time riding Welcome Shadow.

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Holly Jacks (CAN) catching Finely Brewed at the Ocala Winter II H.T. after he caused a fair bit of mayham running loose around the horse park at top speed.

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This unique-looking fall into water.

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Madeline Backus (USA) and PS Arianna tearing up the Advanced at Rocking Horse. This duo will be making their four-star debut at Rolex next weekend.

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Maya Simmons (USA) showing that stirrups are overrated, riding Archie Rocks around most of the Advanced track without them.

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Alyssa Phillips (USA) winning her first Advanced with Bliss II at the Rocking Horse Winter II H.T.

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Elliot Blackmon (USA) riding possibly the cutest pony, W.H Topgun around the Preliminary at Rocking Horse Winter II H.T.

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Young rider, Cornelia Dorr (USA) and Louis M claiming the Intermediate Rider division at Rocking Horse Winter III H.T.

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Charlotte Collier (USA) and Clifford M rocking stunning pink cross-country colours #BestDressed.

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Alexandra Green’s (USA) Fernhill Limited Edition showing off his unlimited scope.

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Jennie Brannigan (USA) and FE Lifestlye looking feirce on their way to a 4th place finish at the Carolina International CIC1*.

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I have a soft spot for pink bell boots…

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