Aspen Farms Horse Trials Tin Men Supply Advanced

Nine horses and riders competed in the $4,000 Tin Men Supply division at Aspen Farms Horse Trials, September 6-8, 2013, a stop on the PRO Tour and Adequan Gold Cup national series. Only four of the nine pairs completed successfully (see detailed scoring here). Below you’ll find my coverage of the class with help from Linda Dupertuis.

(1) First Place: Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato
Jordan, age 25, rode her 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding, Revitavet Capato, to a win in his first Advanced competition. They led from start to finish, scoring 33.4 in dressage, incurring time faults on cross-country, and taking one rail in stadium to end on a score of 55. Jordan received $2,000 in cash from Tin Men Supply, a seven-dose box of Adequan, as well as prizes from Point Two, Nunn Finer, SmartPak, FITS, NWEP, Gallops Saddlery, and Action Taken Photography. Jordan spoke with the USEA following her win, as well as the PRO Tour correspondent, Shannon Lilley.

Jordan Linstedt and Revitavet Capato

Jordan and Capato over fence ten

Jordan Linstedt cross-country jumping

Jordan and Capato riding dressage*Photo by Linda Dupertuis

(2) Second Place: Kiyomi Foster and Tasman Sea
Kiyomi repeated her performance from last year in Aspen Farms’ Advanced class to finish second with her New Zealand Thoroughbred gelding, Tasman Sea. They were the fastest pair on cross-country, incurring only 13.2 time faults and no jump faults.

Kiyomi Foster riding dressage*Photo by Linda Dupertuis

Kiyomi Foster and Tasman Sea jump the rainbow stadium fence

Kiyomi Foster galloping on cross-country

(3) Third Place: Nathan Grosse and Ray
Oregon rider, Nathan, and his 17-year-old gelding, Ray, moved from ninth place after dressage to third after cross-country thanks to a relatively fast and clear jumping effort. They held on to finish third with only one rail in stadium.

Nathan Grosse show jumping

Nathan Grosse and Ray

Nathan and Ray galloping past crowd

(4) Fourth Place: Emily Pestl-Dimmitt and Airlington
With time faults in both jumping phases but clear cross-country and only one rail in show jumping, Emily and Airlington finished fourth at their first Advanced. Airlington is a Bavarian Warmblood owned by Michele Pestl.

Emily Pestl Dimmitt jumping stadium

arlington-jumping-ditch

emily-jumping-advanced

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(5) Fifth Place: Caroline Smith and Tessa
Caroline and her Quarter Horse mare, Tessa, were third after a steady dressage test. Two refusals on cross-country and one rail in stadium resulted in a fifth place finish. USEA correspondent Leslie Threlkeld interviewed Caroline after dressage.

Caroline Smith and Tessa jump fence 13

Caroline Smith show jumping

Caroline and Tessa jumping

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*Photo by Linda Dupertuis

(6) Sixth Place: Jil Walton and Dee Dee Chaser
Jil was second after dressage with Cindy Martin’s horse, Dee Dee Chaser. Two refusals at fence 13A on cross-country resulted in 60 penalty points added to their score. They finished the weekend in sixth.

Jil Walton and Dee Dee Chaser

Jil Walton clears the Jump for The Cure fence in stadium

Dee Dee Chaser jumping cross-country

(R) Retired on Cross-Country: Karen O’Neal and Markus
Karen of Spokane, WA and her 11-year-old off-the-track-Thoroughbred, Markus, were fifth after dressage but retired on cross-country at fence 15.

Karen O'Neal riding OTTB Markus

Karen O'Neal jumping advanced cross-country

Karen and Markus galloping on cross-country

(RF) Rider Fall: Kevin Baumgardner and Jefferson D’Aurois
Kevin and his Selle Francais gelding, Jefferson D’Aurois, earned a dressage score of 38.8. Kevin was the first rider out of the startbox in the Advanced cross-country,  but fell at fence 15, resulting in elimination. He completed a schooling round in show jumping on Sunday.

Kevin Baumgardner

Kevin Baumgardner galloping cross-country

Kevin Baumgardner show jumping

(MR) Mandatory Retire: Chelan Kozak and Voyager
Canadian Chelan Kozak earned a dressage score of 36.3 with Voyager, owned by Don Good. The pair fell on landing from the Trakehner jump at fence four on cross-country but were unharmed.

Chelan Kozak riding dressage*Photo by Linda Dupertuis

Full event coverage from Aspen Farms Horse Trials is available here.

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