Today marked the conclusion of the U.S. Eventing Association East Coast Young Event Horse Championships, sponsored by Dutta Corp.

Winning the four-year-old division was Shmick, ridden by Diego Farje and owned by Boyd Martin. Reserve Champion for the four-year-old division was Maryland-bred Union City, owned by Stephlin Sporthorses and ridden by Kaitlin Clasing. Union City was bred by Elizabeth Callahan.

Boyd Martin rode Sky Moon for owner Patricia Luttgen to win the five-year-old championship. Reserve honors went to Kara Angulo’s Adorrado, ridden by Michael Pendleton. Pendleton rode several horses in the championships including Karisa T for owners Colleen Rutledge and FSG. The mare finished 13th overall.

Marylander John Secan rode Cooley Corraghy Diamond to 10th place out of 53 entries. The imported Irish horse is owned by Hedgerow Farm.

There were two Maryland-bred entries in the five-year-old division as well with Rumsey Keefe’s Thoroughbred Maybe Someday finishing 30th with Keara Schmict in the irons. Elizabeth Callahan bred the Warmblood Lanikai who finished 38th. Lanikai was ridden by Alexandra Green Kerby and owned by Joanne Hammock.

Leaders After Dressage

After two-days of dressage in the CCI3* and CCI5* divisions, Hannah Sue Hollberg and Woods Baughman lead heading into Saturday’s cross-country phase. Hollberg scored a 26.0% riding Capitol HIM to lead the CCI3* while Baughman earned a 27.2% on C’est la Vie 135 in the CCI5*.

Marylander Savannah Fulton of Finksburg currently sits in 34th place in the CCI3* on a 33.5%. She is riding Cash Point for owner Nelson Warnell. Maryland-bred Spartacus Q, bred by Suzanne Quarles, is in 11th place with Anna Loschiaro while Doug Payne sits in 15th on Maryland-bred Quiberon, bred by Elizabeth Callahan.

In the CCI5*, Payne is in seventh place riding Quantum Leap, bred in Maryland by Callahan.

Good luck to everyone heading out onto cross-country!