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Central Ontario Pony Club 2007 Regional D Rally Results

Central Ontario Pony Club 2007 Regional D Rally Results

Here are highlights overall results of the 2007 Central Ontario Regional D Rally, held July 29 at Woodwind Farm near Hawkestone, presented from the least to most difficult levels.  Details follow the highlights.

“Rally” is the Pony Club term for Eventing, an Olympic discipline in which competitors must ride a formal Dressage test, a Cross Country or endurance phase across open country and over fixed obstacles, and a Stadium Jumping competition. Scoring is done on a penalty points basis, with all errors of course, refusals, rails down and falls counted as penalties. Penalties are also incurred for taking too much time, or too little, to finish the Cross Country phase. The rider with the fewest penalties wins. Placing ribbons are awarded for dressage, cross country and overall, with a “Clear Round” ribbon for all those who make no mistakes in the Stadium phase.

The “D” in D Rally refers to the minimum level riders must have passed in the Pony Club testing system to enter. There are three “D” levels: D, D1 and D2. To get each of them, Pony Club members must pass a written examination in horsemanship, an oral test of stable management, and a riding test. Each level competes in a different division at D-Rally, with Dressage tests, fence heights in both Stadium Jumping and Cross Country phases, and the time allowed for Cross Country, all adjusted to their skill levels. This year, open divisions were added at each level, so that, for instance, a D2 rider who did not feel capable of completing the D2 cross country course, could enter the D1 Open division

At the D level, Angie Moorcroft of the Ajax Pony Club was the winner riding Champagne Cocktail. Second place went to another Ajax rider, Sarah McDonnell, on Van Gogh, with Melissa Marshall of the Springwater Pony Club third riding Pretty in Pink.

The winner in the D Open Division was Maddy Lang of the King Pony Club on Balmoral, with Kelsey McDonald of the Simcoe Pony Club second on Connect the Dots, and another Simcoe rider, Danelle Chaudet, third aboard Dakota.

Alexandra Reynolds of the Kawartha Pony Club won the D1 Division on She’s Like the Wind. Second place went to another Kawartha entry, Janene Howran riding Zia’s Tattered Lace. Stacy Bootsma of the Rising Star Pony Club took third place on Reesez Piecez.

There were only two entries in the D1 Open Division. Kristy Abe of Ajax took the honours on Quality Street, followed by Alycia McCracken of Simcoe on Mr. Handsome.

At the D2 level, the highest in this competition, the winner was Kristen Wavryk of the Maple Pony Club riding Faolin Ruadh. Emily Lindsay of the Rising Star Pony Club was second aboard JP, and third place went to Emily Gillies of Ajax on Ramblin’ Rose. There was no D2 Open Division, as none of the younger riders felt capable of upgrading.

One major difference between Pony Club rallies and “regular” events is that Pony Club members compete in horse care/stable management on a Branch team basis, as well as individually in the riding phases. (At nearly every facility we use, the owners/operators tell us they wish regular events would add this as a competitive factor.) This year’s Stable Management Award winner was the Maple Pony Club, with Rising Star second and Toronto & North York third.

Now the details.

D Division

Rider Horse Branch Dressage Score Dressage Place Cross Country Score Cross Country Place Stadium Jumping Score Total Score Overall Place
Angie Moorcroft Champagne Cocktail Ajax 53.3 1 0.0 2** 0.0 53.3 1
Sarah McDonnell Van Gogh Ajax 53.3 2* 0.0 1 12.0 65.3 2
Melissa Marshall Pretty in Pink Springwater 60.0 3 7.2 3 0.0 67.2 3
Meghan Midwood My Little Romeo Toronto & North York 66.7 7 29.0 4 0.0 95.7 4
Rebecca Jones Sonny Be Mine Springwater 66.2 6 40.0 5 8.0 114.2 5
Jenna Crone Moonkist’s Fantasy Simcoe 61.0 4 62.8 6 0.0 123.8 6
Jessica Clarke Natasha Ajax 71.4 8 209.6 7 0.0 281.0 7
Kady Patterson Morganna Ajax 64.1 5 E E 0.0 E E
Laura Olech Sugar Centaurus 75.5 9 E E E E E

* Dressage tie broken by overall impression marks

** Cross Country tie broken by time closest to the optimum.

D Open Division

Rider Horse Branch Dressage Score Dressage Place Cross Country Score Cross Country Place Stadium Jumping Score Total Score Overall Place
Maddy Lang Balmoral King 63.6 2 0.0 1 0.0 63.6 1
Kelsey McDonald Connect the Dots Simcoe 61.6 1 32.0 2 4.0 97.6 2
Danelle Chaudet Dakota Simcoe 69.8 4 60.0 3 12.0 141.8 3
Jenna Fines Fendi King 68.8 3 E E 0.0 E E

D1 Division

Rider Horse Branch Dressage Score Dressage Place Cross Country Score Cross Country Place Stadium Jumping Score Total Score Overall Place
Alexandra Reynolds She’s Like the Wind Kawartha 62.6 1 8.0 1 0.0 70.6 1
Janene Howran Zia’s Tattered Lace Kawartha 68.8 4 10.4 2 4.0 83.2 2
Stacy Bootsma Reesez Piecez Rising Star 76.3 6 40.0 4 4.0 120.3 3
Emma LeMay-Nedjelski Raven Ajax 73.7 5 E E 0.0 E E
Kaitlin Devoe Spice of Life Ajax 67.1 2 E E 0.0 E E
Nikki Ince Maximus King 67.5 3 13.6 3 E E E
Kerston Caldwell Dakota Ajax 77.6 7 E E E E E

D1 Open Division

Rider Horse Branch Dressage Score Dressage Place Cross Country Score Cross Country Place Stadium Jumping Score Total Score Overall Place
Kristy Abe Quality Street Ajax 74.1 2 0.0 1 4.0 78.1 1
Alycia McCracken Mr. Handsome Simcoe 56.0 1 32.8 2 20.0 108.8 2

D2 Division

Rider Horse Branch Dressage Score Dressage Place Cross Country Score Cross Country Place Stadium Jumping Score Total Score Overall Place
Kristen Wavryk Faolin Ruadh Maple 54.4 1 0.0 1 0.0 54.4 1
Emily Lindsay JP Rising Star 69.8 3 24.0 2 4.0 97.8 2
Emily Gillies Ramblin’ Rose Ajax 60.0 2 54.4 3 4.0 118.4 3
Sarah Nason Bigger Than I Look Maple 71.7 4 E E 61.6 E E

For more details e-mail Bob Inglis, Central Ontario Regional Communications Chair, or call him at 416-493-1223 (office) or 416-491-4230 (home).