Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride

May 3-5, 2019

2019 Results

May 2019 Results

Ride photos and portraits are available at http://www.beckypearman.smugmug.com

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Kent Middlekauff was back of the pack but with his horse all the way in the 55

Overview

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This mini looks ready to start

 

Overview:   

Two weeks before the ride, the camp and vetting area were part of the French Broad River -- for an unprecedented second time in a year. We decided that ponchos would once again be the welcome gifts. It did not work as well as 2018, but we did avoid a full flood.

We had had practically a full week of drying, so access was straightforward. Friday the weather was nearly ideal -- upper 70s with a passing afternoon shower (being in the mountains, some rain is almost mandated). Saturday, the weather held during the morning, although it got increasingly threatening. Then in the afternoon, we started intermittent showers and rain that continued through the night. But the riders and horses came through smiling and looking good.

Thanks to Biltmore Estate, Biltmore Equestrian Center, trailmaster Stagg Newman, and our team of pre-riding volunteers, trails were practically free from briars, well-marked, de-treed where trees had fallen over the winter months, repaired from the floods, re-routed as needed to avoid new farm fencing, and other routine maintenance.

Over the two days, 227 riders took to the trails. Riders came from the USA (including Guam), Canada, Australia, Bermuda, Colombia, Ecuador, Republic of South Africa, Czech Republic, and Great Britain to participate. The USA selection team was on hand to observe as the 2* YJ ride was a selection trial for the Young Rider team going to Italy later this year.

With fewer riders than in recent years, it almost seemed as if the camp had elbow room. And the riders and crews brought a positive attitude. We, of course, used the 'overflow' campgrounds this year, but the amenities in the overflow actually were better than the main camp.

Of special note, two riders completed the combination of 50 and 55 miles on Friday and Saturday riding the same horse:
Tracy Benedict on Dixie; and
Laney Jarrett (a junior) on Pimpin. Special congratulations!

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Tracy Benedict on Dixie completed both the 50 and 55 together

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Laney Jarrett, a junior, on Pimpin, completed both the 50 and 55 together

 

A selection of follow-ups:

1.  Two folks (one rider and one crew) went to the hospital and were released. The rider was a metabolic issue, the crew was a colic.

2.  A few horses were treated at the ride site and recovered well before ride end.

Results have been submitted to AERC, AHA, and FEI and are on-line.

3.  Refunds if applicable: 

Please look for any general refund around the end of May.  The process:  post-ride Cheryl assembles the data for refunds (two days of work). These were sent to BEC on Wednesday night, 9 May.  BEC checks them over for bloopers (which have been known to happen).  After checking it goes to Biltmore Estate accounting for further checking then check issuance, then Post Office.  If you are getting a snail mail refund, please bug Cheryl if you don't have it by end of May. 

4.  thanks for your understanding about parking:

This year we continued to work at enforcing 'rational' parking (mind you, I am not sure such a thing exists) as outlined after 2016. And I think in general it helped. We demanded no extended or prolonged saving of places, and I think everyone appreciated that. Folks coming with their travel-trailer (living quarters only), taking up horse trailer spaces were moved to overflow. 

Other special recognitions (I may miss many):

The volunteer coordinators for this ride are the best: Bonni Hannah (for the 'away' positions: spotters, pre-riders, glow stick hanging....); Sharyn Groh (for the camp positions: timer helpers, scribes, runners....); special thanks also to assistants Sharon Hinshaw, Bev Brock, Whitney Wright.

Food organization: Elizabeth McLean (BEC) (unless you have managed a ride, you have no idea what a headache food is, even if you confine it to our 70+ officials and volunteers each day).

Our sponsors, contributors, vets, timers, officials, farrier (Jeff Pauley), Joe Schoech (simply the best new rider briefing around),....

vet team

Our vet team! Ann Stuart, Lynne Johnson (treatment), Ken Marcella, Bob Marshall (treatment), Dwight Hooton, Art King, Duane Barnett, Carter Hounsel

 

The riders, the horses, and their crews!!!!

THANKS!

Friday AERC 25-Mile Results:

The limited distance ride, 25 miles on Friday, started 53 riders, of whom 14 were non-AERC members, and by inference, newer to the sport. The riders did an admirable job as reflected in the 83% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed(Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

mark reader on bar dancer

Mark Reader on Bar Dancer came in first

Mark Reader continued a winning trend, coming in first on his Bar Dancer, in a ride time of 2:55:50. About one minute later, Talissa Ralph's Nova Vida pulsed in, getting second. Third place went to Melissa Hamilton on Indabah, a few minutes later.

First to finish won a matted and framed photo print of Nancy MacDonald's outstanding mountains at sunset. Second won a coffee table quality book on the Biltmore Estate. Third won a hand-crafted bottle opener from Mountain Farrier. Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Eight horses stood for Best Conditioned, which was won by Melissa Hamilton on Indabah, receiving an embroidered rain sheet. High vet score went to Talissa Ralph, receiving a hand-forged horseshoe-embedded-in-a-heart trivet crafted by Mountain Farriers.  The BC score was an impressive 756.

Eleventh place was Keith Galloway (time of 3:33:09) on Leigh Ann Pauley's LA Steeleman who won a book on distance riding by Donna Snyder-Smith donated by Running Bear.

Two juniors entered the ride and both completed. First junior was Faye Wilkie on Sonatina in 4:27:40. They won a portrait from on-trail done by Becky Pearman. Second junior was Rowan Gaddis on Dakota in 4:31:03. They won a sponge.

TALISSA RALPH

Talissa Ralph on Nova Vida placed second

MELISSA HAMILTON

Melissa Hamilton on Indabah came in third and got best conditioned

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Laney Jarrett was first junior in the 50

Middle of the pack award was a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.  That was won by Elizabeth Woo on Coal Miner's Star in 4:15:32..

Back of the pack was Teresa Fico on Bonita Ponyta in a ride time of 5:37:05. She won a teeter horse with rider.

The results summary for the Friday 25-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 25 are here.

Friday 25-Mile Team Results:

Five teams formed for the 25-mile team competition, with all (!) completing the requisite 3 out of 4. The times of the fastest three riders out of three or four counted.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Riding Warehouse rounded things out, and with buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. 

The Biltmore Gate Crashers took the blue, with Talissa Ralph, Elizabeth Galloway, Megan Hruska, and Stephanie Wanicka posting a combined time of 9:37:54. They won large, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Team Awesome-Sauce came in second, comprised of Melissa Hamilton, Kelsey Eliot, Geneva McNamara, and Amy Dedafoe. Their combined time of 10:57:04 won them smaller, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. The third place team, somakeda, with a combined best-three time of 13:25:30 edged (by less than a minute) the fourth team (Biscuits and Gravy). somakeda riders, Faye Wilkie, Kristin Wilkie, Kristi Woesner, and Rowan Gaddis, won $10 gift certificates from Riding Warehouse and buttons from Running Bear.

Friday 25-mile team results are here.

 

somekeda team

somekeda team  rode together through the event

 

Friday AERC 50-Mile Results: 

The 50-mile competition attracted 58 riders, of whom 43 completed for a 74% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

       

 

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Kate Bishop on LR April Breeze

tom hagis

Tom Hagis on Indian Reinman

cheryl van deusen

Cheryl van Deusen on Snake Eyes Leroy

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Marek Lipold on GL Trail Reader

 

We had a dramatic 4-way declared tie for first place among
Kate Bishop on Lisa Green's LR April Breeze,
Tom Hagis on Indian Reinman,
Cheryl van Deusen on Snake Eyes Leroy, and
Mark Lipold on GL Trail Reader
in 6:01:31. As announced pre-ride, this was fine for AERC, but prizes must be decided among the winners. So the first three place prizes were shared out: a lovely hand-crafted wood saddle rack donated by Cox Builders, a coffee table quality book on the Biltmore Estate, and a sweat scraper. Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Five horses stood for Best Conditioned, with Cheryl van Deusen's Snake Eyes Leroy winning an embroidered rain sheet with a score of 745.  High vet score was tied between Snake Eyes Leroy and LR April Breeze ridden by Kate Bishop. The prize, split between them, was four horse-themed mugs donated by Susan Wilson.

Eleventh place was Eone Willemse on Valerie Kanavy's Cruzin' for Gold in a ride time of 7:24:47. They won a $25 gift certificate from Riding Warehouse.

Three juniors started the ride, with all three completing. The first junior, Laney Jarrett on her Pimpin, finished in 8:54:57, winning a won a portrait from on-trail done by Becky Pearman. Second junior was Lauren Dodds on Malik Farouk in 9:06:00, winning a lead rope. Third junior was Katie Bumgarner on Mary Farris' Mojo in a ride time of 9:42:58, winning a sponge.

Middle of the pack award was a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.  That was won by Claude Brewer on Yathy in 8:12:04.

Back of the pack was a tie between Stephanie Crispin on AllAboutMajestic and Bettina Koehn on JBK Nadja in a time of 9:49:49. They got a gift cerfiticate from Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

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Claude Brewer on Yathy

The results summary for the Friday 50-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 50 are here.

Friday FEI CEI 1* 80 km / 50-Mile Results:

Eleven horses and riders started the FEI CEI 1* senior division ride, and eight completed. One rider entered the Young Rider CEI 1* division and completed. Cheryl van Deusen won the division on her Snake Eyes Leroy in 6:01:31. Second was Valerie Kanavy on her Fine Cut Gold, in a ride time of 7:00:43.  Third FEI went to Eone Willemse from Republic of South Africa on Valerie Kanavy's Cruzin' for Gold in 7:24:47. For the FEI 1* win, Cheryl got a gift certificate from Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

Cheryl van Deusen and Snake Eyes Leroy won FEI BC, getting a pawnee-patterned, black beta headstall.

First (and only) FEY 1* YJ rider on Friday was Kate Bishop on Lisa Green's LR April Breeze in a ride time of 6:01:31. She won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum. They also won FEI YJ BC, getting a flake bag.

Full Friday FEI CEI 1* 80 km senior rider results are here.  The Friday FEI CEI 1* 80 km young rider / junior rider (YJ) had one entry, results here.

Friday 50-Mile Team Results:

Eight teams formed for the 50-mile team competition, with seven completing the requisite 3 out of 4 riders. The times of the fastest three riders out of three or four counted.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Riding Warehouse rounded things out, and with buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. 

Team names are worth recounting (though some of them were invented by management): Mane Attraction, Unimaginatives, Its a Guy/Gal Thing, Goethe Gals, Crocodile Dundee and the Sheilas, Canby Cruizers, Three and a Half Horses, Two Greys and a Bay....

The winning team was the Mane Attraction, comprised of Kate Bishop, Cheryl van Deusen, Katie Bumgarner, and Mary Farris, who posted a combined ride time of 21:46. They won large, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Second place team was the Unimaginatives, who combined times from Tracy Benedict, Claire Godwin, Claude Brewer and Clare Summers of 22:16:36. They won smaller, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Its a Guy/Gal Thing, with the combination of Tom Hagis, Nolan Whitesell, Sally Jellison and Tom Rajala, posted a combined best-three time of 22:21:18 to win $10 gift certificates from Riding Warehouse and buttons from Running Bear.

Friday 50-mile team results are here.

Saturday AERC 30-Mile Results:

Saturday's limited distance ride, 30 miles long, started 50 riders, completing 30, for a 75% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

Once again, Mark Reader ran away with it, winning the 30-mile ride on Zells Niner in 3:23:34. They won a matted and framed photo print of Nancy MacDonald's outstanding super moon on the French Broad at big rock photo. Jill Gregorieff on Domino's Wildflower came in second in 4:05:28, taking home a coffee table quality book on the Biltmore Estate. Melina Efthimiadis was third on Jessica Lemmons' Axcellent in 4:07:10, getting a hand-crafted bottle opener done by Mountain Farrier.  Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

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Mark Reader on Zells Niner came in first in the 30

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Summer irons on Misty, first junior in the 30

Four horses stood for best conditioned, which was won by Mark Reader's Zells Niner. Their score of 727 won them an embroidered rain sheet. They also got high vet score, winning a hand-forged horsehoe-embedded-in-a-heart trivet crafted by Mountain Farriers.

Eleventh place was Jenny Fox on Zenyth Kid in a ride time of 4:31:50. They won a book on distance riding by Donna Snyder-Smith donated by Running Bear.

Two juniors started the ride with both finishing. First junior, Summer irons on Misty, finished in 5:09:21, winning an on-trail portrait from Becky Pearman. Second junior was Faith Wanicka, finishing in 5:26:38, getting a sponge.

Middle of the pack was Georgina Simpson on Jaime Wedel's Lucerno in a ride time of 5:05:17. By agreement, Jaime took the coveted prize: a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Back of the pack went to Robert Moore on Scout in a time of 6:26:10. They won a Platinum Performance gift certificate donated by Platinum.

The results summary for the Saturday 30-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 30 are here.

Saturday 30-Mile Team Results:

For the teams, the times of the fastest three riders out of three or four count.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Riding Warehouse rounded things out, and with buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. Fresh Faces, the MIKEs and the Lady Centaurs contended for the team awards. Two teams completed the requisite three out of four riders.

The Lady Centaurs won 'going away' with a combined best-three time of 13:53:52 posted by Jill Gregorieff, Linda Molesworth, Sally Jellison and Patsy Gowen. They won large, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Second team was the MIKEs (based on last names), made up of Dan Kyburz, Summer irons, Kelsey Eliot, and Taylor Medlin (best three time of 15:46:36). They won smaller, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons.

Saturday 30-mile team results are here.

Saturday AERC 55-Mile Results:

The 55-mile ride on Saturday had 26 starters, with 18 completing, for a 69% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

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Bob Gielen and "BangBang" won and got BC

The 55-mile ride on Saturday had 26 starters, with 18 completing, for a 69% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

Bob Gielen on MoreBangforYourBuck won decisively, with a time of 6:21:04. The pair took home a hand-crafted wood saddle rack donated by Cox Builders. Second place was a three-way tie among Bonni Hannah on FinderZKeepers, Clare Summers on Georgy Girl, and Susan Wilson on LA Casper with a time of 6:54:19. The second place finishers somehow split the prizes for second and third:a coffee table quality book on the Biltmore Estate and a sweat scraper.Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Six horses stood for Best Conditioned, with Bob Gielen's MoreBangforYourBuck taking the prize of an embroidered rain sheet. High vet score was won by Clare Summers' Georgy Girl. They won a beautiful piece of wash-painted-on-wood art donated by Susan Wilson.

Eleventh to finish was a tie between father-daughter Jesse Jarrett on Sky High and Laney Jarrett on Pimpin in a time of 8:32:32. Eleventh place prize was a $25 gift certificate donated by Riding Warehouse.

 

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Bonni Hannah on FinderZKeepers tied for second

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Clare Summers on Georgy Girl tied for second

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Susan Wilson on LA Casper tied for second

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Laney Jarrett was first junior on Pimpin

Three juniors started the ride with two completing. First junior was Laney Jarrett, winning for a second time over the two days. She received another portrait taken by Becky Pearman on trail. Second junior was Maddie Rogers on her KF Baran's Melody in a time of 8:53:59, getting a lead line.

Middle of the pack actually went to one of the riders who tied for ninth: Ruth Anne Everett on Jumpin' Jax in a ride time of 7:59:12. They won a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by the Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Back of the pack went to Kent Middlekauff on Blue & White Justice in a ride time of 9:33:47. They won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

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Ruth Anne Everett got Middle of the Pack on Jumpin' Jax


The results summary for the Saturday 55-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 55 are here.

Saturday FEI CEI 1* 88 km / 55-Mile Results:

Five riders entered the Saturday FEI CEI 1* 88 km senior division ride with three completing. No one entered the 1* YJ event. Bob Gielen (Canada) and his MoreBangforYourBuck won handily in 6:21:04. Second was Clarke Martin (USA) on Marcia Weilbach's DCL Mooi Penny in a time of 7:22:43. Third place was Hilda Donahue (Ireland) on her Skys Sahalie in a time of 7:25:37. For FEI first to finish, Bob won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

All three horses had top-tenned the open 55, and all stood for best conditioned, which Bob Gielen's MoreBangforYourBuck won. For FEI BC, they won a turquoise-and-lime-colored beta headstall donated by Distance Depot.

The Saturday FEI CEI 1* 88 km senior rider results are here.  BC scores are included here. No young / junior riders entered the FEI CEI 1* 88 km YJ event.

Saturday 55-Mile Team Results:

For the teams, the times of the fastest three riders out of three or four count.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Riding Warehouse rounded things out, and with buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. Clarity with Youth, GUM-Bs, Cool, Calm & Collected, and Front and Center contended for the team awards. Two teams completed the requisite three out of four riders.

Cool, Calm, & Collected dominated, with Bonni Hannah, Susan Wilson, Alicia Mansuetti on Foxfire Tradition, and Ruth Anne Everett having a best-three time of 21:47:50, and winning large, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Second team was Front and Center with Hilda Donahue, Laney Jarrett, Jesse Jarrett, and Marvin Brangmann on Marcia Weilbach's R-Kidd. Their best three time was 24:30:41. They won smaller, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons.

Saturday 55-mile team results are here.

Saturday AERC 75-Mile Results:

28 riders started the 75-mile ride on Saturday, with 23 finishing, for an 82% completion rate (amazingly good!). Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

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Rae Shumate-Tysor won the 75 mile ride and BC on DM Michaelangelo

Rae Shumate-Tysor (GA) won the 75-mile ride on her DM Michaelangelo in a ride time of 8:58:16. She was followed almost instantly by Kimberly Loutzenheiser on Marcia Weilbach's Shahqueem (8:58:17). Third across the line were Hanna Weightmann on Valerie Kanavy's Dude Free Gold (9:07:01). First to finish won a pottery platter crafted by Marbie Kollath with Biltmore Challenge running horses. Second place received a coffee-table quality book on the Biltmore Estate. Third place got a breakaway halter.Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Six horses stood for Best Conditioned, with Rae Shumate-Tysor's DM Michaelangelo taking the prize with a score of 736. He won an embroidered rain sheet. He also got high vet score, winning a black-and-white sweatshirt-fabric Biltmore House throw donated by Bitlmore Equestrian Center.

Eleventh across the line was a tie for tenth between the mother-daughter pair of Karen Isaacs on FYF Sport and Madeline Isaacs on Shasta in a time of 11:15:11. They won a $25 gift certificate donated by Riding Warehouse.

Madeline Isaacs

Madeline Isaacs won first junior in the 75

Madeline Isaacs was the only junior to start the ride, and she won an on-trail portrait of her and Shasta taken by Becky Pearman.

Middle of the Pack was won by Mike Bostic on SVA Verafy in a ride time of 12:23:01. They won a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by the Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Back of the Pack was a three-way tie among Mary Katherine Clark on Burning Comet, Brooks Prater on Silver Lined, and Ann-Marie Barnett on MK Clark's Adrihanna Z in a ride time of 14:56:37. They won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

The results summary for the Saturday 75-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 75 are here.

Saturday FEI CEI 2* 120 km / 75-Mile Results:

Eight riders representing four countries entered the Saturday FEI CEI 2* 120 km senior division ride with seven completing.

Rae Shumate-Tysor (USA) on her DM Michaelangelo won the senior division in 8:58:16. Second place in the senior division was Nathalie Weemaels (ECU) on her Box Bruma in 9:56:32. Third was Daniel Vasquez on Carlos Lleras' Play It Louder in 10:26:59. For the FEI senior division win, Rae got a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

Rae's DM Michaelangelo took the senior 2* Best Conditioned award, a rump rug donated by Riding Warehouse.

Full Saturday FEI CEI 2* 120 km senior rider results are here

 

nathalie weemaels

Nathalie Weemaels came in second in the 2* on Box Bruma

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Kim Loutzenheiser on Marcia Wielbach's Shahqueem  won the 2* JY

 

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Hanna Weightman on Valerie Kanavy's Dude Free Gold came in secondin the FEI 2* JY ride

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Kate Bishop on Cheryl van Deusen's Hoover the Mover came in third in the FEI 2* JY ride and got BC.

Five riders (all from the USA) entered the 2* YJ event with four completing.

In the YJ 2* event, Kimberly Loutzenheiser won on Marcia Weilbach's Shahqueem (8:58:17). Hanna Weightman on Valerie Kanavy's Dude Free Gold (9:07:01) followed in second, with third being Kate Bishop on Cheryl van Deusen's Hoover the Mover (9:36:41). In parallel with the senior division, winner of the YJ 2* event won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

The 2* YJ Best Conditioned award of a $25 gift certificate from Riding Warehouse went to Kate Bishop on Cheryl van Deusen's Hoover the Mover.

Full Saturday FEI CEI 2* 120 km young rider / junior rider (YJ) results are here. For BC scores, see here.

Saturday 75-Mile Team Results:

For the teams, the times of the fastest three riders out of three or four count.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Five Penny Tack rounded things out. And of course buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. Awesome Sauce, CAN - AM, InItToWinIt, It Is What It Is !!!, Dream Team, and Coming Together contended for the team awards. All six teams completed the requisite three out of four riders.

Coming Together won the team competition, with It Is What It Is !!! coming second, and InItToWinIt finishing third. The Coming Together team included Hanna Weightman, Nathalie Weemaels, Marcelina Sosnoska on Carlos Lleras' Amir El Arab AT, and Daniel Vasquez with the best-three time of 29:30:32. They each won a pair of ice boots donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. It Is What It Is !!! team members were Rae Shumate-Tysor, Mike Bostic, Molli Quiroz on Tracy Vollman's RA Karim, and Marianne Williams on Aabsolut Bling SF who posted a best-three time of 32:26:34. They won hand-knotted halters donated by Five Penny Tack and Running Bear's buttons. Kate Bishop, Vance Stine on I Mak, Edward Gurley on Derbraso Haze, and Sarah Buckley on Khomets Boss Hoss comprised InItToWinIt. Their best-three time was 33:52:29. Their third place finish earned them the smaller, Red Gorilla flexible buckets donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons.

Saturday 75-mile team results are here.

Saturday AERC 100-Mile Results:

We had 22 start the 100-mile ride, with 12 finishers, for a 54% completion rate. Completion awards were Biltmore-logoed (Biltmore XXVI) wood-backed horse brushes sponsored by Biltmore Equestrian Center and Ken Wilson Ford.

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Sudi Lenhart on Wiebow ties with Cindy Young on KC Lucks Lil Buck at 11:48 pm to win the 100 mile ride

Sudi Lenhart (TN) on Wiebow and Cindy Young (KY) on KC Lucks Lil Buck tied for the win in 14:18:17, sharing a major happy-dance at the awards ceremony. Cindy Young took home the pre-arranged first prize, a pottery platter crafted by Marbie Kollath with Biltmore Challenge running horses. Sudi Lenhart took a hand-crafted tile from Nan Jacobsohn (with plaque to follow). Riding solo, Nicki Meuten (VA) came in about 45 minutes later on her FYF Dutch (15:01:08), winning a breakaway halter.Top ten awards were Biltmore Challenge labeled bottles of wine from Biltmore Winery donated by Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Three horses stood for Best Conditioned, which was won by Cindy Young's KC Lucks Lil Buck with a score of 680, outstanding under the tough ride conditions of slick trail and rain. They won an embroidered rain sheet. Meg Sleeper's Syrocco Madrigal, who had finished in a four-way tie for fourth in a ride time of 15:57:13, had high vet score, and received a full-color Biltmore House throw donated by Bitlmore Equestrian Center.

Eleventh place was Cheryl van Deusen on Spotless Summer Magic in a ride time of 20:16:45. They received a $25 gift certificate from Riding Warehouse.

Middle of the Pack went to Meg Sleeper (15:57:13). They won a full year equestrian pass to the Biltmore Estate, entitling the winner to access to the grounds, house, and trails of the Estate for a year; donated by the Biltmore Equestrian Center.

Back of the Pack went to Carmine Villani on Cheryl van Deusen's Ebs Regal Majjaan with time of 20:17:01. They won a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum.

The results summary for the Saturday 100-mile ride is here. BC scores for the 100 are here.

Saturday FEI CEI 3* 160 km / 100-Mile Results:

Six riders entered the FEI CEI 3* 160 km senior ride with four finishing. Four entrants were from the USA, one from Great Britain, and one from Republic of South Africa. No one entered the 3* YJ ride.

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Meg Sleeper on Syrocco Madrigal won the 3* FEI ride, 100-mile BC and 3* FEI BC

FEI does not accept ties, so the AERC tie for fourth place was broken -- Meg Sleeper on Syrocco Madrigal (15:57:13) edging Steve Rojek on Tribune. Third to finish the 3* FEI event was Cheryl van Deusen on Spotless Summer Magic (20:16:45) finishing just ahead of Carmine Villani (GBR) on Cheryl van Deusen's Ebs Regal Majjaan (20:17:01).

For first to finish the 3*, Meg got a gift certificate for Platinum Performance donated by Platinum. Meg's Syrocco Madrigal won FEI best conditioned, getting a beautiful blue beta, pawnee-designed bridle and reins from Taylored Tack.

Full Saturday FEI CEI 3* 160 km senior rider results are here.  No young riders / junior riders tried the FEI CEI 3* 160 km.

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Steve Rojek on Tribune placed second in the 3* FEI ride, just behind Meg

 

Saturday AHA Region XII 100-Mile Championship Results:

The Biltmore Challenge hosted the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Region XII 100-Mile Championship for 2019. A total of 10 horse / riders out of the 22 starters both qualified and entered the event: six full Arabs, and four HalfArabs. Entry requirements included that, the rider and owner must be 2019 ‘Competition’ members of AHA and the horse must be AHA registered. Furthermore, as a Regional Championship ride, the horse must have a minimum of 100 lifetime miles of which 50 miles may be from an AHA Regional or National Competitive Trail Ride, but any other miles must be Endurance miles (not Limited Distance).

sudi lenhart

Sudi Lenhart on Wiebow got Full Arab Grand Champion

cindy young

Cindy Young on KC Lucks Lil Buck got HalfArab Grand Champion

meg on maddy

Meg Sleeper on Syrocco Madrical got Full Arab Reserve Champion

annie whelan

Annie Whelan on Wallace Hill Sundance got Half Arab Reserve Champion

The AHA Region XII champion Arab was Wiebow, ridden by owner Sudi Lenhart, in a ride time of 14:18:17. Reserve champion Arab was Meg Sleeper on her Syrocco Madrigal (15:57:13). Full Arab Best Conditioned was won by Meg Sleeper and "Maddy". Full Arab Champion won a grand garland and (very) fancy ribbon; Reserve Champion won an elegant garland and a fancy ribbon; the other three horses in the top five won ribbons. Best Conditioned won a bridle headstall donated by Distance Depot.

The AHA Region XII champion Half Arab was KC Lucks Lil Buck, ridden by owner Cindy Young, in a ride time of 14:18:17. Reserve champion HalfArab was Wallace Hill Sundance owned Amy Wallace-Whelan and ridden by Annie Whelan, in a ride time of 15:57:13. Best Conditioned HalfArab was won by Cindy Young's KC Lucks Lil Buck. Half Arab Champion won a grand garland and (very) fancy ribbon; Reserve Champion won an elegant garland and a fancy ribbon; the other HalfArab finishing in the top five won a ribbon. Best Conditioned won a bridle headstall donated by Distance Depot.

The AHA Region XII 100-Mile Arab Championship results are here. The AHA Region XII 100-Mile Half-Arab Championship results are here.

Saturday 100-Mile Team Results:

For the teams, the times of the fastest three riders out of three or four count.  While the primary sponsor of the team awards was Boys Arnold Wealth Management, Riding Warehouse rounded things out. And of course buttons supplied by Teddy Lancaster of Running Bear. Five teams were named, with two completing the requisite three out of four riders.

Teams included Sunshine & Rainbows, Ready to Ride, Late Comers, Here We Go Loop-Dee-Loo, and 3 Motherbuckers and a Spare. In a dramatic repeat (sort of) from 2018, the 3 Motherbuckers and a Spare won! This year's team saw the return of Cindy Young and Sudi Lenhart, with newcomers Steven Hay on Jane Rodrigue's Al Shama Shaazon and Marcy Gagnon on her CA Samuri. The best three time combined to be 44:43:37. They each won a pair of ice boots donated by Boys Arnold and Running Bear's buttons. Second place team was Here We Go Loop-Dee-Loo, with riders Lisa Delp on her Catch Me Ridin Dirty, Cheryl van Deusen, Carmine Villani, and Spencer McCleery on Steve Rojek's Roadrunner. Their best three of four riding time, 57:29:16, earned them each a rump rug donated by Riding Warehouse.

Saturday 100-mile team results are here.

ECAHS Awards

The Eastern Crabbet Arabian Horse Society sponsored a "Best Crabbet" horse award in each distance. ECAHS offered both Young Rider / Junior (YJ) and Senior divisions for this award. The horse must have been Crabbet-certified as having at least 25% Crabbet blood by April 27 (or shortly thereafter). For those owning Arabians and HalfArabians, this can provide some insight into the somewhat-arcane aspects of our horses' breeding. The awards are strikingly beautiful black/gray/gold neck ribbons.

We are getting a cadre of horses whose owners have qualified them, so have the following results:

25 mile ride:

Alayna Hay on BR Satevis (senior rider)

No junior / young rider.

50 mile ride:

Tom Hagis on Indian Reinman (senior rider)

Kate Bishop on Lisa Green's LR April Breeze (junior / young rider)

30 mile ride:

Patricia Gowen on PW September Hero +/ (senior rider)

No junior / young rider.

55 mile ride:

no completions of qualified horses.

75 mile ride:

Mike Bostic on SVA Verafy (senior rider)

Kate Bishop on Cheryl van Deusen's Hoover the Mover (junior / young rider)

100 mile ride:

Cheryl van Deusen on Ebs Regal Majjaan (senior rider)

No junior / young rider.

Lost and Found:

Recognize any of this? And other items (sponges, the odd bucket, ... ). Someone is still without their cell phone?

lost and found 2019

 

Prior Year Results :

2018 AERC Championship and Associated Open Rides to Benefit Hope for Horses

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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