Dreamcrest’s Ian Roberts and Justin Smith took home first place finishes at the OHTA’s 2014 Championships at Will O’ Wind Farm on September 13th and 14th. Ian and his mount Faolan finished the weekend on their dressage score of 42.40 taking the top prize in the Intermediate Division. In the Preliminary Division, Justin and his gelding Yahya also finished the championship on their dressage score of 51.80, moving up from eighth place after dressage with double clear rounds on xc and stadium to take First Place. In the Open Preliminary Division, Ian and Copper Cove took Second Place with clear jumping rounds for xc and stadium and Ian and Cnoc finished in fifth spot. In the Junior Training Division, Autumn Smith and her mare Mercury, took Third Place honours with two clear jump rounds and finished the weekend on a score of 56.25.
Other Dreamcrest riders completing the Championships this weekend included: Leonor Munoz and Checkout the Charmer and Chloe Graham and With a Whisper both finishing in eighth place in the Open Preliminary and Preliminary divisions respectively; Ciara Tonno and Athene Noctua finishing in eighth place in the Senior Training Division; and Sam Miller and Sebastian’s Creek completing the weekend in the ninth spot.
Congratulations to all of the Dreamcrest riders for a great weekend of competition despite the rain and cold. Thanks also to the organizers at Will O’Wind for a superb championship.