Ann and Geoff Morgan’s Will O’ Wind Farm in Mono, ON, hosted their early summer Horse Trials from July 8 – 10, 2022. The former eventing phase host venue for the 2015 Pan American Games was happy to add an Advanced level to the 2*-S, 3*-S, Open Preliminary, Open Training, Open Pre-Training, Pre-Training, Junior Entry, and Open Entry divisions for the three-day event over the weekend.
Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, ON, finished in first and third with Mighty Mouse and her own Tugce, respectively, in the newly added Advanced level course in a field of eight combinations. Riding Saskia Goedhart’s 13-year-old Australian-bred warmblood gelding Mighty Mouse (Contenda x Jubilee Bay), the three-time Olympian finished the dressage phase with a score of 31.7 for third place, moved into first after jumping clear within the time in show jumping. The duo concluded the three-day event finishing with just 7.6 time penalties in the cross-country and a final score of 39.3 to earn the win. Kendal Lehari took second place on her own grey Canadian Sport Horse gelding Audacious (Iron Man x Rumlum Star), adding 10.8 cross-country time penalties to her dressage score of 31.9 for a final score of 42.7.
Melissa Boutin of Ascot Corner, QC, finished atop the CCI 3*-S. Riding her own Obeah Dancer GS (Humble GS x Buddenbrock), a 10-year-old Trakehner, the duo opened the three-day event in first place with a dressage score of 30.8. On the second day, they jumped clear in the show jumping phase and had 12.8 time penalties in cross-country on the final day, earning an overall score of 43.6 to take home the first-place ribbon.
In the CCI 2*-S, it was Sarah Croft of King City, ON, and Caddyshack B earning their first FEI victory over five other fellow Canadians. Croft and Sylvia Dixon’s 11-year-old Canadian Sport Horse opened the three-day event in fifth place after posting a 40.2 score in the dressage phase. They would climb the standings after recording just four faults in show jumping and finishing the event with a clear cross-country trip, with a final score of 44.2.
For more information on the Will O’Wind Horse Trials, please visit here.
Complete results here.