20 Oct Elinor MacPhail and Alexander O’Neal Come Away with USEF National One-Star Eventing Championship Titles
October 20, 2013 | Lexington, KY
National titles were awarded to riders on Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park upon the completion of the USEF National One-Star Eventing Championships. Held October 17-19 in conjunction with the Hagyard Midsouth Three-Day Event & Team Challenge, 42 horse-and-rider combinations tackled the CCI1* in hopes of being crowned champion.
The USEF National One-Star Championship title went to Elinor MacPhail (Bluemont, VA), who demonstrated excellent riding throughout the competition aboard her own Rendezvous with Charly. She had a lovely dressage test with the seven-year-old German Sporthorse gelding, despite him feeling a bit fresh in the brisk fall weather, to score a 49.1. The pair had a textbook round over Derek diGrazia’s challenging cross country course, going double clear. MacPhail and Rendezvous with Charly retained their strong form over Mary Fike’s show jumping course, to add nothing to their dressage score and claim the Richard Collins Trophy.