The second American CIC3* of 2011 kicked off on the West Coast last weekend, and Allie Slusher rode Last Call to top honors at the Galway Downs Event. Slusher won the dressage on a 43 and added just one rail in the show jumping to win on a 47, narrowly beating out her coach, Canadian Olympic Hawley Bennett-Awad, on Gin & Juice. James Alliston (GBR) and his Rolex Kentucky-bound Jumbo's Jake were third on a score of 53.6.
In the CIC2* Bennett-Awad took top honors on 5 O'Clock Somewhere, adding just one rail to her winning dressage score of 43.4. Anna Collier and Upper Crust D were second on 48.8, Lauren Billys and Ballingowan Ginger rounded out the top three.
The CIC1* was close throughout the weekend, and when the dust settled, Karen O'Neal was on top of the leaderboard with Rafflasia Z. Two jumping time faults were the only penalties they added to their dressage score of 47. Jolie Wentworth was second on Bratton Little John with 52.3 and Gina Miles and Sunsprite Patronus were third - they won the dressage but had two show jumps down.
Results are available here: http://eventingscores.com/eventsr/galway/ht0411/
Photo Credit: Allie Slusher and Last Call, Josh Walker/USEA Photo