Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series standings at Oct. 7

Published 4:28 pm Monday, October 19, 2015

After three of the possible 18 scheduled events of the 2015-16 Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series, there are ties all down the line, leaving the current standings as follows:

Total # Riders: 255, Field Hunters: 114

Sara Riggins and Donna Schwind have taken an early lead with 17 series points at this time.

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Chrystal Crispin, Jamie Fritsch, Rick Hayden, Donna Jordan and Marin Simpkins have 12 points for a tie in second place at this writing.

Sylvia Brown and Kelly Hart have each earned 11 points for third place at this time.

Alaina Brooks, Tevis Cazedessus and Beth Goldizen are currently in fourth with ten series points.

Bryan Baire and Marsha Lanier are in fifth with nine points at this time.

Baiba Bourbeau, Harlee Fulford, Beatrice Lamb, Zoe Sarvis and Paige Tillison are close behind in sixth with eight series points.

Justin Callinet, Luci Janusvkiewich, Elyssa LaRock, Ashley Martin, Lauren Parris and Raina Rushing are currently tied in seventh, fittingly with seven points apiece.

Amanda Aiello, Kailey Beck, Sara Borkosky, Karen Brockway, Nicola Deines, Nancy Mason and Mirri Jene Haddon Robertson currently share eighth place honors with six series points apiece.

Catherine Gillet and Penny Sullivan are tied in ninth place with five points each at this time.

Holly Bacola, Katie and Kim Bradley, Nancy Brigmon, Lynn Fitch, Brittney Husband, Claire Moore, Anne Pierce, Angela and Caleigh Reichardt, Chris Riddle, Vickie Smith, Katherine Stancliff, Aileen and Allen Wawrzaszek, Jillian Woolridge and Sherry Wyatt are currently in tenth with two completion points apiece.

Three series point have been earned to date by Brooke Bailey and Sarah Brillhart.

Two points at this time for: Michael and Roberta Axelrod, Mallory Blackwood, Jack Brigmon, Stephanie Brown, Candice Carr, Spencer Chriss, Jeff Crain, Rachel Darash, Anna Davis, Becky Deyton, Grace Doncousse, Rebecca Drumgool, Felicia Duck, Lorie Fleenor, Ann Fratcher, Kathy Garrett, Susan Haslam, Rod Hawk, Janada & Lauren Jay, Victoria Joseph, Susan Knickerbocker, Carol Land, Bonnie Lingerfelt, Joe & Kate Manno, Katherine Martin, Rilee McDonald, Anne McIver, Brenda McNenny, Baylis and Holly Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Connie Moore, Lisa Moore, Paula Moore, Wendy Newbegin, Kristina Nordan, Chris Ogden, Lyn Owen, Erin and Reine Pagliano, Gail Patton, Mary Anne Ridgely, Elise Rogers, Addison Sama, Emily Saue, Kim Schembra, Anne Schmid, Wendy Schonfeld, Julia Seibold, Mary Marsten St. John, Janine and Janine Stenson, Eileen Taylor, Rachel Tessmer, Debbie Thrasher, Catherine Vaughan-Keen, and Faith and Stephanie Wanicka.

Trail Riders: 141

Kristen Hughes, Valerie Quinn, Janna Ritacco, Jennifer A Smith, Jennifer R Smith, and Bobby Turner are in a six-way tie for an early lead with thirteen Series points at this writing.

Missy Bright, Kelley Featheringill, Ali Merritt, Jan Smith and Sheila Veatch are tied in second place with a current count of ten points each.

Jim and Shea Black, Susie Brown, Jeanette Deney, Eden Isbel, Sandra Larson, Rachel Sauve and Lauren Wade are currently tied in third place with nine series points.

Lori James, Mackenzie Kothe and Marc Sauve are sharing fourth place honors at this time with eight points apiece.

Amanda Fisher, Arlene Lulavage, Jeff McQueen and Monica Shaw are currently in fifth place with seven series points apiece.

Kristen Brown, Nikki Hynes, Hannah McClintock and Jerry Webb have each earned six Series points to date to fittingly put them into a tie for Sixth Place.

Tara Herrero, Jessica Johnson, Karla Leung, Christine and Megan Salyer, Laruen Smith and Sanders Wyatt are currently in seventh place with five points apiece.

In eighth place with four series points each are: Darleen Bullock, Anna Dalton, Bob and Terri Davenport, Kat Dooley, Patricia Dumit, Ally Dunlavey, Sherry Garnes, Lisa Kotalik, Bette Sumrell Mann, Lin Martin, Angela McGehe, Bridget and Dorothea Mercer, DeAnna Norton, Olynda Stretcher and Kris Yon.

In ninth place with three points each: Susan Jackson, Rachel O’Brien, Kylie Simms, Carolina Wilson and Maxine Winesett.

In tenth place with two completion points each: Karl Alexander, Ted Andrus, Aria Baddorf, Janet Baxter, Katie Birchenough, Alexis Botchie, Tricia Candileri, Kristi Cattrell, Beth Clevenger, Maxine Cook, Greg Cumberford, Janet Cummings, Benay Daniel, Rachel Derash, Della and Lilly Driver, Ivette Drumgool, Carrisa Duncan, Katheryn Eilders, Kay Fleenor, Melanie Flewelling, Suess Fraser, Erin Gambrel, Barry and Jacob Garnes, Jacqueline Garrett, Amy Gee, Bob and Olivia Giddings, Garry Gill, Deana Gilliam, Lani and Nancy Hasselbring, Tracey Hudson, Sandra Hyder, Patricia Iacomini, Julia Jaeger, Ginny Jennings, Dana Kind, Linda Lambert, Janet LeCroy, Laura Mallen, Joe and Kate Manno, Hailey Marchbanks, Betsy McCray, Soline McGee, Kathryn Meli, Susan Melvin, Cynthia Milligan, paula Moore, Wesley Moore, Amanda Morfinos, Kaitlyn Moss, Kathleen Nebel, Anna Oglesby, Edith Peters, Ditte Phillips, Georgia Phillips, Arden Pierce, Kathy Powell, Antje Kichter, Lyn Ronzello, Margret Rumsey, Alicia Sama, Mary Schultz-Rathbun, Doreen Simmons, Jennifer Spratt, Debbi Stanfield, Carol Stanley, Yasmin Straitiff, Katie Tighe, Kate Walkonen, Grace Wilkins, D’Lee Worden, Caroline Young and Anna Katherine Zimmerman.

And one point apiece has been earned by Jennifer Bannister, Ann and Tony Hubbuch, Evie Renee Moore and Donna Searby.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events. Mark your calendars and ride with us at the Green Creek Hounds Halloween Hunter Pace on Sunday, Oct. 25. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) plans their annual fall Hunter Pace for Sunday, Nov. 8, and the weekend before Thanksgiving is the Windridge Farm Fall Hunter Pace on Sunday, Nov. 22.  Then we’ll finish out the calendar year with the River Valley Pony Club’s Winter Hunter Pace before taking a break for the Christmas holidays.

Events will continue straight through May after a short break for the holidays, so be sure to check the schedule and come play with us!

Always remember to check WCHPace.org for all upcoming events, news, articles, photos, placements and contact information.

Thank you to our photographer, Lou Smith and his assistant Emma Arcularius, for being at every event to capture the riders and their mounts as they fly over jumps, canter through the fields and enjoy the beautiful area trails. Hit “Store” on the website to view the pictures. If you like, you can place an order online.

For information on the Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series e-mail Series Coordinator Jan Smith at Jan@WCHPace.org or call Jan at 828-894-8760.

– Submitted by Jan Smith