Esccord RGS (Escudo I-EM Arabella RGS/Acord II), and owner/rider Katie Murphy of Murphy Eventing have been having a stellar eventing season.
The pair won the Open Novice Division of the Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials in May on their dressage score of 23.0 - the best score of the entire competition.
In June, they placed a solid second, based on the best jumping score in the Four- and Five-Year-Old divisions, at the GMHA Young Event Horse. Esccord RGS has qualified for the Young Event Horse Four-Year-Old East Coast National Championships. At the Young Horse Show he won the dressage class, flat class and jumping class under saddle, as well as qualified for the National championships in all three classes! The pair placed second at the University of New Hampshire horse trials and had the best dressage score of the competition.
During August and September, the team won the Snowfields Horse Trials, Huntington Farm Horse Trials, Valinor Farm Horse Trials, and the University of New Hampshire Horse Trials. During the Area 1 events, Esccord RGS incurred no jumping faults in stadium, and no time or jumping faults on cross-country! Esccord RGS was purchased from Page Brook Farms, the breeding operation of the Schrubb family, Hollis, N.H.