Stable View’s third recognized event of the 2018 season saw 180 horses going to the start. Held Tuesday, March 20, the event ran as a busy one-day with plenty of afternoon sunshine. Prize money was awarded in each division of Beginner Novice through Intermediate, making for an exciting and rewarding day of sport.
Horses and riders successfully completed the challenging cross country courses, designed by Capt. Mark Phillips (I-P) and Mogie Bearden-Muller (T-BN). There several new jumps on course, and the upper level tracks used portions of the new Eventing Academy cross country course.
The Intermediate division started the day, with Nilson Moreira da Silva finishing on top aboard Cash. Anna Honeycutt and Fernhill Chico won the Open Preliminary with only 1.2 cross country time faults added to their dressage score. Barbara Selmayr with Kildare’s MHS Tampa won the Open Training after an impressive 20.5 dressage score. Amanda Beale-Clement and Pippin VI won the large Open Novice
division with a 29.8 dressage score, and Sally Davis and MFF Manhattan Affair won the Open Beginner Novice also by finishing on their dressage.
The Pavilion construction is continuing quickly, with the impressive building’s structure providing the backdrop for the show jumping rounds. By the dressage fields, the progress on the new Hunt Boxes was also visible. Both of these new structures add to the expanding infrastructure at Stable View leading up to the first CIC 3* Oktoberfest on September 27-30.
All photos by Christine Rhodes.