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Jenni Autry


About Jenni Autry

Originally from San Diego, Jenni discovered eventing thanks to the Bedford Hunt Pony Club in Virginia. After working in both newspapers and magazines, she joined the EN team in 2012. She travels extensively covering the U.S. Eventing Team and has reported at the Olympic Games, World Equestrian Games, Pan American Games, and every CCI4* in the Northern Hemisphere. As to her favorite event, it’s a toss-up between Aachen and Boekelo. She lives with her husband and three cats in Pennsylvania.

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How to Watch the 2018 World Equestrian Games on TV + Online

The countdown is on! Photo courtesy of Tryon International Equestrian Center.

NBC Sports will broadcast nearly 65 hours of coverage from the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, including 57 live hours, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12, from Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

All the action will also stream live on FEI TV and can be viewed anywhere in the world. For eventing fans in the U.S., NBC will air cross country and show jumping live, but not dressage. If you want to watch both days of eventing dressage live, you will need to be an FEI TV subscriber.

The competition schedule for eventing at WEG is:

  • Thursday, Sept. 13: Dressage from 9 a.m.-4:40 p.m. EST
  • Friday, Sept. 14: Dressage from 9 a.m.-4:40 p.m. EST
  • Saturday, Sept 15: Cross country from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. EST
  • Sunday, Sept. 16: Show jumping from 3:15-5:45 p.m. EST

If you live in the U.S. and have cable: Coverage will be shown on NBC, NBCSN and The Olympic Channel. You can also login through you cable provider and watch on and the NBC Sports app. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, PlayStation and Xbox.

If you live in the U.S. and don’t have cable: You can watch all the action online via FEI TV, which is currently offering a special discounted WEG pass for $26.99. If you have an annual FEI TV subscription, got to to “Subscriptions” and you should be able to add the pass for free.

If you live in Canada: We believe the only option to watch live is via FEI TV. If you know of another option, please let us know in the comments.

If you live in the UK: Our friends at Horse & Hound have all the details on the BBC Red Button schedule here. H&C TV will also be airing a daily review show and highlights.

If you live in France: ChevalTV is providing coverage.

If you live in Germany: ClipMyHorse.TV is providing coverage.

If you live elsewhere in the world: The FEI TV live stream can be viewed anywhere in the world. Leave a comment and let us know how to watch WEG where you live. We will continue updating this guide with viewing information for other countries.

StreamHorseTV is keeping an up-to-date list of how to watch WEG around the world, so keep checking back to this link for the latest information.

Following is the NBC Sports television schedule for WEG. All times are listed in EST and are subject to change. Check your local listings for channel numbers.

Wed., Sept. 12
2 p.m.
Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 2 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 12
8 p.m.
Endurance Team & Individual Ride (LIVE)
Thurs., Sept. 13
2 p.m.
Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix: Session 4 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 13
7 p.m.
Dressage Team & Individual Grand Prix
Fri., Sept. 14
2:30 p.m.
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Special: Session 2 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Sept. 14
9 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 15
Eventing Cross-Country Test (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sat., Sept. 15
11:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 16
8:30 a.m.
Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 16
3 p.m.
Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 16
4 p.m.
Eventing Jumping Test (LIVE)
Tues., Sept. 18
1:30 p.m.
Vaulting Individual Female Compulsory Competition (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Tues., Sept. 18
4 p.m.
Vaulting Squad Compulsory Competition (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Tues., Sept. 18
6 p.m.
Vaulting Individual Male Compulsory Competition (LIVE)
Wed., Sept. 19
9 a.m.
Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 1 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 19
1:30 p.m.
Jumping Team Competition / Individual Round 1, Session 2 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed., Sept. 19
6 p.m.
Vaulting Nations Teams Freestyle: Individual & Squad (LIVE)
Thurs., Sept. 20
9 a.m.
Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 1 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 20
1:30 p.m.
Jumping Team Competition /Individual Qualifier: Session 2 (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Thurs., Sept. 20
6 p.m.
Vaulting Pas de Deux Freestyle (LIVE)
Fri., Sept. 21
1:30 p.m.
Jumping Team Medals (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Fri., Sept. 21
11:30 p.m.
Jumping Team Medals
Sat., Sept. 22
11 a.m.
Driving Marathon Test (LIVE)
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Sun., Sept. 23
1 a.m.
Driving Marathon Test
Sun., Sept. 23
Jumping Individual Third Competition: Round B (LIVE)
Sun., Sept. 23
1:30 p.m.
Driving Cones Test
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA

Brits and Kiwis Dominate FEI World Rankings Ahead of WEG

Tim Price jumped to No. 2 in the FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings following his win at Burghley. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Great Britain and New Zealand are occupying nine of the top 10 slots on the latest FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings as we count down to the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games at Tryon next week.

Britain’s Oliver Townend continues to hold a commanding lead as FEI World No. 1 with 569 points. Tim Price‘s decisive victory at Burghley with Ringwood Sky Boy moved him up to second in the rankings with 465 points to lead the way for New Zealand.

Team GB occupies the next two slots, with WEG bound Ros Canter slipping one spot in the rankings to third with 427 points. Sarah Bullimore‘s fourth place finish at Burghley with Reve de Rouet moved her up to fourth on 421 points.

Jonelle Price remains in fifth place with 409 points, and while she did not compete at Burghley she heads to WEG with Badminton winter Classic Moet and is a strong favorite to challenge for a medal for the Kiwis at Tryon.

Laura Collett jumped up five spots to sit sixth for Britain on 351 points. Andrew Nicholson is back in the top 10 thanks to finishing third at Burghley with four-star rookie Swallow Springs; he holds the seventh slot for New Zealand on 345 points.

Gemma Tattersall slipped from third down to eighth on 334 points but will look to regain ground as a member of the British WEG squad with Arctic Soul. Mark Todd also moved back into the top 10 for New Zealand and sits ninth on 333 points.

Andrew Cooper sits 10th on 332 points to bring a bit of Aussie flavor to the Brit-Kiwi stronghold that currently controls the top 10.

Four U.S. riders sit inside the top 20 of the rankings, with Lynn Symansky continuing to lead the way in 12th on 330 points. Boyd Martin sits just behind her in 13th with 328 points. Buck Davidson moved up into the top 20 and now sits 17th on 315 points. Will Coleman holds the 18th slot on 308 points.

Other U.S. riders in the top 50 include U.S. WEG squad members Phillip Dutton and Lauren Kieffer in 27th and 28th, respectively, with 290 and 285 points. Liz Halliday-Sharp is ranked 37th with 265 points. Caroline Martin sits 40th with 262 points.

Selena O’Hanlon remains the highest ranked rider for Canada, currently sitting in the 85th slot on 182 points.

Click here to view the most current FEI World Eventing Athlete Rankings.

Who Jumped It Best? Foshay International CCI* Edition

Positive reviews continue to pour in for Foshay International CCI, Canada’s newest FEI event in Lower Jemseg, New Brunswick. Held over Labor Day weekend, Foshay attracted spectators from all across the Maritime provinces to enjoy the beautiful setting along the Saint John River.

Thanks to the venue’s location in a river valley, the footing on Jay Hambly’s cross country course was absolutely perfect. Take a look at these images from Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto of horses and riders tackling the CCI* water complex, and vote in the poll at the bottom of the post for which pair you think present the best overall picture.

Click here to read EN’s full report on Foshay. Click here to view final scores. Mark your calendars for next year’s running of Foshay International, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2019. Follow Foshay International on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for all the latest updates from the event. Go Eventing.

Lindsey Beer and El Caballero. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Amanda Gardiner and Relentless Pursuit. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Holly Jacks-Smither and Finely Brewed. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Kendal Lehari and Marvin. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Anna Loschiavo and Quinseys Storm. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Abigail Niles and Carrick Finest Lad. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Jodie Potts and Wapiti Byrd. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Lena Rindermann and Hollywood 51. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Penny Rowland and Dynamo. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Definite Entries for Eventing at 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

The countdown is on for WEG 2018! Photo courtesy of Tryon International Equestrian Center.

Definite entries for eventing at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games closed on Sept. 3, and we now have a final look at the horses and riders set to compete at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina.

All individual combinations will be denoted with as asterisk.

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  • 83 total combinations
  • 23 countries represented
  • 16 teams


  • Chris Burton and Cooley Lands, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Cavalier Land X Clover Light Girl, by Clover Hill) owned by Joe and Kate Walls
  • Andrew Hoy and Vassily de Lassos, a 9-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding (Jaguar Mail X Illusion Perdue, by Jalienny) owned by Paula and David Evans
  • *Bill Levett and Lassban Diamond Lift, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Easy Lift xx X Lassban Chow Bella, by Diamond Chin) owned by Elisabeth Murdoch
  • Emma McNab and Fernhill Tabasco, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Tabasco Van Erpekom X Dinan Rhoda, by Porter Rhodes xx) owned by Kevin McNab, Dom and Poppy Worcester, Julia and Jamie Dougall
  • Shane Rose and Virgil, a 13-year-old bay Australian Warmblood gelding (Vivant X North Pole xx, by North Star xx) owned by Michelle Hasibar


  • Lara de Liedekerke-Meier and Alpaga d’Arville, a 12-year-old Belgian Sport Horse gelding (Wunder Boy van de Zuuthoeve X Mooney Raaphorst xx, by Shamaraan xx) owned by Larga SPRL
  • Karin Donckers and Fletcha van’t Verahof, a 13-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding (Vigo D’arsouilles X Southern Queen xx, by South Gale xx) owned by the rider, Joris de Brabandere and Carl Bouckaert
  • Joris van Springel and Imperial van de Holtakkers, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood stallion (Quidam de Revel x Ava vd Holtakkers, by Argentinus) owned by the rider and Holstrust and Catharina Speerstra


  • Marcio Appel and Iberon Jmen, a 16-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding (Indoctro X Landina Jmen, by Landino) owned by Samatha Tonello
  • Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Coronel MCJ, an 11-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding (Fugitisso X Cotton Girl) owned by the Jorge Family
  • Nilson Moreira da Silva and Magnum’s Martini, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Magnum X Momos Girl) owned by L & N Equestrian
  • *Henrique Plombo Pinheiro and Land Quenotte do Feroleto, a 15-year-old Holsteiner mare (Landritter X No Limit, by Caretino) owned by Ana Paula Arósio
  • Marcelo Tosi and Glenfly, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Presenting X Dorans Glen, by Over The River) owned by the rider


  • *Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo, a 14-year-old British-bred mare (Jumbo X Polly Coldunnell xx, by Danzig Connection xx) owned by The Jollybo Syndicate
  • Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me, a 12-year-old Welsh Sport Horse gelding (Brynarian Brenin X Dream Contessa xx, by Royal Chocolate xx) owned by the rider
  • Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue d’Argouges, a 14-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Mr. Blue X Hardie Du Bourg, by Count Ivor xx) owned by Peter Barry
  • Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High, a 15-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding (Rio Bronco X Evita II xx, by Abacus xx) owned by John and Judy Rumble
  • Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti, a 16-year-old Westphalian gelding (Pavarotti van de Helle X Fidelia, by Foxiland) owned by the rider


  • Alex Hua Tian and Ballytiglea Vivendi, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (ARS Vivendi X Polly Pepper, by Lord Americo) owned by John Lewis and Amelia Mortimer


  • Nicolas Wettstein and Meyer’s Happy, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (My Happy Guest xx X Nottfelderin, by Caletto I) owned by the rider, Frank Wettstein and Monique Deyme
  • Ronald Zabala Goestschel and Wundermaske, a 15-year-old Hanoverian/Thoroughbred gelding (Weltbekannt X Deer Rose, by Deerhound) owned by the rider, Fernando Villacis and Fabian Zabala


  • Pauliina Swindells and Ferro S, a 15-year-old Polish-bred gelding (Talent X Fantazja, by Fanimo) owned by the rider, James Swindells, Sharon Graves, Jari Martilla and Pirjo Martilla


  • Sidney Dufresne and Tresor Mail, an 11-year-old Selle Francais stallion (Jaguar Mail X Nocturne Mail, by Iowa) owned by Iris Fleurieu and Agnès Trouble
  • Maxime Livio and Opium de Verrieres, a 16-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Ultra de Rouhet X Rosiere II, by Fragile) owned by S.C. Soixante Seize et Compagnie
  • *Astier Nicolas and Vinci de la Vigne, a 9-year-old Selle Francis gelding (Esterel des Bois X Korrigane de Vigne, by Duc du Hutrel) owned by the rider and Philippe and Marie-José Gerard
  • Donatien Schauly and Pivione des Touches, a 15-year-old Selle Francais mare (Nykias X Kanelle des Touches, by Elf d’Or) owned by the rider and Anne-Sophie Schauly
  • Thibaut Valette and Qing du Briot ENE HN, a 14-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Eolien II X Henriette, by Etalon OR) owned by L’institut Français du Cheval et de l’Equitation


  • Ros Canter and Allstar B, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Ephebe For Ever X Narenca B, by Ekstein) owned by the rider and Caroline Moore
  • *Tina Cook and Billy The Red, an 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding (Balou du Rouet X FBW Simply Red, by Stan The Man xx) owned by Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson
  • Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Clover Echo X Royal China, by Cavalier Royale) owned by Jayne McGivern
  • Tom McEwen and Toledo de Kerser, an 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Diamant de Semilly X Ariane du Prieure II, by Papillon Rouge) owned by the rider, Jane Inns and Ali McEwen
  • Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Luso X Dream Cocktail, by Roi Danzig) owned by the rider and The Soul Syndicate


  • *Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz, a 9-year-old Selle Francais stallion (Diamant de Semilly X Heralina, by Voltigeur le Malin) owned by Nikolaus Prinz von Croy
  • Andreas Dibowski and FRH Corrida, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare (Contendro I x Expo, by Espri) owned by BG Corrida
  • Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD, a 14-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Helikon xx X Goldige, by Noble Champion) owned by Ingrid Klimke and Andreas Busacker
  • Julia Krajewski and Chipmunk FRH, a 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Contendro I x Havanna, by Heraldik I) owned by Dr. Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff
  • Kai Rüder and Colani Sunrise, a 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Chico’s Boy x Larissa, by Laudatio) owned by Bernhard Reemtsma


  • Cathal Daniels and Rioghan Rua, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare (Jack of Diamonds X Highland Destiny, by Flagmount King) owned by Frank and Margaret Kinsella
  • Sarah Ennis and Horseware Stellor Rebound, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by VDL Ricochet and owned by Horseware Products, Niki Potterton and Orla Ennis
  • Padraig McCarthy and Mr Chunky, a 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Jumbo X Avin Fun Bar, by Sergeant Drummer) owned by Christopher and Sarita Perkins, Huw Lloyd and Lucy Wiegersma
  • *Trish Ryan and Dunrath Eclipse, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Chinook Eclipse X Aoife Baby, by Rame Z) owned by Tom and Carol Henry
  • Sam Watson and Horseware Ardagh Highlight, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Puissance X Gentle Servant, by Kings Servant) owned by the rider and Belinda Keir


  • Stefano Brecciaroli and Byrnesgrove First Diamond, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Carrick Diamond Lad X Christies Lass, by Amazing Bust) owned by Andrew Nicholson and Mary Channer
  • Pietro Roman and Barraduff, a 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Carroll House X Crested Vesta VII, by Sea Crest) owned by Antonella Ascoli
  • Pietro Sandei and Rubis de Prere, a 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Fedor de Seves X Cina du Logis, by Quandy du Mayne) owned by the rider
  • Arianna Schivo and Quefira de l’Ormeau, a 14-year-old bay Selle Francais mare (Iolisco de Quinhon X Isabella du Brulot, by Beausejour IV) owned by the rider and Thomas Bouquet
  • *Simone Sordi and Amacuzzi, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Marcuzzi X Amara, by Maizauber) owned by Maria Giovanna Mazzocchi


  • Ryuzo Kitajima and Queen Mary, a 10-year-old Holsteiner mare (Quality X Limone III, by Landgraf I) owned by Riding Club Crane
  • Yoshi Oiwa and Calle 44, an 11-year-old Holsteiner mare (Cristo 5 X Sara IV, by Quebec) owned by the rider
  • Toshiyuki Tanaka and Talma d’Allou, an 11-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Opium de Talma X Belle de l’Etang, by Prince Ig’or) owned by Riding Club Crane
  • Kazuma Tomoto and Tacoma d’Horset, an 11-year-old Selle Francais mare (Sandro X Palm Beach d’Horset, by Trophee du Rozel) owned by the Japan Racing Association


  • Daniela Mougel and Cecelia, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred mare (Connecticut X Penny Stock, by Spend A Buck) owned by Aurelio Quinzaños and Jorge Eduardo Mtz. Castrejon


  • Merel Blom and Rumour Has It N.O.P., a 15-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Esteban xx X Onara, by Candillo) owned by J.M.J. Blom and M.C. Blom-Muilwijk
  • Raf Kooremans and Henri Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Heraldik xx X Rozina van de Hertogen, by Landaris) owned by Marc Rigouts
  • Renske Kroeze and Jane Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide mare (Johny Boy II X Tendre Rose, by Hornet Rose) owned by Beemdhoeve B.V.
  • Alice Naber-Lozeman and ACSI Harry Belafonte, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Heraldik xx X Zamira, by Zamiro) owned by R. van Reine & S. van Reine
  • *Theo van de Vendel and Zindane, a 14-year-old KPWN gelding (Kreator X Oriflame, by Kingston) owned by T. van de Vendel, J.J. van de Vendel and G.J. van de Vendel


  • *Dan Jocelyn and Grovine de Reve, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Hermea de Reve X Erkina Jane, by Rimilis xx) owned by Therese Miller, Jo Preston-Hunt, Philip Hunt and Dan Jocelyn
  • Jonelle Price and Classic Moet, a 15-year-old British-bred mare (Classic xx X Gamston Bobbles, by Bohemond xx) owned by the rider and Trisha Rickards
  • Tim Price and Cekatinka, an 11-year-old KWPN mare (King Kolibri X Katinka, by Julio Mariner xx) owned by Joanne Pullan
  • Blyth Tait and Dassett Courage, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Courage II X Cruseings Girl, by Cruising) owned by the rider, Thomas Barr and Sally Grant
  • Mark Todd and McClaren, an 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding (Clarimo X Toni I, by Landjunge) owned by David and Katherine Thomson


  • Heidi Bratlie Larsen and Euforian, a 13-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Camaro M X Evelina, by Willibald) owned by the rider


  • Pawel Spisak and Banderas, an 11-year-old Polish-bred gelding (Moravia X Babilonia xx, by Jape xx) owned by Marek Jodko


  • Victoria Scott and Valtho des Peupliers, a 9-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Tinka’s Boy X Etna Pierreville, by Rosire) owned by the rider


  • Gonzalo Blasco Botin and Sij Veux d’Autize, a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding (Urban X Novia d’Autize) owned by Marta Botin Naveda
  • Carlos Diaz Fernandez and Junco CP, a 14-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding (Ebene de Montagne X Dunabell, by Nilgaut A) owned by Campeagro Sat
  • *Albert Hermoso Farras and Nereo CP, 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding (Iod’Pom X Avutarda CP, by Nilgaut A) by Miquel Alemany Hospital
  • Maria Pinedo Sendagorta and Carriem van Colen Z, a 15-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Canabis Z X Sexy Vergoignan x, by Garde Couer xx) owned by Santillana Paddocks S.L.
  • Manuel Senra Chover and Cruising, a 12-year-old Westphalian gelding (Calido I X Gina, by Geralshuter) owned by Yeguada la Horcajada


  • Patrizia Attinger and Hilton P, a 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Heraldik xx X Quickly P, by Quasi Roi) owned by Denise Egger and Peter Attinger
  • Robin Godel and Grandeur de Lully CH, a 10-year-old Swiss Warmblood gelding (Greco de Lully X Miola, by Apartos) owned by Jean-Jacques Fünftschilling
  • Felix Vogg and Colero, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding (Captain Fire X Bonita, by Bormio xx) owned by Jürgen Vogg


  • *Sara Algotsson Ostholt and Wega, 17-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Irco Mena X La Fair, by Labrador 588) owned by Margareta Algotsson
  • Anna Freskgård and Box Qutie, 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Quite Easy X Lady Like KLT, by Little Boy 756) owned by Therese Örup
  • Niklas Lindbäck and Focus Filiocus, 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Feliciano 823 X Blue Bells xx, by Be My Chief xx) owned by Tun Albertson
  • Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger, 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding (Spender S X On a Pedestal xx, by Waajib xx) owned by Skånegårdar AB
  • Louise Svensson Jähde and Waikiki, 12-year-old Holsteiner mare (Quinar X Sila, by San Patrignano Cassini) owned by the rider and Hans Thomsen


  • Will Coleman and Tight Lines, an 11-year-old French-bred Thoroughbred gelding (Turgeon X Merindole, by Tel Quel) owned by The Con Air Syndicate
  • Phillip Dutton and Z, a 10-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Asca X Bellabouche, by Babouche VH Gehucht Z) owned by The Z Partnership
  • *Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus, an 11-year-old Anglo-Arabian gelding (Serazim X Wake Me Gently) owned by Jacqueline Mars
  • Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg, an 11-year-old Trakehner gelding (Windfall X Thabana, by Buddenbrock) owned by Christine Turner
  • Lynn Symansky and Donner, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Gorky Park X Smart Jane, by Smarten) owned by The Donner Syndicate

[WEG 2018 Eventing Definite Entries]

Holly Jacks-Smither Pilots One-Eyed Horse to Foshay CCI Win

Holly Jacks-Smither and one-eyed Favonious Nite. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Holly Jacks-Smither dominated both CCI divisions at the inaugural Foshay International CCI in Lower Jemseg, New Brunswick, which awarded $25,000 (CDN) in prize money and was praised as a fantastic addition to the Canadian eventing calendar by competitors and spectators alike.

Finely Brewed won the CCI* and stablemate Candy King placed second, but it was Holly’s one-eyed mount Favonious Nite who stole the show with his victory in the CCI Introductory 1.05-meter division.

Bred to be a dressage horse but ultimately deemed “too naughty” for a career in the sandbox, Favonious Nite found his way into Holly’s barn to try his hand at eventing. She successfully produced him through the lower levels, but when he lost his left eye in a trailering accident last August, Holly wondered if he would ever event again.

Holly owns the now 8-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding with Mark Marquis, and they agreed that if “Favy” didn’t want to jump after losing his eye, he would go to Canadian Grand Prix dressage rider Alex Dvorak as a pure dressage horse.

Holly Jacks-Smither and Favonious Nite. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

But Favy made it very clear that wanted to keep jumping and running cross country. Six weeks after losing his left eye, he returned to eventing at Training level and won. Holly said Favy has adapted remarkably well with the changes in his vision, and her coach Buck Davidson has helped her develop certain strategies that allow the horse to cope.

“If there’s an angled combination, I hold him out further than I normally would to make sure he can see the fences and read the questions, but it’s honestly amazing how he adjusts his head position and his body to compensate on his own,” Holly said. “He will twist his head to make sure he can see the fences.”

After she retired on cross country at his first CCI* at the Ocala Three-Day in April, Holly decided to take Favy to Foshay in the lower 1.05-meter CCI Introductory division, which the FEI introduced as a new height in 2018.

“He’s qualified for a CCI*, but he’s really strong,” Holly said. “I knew I wouldn’t be able to make time in the one-star, so the Intro division was perfect. The course was fantastic and challenging with perfect footing, and I found it tougher than the CCI* course since those horses aren’t as seasoned.”

Holly and Favy led the CCI Introductory division from start to finish, adding 2.0 time penalties on cross country and one show jumping rail to their dressage score to win on 32.8.

Lena Rindermann and her own Maniac 4, a 12-year-old Trakehner (Faberger X Moosliebe, by Hohenstein), finished second in the CCI Introductory on 35.7. Roxanne Valois and her own Power Play, a 12-year-old Canadian Warmblood (Ikoon X Duchess Law xx, by Bridle Path xx) bred by Nicolas Pasquier, finished third on 36.3.

Holly Jacks-Smither and Finely Brewed. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Looking to the CCI*, Holly won with Finely Brewed, a 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Milwaukee Brew X Capture The Spirit, by Conquistador Cielo) bred in Canada by Mane Stream Racing Ltd., on his dressage score of 32.0.

“Bud” came to her husband, Bruce Smither, to be re-broken after he had thrown multiple people while in race training. It took six months to re-break the horse, and while his owner Bernadette Johnson agreed to let Holly take Bud as an event horse, Bruce was not exactly keen on the idea of her competing him.

“My husband is an extremely good horseman,” Holly said, “and to to this day if the horse gets worried and you tell him ‘woah,’ he will listen” — but Bud still retained plenty of quirks.

“He is funny on the ground. He has to be tacked and untacked a certain way, so I have to ask to be excused early from the vet box at FEI events,” Holly said. “He’s a horse that I’ve always loved, and I’ve always had big dreams for him. It’s also special because I used to gallop racehorses for Bernadette, and she has supported me ever since I came out to Ontario.”

Bud has had a strong season since stepping up to the CCI* level at the Ocala Three-Day in April. He finished 20th in the Bromont CCI* in June and then won the CIC* at GMHA last month.

After winning the CCI* at Foshay, Bud will enjoy a break before ending his year with a move-up to Intermediate to cap the season. Holly’s end goal is to get him qualified for the 2019 Pan American Games early next year in the hopes of representing Canada in Lima, Peru.

Holly Jacks-Smither and Candy King. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Holly finished second in the CCI* with Candy King, who led after dressage and cross country but dropped one pole in show jumping to complete on 35.4 behind his stablemate. He also finished second in the CCI* at Bromont earlier in the season and has rebounded beautifully after having colic surgery last year.

The 8-year-old British-bred gelding (Grafenstolz X Eye Candy, bu Moothyeb) is known as “Mini Me” or “Dr. Evil” at home, as he resembles Holly’s CCI4* horse More Inspiration.

Holly joked that she had a band of misfits at Foshay — a horse with one eye, a quirky one that had to be re-broken, and one that survived colic surgery. She is also excited about Mark Marqis’s Big Pretty, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare who sat third in the CCI Introductory after dressage but had a green mistake in cross country.

“At this time last year, things were looking pretty grim,” Holly said. “It goes to show you how much things can change in a year. It’s exciting to have a group of four horses who are all so talented and going so well.”

Looking to the rest of the CCI* leaderboard, Waylon Roberts finished third with Aletta Martin’s Wil Celtic Charlie on 36.0 in the horse’s debut at the level. “Charlie,” a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse by Porsche, won the Bromont CIC* last month, and Waylon intends to qualify him for the Pan American Games early in the 2019 season.

Abigail Niles and Carrick Finest Lad. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Abigail Niles finished fourth in the CCI* to win the Best Young Rider Award with her own Carrick Finest Lad, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Carrick Diamond Lad X Clover’s Finest, by Clover Hill). Abigail also won the award for Tidiest Stable.

Penny Rowland and Dynamo. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Looking to other award winners, Penny Rowland received the award for Best Turned Out with Dynamo, and Debbie Recoskie was named Best Groom after providing top care for Holly Jacks-Smither’s horses.

Foshay also ran a National EV105/Modified division, which Kendal Lehari won with her own Audacious, a 5-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding bred by Carolyn Baird. Click here to view final results from Foshay.

Kendal Lehari and Audacious. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

The inaugural running of Foshay was hailed a massive success, with the community surrounding Lower Jemseg coming out in full force. An estimated 1,800 people from the Maritime provinces and beyond lined the galloping lanes on cross country day to cheer on the competitors.

“The event truly has an international feeling, with proper galloping lanes and the same level of hospitality that you would see at a major FEI event,” Holly said. “We camped on the Saint John River and had bonfires every night. It was a fantastic time. I plan to come back with a huge group of people next year.”

Awesome crowds today at the water jump!

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Foshay co-chair Rob Stevenson not only ran the event but also competed in the Modified division with Gigolo VK. We have to send a huge shoutout to Rob and Suzanne Stevenson, technical delegate Sue Ockendon, cross country course designer and builder Jay Hambly, show jumping course designer James Atkinson, and a slew of team members and volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make the event a success.

“The inaugural Foshay International exceeded my own expectations — it took on a life of its own,” Rob said. “The horses, the riders, the officials, the volunteers and the community all seemed to be having a great time. That really was the whole idea: to host a fun and accessible FEI event.

“Jay Hambly designed and built inspiring courses. James Atkinson flew from California to set the show jumping. Diarmuid Byrne of EquiRatings joined us for the weekend to ensure that all key statistics were captured and communicated.

“We are very lucky to have such great ground along the river — when the horses are happy, it sets a great tone for the whole event. I believe that a great many positive forces came together to create the amazing experience that we had this past weekend.”

Rob Stevenson and Gigolo VK. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Mark your calendars for next year’s running of Foshay International, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2019. Stay tuned for a special edition of Who Jumped It Best featuring beautiful images from Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto. Be sure to follow Foshay International on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates on Canada’s newest FEI event. Go Foshay. Go Eventing.

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FEI Sanctions at Blair Castle Include Whip Abuse Warning for Townend

Oliver Townend and Tregilder at Blair Castle. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Three British riders received FEI sanctions at the Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials, held Aug. 25-29 in Scotland, including FEI World No. 1 Oliver Townend.

Oliver received a verbal warning for abuse of horse / excessive use of whip following an incident that took place in cross country warm up with Tregilder, an 8-year-old gelding who contested his first CIC3* at Blair Castle.

“The horse I was riding was developing a habit of running out, and he did so in the cross country warm up,” Oliver said in a statement. “I wanted to nip this habit in the bud by correcting him. I gave this explanation to the Ground Jury on the day, which they accepted. The horse performed well and is happy, healthy and now enjoying a break.”

Tregilder won the Blair Castle CIC3* on his dressage score of 33.5, the only horse of 46 starters in the division to make the optimum time on cross country.

FEI rule 526.1 defines Abuse of Horse as “an action or omission which causes or is likely to cause pain or unnecessary discomfort to a Horse included but not limited to: a) Rapping. b) Riding an exhausted Horse. c) Excessive pressing of a tired Horse. d) Riding an obviously lame Horse. e) Excessive use of whip, bit and/or spurs. f) Horses bleeding on the flank(s) or back indicating excessive use of the whip and/or spurs.”

The sanction at Blair Castle is the second verbal warning Oliver has received in 2018 for abuse of horse / excessive use of whip. He also received a warning following his use of the whip on Ballaghmor Class and Cooley SRS during cross country at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in May.

Two other British riders received FEI sanctions at Blair Castle. Louise Evans received a yellow card for dangerous riding / continuing after 3 refusals, and James Sommerville received a yellow card for dangerous riding / jumping the roping.

The list of FEI sanctions in eventing can be viewed on the FEI website at this link.

Ride Around Burghley Cross Country with Joseph Murphy

What is it like to ride around the biggest cross country course in the world at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials? Thanks to this helmet cam from Joseph Murphy, we can get a bird’s eye view of Capt. Mark Phillips’s monster track.

Sportsfield Othello, a 17-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Ricardo Z X Moy View Lady, by Ring of Forde) owned by Alison Schmutz, Andrew Tinkler and Jill Andrews, jumped clear with 10.8 time penalties to sit 25th going into show jumping — a fantastic performance for this stalwart campaigner in his 11th CCI4*.

Want to learn to ride cross country like Joseph? He is coming to the States to teach a cross country clinic on Nov. 5-7 at Boyd Martin’s top facility Windurra USA in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Click here to view full details on the clinic and to reserve your spot.

Joseph and Sportsfield Othello, better known as Franky, will jump in the final group starting at 2:25 p.m. BST/9:25 a.m. EST. You can watch the thrilling finale of Burghley on the live stream here. Good luck to all! Go Eventing.

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Canada Announces Team for 2018 World Equestrian Games

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Equestrian Canada announced the Canadian Eventing Team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in a Facebook live announcement this evening. The horses and riders named to the team are:

  • Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo, a 14-year-old British-bred mare (Jumbo X Polly Coldunnell xx, by Danzig Connection xx) owned by The Jollybo Syndicate
  • Lisa Marie Fergusson and her own Honor Me, a 12-year-old Welsh Sport Horse gelding (Brynarian Brenin X Dream Contessa xx, by Royal Chocolate xx)
  • Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue d’Argouges, a 14-year-old Selle Francias gelding (Mr. Blue x Hardie du Bourg, by Count Ivor xx) owned by Peter Barry
  • Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High, a 15-year-old Canadian Sport Horse gelding bred by Epstein Equestrian (Rio Bronco W X Evita II xx, by Abacus xx) owned by John and Judy Rumble
  • Jessica Phoenix and her own Pavarotti, a 16-year-old Westphalian gelding (Pavarotti Van de Helle X Fidelia, by Foxiland) with Amara Hoppner’s Bogue Sound, an 11 -year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Crafty Shaw X Carolina Blue, by Victory Gallop), as direct alternate

Rob Stevenson will serve as chef d’equipe of the team.

Definite entries for WEG are due Sept. 3, so we can expect final team announcements and last-minute shake-ups coming over the next few days. Keep it locked on EN for all your official WEG news. Go Eventing.

Watch the Replay of Burghley 2018 Cross Country Day

What a day at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials! At the conclusion of cross country, 45 of 70 starters (64%) completed, with 38 pairs (54%) jumping clear and four pairs (6%) catching the optimum time.

Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy lead on 27.3, with Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class in second on 27.9, and Piggy French and Vanir Kamira in third on 31.1. All three American pairs completed, with Buck Davidson and Park Trader sitting 15th on 40.1 as our highest placed pair.

Viewers in the U.S. and Canada can watch the full replay of cross country below. UK viewers can rewatch on BBC iPlayer. Click here to relive all the action in EN’s open thread, and stay tuned for the full report. Go Eventing.

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Burghley 2018 Live Updates: Tim Price Leads, Buck Davidson 15th

It’s cross country day at the biggest horse trials in the world! We’ll be running live updates right here on EN, with Tilly Berendt in the mixed zone interviewing the riders. Keep refreshing this page for all the latest cross country news from the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials.

If you missed EN’s preview of Capt. Mark Phillips’s cross country course, click here to read commentary from the riders. Click here to view each fence on CrossCountry App. The optimum time is 11 minutes, 11 seconds.

Viewers in the U.S. and Canada can watch cross country live on the Burghley International Facebook page starting at 11:15 a.m. BST/6:15 a.m. EST.

UK viewers can also watch live on BBC Red Button and on the BBC website with commentary from Clare Balding, Ian Stark, Nick Luck, Nicole Brown and Sam Watson.

Click here for full details on how to watch Burghley live. You can also listen to live commentary on Burghley Radio.

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USA cross country ride times & results:

  • Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 – 20 jumping penalties, 26 time penalties – 41st
  • Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby – 20 jumping penalties, 33.2 time penalties – 43rd
  • Buck Davidson and Park Trader – clear, 8 time penalties – 15th

Live updates:

11:23: Your top 10 after cross country — 45 pairs completed and four pairs made the optimum time. Stay tuned for the full report.

11:22: Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class finish 8 seconds inside the time to move into second place — the fourth to make the time today.

11:18: Clear and 27 seconds over the time for Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello.

11:14: Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs are home clear and 6 seconds inside the time to move into fourth place — the third pair today to make the time!

11:11: Last year’s winners Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class are away — the last pair on course.

11:09: Louise Harwood and Balladeer Miller Man complete clear with 18.4 time penalties.

11:08: Just two starters left to go. Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello are away — another speedy pair.

11:06:  Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy are home clear and 1 second over the time to sail into the lead on 27.3! No one else can overtake them on the leaderboard, so they will lead overnight.

11:03: Andrew Nicholson and Swallow Springs are away — this is another fast pair who can push the clock.

11:02: Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy are clear through the gates at fence 17 and look to have plenty left in the tank.

3:57: Simon Grieve and Drumbilla Metro had two runouts at the brush in the water at the Trout Hatchery and have retired.

3:56: After Mark Todd’s unfortunate fall, Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy are now the clubhouse leaders. They are on course now.

3:55: Nana Dalton and Absolute Opposition complete clear and 1 minute, 27 seconds over the time.

3:50: Bill Levett has retired Improvise after a glance off at the first skinny at the Leaf Pit. That was a bit of a naughty runout from a very experienced horse.

3:48: Warren Lamperd and Silvia complete clear and 2 minutes, 2 seconds over the time.

3:43: No! Mark Todd and Kiltubrid Rhapsody fell at fence 10, the Gurkha Kukri. They are both up and OK. What a shame.

3:41: MERLIN’S BEARD! Kiltubrid Rhapsody tipped Mark Todd nearly out of the saddle jumping down the drop at the Leaf Pit and he jumped clear through the direct route by sheer force of will. Absolutely the save of the day.

3:39: Overnight leaders Mark Todd and Kiltubrid Rhapsody are away!

3:38: Clear and 22 seconds over for Katie Preston and Templar Justice to move into the top 20. She is a full time vet and looks absolutely thrilled.

3:37: Holy moley! Silvia stood way off the second skinny at the Leaf Pit and is one scopey mare to get that done for Warren Lamperd.

3:34: Polly Jackson Griffin and Papillon are the latest pair to pick up 20 jumping penalties at the Leaf Pit.

3:31: Buck Davidson and Park Trader complete clear and 20 seconds over the time. He is whooping at the finish! 8 time penalties added moves them to 12th place.

3:28: Ben Way and Galley Light landed hard on the back rail at the open oxer at fence 14 at the Maltings, and the rail dropped to result in 11 frangible penalties. He jumped the next fence and then retired.

3:27: Only 7 seconds over the time for Richard Jones and Alfies Clover. Adding 2.8 time penalties moves them up to sixth place — super round for them.

3:24: Buck Davidson took the long route at both the Leaf Pit and Trout Hatchery and is clear so far.

3:23: Michael Owen and Bradeley Law are home clear and just 18 seconds over the time — definitely a career highlight for this pair! They added 7.2 time penalties which moves them up almost 50 spots on the leaderboard.

3:19: Buck Davidson and Park Trader are away!

3:15: Dan Jocelyn and Dassett Cool Touch complete with 11 frangible penalties and 37 seconds over the time.

3:14: Michael Owen and Bradeley Law are on course and this horse is just a little superstar — skipped through the Leaf Pit easily!

3:11: Matt Heath completes clear with 27.2 time penalties with The Lion.

3:10: Dassett Cool Touch hit the back of the rail at fence 15A at the Rolex Combination. That will be 11 frangible penalties for Dan Jocelyn.

3:09: Gubby Leech has unfortunately parted ways from Xavier when the horse ducked out to the right at the second skinny at the Leaf Pit. He is on his feet and OK.

3:07: Dan Jocelyn and Dassett Cool Touch are the latest pair to slip while jumping up out of the bank at the Trout Hatchery. We’ve seen that happening a few times today, but riders have been able to adjust their plans and continue on without issue.

3:02: Matt Heath and The Lion are on course and going well — clear through the gates at fence 17.

2:58: Abigail Boulton and Toulson Tic Toc picked up a runout at the Leaf Pit.

2:56: We are back underway now.

2:50: Andreas Dibowski and FRH Butts Avedon fell after the horse stood off from the rails at fence 6. They are both up and OK. We will have another hold on course for fence repairs.

2:48: The hold has been lifted and Andreas Dibowski is away with FRH Butts Avedon.

2:45: We have a brief hold on course, we expect for fence repairs at Discovery Valley.

2:42: Clear and 12 seconds over the time for Pippa Funnell and Majas Hope to add 4.8 time penalties. Super round! That slots them into 10th place.

2:40: Cedric Lyard fell from Qatar du Puech Rouget when he got in way too close to the log at Discovery Valley and the horse had to twist over the jump. Cedric was thrown into the ditch, and the horse also skidded into the ditch. A scary moment but they are both totally OK.

2:39: Emilie Chandler and Coopers Law have unfortunately retired on course at fence 14.

2:33: Lydia Hannon and My Royal Touch completed with 40 jumping penalties and 27.2 time penalties.

2:32: Alex Bragg and Zagreb fell at the Maltings at fence 14 when they didn’t get the right shot into the open corner. They are both up right away and OK.

2:29: Ashley Edmond and Triple Chance are home clear with 30.0 time penalties and she looks delighted.

2:28: Lydia Hannon and My Royal Touch picked up 20 jumping penalties at the Leaf Pit, which has definitely been one of the most influential combinations on course.

2:24: 8 seconds inside the time for Esib Power and Soladoun — the second pair to make the time and an impressive performance in the horse’s CCI4* debut. Both the horses to make the time so far are full Thoroughbreds.

2:21: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby complete with 20 jumping penalties and 33.2 time penalties.

2:18: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby picked up a runout at fence 15, the Rolex Combinations. They took the long route at Clarence Court at fence 21 and are heading home.

2:16: Tina Cook and Star Witness have done it! 2 seconds inside the time and they are the first pair to beat the optimum time of 11 minutes, 11 seconds. That moves her into seventh place provisionally.

2:15: Lillian Heard and  LCC Barnaby make quick work of the Trout Hatchery and are looking fantastic.

2:12: Oliver Townend and Cooley SRS complete clear and 25 seconds over the time to add 10 time penalties. That is his second clear round of the day and he will be the final rider on course with last year’s winner Ballaghmor Class.

2:07: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby are on course now. Go Lil!

2:05: Ben Hobday and Harelaw Wizard complete 1 minute, 2 seconds over the time. This horse is part Clydesdale and finished ears pricked.

2:02: Clear and 18 seconds over the time for Ciaran Glynn and November Night to add 7.2 time penalties in their Burghley debut. That slots them into seventh place provisionally — super round for Ciaran.

1:59: Emily Prangnell and DHI Beaunesse have been eliminated on refusals at the Leaf Pit.

1:58: Harelaw Wizard left a leg at the first element of the Trout Hatchery and Ben Hobday did well to hang on tight — jumped the next element without a stirrup and got the job done!

1:57: Ciaran Glynn and November Night are giving us a good show in their Burghley debut — the Irish know how to tackle a beefy cross country course!

1:56: Tom Crisp and Coolys Luxury complete 33 seconds over to slot into 10th place provisionally.

1:49: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 completed with 20 jumping penalties and 26 time penalties. Big pats for Indy!

1:44: Nicholas Lucey fell from Proud Courage after he slammed on the brakes at the Leaf Pit. He is up and OK.

1:43: Kirsty Short and Cossan Lad completed with 20 jumping penalties and 28.8 time penalties.

1:39: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 pick up an early runout on course at fence 7, the Leaf Pit.

1:38: Sarah Pickard parted ways from Polo Striker when he left a leg jumping into the Trout Hatchery. She took a dunking but is up and OK.

1:36: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 are away!

1:32: Kirsty Short and Cossan Lad have picked up a runout at the Trout Hatchery.

1:28: We are back underway.

1:21: Chris Bartle said he expected the course to ride well, and so far that is what we have seen. “Fortune favors the brave.”

1:17: Kirsty Short and Cossan Lad have been stopped on course before the main arena. We have a hold on course due to an issue with a member of the public.

1:16: A clear round and 42 seconds over for Georgie Spence and Wii Limbo. She is looking to complete her eighth Burghley.

1:14: Polly Stockton has fallen from Mister MacCondy after he took a disliking to the ditch at Discovery Valley and slammed on the brakes. She is up and OK.

1:12: Willa Newton gave Chance Remark such a class ride all the way around the course. 14 seconds over to sail into sixth place — she is fist pumping and looks absolutely delighted.

1:11: Sam Ecroyd has retired Master Douglas after two runouts at the Leaf Pit.

1:08: Tom Rowland and Possible Mission complete with 29.6 time penalties in Tom’s second CCI4* and the horse’s CCI4* debut.

1:04: 19 seconds over the time for Sarah Bullimore and Reve de Rouet to add 7.6 time penalties — she looks a bit disappointed but definitely a solid round to slot her into third place.

1: Michael Ryan and Dunlough Striker complete 42 seconds over the time to slot into the top 10 provisionally.

12:54: Harry Meade and Away Cruising complete 4 seconds over the time and the horse looks fantastic at the end — super ride from Harry.

12:52: Piggy French on her mentality around the course: “Be brave. Stay focused. Keep going.”

12:50: Hazel Towers and Simply Clover have completed 1 minute, 22 seconds over the time. That horse deserves a bucket of carrots!

12:47: Pascal Leroy and Minos de Petra got a bit turned around at the Trout Hatchery retired after picking up 20 jumping penalties.

12:46: Imogen Murray said Ivar Gooden lost a shoe but was brilliant. “At an event like this you’re competing against the course, you’re not competing against each other.”

12:44: Hazel Towers is living very dangerously and Simply Clover is quite frankly saving her left and right. What a genuine horse.

12:43: Just 3 seconds over the time for Piggy French and Vanir Kamira — the fastest of the day so far! Total masterclass from Piggy.

12:40: Katrin Khoddam-Hazrati has retired Cosma on course after scrambling over the Keepers Brushes.

12:36: Julie Tew and Simply Sox have completed clear and 55 seconds over the time and she is overcome with emotion — think we all are! She had a spinal tumor removed 18 years ago and was told she would never ride again. She has also battled severe nerve damage and never imagined she would compete at the CCI4* level, let alone Burghley. You’re our hero, Julie!

12:32: Imogen Murray and Ivar Gooden complete clear and only 13 seconds over the time to add 5.2 time penalties — that will rocket them right up the leaderboard.

12:30: Katrin Khoddam Hazrati and Cosma picked up a runout at the Leaf Pit and are continuing on.

12:28: 1 minute, 4 seconds over the time for Rebecca Gibbs and De Beers Dilletante and she is grinning ear to ear.

12:25: Austin O’Connor and Lucky Contender completed with 20 jumping penalties and 19.2 time penalties.

12:22: Ludwig Svennerstal confirmed that he retired due to breaking the frangible pin and receiving 11 penalties, as that would prevent him from being able to sit close to the top of the leaderboard and their intent was to finish with a top result.

12:16: Ludwig Svennerstal retired Stinger at the next fence and is walking off course.

12:15: Oh dear — Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger tapped the back rail at the Rolex Combination at fence 15 and the frangible pin broke. That didn’t look like a very hard tap and we expect Ludwig will appeal the 11 penalties.

12:10: Ludwig Svennerstal has set off looking very determined with Stinger. This is definitely a pair that can push the clock.

12:07: Harry Dzenis had an early runout at fence 8 at the Leaf Pit and has retired Xam after a second runout at the Rolex Combination at fence 15.

12:06: Ginny Thompson and Star Nouveau have a runout at the Leaf Pit and successfully re-routed to the option.

12:04: Hector Payne and Dynasty have completed clear and 1 minute, 4 seconds over the time at their first Burghley. William Fox-Pitt produced this horse and coaches Hector and said their plan today was to focus on a clear round and not worry about the time — mission accomplished!

12: Andrew James just popped off on his feet from Cool Chica at the Trout Hatchery to end their day.

12: Camille Lejeune pumps the air as he completes his first Burghley cross country with Rahina des Isles — clear with 13.6 time penalties.

11:58: Caroline Powell and On The Brash completed with 35.6 time penalties.

11:54: Caroline Powell tried to take a long route at fence 22, Clarence Court (formerly called the Dairy Mount) with On The Brash and jumped outside the string. Thankfully all the spectators were able to dive out of the way but he got caught up on the string! She is now continuing on course.

11:51: Andrew Nicholson gives us a masterclass with Jet Set — only 6 seconds over the time to add 2.4 time penalties.

11:45: Louise Harwood has retired Mr. Potts after a second runout on course at fence 15, the Rolex Combination.

11:44: Tim Price and Bango completed 23 seconds over, the fastest we have seen so far, to complete on 41.3 with 9.2 time penalties.

11:43: Andrew Nicholson and Jet Set are on course now and just skipped through the Leaf Pit like a schooling exercise. #goals

11:40: Mr. Potts pecked on landing jumping into the Trout Hatchery and Louise unfortunately couldn’t get to the B element to pick up 20 penalties. They successfully jumped through the option and are continuing on.

11:38: Louise Harwood and Mr. Potts are on course now. He has completed Burghley for five consecutive years.

11:35: Mark Todd said his rein slipped out of his hand at the Rolex Combination at fence 15, so he had to take the long route which he reckons added about 10-15 seconds.

11:33: Badminton and Luhmuhlen winner Jonelle Price isn’t competing at Burghley but she is still at the event supporting husband Tim Price. She just helped get Bango into the start box, and they are away.

11:32: 37 seconds over the time for Mark Todd and NZB Campino to complete on 45.6.

11:30: Nana Dalton and Elite Syncopation has pulled up in the woods and retired on course.

11:28: Oliver Townend completes 26 seconds over the time to complete on 37.6.

11:19: Mark Todd and NZB Campino are also away. The horses have fantastic going today — word on the ground is that it feels like carpet!

11:15: Oliver Townend and MHS King Joules are our first away! The optimum time has been heavily debated and the consensus from the riders is that no one will catch it today.

11:10: Two pairs have withdrawn prior to the start of cross country: Simon Grieve and Douglas and Lissa Green and Hollyfield. That gives us 68 starters today.

Foshay International CCI* Cross Country Course Walk

The water complex at Foshay International. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

It’s a busy week for eventing around the world, with the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials running in Stamford, England, the USEA American Eventing Championships running in Parker, Colorado, and the inaugural Foshay International CCI running in New Brunswick, Canada.

Rob Stevenson and the entire team at Foshay have done a fabulous job in bringing a new FEI event to Canada, and rave reviews are pouring in about the venue and Jay Hambly’s cross country course. The track is beautifully presented — shoutout to course decorator extraordinaire Megan Murfey!

The CCI* course spans 3,760 meters with 30 total jumping efforts, and an optimum time of 7 minutes, 14 seconds. Joan Davis of Flatlandsfoto kindly sent photos of the CCI* track, so scroll through the gallery to take a virtual course walk. The action at Foshay starts today with dressage. Good luck to all! Go Eventing.

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Patricia Ryan Called Up to Irish WEG Squad

The 2018 Irish WEG squad, from left: Sam Watson, Sally Corscadden (team manager), Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis, Padraig McCarthy and Patricia Ryan pictured at the final training camp. Photo by Paul Harding/Sportsfile.

Patricia Ryan and Dunrath Eclipse have been called up to the Irish squad for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games after unfortunate withdrawals for both Aoife Clark and Tim Bourke.

Aoife Clark, who was named as an individual on the squad with Fernhill Adventure, suffered an injury when she fell with Master Rory in the CCI3* at Millstreet on Saturday and will be spending time out of the saddle to recuperate.

Tim Bourke was named first reserve with Luckaun Quality, but the horse has picked up a viral infection and will be unable to compete at Tryon.

Patricia and Dunrath Eclipse, a 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Chinook Eclipse X Aoife Baby, by Rame Z) owned by Tom and Carol Henry, finished 12th at Luhmühlen CCI4* in June.

Joseph Murphy and Sportsfield Othello are the next reserve combination for the Irish squad, followed by Ciaran Glynn and November Night, and Clare Abbott and Euro Prince.

[Patricia Ryan called up to Irish Eventing squad]

How to Watch Burghley 2018 Live Online

2017 Burghley winners Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Burghley is here! You can watch all of the action online thanks to the free live stream on The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Facebook Page. We have three American combinations competing this year, and Tilly Berendt is on the grounds in Stamford, England to bring you wall-to-wall coverage on EN.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Wednesday: First horse inspection 4-5 p.m. BST/11 a.m.-noon EST

Thursday: Dressage 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BST/4:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EST

Friday: Dressage 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. BST/4:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EST

Saturday: Cross country 11 a.m.-4 p.m. BST/6 a.m.-11 a.m. EST

Sunday: Final horse inspection 9-10 a.m. BST/4-5 a.m. EST

First section of show jumping 10:30 a.m.-noon BST/5:30 a.m.-7 a.m. EST

Final show jumping and prize giving 3-5 p.m. BST/10 a.m.-noon EST

For viewers in the UK, cross country will also air live on BBC Red Button and BBC iPlayer from 11 a.m.-5:15 p.m. BST. Clare Balding, Ian Stark, Nick Luck, Nicole Brown and Sam Watson will provide commentary.

For UK viewers, Sunday afternoon coverage is only available on BBC2. For New Zealand viewers, Saturday and Sunday coverage is only available on Sky Sports NZ.

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Michael Jung Withdraws fischerRocana FST from WEG

Michael Jung and fischerRocana FST. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Michael Jung has withdrawn fischerRocana FST from the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games after the mare sustained an injury to her left front fetlock in training.

“According to the veterinarian, it is a minor injury, but it takes time,” Michael said. “Unfortunately, this time is too short until the departure and we could not complete the last training sessions.”

fischerRocana FST, a 13-year-old German Sport Horse mare, won the individual silver medal at the 2014 WEG and was considered a heavy favorite for Tryon. This is the first time since 2009 that Michael Jung will not appear on the German team at a major championships.

Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz have been called up off the reserve list to take the open slot on the German squad. Sandra won individual gold with Opgun Louvo at the 2014 WEG, and 9-year-old Viamant du Matz will make his team debut for Germany.

“I’m confident that Viamant du Matz will keep his ascending form and perform well with his experienced rider in Tryon,” German team coach Hans Melzer commented.

Fernhill Tabasco Replaces Paulank Brockagh on Australian WEG Team

Emma McNab and Fernhill Tabasco. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Equestrian Australia announced today that Sam Griffiths has withdrawn Paulank Brockagh from the Australian team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games due to a minor injury the mare sustained in training.

“Brocks,” a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare, competed on the bronze medal team for Australia at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and finished fourth individually, just 0.1 point behind Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice.

Sam said the mare will recuperate and aim for the 2019 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, which she won in 2014.

Emma McNab and Fernhill Tabasco, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse, have been called up off the reserve list to take the open slot on the Australian team.

“Firstly, I am sad for Sam and his horse; hopefully she will be back on track soon,” Emma said. “This is something I have been working towards for my entire riding career and it’s amazing it’s happening now.”

Emma and “Toby” will join the Australian eventing team camp set to begin on Thursday in the UK. The Australian team horses will leave from Belgium to start their trip to America on Sept. 5.

The two remaining reserve combinations for the Australian WEG team are Ryan Wood and Woodstock Bennett and Amanda Ross and Koko Popping Candy.

Definite entries for WEG are due Sept. 3, and we will likely continue to see horses called up off the nominated entries list over the course of the following week as last-minute injuries crop up.

Keep it locked on EN for all your latest WEG news.

[FEI World Equestrian Games Nominated Eventing Entries]

Watch the Millstreet CICO3* Live Stream

The action in the FEI Nations Cup CICO3* at Millstreet International Horse Trials is underway in Co Cork, Ireland. You can watch the live stream right here on EN. Show jumping will stream live at 12:30 p.m./7:30 a.m. EST on Sunday, Aug. 26.

Follow live scoring at this link. Go Eventing.

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Buck Davidson Sits 2nd at Millstreet CICO3*, US Team Tied for 1st

Tom Carlile and Upsilon at the 2017 FEI European Championships. Photo by Jon Stroud/FEI.

The U.S. team had a superb day in the sandbox at Millstreet International Horse Trials in Ireland to tie for the Nations Cup lead after the first phase, but the real headline of the day has to be Tom Carlile and Upsilon’s record-setting score of 16.8 to top the CICO3* leaderboard.

EquiRatings confirmed that 16.8 (25.2 in former FEI scoring) is a career personal best across all levels for both Tom and Upsilon, and the best CIC3* dressage score in more than a decade at any international competition. It is also the best score delivered by a French rider this decade. You can watch a replay of Upsilon’s test below.

Fresh off defending their Barbury title in the most recent Event Rider Masters leg, Tom and Upsilon, a 10-year-old Anglo-Arabian stallion (Canturo X O’Vive, by Fusain du Defey), are leading the charge for the French Nations cup team, which sits tied with the U.S. team for the lead after dressage on 85.7.

Buck Davidson enjoyed the lead for a very brief moment before Tom and Upsilon stormed in as the next test, and Carlevo’s score of 23.5 has him in second place out of 65 starters overnight. That is a career personal best across all international levels for the 11-year-old Holsteiner (Caresino X Ramatuelle, by Levernois) owned by Carlevo LLC. Watch the replay below.

“He’s very good in the first phase and always consistently in that range for his scores,” Buck said. “About 10 minutes before I went, it just poured — sideways rain and blowing wind — and Carlevo wouldn’t go in one direction. I was thankful that the rain held off for a bit during my test!”

Carlevo stayed across the pond following Aachen and has been in JP Sheffield’s yard in England. Buck arrived on Sunday to prepare for Millstreet, and said Carlevo felt fantastic after spending the past four weeks in JP’s care.

Buck Davidson and Carlevo at Aachen. Photo by Jenni Autry.

“At this level the horses are so finely tuned,” Buck said. “It took a couple days to get him back completely with me, but I feel that JP did a fantastic job of working on things that maybe I wouldn’t normally work on at home. I think having another rider of that caliber ride your horse can really help.”

Ros Canter is riding as an individual in the CICO3* for Great Britain and led with Zenshera after the first day of dressage. She now sits third on 24.0 and also has a second ride in the top five in three-star debutante Pencos Crown Jewel. The 9-year-old British-bred mare (Jumbo X Cornish Queen, by Rock King) scored 25.5 for fifth place.

Millie Dumas also has two rides in the top 10 for Britain, with her Nations Cup team mount Artesiek, a 13-year-old KWPN (Numero Uno X Lilian NW, by Hopefull) owned by Ellie Guy, in fourth on 24.2.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z at Luhmühlen. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Liz Halliday-Sharp has two rides in the CICO3* for the U.S., with Deborah Halliday’s Fernhill By Night competing as an individual. The 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Radolin X Argentina XII, by Argentinus) scored 25.9 to sit in sixth place after dressage.

“The footing in the arena is really deep and grabbed him a bit,” Liz said. “He had a swap behind in the medium when I really went for it and he stumbled, but I couldn’t have asked for more. He was on form and he really stayed with me.”

Liz piloted her Nations Cup team mount Deniro Z into 11th place on 28.3, which is a personal best at three-star level for the horse. “Niro,” a 10-year-old KWPN (Zapatero VDL X Zonne-Trend, by French Buffet xx) owned by the Deniro Syndicate and Ocala Horse Properties, is back out at international level for the first time since finishing eighth in his CCI4* debut at Luhmühlen. Watch their test below.

“Deniro has come away from Luhmühlen an even better horse,” Liz said. “He is moving better and feeling stronger, and he was happy to be at the big party today. He tried really hard. The deep footing affected him, especially in the halts. He fell into them, and they weren’t good like they have been in training. The changes weren’t great, but he’s getting clean ones at home. With better halts he would have been in the top 10 even without the changes.”

Hallie Coon and Celien, an 11-year-old KWPN mare (Tenerife VDL X R Quicksilver, by Hamlet), were first out for the U.S. team yesterday and sit 30th on 33.9 at the conclusion of dressage. Click here to read her comments about her test.

Canada also has one rider in the Nations Cup in Mike Winter, who sits 47th after dressage on 37.9 with El Mundo, a 9-year-old KWPN owned by Mike and Emma Winter and Jonathan Nelson.

With France and the U.S. tied for the Nations Cup lead on 85.7 and Great Britain sitting third on 86.5, tomorrow’s cross country is sure to be a nail-biter. Millstreet is testing the three-rider team format that will be used at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, and Liz said the goal for the U.S. is three clear rounds inside the time across Mike Etherington-Smith’s course.

“Millstreet is a good, hearty Irish track,” she said. “There are four water jumps, which is a lot for a CIC. It’s all there to be attacked. Mike has built a really great course. The ground is amazing. You just have to get in and really attack it. I think it will reward you if you come out fighting that way.”

Buck also praised the course and said the downpours today helped soften up the ground beautifully. “The grounds crew has been amazing with watering and spiking, and we’ve had a lot of rain today, so I think conditions should be perfect.”

You can watch cross country live at this link starting at 11:30 a.m. local time/6:30 a.m. EST, with Hallie Coon and Celien as the first out on course. Cross country ride times for our U.S. and Canadian combinations are as follows:

  • Hallie Coon and Celien: 11:30 a.m./6:30 a.m. EST
  • Mike Winter and El Mundo: 12:30 p.m./7:30 a.m. EST
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z: 12:57 p.m./7:57 a.m. EST
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night: 2:06 p.m./9:06 a.m. EST
  • Buck Davidson and Carlevo: 2:21 p.m./9:21 a.m. EST

Click here to view CICO3* start times for all pairs. Follow live scoring at this link. We wish safe cross country trips to all! Go Eventing.

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Millstreet Day 1: Ros Canter Leads Nations Cup, Hallie Coon 6th

Ros Canter and Zenshera at Luhmühlen 2018. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Dressage kicked off today in the FEI Nations Cup CICO3* at Millstreet International Horse Trials in Co Cork, Ireland, with the first 24 competitors making their way down centerline. Andrew Bennie (NZL) presided at Bromont CIC3* in Canada last weekend and heads the ground jury at Millstreet alongside Vanda Stewart (IRL) and Ciska Van Meggelen-Peek (NED).

FEI World No. 2 Ros Canter and her own Zenshera lead on 24.0 in the early going, a career personal best score across all international levels for “Alfie,” a 14-year-old KWPN (Guidam X Telvera, by Matterhorn). Millstreet is Alfie’s first international run since finishing third at Luhmühlen CCI4* in June, and while his stablemate Allstar B ultimately got the call up for the British squad at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, he remains a strong contender this weekend in Ireland.

Britain is dominating the CICO3* leaderboard thus far, with Millie Dumas and Ellie Guy’s Fabian, an 8-year-old KWPN (Up To Date X Ineke, by Beaujolais), sitting second on 27.9 in the horse’s debut at the level.

Both Ros and Millie are representing Britain as individuals in the Nations Cup, and Alex Bragg and Barrichello are the best placed pair for the British team in third place on 28.9. “Barry,” a 9-year-old Anglo European gelding (Balou du Rouet X Madon’s Even Wise, by Matnee de Madon VII) owned by Sarah Hughes, has finished inside the top 15 in each of his three international runs this season.

Sam Griffiths and Happy Times in the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2016. Photo by Nico Morgan Media.

Sam Griffiths and his stalwart partner Happy Times, a 19-year-old Oldenburg (Heraldik xx X Mandy, by Maraschino) he owns with Dinah Posford and Juliet Donald, sit fourth as individuals for Australia on 29.9.

Selina Milnes and Iron, a 9-year-old Belgian Warmblood (Aquilino X Ushuaia, by Donnerschlag) owned by Scott Milnes, round out the top five on 33.8 as individuals for Great Britain.

Ireland, France, Great Britain and the U.S. all fielded teams for the Nations Cup at Millstreet, which is the sixth of eight legs in the 2018 series. After five legs, France leads the overall standings on 300 points, with Britain in second on 290 points. The U.S. sits sixth on 170 points.

Hallie Coon and Celien at Bramham 2018. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Hallie Coon and her own Celien, an 11-year-old KWPN mare (Tenerife VDL X R Quicksilver, by Hamlet), were first out today for the U.S. Nations Cup team and sit sixth on 33.9. That score is right on par with their dressage average of 33.8 for the 2018 season thus far.

Celien has spent much of the spring and summer season based overseas, having traveled over in May to contest the Nations Cup at Houghton Hall CICO3* and the Bramham CCI3*-Under 25 as part of the Karen E. Stives European Emerging Athlete Tour.

Hallie has traveled back and forth to continue competing in the States, and she also flew back to Ireland to compete Celien in the CIC3* at Kilguilkey House in June, where they finished 12th. She based with fellow Nations Cup teammate Liz Halliday-Sharp at her Chailey Stud in East Sussex in England in the lead up to Millstreet, and Hallie said it was especially helpful to have Liz’s help on the flat.

“Celien is a sensitive mare, and the footing was loose, deep sand, so she got a little precious on me during the test,” Hallie said. “It was also really windy, and all of a sudden I was kicking and kicking and getting nothing out of it. It was strange for her to be that relaxed. There’s a lot of room for improvement for sure, and I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of the team and have this is as such a valuable learning experience.”

Hallie has been battling a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) for much of the summer and has been fighting to get back to top fitness. She said working with U.S. Eventing High Performance Director Erik Duvander has been incredibly helpful in the lead up to this competition.

Millstreet is testing the three-rider team format that will be used at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Teams are allowed to have four riders, with one serving as a reserve should a substitution need to be made to complete a team with three counting scores, but the U.S. team is down to three following Sara Kozumplik Murphy’s injury at Millbrook. Sara is healing well and cheering the team on from home.

The remaining two members of the U.S. team, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z and Buck Davidson and Carlevo, do their dressage tomorrow. Liz is also competing as an individual with Fernhill By Night. Canada also has one rider in the Nations Cup in Mike Winter, who sits 13th after dressage on 37.9 with El Mundo, a 9-year-old KWPN owned by Mike and Emma Winter and Jonathan Nelson.

You can watch the full replay of Day 1 dressage action at this link. Day 2 of dressage in the Nations Cup kicks off at 9 a.m./4 a.m. EST. You can watch live on EN at this link. Click here for ride times and live scoring. Friday ride times for the U.S. contingent are:

  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z: Friday at 9:40 a.m./4:40 a.m. EST
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night: Friday at 2:20 p.m./9:20 a.m. EST
  • Buck Davidson and Carlevo: Friday at 3:23 p.m./10:23 a.m. EST

Stay tuned for much more from Millstreet. Go Eventing.

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Ryan Wood Called Up as Reserve Rider for Australian WEG Team

Ryan Wood and Woodstock Bennett. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Ryan Wood and Curran Simpson’s Woodstock Bennett have received the call up as the reserve combination for the Australian team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games following Rob Palm’s withdrawal of Koko Story.

Koko Story contracted a virus after competing in the Nations Cup at Harus du Pin in France earlier this month. “We got onto it quickly and he’s now 100% fit, sound and happy, but in the best interests of my horse and his future we decided to pull the pin on WEG,” Rob said.

Woodstock Bennett, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Shannondale Sarco X Ponail Belle, by Beau Royale), finished 17th at Tattersalls CCI3* in Ireland in June to secure his WEG qualifying result.

“I have spoken to Bennett’s owners and associated connections, and we are thrilled for him to be named as a reserve for the Worlds,” Ryan said.

Congratulations to Ryan, Curran and the whole team at Woodstock Eventing!

[Robert Palm Withdraws from WEG]

Jonty Evans Returns Home: ‘I Am Humbled By All the Support’

Jonty Evans and Cooley Rorkes Drift. Photo by Jenni Autry.

The latest update released on Jonty Evans reports the positive news that he returned home to the UK on Monday. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall at Tattersalls International Horse Trials on June 3 and had been recovering at Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals in Ireland for the past 10 weeks.

Read on for the full update:

“We are very pleased to say that during the past four weeks Jonty has made good progress as he recovers from his head injury. He continued to receive physiotherapy and rehabilitation support from the medical teams at the Connolly Hospital, Dublin who were delighted at his rate of progress. Jonty was passed fit to make the journey to the UK and on Monday he moved to continue his rehabilitation at a specialist neuro unit that is best suited to his needs at this time.

“The medical team continue to advise that Jonty remain in a quiet and calm environment, and to keep visitors strictly to a minimum. His recovery will take a significant period of time but the long term outlook is encouraging.

“Jonty and his family are extremely grateful for all the medical treatment and care he has received from all the wonderful Staff at the Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals, the support from the David Foster Injured Riders Fund, as well as the continued best wishes from all his friends, colleagues and supporters.

“Speaking after his journey to the UK, Jonty said: ‘I am humbled by all the support I have received and all the help I have been given by the staff at the Beaumont and Connolly Hospitals. I would especially like to mention Ciaran and Emily Glynn at Killossery, and my family Maggie Evans, Arthur Griffiths and Hannah Evans for their support. I am by no means out of the woods, but intend to keep trying.'”

You can order a #WearGreenForJonty wristband from, as well as polo shirts, stickers, dog bandanas and belts. All proceeds go to the David Foster Injured Riders Fund. You can also make a donation directly to the fund here.

Keep fighting, Jonty!

[Update from Jonty Evans & His Family]

US Equestrian Announces Nations Cup Team for Millstreet CICO3*

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Hot off the presses! US Equestrian has announced the combinations that will compete on the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for the FEI Eventing Nations Cup at Millstreet International Horse Trials in Co Cork, Ireland on Aug. 22-26.

The Millstreet CICO3* will serve as an Olympic trial event for the new competition format of three counting scores, which will be used at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. team will compete under the guidance of U.S. Eventing Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander.

The following three combinations will make up the U.S. team:

  • Buck Davidson (Ocala, Fla.) with Carlevo, Carlevo LLC’s 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding
  • Hallie Coon (Ocala, Fla.), a 2018 USET Foundation Karen Stives Endowment Fund Grant recipient, with Celien, Hallie and Helen Coon’s 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) with Deniro Z, the The Deniro Syndicate’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding or Fernhill By Night, Deborah Halliday’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding

EN will be posting reports on Millstreet throughout the event. Click here to view entries across all the divisions. Go Eventing.

[US Equestrian Names the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team for FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland]

Who Jumped It Best? Bromont CIC3* M&M’s Edition

There are a slew of reasons that make Bromont such a special event: the charm of a bustling ski town where everyone speaks French, the breathtaking backdrop of towering mountain peaks, and fabulous hospitality from our Canadian friends.

Case in point: MARS Incorporated serves as the title sponsor of the June CCI at Bromont, and the new August CIC also had plenty of treats for all to enjoy: a surplus of M&M’s for the humans and Pedigree Dentastix for our canine companions.

It was only appropriate that Marc Donovan’s show jumping course included this fabulous M&M’s jump designed by Brody Robertson. Take a look at these photos of horses and riders in the CIC3* and vote in the poll at the bottom of the post for which pair you think present the best picture over the jump.

Click here to catch up on all of EN’s coverage from Bromont. Go Eventing.

Cary Chavis and Game On. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Jenny Caras and Fernhill Fortitude. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Daniel Clasing and MW Gangster’s Game. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Charlotte Collier and Clifford M. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Meghan O’Donoghue and Palm Crescent. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Boyd Martin, Waylon Roberts, Cole Horn Prevail in Bromont CIC2* & CIC* Finales

Boyd Martin and Contestor. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Cross country proved to be the deciding factor in the CIC2* and both CIC* divisions today at the Bromont CIC Three-Day Event, with time penalties shuffling the standings to give us new faces across all three leaderboards.

Boyd Martin had a solid day across the board here in Quebec, finishing all three of his CIC3* rides inside the top 15 and taking the win in the CIC2*. He piloted Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin’s Contestor, an 11-year-old KWPN gelding (Contango X Jer’s Princess, by Killer Jer), to the win on his dressage score of 32.2.

After overnight leaders Jessica Phoenix and Bentley’s Best were eliminated on refusals, Boyd and “Cortez” could afford to be 1 second over the optimum time of 5 minutes, 50 seconds and still take the win. But they didn’t need it, cruising around 2 seconds inside the time to seal the deal.

The win is especially impressive considering things did not go to plan for Cortez at Millbrook two weeks ago, where he was withdrawn following show jumping due to a rocky round. Boyd went back to the drawing board with his coach Richard Picken and very nearly took a victory lap yesterday after Cortez delivered a super clear show jumping round.

“It was a fantastic performance by my old mate Cortez. He’s had the comeback of all comebacks after a disaster at Millbrook,” Boyd said. “To come back and win at Bromont — it goes to show what two weeks of training can do. He’s a wonderful galloper and great jumper. He’s owned by the breeders, Denise and Pierre, and is one of their favorite horses. I’m very lucky to have them on board.”

Only four pairs made the optimum time in the CIC2*. Erin Sylvester and Frank McEntee’s Paddy The Caddy, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Azamore X Slamy, by Grand Slam), beat the clock to move up from seventh after show jumping and finish second on 33.8.

Michael Nolan and Andrew Walker’s SBT Good Guy, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding (Loughehoe Guy X Watervalley Dawn Diamond, by Glidawn Diamond), added 4.8 time penalties to finish third on a final score of 37.4. Click here to view full scores from the CIC*.

Waylon Roberts and Wil Celtic Charlie. Photo by Cealy Tetley/Bromont.

No pairs caught the time in the CIC*, but Waylon Roberts and Aletta Martin’s Wil Celtic Charlie delivered an impressive clear with 1.6 time penalties in the horse’s FEI debut to take the win on a final score of 28.0.

“Charlie,” a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding by Porsche, just stepped up to Preliminary level this season and struggled a bit in the extreme heat and humidity in his last run at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

“I did a lot of work to get him fitter and able to run a little faster, and he felt a lot better today,” Waylon said. “I walked all three courses, and for the level the fitness on the one-star was the hardest of the three; it had the most uphill pulls. I was 4 seconds over, and I really did go as fast as I could go on him.”

After winning his CIC* debut, Charlie will return to Canada later this month for his first CCI* at Foshay International, the country’s newest FEI event in New Brunswick. Waylon was on the fence about whether he would compete at Foshay due to the possibility of Kelecyn Cognac being selected for the Canadian World Equestrian Games team. Sadly, Waylon has withdrawn “Dan” from consideration for WEG.

“Dan just didn’t feel right in show jumping yesterday,” Waylon said. “It’s time for him to step back from the level. … I love the horse, and he’s done so much for me. It would be folly to keep pushing at this point, so we’re going to back off. He’s ready to go back down to a lower level.”

In typical kick-on eventer form, Waylon is staying optimistic and looking ahead to the future. Considering how well Charlie handled his first CIC* at Bromont, he is thinking of the horse as an option for the Canadian team at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Looking to the rest of the CIC* leaderboard, Lindsay Traisnel and Patricia Pearce’s Bacyrouge, a 7-year-old Selle Francais (Mylord Carthago X Lelia, by Clyde de la Combe), jumped clear with 1.2 time penalties to finish second on 29.9.

Colleen Loach and Peter Barry’s Foreign Quality, a 7-year-old KPWN gelding (Warrant X Orsina II, by Calvados), led after show jumping and added 5.2 time penalties to finish third on 31.1. Click here to view final scores in the CIC*.

Cole Horn and Cooley Sligo. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Four pairs beat the clock in the CIC*-Under 25 division, with Cole Horn and Cooley Sligo storming around 10 seconds inside the time to take the win on a final score of 33.5 in the horse’s FEI debut.

Cole has produced “Sligo,” a 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Sligo Candy Boy X Town Land Pride, by Townrath Pride), from a 4-year-old and said he was thrilled with how the horse handled Derek di Grazia’s course.

“Everything rode really well. I just stuck to my plan that I had going into it and came home well under the time with that,” Cole said. “There was no hesitation from him. He was in it for the whole run and kept on going.”

Cole has worked for Ryan Wood for nearly three years and said he has been instrumental in helping to produce the horse to this point in his career. “Ryan has taught me everything I know about how to ride cross country and show jumping,” Cole said. “I wouldn’t be anywhere without him.”

Sligo will be listed for sale soon as Cole works to build the funding to ultimately start his own business. He is looking forward to producing his next superstar, 4-year-old MBF Cooley Permission to Land, who is gearing up to compete in his first event this fall.

Olivia Hayes and Tracy Zack’s Astrana de la Galerna, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare (Mystic Replica X Alisas de la Galerna, by Windstar), added 0.8 time penalties to finish second on 36.0.

Bradley Champagne and his own Wallaroo W, a 10-year-old Thoroughbred cross (Staccatto X Brilliant Invader, added 0.4 time penalties to finish third on 38.6.

That’s a wrap on Bromont! Stay tuned for some special editions of Who Jumped It Best. Click here to catch up on all of EN’s coverage. Thank you to Sue Ockendon and her fantastic team for a super weekend in Canada. Go Eventing.

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