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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Six Chestnut Beauties

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

Greys are gorgeous, but no one can deny they are hard to keep clean and their white hair ends up everywhere. But a chestnut needs barely a swipe with a clean rag to make him glitter in the sun like a brand new penny. Grab your sunnies and check out these flashy copper beauties currently listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation.

Never Ben Better. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Safe, Sound, Fun Gelding $7000

Never Ben Better or “Benny”; 16.0 hands; 16 year old flaxen chestnut gelding. Schooled in show jumping, cross country and dressage. Benny is game whether you are in the mood for a relaxing walk out, dressage, show jumping, a cross country gallop, or if you would like to throw a kid on for a ride. He is responsive when asked with a fantastic eager to please attitude. He has amazing ground manners, is easy for the farrier, & will bring much joy to his future owner.

Perfect option for someone wanting a reliable & fun horse. Benny recently competed at HIPICO Santa Fe and took home 3 blue and 1 red ribbon in the 0.65 and 0.75 m class. Loads, trailers ties, amazing ground manners, easy for farrier. Always a gentleman whether at home or in a new environment. USEF: 5373462 Dual registered American Paint Horse (692608) & Pinto Horse (140456) as Tigers Eternal Sun. Located in Texas.

Sonny. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Great All Rounder – Family type horse!

Sonny is a 4 year old, 17′ half Thoroughbred/ half perch/clyde. He is the easiest horse to ride and have around. He is very consistent under saddle. He doesn’t spook. He’s very straightforward on the flat and a very brave jumper. He’s a good mover and very nice jumper. He is nicely forward without being strong. Sonny doesn’t look at anything and wants to jump whatever you point him at. He was first after dressage at his first recognized show!

He has schooled pre-training xc and will upgrade next time out. He does not act 4…I can put students on him to jump around! This guy would make an amazing all round family horse. You could put anyone on him! He would also make a great Fox Hunter. He’s quite happy anywhere in the order on a hack. No vices. Easy keeper. Happy to live out 24/7, but also fine if he’s in at night. He has done a lot of off property schooling. He even spent some time at Woodbine Racetrack to get used to all sorts of sights and sounds! Located in Ontario.

Harvey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Eventer Ready to Show You the Ropes!

Harvey is a 16.1 hand, 2001 chestnut Thoroughbred gelding who has actively competed through the Training and P/T levels of eventing. Level-headed and athletic, he would be perfect for an amateur or young rider to learn the ropes of eventing and move up through Training or Prelim. Harvey would also do great in the jumper ring or dressage ring.

Harvey has had 5 summers of training with Olympic event-rider, Becky Holder, as well as several years of dressage training through 3rd level with a classical German dressage trainer. While off the track, he only raced three times and came off the track with no injuries. He has plenty of competition miles left, and is very sound and low maintenance.

He’s as cuddly as it gets and I just don’t have the time this loveable boy deserves. No vices, trailers and stables great, easy to keep a good weight, and gets along with all other horses. Located in Minnesota.

Pepperwood Swarovski. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

PERFECT PONY! EVENTING, DRESSAGE, HUNTERS

Pepperwood Swarovski, also known as “Starski” is a fantastic 8 year old, 13.1 hand, Welsh / Dutch Warmblood cross sport pony. She is sired by Staccato and her mother is Farnley Lethe. Her grandsire is Idocus. We bought Starski 2 years ago for our now, 11-year-old daughter. She has carried our daughter through Green as Grass and Maiden level eventing. Starski almost always wins on her dressage score, which is usually in the low 20s.

In 2016 Starski placed 5th in the nation at the American Eventing Championships at the beginner novice level. She has competed through novice level at Five Points HT and finished 3rd out of 18 on her dressage score. She has been proven through 2nd level dressage and was the National Dressage Pony Cup Champion at the Area I regional championships. Starski has also had experience in the Hunter ring and was a favorite among judges, placing top 3 in the medium green hunter pony division at the Raleigh Winter Classic “A” show in 2016. Her USEA ID is 170870.

Starski is quiet enough for a junior/young rider to move up through the levels of eventing, dressage, or hunters. She is not a push ride nor is she too quick, which gives her a perfect balance. Starski has excellent ground manners and a calm disposition at home and at shows. Don’t miss out on this exceptionally bred, super-talented pony that will consistently bring home the blue ribbons! Located in North Carolina.

Chapman. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Beautiful 17.2 2nd/3rd Level Dutch Warmblood/Belgian Draft Cross

14 yr Chapman (Panache)is a solid second level horse schooling all third level movements. He is a forward thinking horse who shines in the arena. He has beautiful rhythmic gaits and is very adjustable. He is light off the aids, in the contact, and frames up nicely and is easy to connect. He is solid second level scoring consistently in the mid to high 60s at USDF shows.

He has done some low level eventing and enjoys popping around a small course. He hacks out well with others but does need confidence from his rider when hacking alone. He is an excellent seat lesson lunge horse with steady rhythmic gates and he does not care if his rider is flopping around finding there balance.

He enjoys his job and it shows under saddle. His current owner will share all x-rays (full exam done in April). This is an amazing horse who will make a confident amateur very happy. He’s currently in a full training program-ridden 5 days per week with a dressage trainer. Located in Vermont.

Horatio. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Wonderful Novice level eventer for sale

Super Horatius ‘Horatio’ is a 16h 2007 liver chestnut OTTB gelding. Currently competing Novice level, has the ability for Training. Horatio has an exceptional mind, is very easy to handle, is the same horse on and off the farm, and travels well by himself or with others. Horatio has great feet, a solid build that holds leg, and perfect ground manners. He is very experienced, has been to the majority of Area II events and is a treat to take to shows, typically scores in the mid 20’s – low 30’s in dressage.

Horatio has traveled to Aiken, SC for 4 winters and always handled the change and travel well. He hacks out alone or with others and has tons of exposure to all different things you may encounter on the trail or at events. This horse would be perfect as a move up horse for a confident rider in a program. If you are looking for experience and ease this is your horse! He is currently in full work and will stay that way and continue competing until sold. Get him now and compete tomorrow. Located in Delaware.

Listings included in this article are randomly selected and confirmed to be current and active before inclusion. Sport Horse Nation features user-generated content and therefore cannot verify or make any warranty as to the validity or reliability of information.

What’s Happening This Summer? [Updated 8/18]

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What’s Happening is EN’s guide to lessons, clinics, schooling shows and other riding and educational opportunities during the summer. It’s free to post a listing. Just email the date, location, contact information and any other details to [email protected]. (Note: This is a list generated solely from submissions. If no one sends us the details of your event, it won’t be included.)

Location Quick Links: Area I | Area II | Area III | Area IV | Area V | Area VIArea VII | Area VIII | Area IX | Canada

Area I

August 18-19: LandSafe Clinic at Scarlet Hill Farm in Groton, Massachusetts
LandSafe is a two day clinic (four hours per day) which implements specific exercises to help develop the muscle memory to give participants the tools to reduce their rider risk in a fall scenario. Participants will spend time on the gym mats and simulator each day to practice a variety of fall scenarios. For more information about LandSafe please visit www.landsafeequestrian.com. If you are an current USEA Area 1 member signing up for this clinic you will receive a $50 rebate at the time of the clinic. A huge thank you to the USEA for making the rebates possible for their members through grants! To sign up click here. Please contact Keli Warrington if you have any questions about clinics. [email protected]  or 484-459-4974

August 21-22: LandSafe Clinic at Mystic Valley Hunt Club in Galey Ferry, Connecticut
LandSafe is a two day clinic (four hours per day) which implements specific exercises to help develop the muscle memory to give participants the tools to reduce their rider risk in a fall scenario. Participants will spend time on the gym mats and simulator each day to practice a variety of fall scenarios. For more information about LandSafe please visit www.landsafeequestrian.com. If you are an current USEA Area 1 member signing up for this clinic you will receive a $50 rebate at the time of the clinic. A huge thank you to the USEA for making the rebates possible for their members through grants! To sign up please click here. Please contact Keli Warrington if you have any questions about clinics. [email protected]  or 484-459-4974

August 22: Hitching Post Farm Schooling Trial 3
Hitching Post Farm Schooling Trials are a fun, educational way to enjoy every aspect of eventing. A great beginning for new riders or new horses, an excellent place to for every move up and a very coach friendly facility. Our courses are all USEA standard set in an approachable way over some terrain. Jump courses are not timed. New this year, we will be offering an elementary division with a jump height maximum of 2’3″. The intro(Grasshopper!) division will be offered as a combined test with a few small logs as part of the show jump course. Intro to Training level [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 1: Huntington Farm September Schooling Trials
Huntington Farm Schooling Trials are a great opportunity to ride on USEA sanctioned and professionally designed courses, in a relaxed, laid back atmosphere! These events are meant to be educational and fun for horse and rider! No jump courses are timed. Elementary through Training level [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 1-2: Dressage Clinic with Jan Ebeling at Linden Woods Farm in Durham, NH
Private Dressage lessons with top dressage rider/trainer [Register on Event Clinics]

September 2: Labor Day Jump Derby at Exmoor Eventing in Nunda, NY
Fun “Eventers” Derby – a mix of Stadium and XC fences. Intro through Preliminary. [Register on Event Clinics]

September 15-16: Show Jumping Clinic with Jamie Maillet at Exmoor Eventing in Nunda, NY
Jamie has been producing horses and riders for 30+ years. His knowledge and teaching ability consistently produces riders from never having ridden to successfully competing in Young Rider classes and Grand Prixs. His ability to mold raw talent into success at the top of this sport is unmatched. Jamie has been at the highest level of the sport jumping in classes from Spruce Meadows to Palm Beach. Jamie also has a realistic understanding of showjumping the event horse. Day 1 will be a gymnastic / polework day. Day 2 more focused on course riding. All levels welcome. [Register on Event Clinics]

Area II

August 18: Old Dominion Jump Derby at Elysian Hills
Old Dominion Hounds Jump Derby at Elysian Hills is a combination of stadium jumping and cross country on excellent, well established turf. Riders begin with a short stadium course and continue directly to a cross country course. The cross country will include water obstacles, ditches and banks (beginner novice and higher) and a variety of natural, solid obstacles. Riders will then continue on to the final stadium course. Stadium courses are in the same field as the cross country course. Riders will flow from stadium directly to cross country and then directly to the final stadium course. Riders are placed on lowest number of penalties (4 pts for each rail or refusal) and closest to optimum time without going over. Introductory through Training levels. This is a great way to school your green horse or green rider over cross country and stadium jumps. Very easy going atmosphere. Lot’s of fun and a great day of schooling. Perfect activity for Fox Hunters looking for jumps to school in the off season! [Register on Event Clinics]

August 18: Cross Country Clinic at Windchase
Come school cross-country with Phyllis Dawson at Windchase on August 18th. We have upgraded our XC course, putting in a new state of the arts water complex, a bank complex including a proper Irish bank, two large mound banks, and a coffin complex. We have schooling opportunities here you won’t find anywhere else. Come jump them with us! The cost will be $90  (For Windchase Boarders, it is $70) Sign up at http://bit.ly/Windchase Groups will run approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.  If you have time constraints or requests, let me know when you sign up, and I will accommodate them if I can.  Please plan to be warmed up at your appointed time. All clinics are designed to be inviting and user-friendly. We will keep things very basic and inviting for the greener horses, and will incorporate some more creative elements for the higher groups as appropriate. Exercises can be adjusted within a group for each horse as needed. Nobody has to jump anything they don’t want to! I expect to have groups ranging from a very green elementary group for those of you wanting to stick to small jumps, up to at least Preliminary. There will be 3 to 5 riders in each group. Contact me by email at [email protected] if you have any questions.

August 22: Show Jumping Clinic with Stephen Bradley at A Bit Better Farm
Come join us for a Stephen Bradley Show Jumping Clinic at A Bit Better Farm in Brookeville, MD! We are very excited to host Stephen again and invite riders of all levels and disciplines to come. Group lessons are limited to 3 riders (rarely 4) and average 1 hour 15 minutes in length (dependent on number of riders). [Register on Event Clinics]
August 22: MDHT Twilight Eventing and Fix-A-Test in Adamstown, MD
Twilight Eventing is a compressed eventing format where all three phases are ridden within 45 minutes. It’s a great
opportunity to school young horses or practice in a casual environment with no competitive pressure. Also offered
are combined tests, dressage only, stadium only, cross country only, and fix-a-tests. Mix and match to create the
experience you want! For more information, visit http://www.themarylandhorsetrials.com/shows/twilight-eventing
August 25-26: Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials
Erie Hunt and Saddle Club Mini Trials are a fun, educational way to enjoy every aspect of eventing. A great beginning for new riders or new horses, an excellent place to for every move up and a very coach friendly facility. Our courses are all USEA standard set in an approachable way over some terrain. Lower level jump courses are not timed, but upper levels (BN, N and T) are run as recognized divisions. New cross country course this year! Schooling jumper rounds and schooling cross country rounds are available on Saturday! [Register on Blue Horse Entries]
September 1-2: The Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter #1 in Adamstown, MD
The first starter of the MDHT fall season offers levels from 18” to Preliminary. Intro, Elementary and Beginner Novice
run on Saturday. Additional Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, Modified and Preliminary run on Sunday. The starter
courses at Loch Moy Farm will be a progressive series with the first event being the easiest and the last event being
the most difficult. Each starter will build from the previous one offering questions for those looking to prepare for
recognized events while still offering options for those wanting a more "starter" feel. We encourage riders to use XC
watches to time their rounds; however, because of the limited number of volunteers, we will not be timing the
courses. These are great courses for those looking to move up a level or get ready for recognized events. For more
information or to sign up, visit The Maryland Horse Trials.
September 1: Pace and Steeplechase Practice Clinic with Kelley Williams in Adamstown, MD
Gain experience riding over terrain and over fences at cross country speeds from Elementary through Preliminary
levels. This clinic is designed to help riders gain a feel of the appropriate cross country speed for their level of
competition and then to incorporate steeplechase style fences in order to develop the ability to safely navigate
jumps at that speed. [Register at Event Clinics]

September 8-9: LandSafe Clinic at Honey Brook Stables in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
LandSafe is a two day clinic (four hours per day) which implements specific exercises to help develop the muscle memory to give participants the tools to reduce their rider risk in a fall scenario. Participants will spend time on the gym mats and simulator each day to practice a variety of fall scenarios. For more information about LandSafe please visit www.landsafeequestrian.com. If you are an current USEA Area 2 member signing up for this clinic you will receive a $50 rebate at the time of the clinic. A huge thank you to the USEA for making the rebates possible for their members through grants! To sign up please click here. Please contact Keli Warrington if you have any questions about clinics. [email protected]  or 484-459-4974

September 21: Jump Chute Clinic with Martin Douzant in Adamstown, MD
This Clinic is intended to be an introduction for young horses to practice free-jumping in a jump chute. The setup will
be similar to the chute that will be used in USEA Future Event Horse Championships. Free-jumping is a wonderful way
to evaluate the potential of a young horse over fences. It is also an effective and positive way to introduce a young
horse to jumping without the guidance or distraction of a rider. Not only is free-jumping good for young horses, it is
also beneficial for mature horses to keep them quick on their feet and to remind them how to take care of
themselves when needed. Open to horses of all ages. [Register at Event Clinics]

September 28-30: George Morris at Beverly Equestrian in The Plains, VA
George Morris returns to Beverly Equestrian September 28-30, 2018. Consistent with its core principals of preserving open land for equestrian pursuits and promoting the education of horse people and riders, Beverly is proud to bring clinicians who are each renowned in their respective fields to riders in the Piedmont area. The clinic will run Friday-Saturday-Sunday, high to low, and classes are limited to 8 riders. All lessons will be taught in Beverly’s 200X100 lighted indoor arena with state-of-the-art footing. There are no private sessions in this clinic. [Register at Event Clinics]

September 29:Pick Your Time/Pick Your Test Dressage Show and Jackpot Jumpers in Adamstown, MD
Pick your own times and ride any test you want in this low-pressure schooling show, then follow it up with jumper
rounds for a customized Combined Test. Dressage is scored on the Danish System, where individual effort is
rewarded over competitiveness. Fix-a-tests are also available. Jackpot Jumper rounds offer prize money and ribbons
at each level. For more information and to sign up, visit Loch Moy Farm.

September 29-30: Frying Pan Park Farm in Herndon, Virginia
LandSafe is a two day clinic (four hours per day) which implements specific exercises to help develop the muscle memory to give participants the tools to reduce their rider risk in a fall scenario. Participants will spend time on the gym mats and simulator each day to practice a variety of fall scenarios. For more information about LandSafe please visit www.landsafeequestrian.com. If you are an current USEA Area 2 member signing up for this clinic you will receive a $50 rebate at the time of the clinic. A huge thank you to the USEA for making the rebates possible for their members through grants! To sign up please click here. Please contact Keli Warrington if you have any questions about clinics. [email protected]  or 484-459-4974

September 30: Pace and Steeplechase Practice Clinic with Kelley Williams in Adamstown, MD
Gain experience riding over terrain and over fences at cross country speeds from Elementary through Preliminary
levels. This clinic is designed to help riders gain a feel of the appropriate cross country speed for their level of
competition and then to incorporate steeplechase style fences in order to develop the ability to safely navigate
jumps at that speed. [Register at Event Clinics]

September 30: Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trials
Flexible entry options allow you to select from the eventing disciplines of dressage, stadium jumping and cross country. Time permitting, horse trial competitors will be allowed to ride the cross country course and stadium a second time. We want you and your horse to have a positive learning experience. Our dressage is in a sand ring, stadium in a blue stone ring and cross country over rolling hills. Cross country includes two water jumps, ditches, walls and a large variety of natural cross country jumps. Elysian Hills offers introductory (18″), Elementary (2 ft), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training level as well as Preliminary combined tests. Competitors may enter horse trial (D S X), combined test (D S), jumping (S X) or dressage only (test of choice). [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 30: VHT Starter Horse Trials, Combined Test, and Dressage Schooling Show
A fantastic and fun horse trial, combined test, and dressage schooling show, held at a beautiful venue. Invite your friends to join you, and come measure your improvement for this year! Riders of all levels welcome. Classes and riding opportunities offered include horse trial, different combined test options, and USEA/USEF/FEI dressage tests. Multiple rides encouraged, and discounts available for immediate family members, Pony Club, and 4-H riders. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

Area III

September 5: Stable View Schooling Hunter & Jumper Show
These shows are held the first Wednesday of every month! The show begins at 8:00 am for the summer months. Fences start at 2’3” and work up to 3’9” for the Jumpers, and the Hunter divisions run 2’ through 3’3” . These shows are a great opportunity to practice your stadium rounds!  Class entry fees range from $30-$50 with up to $2,000 in prize money awarded. Please contact Stable View at (484) 356-3173 or [email protected] for more information. Enter online via www.stableviewfarm.com.

September 12: Stable View Schooling Dressage Show
This show is the perfect chance to practice both USDF and USEA tests! The show begins at noon unless entries warrant. Each test is $35. Please contact Stable View at (484) 356-3173 or [email protected] for more information. Enter online via www.stableviewfarm.com

Area IV

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Area V

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Area VI

September 15-16: Mackenna Shea Eventing Clinic at Copper Meadows in Ramona, CA
We are proud to bring you Mackenna Shea, CCI**** Event Rider from Temecula, CA. Mackenna offers this clinic to bring the partnership of the riders and horses forward, allowing to harmonize and excel to their goals. She has been competing at the four-star level since 2015, and has been named to the Under 25 High Performance List consistently since 2013. Mackenna is one of the most talented young competitors in the sport of eventing and the new up in coming trainer on the west coast. Dressage: 45 minute private lesson. Jumping: groups are limited to two riders at 45 minutes. Auditing is free. Groups will likely be Beginner Novice, Novice, Training, and Prelim/Intermediate. [Register on Event Clinics]

Area VII

August 18: Rainbow Meadow Farm Event Derby & DX #3
A DX consists of 2 phases – the dressage phase and the jumping phase. When the DX’s are held at RMF, our courses spread over the entire cross country course and display a level appropriate balance between show jumping questions and cross country questions which build through out the course. If jumping is not for you, you have the option to just do dressage if you would like. The same goes with jumping. You can also choose to do 2 concurrent levels if you would like. The choices are endless so you can create the best experience for both you and your horse. In addition this year, we will be offering a STEEPCHASE/HUNTER PACE division. The division will be based on jumping clean, but also on your pacing and who is closest to the optimum time. With that said, for this round, there will be speed faults and time penalties, so you will need to practice your pacing. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 16: Rainbow Meadow Farm Event Derby & DX #4
A DX consists of 2 phases – the dressage phase and the jumping phase. When the DX’s are held at RMF, our courses spread over the entire cross country course and display a level appropriate balance between show jumping questions and cross country questions which build through out the course. If jumping is not for you, you have the option to just do dressage if you would like. The same goes with jumping. You can also choose to do 2 concurrent levels if you would like. The choices are endless so you can create the best experience for both you and your horse. In addition this year, we will be offering a STEEPCHASE/HUNTER PACE division. The division will be based on jumping clean, but also on your pacing and who is closest to the optimum time. With that said, for this round, there will be speed faults and time penalties, so you will need to practice your pacing. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

Area VIII

August 18: Hoosier Hops Event Derby
All courses will be a mix of Show Jumps and Cross Country jumps designed to be ridden at an appropriate division speed. All courses will be in the area of the new Water Jump and Pan Am bank complex. Warm up will be in the usual Cross Country Warm Up area. This event is designed to be a fun day at the Hoosier Horse Park and is a great warm up for the Area VIII Championships and the AEC’s (or just a great day with friends and horses). [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 19: Spring Run Stables Fall Mini-Trial 2018
Fall Mini Horse Trial Baby Starter to Novice. Limited to 115 entries. 42 Fleur de Lis Series. Trophy and eight ribbons to be awarded. Food on Grounds. Stabling: $35. Plastic Penny Bib/Holders will be for sale $20. Mandatory Medical Arm Bands will be for sale $10. Arenas: Sand arenas ( small) Dressage may be held in indoor arena. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 19: Nancy F. Newton Memorial
A schooling Combined Test and Dressage show. This show is a non-profit event with all proceeds going to an undetermined charity in Nancy Newton’s name. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

August 25-26: Camargo Hunt Fieldhunter/Cross Country Clinic and Hunter Pace
Instructors will coach you and your horse over coops, logs, creeks, and trails located in Camargo Hunt’s beautiful, private Owen County hunt territory. Jumping groups will be divided based on horse and rider ability and experience. The clinic is approximately 2 ½ hours. All jumping riders should be prepared to jump 2’6”- 3’ (no first-time jumpers please!). Jumps will include coops, stone walls, logs, etc. There will also be a hilltop (non-jumping) group. The terrain will consist of rolling hills, wooded trails, creeks, ditches and gates. Come back and practice your skills at our hunter pace on Sunday! Reminder that trainers that bring 2+ paying riders are invited to ride for free! [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 9: Greater Dayton Fall Mini Trial and Combined Test
The Miami Valley Equestrian Association is hosting the Fall Mini Trial and Combined Test show, at Twin Towers Horse Park, on September 9th. This show is part of the Miami Valley Equestrain Association Mini Trial Series! We will have inviting courses that will be great for the green horse or rider, or for those looking to move-up a level. Bring all of your friends and join us for a fun, casual show experience. All entries ONLINE only. If you are new to Blue Horse Entries, first create an account. Then search for event and submit entry. If you need any assistance submitting online entry, email [email protected], or call 859-493-2125. Divisions offered: Mini Trial- Green as Grass, Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training; Combined Test- Green as Grass, Starter, Beginner Novice, Novice, Training; Jr and Sr. Divisions offered only if there is a minimum of 6 entries otherwise classes will be combined. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 15-16: Hackamore Farm Mini Trial
The Mini Trials is a low key competition that is a great introduction to Eventing for both horses and riders. They are a fun & educational way to enjoy every aspect of eventing. Late entries accepted ONLY if there is space available & done online through Blue Horse Entries. Please check with the secretary first. Show jumping schooling & ‘Fix a Round’ are available on Sat. Sept 15 from Intro to Novice. For more information and to register, click on the Sign Up Genius on the right side of this page. [Register on Blue Horse Entries]

September 29: Last Frontier Farm’s JUMP!
This annual show, hosted by Sharon White and her Last Frontier Farm, is always so much fun! All JUMP! courses are a combination of stadium-style and cross-country jumps designed to be ridden at appropriate division level speeds. The day will start with Elementary and move up to Preliminary in order to facilitate riding at multiple levels and allow the option to practice moving up. Riders are encouraged to enter multiple divisions, based on ability. A lead horse will be available! Sharon will be on hand throughout the day to provide course walks at the start of each division, and to discuss best practices for both cross-country and stadium jumping. Riders may choose to repeat any regular round on the same horse by entering for a Repeat Round of any division. You must ride a regular, first round first before riding a repeat round, and the repeat round must be on the same horse.Register on Blue Horse Entries []

Area IX

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Canada

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Want to see your lesson, clinic or schooling show listed here? Email [email protected].

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Senan & Mickybo Bring the House Down

Mickybo Wins At Dublin

Senan Reape & Mickybo brought the curtain down on day three of the Show as they won the 128cm National Championship

Posted by Dublin Horse Show on Friday, August 10, 2018

There’s not much more enthralling than watching a fearless young rider and his spunky pony attack a jump-off, flying over fences taller than they are and with more determination than many adults. Young Senan Reape, 9, and the 18-year-old pony Mickybo were stars at the Dublin Horse Show, winning the 128cm National Championship in serious style.

This video of their speedy trip has since been making the rounds on social media and surpassed one million views. That’s no surprise as this confident pair put in quite a performance, galloping right down the distances without fear, whipping around the turns to save time and feeding off the energy of the crowd, which whooped with each jump and cheered them all the way across the finish line. Well done, Senan and Mickybo!

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Seeing triple at #PonyFinals 💛❤️💙#JoinTheJoy

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Every summer my husband and I take a trip during which we unplug from the rest of the world. Encouraged by bad cell phone service, the phone stays in the camper and social media is ignored. We focus on enjoying nature, friends and time spent together. It’s something we should probably all do more often. It’s a good way to let your eyes and brain rest and reset. Of course now there is much catching up to do on Pony Finals, the Mongol Derby and everything else between!

National Holiday: International Left-Handers Day

Major Events This Week:

Hartpury International [Results]

Strzegom Summer Tour [Results]

FEI Nations Cup at Haras du Pin [Results]

U.S. Weekend Action:

GMHA Festival of Eventing August H.T.  [Website] [Results]

Fair Hill International H.T.  [Website] [Results]

WindRidge Farm Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Otter Creek Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

The Summer Event at Woodside [Website] [Results]

Area VII Young Rider Benefit H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

From epic thunderstorms to hot, sunny skies, the 2018 Millbrook Horse Trials will be one to remember. Relive the action in pictures. [Through the Lens]

Have you been following along with the Mongol Derby? A large contingent of American riders and several eventers are tackling the toughest race in the world. The competition is fierce, there have been some retirees, and it’s only day 4! [Mongol Derby Day 4 Update]

Catch riding is no walk in the park no matter how experienced the horse/pony or rider. Imagine having less than a week to get to know a new mount and go on to win one of the most competitive junior divisions in the country! [Tessa Downey Is A Catch-Riding Queen]

A fitness journey isn’t always about the number on the scale. It’s about physical strength and conditioning, and treating your body better. And while it can sometimes seem like the journey is long with incremental results, those results add up to big changes over time! [Fat to Fit to First Level: Progress, A Visual Comparison]

The new scoring program for the USEA Young Event Horse and Future Event Horse series will be tested for the first time tomorrow at Applewood Farm. Shout out to Steve Symansky for building the program (and note that he may be working out some of the final bugs). [FEH Scoring] [YEH Scoring]

Monday Video: Feet in the irons? Right, here we go! A spunky ride at the 2018 Mongol Derby.

Light blue touchpaper… stand back… boom!

Light blue touchpaper… stand back… boom!

Posted by Mongol Derby on Friday, August 10, 2018

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: The Eventer’s Field of Dreams

Kristina Whorton and her 6-year-old Holsteiner, Finnegan, ran their first Training level event at Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trial in Iowa City last weekend, finishing on their dressage score to place third. Way to go! They take us along for the ride as they jump each fence beautifully out of stride as they gallop along the edge of corn fields and down serene tree lined paths. Our hearts melt a little every time Kristina croons, “Good boy, Finn! I love you!”

Held at the Catalpa Corner Horse Park, the event was founded by Dr. Jim McNutt and Susan Brigham in 2007 in memory of Dr. Tom Brigham and Susan’s son, Madison Brigham, who was killed in a car accident. The event, now organized by Ali Hayford, grows every year — there were over 160 entries in 2018 — and shows off the best of the area culture with Iowa-themed cross country jumps nestled between the soybean and corn fields. Read more about the history of the venue and people behind it here.

Catalpa Corner is a much-loved annual destination event with a special personality. But don’t take our word for it. Announcer-extraordinaire Brian O’Connor had this to say:

“This is what I call an ‘old school’ event — dressage and cross country on Saturday, evening dinner and social, and then stadium on Sunday. We used to do this a lot back in the day but now with so many events doing the one-day format, we lose this kind of competition. The hospitality was awesome and the crew and volunteers were wonderful and did a great job. Greg Schlappi provided solid courses that rode very well. A water crossing in the warm up — who has one of those? The show jumping course is all decorated out in Harry Potter style. The jumps rival those at Kentucky for the 4* (they do the Kentucky horse farms if you remember). So many great new and old friends … Fun, fun, fun in the cornfields of Iowa. Just goes to prove (again) that movie line … IF YOU BUILD IT … THEY WILL COME!”

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

If you’re going to ride horses, you’ve got to have a sense of humor. Things aren’t always going to go your way, and it’s not always going to be pretty. But if you keep your eyes on the next fence and kick on, you’ll come out all right. Above photo shot by Charles Mann for official photographer Amy Dragoo at Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials II.

National Holiday: National Fresh Breath Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Millbrook H.T. [Website] [Results]

River Glen Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Catalpa Corner Charity H.T. [Website] [Results]

Cobblestone Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Waredaca Horse Trials August 18-19 is offering AEC Prep Tests: Dressage Fix a Test  $35; Dressage Ride a Test only: $25; Jumping Rounds: $25; Tests will be scheduled on weekend day that the regular horse trial level competes … Novice and Preliminary on Saturday and Intermediate, Training and Beginner Novice on Sunday. [Omnibus listing]

“I felt like I won the Olympics.” The Coconino Summer Horse Trials in Flagstaff, Arizona, took place the week before The Event at Rebecca Farm and included three long format divisions. Meet the winners of the traditional eventing challenge. [The USEA Classic Series Wins in the West at Coconino]

Christopher Burton and Polystar I once again proved they’ve got the power, speed and coolness under pressure to win when it counts. Christopher and the stunning Polystar were clear and quick to clam the Aussie’s second British Open title at the Festival of British Eventing. [Cross country speed proves key in battle for British Open]

What if a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury could be definitively diagnosed with a single drop of blood? European researchers have developed the TBIcheck, a test that analyzes the level of proteins in the blood, which increase during a shock to the head. This device will change the game for patient care. [TBI Innovation]

Monday Video:

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Find Your Dream Saddle

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

Whether it’s a new horse OR a new saddle, find your perfect fit on Sport Horse Nation. There’s been an influx of nice saddles listed for sale in the last month. Here are six to consider!

CWD Dressage. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

17 CWD SEO8 Dressage Saddle – DEMO CONDITION

Gorgeous! Full Buffalo Leather! Demo condition! 2017, CWD SE08 Dressage model, 17.5″ seat, 1XLA flap, 33 cm tree. Exterior molded thigh block. Monoflap. Foam panel. Reinforcement strip on the flap for additional durability. Comes with CWD calfskin leathers. Located in Ohio.

County Conquest. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

17.5 MN County Conquest

Used County Conquest jump saddle. Black, Buffalo leather, MN tree, 17.5″ seat, 2″ forward flap, with shoulder gussets. This saddle has been extremely well maintained throughout its use. Flocking checked every 6 months, leather has minor fading in color, and all leather is in good condition. Very comfortable and excellent saddle for cross country. Comes with its saddle cover in excellent condition. Located in Idaho.

CWD Jumping. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

CWD SE12

2016 CWD SE12. 17.5 seat. 3A flap. Lightly used saddle in like new condition. Located in North Carolina.

Voltaire. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Brand New Voltaire Lexington Jump Saddle

For Sale- Brand New Voltaire Lexington Jump Saddle-never used/fresh out of the box! 18 inch seat, monoflap, medium tree, chocolate color. This saddle was won & I already have a jump saddle custom fit to my horse. It is beautiful! Don’t wait the 6 months it takes to order one of these saddles! Email to get this today! Located in California.

Devoucoux. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

LIKE NEW Devoucoux Chiberta 2 D3D 17″ for a STEAL

LIghtly used Chiberta, “Arcade Normale” which is a medium tree but fits a large variety of horses. It has a forward and short flap (1A) perfect for youth or small adult. Located in Texas.

Schleese. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

17″ Schleese Obrigado Dressage Saddle

17 inch seat and a size 2 Adaptree with wool panels, relief wedge, and shoulder relief panel. Size 1 panels. Shoulder relief panel allows full range of the horse’s shoulder motion. Rear relief wedge allows the saddle to fit well on a shorter backed horse. Can be adjusted to fit any horse. It has only been ridden in a handful of times. Please contact me with any questions. On Flap of Saddle: 1-RW-SR. The one means a size 1 panel. RW stands for relief wedge. SR stands for shoulder relief panel. Located in Virginia.

Listings included in this article are randomly selected and confirmed to be current and active before inclusion. Sport Horse Nation features user-generated content and therefore cannot verify or make any warranty as to the validity or reliability of information.

Watch LIVE: Millbrook Advanced Water Complex

*The live stream is currently having technical difficulties. Follow our live updates here.

What a treat! The video eventing experts at RNS Video Media are live streaming the Advanced water complex at Millbrook Horse Trials with commentary from Marcia Kulak. The action starts at 12:10 p.m. EST. Watch live on this post or follow our live updates here.

Millbrook Social Media Roundup: Rain Check

The weather has been less than cooperative at Millbrook Horse Trials. While rain is not uncommon during this event, the conditions this year have been especially difficult, leading to multiple schedule changes including postponing upper level cross country to tomorrow. Situations like this are never easy for organizers and officials and decisions are made always with the best interest of the competitors in mind. Here’s hoping things clear up and the remainder of the event goes off without a hitch.

We are having some EPIC thunderstorms at #MillbrookHT ☔️⛈🚣🏻‍♀️

Posted by Jenni Autry on Friday, August 3, 2018

#mudbrook2018 #eventerproblems

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Hey here’s something new….it’s raining!

Posted by Karen Fulton on Friday, August 3, 2018

Rain delay this morning at #MillbrookHT? Time for Roo to fit in nap #2.

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I made it to Millbrook and promptly got stuck… even with 4 wheel drive

Posted by Jenny Caras on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Eventers, of course, always find the silver lining.

Thanks to the organizers of Millbrook Horse Trials for keeping the event going with a new schedule in light of challenging weather conditions.

Posted by Boyd Martin on Saturday, August 4, 2018

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: The King of Comebacks

The Comeback King | William Fox-Pitt

The King of comebacks. He’s a hero to the sport, an inspiration to all and what horsemanship is all about.

Through true courage and bravery, William Fox-Pitt Eventing epitomises how to Be Fearless.

👉 https://www.fei.org/stories/william-fox-pitt-weg-2018

Posted by FEI Eventing on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

In October 2015, William Fox-Pitt suffered a head injury after falling from a horse during the 7-year-old championships for Young Event Horses at Le Lion d’Angers. His concussion caused double vision, balance problems and memory loss, and he was looking at a long, difficult road to recovery. However, William set a goal to be back on a horse at Christmas and with his supportive family and eventing team behind him, he reached the next level of progress when he swung back into the saddle.Less than a year after the accident, William represented Great Britain at the Rio Olympic Games and has carried on with a legendary career. Don’t miss this intimate interview with William as he discusses his road to recovery and the healing power of horses.

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needs to reach his full potential.

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two times the energy that carbohydrates and proteins do, thereby fueling horses more efficiently. Fat is
considered a “cool” feedstuff because it does not cause the hormone spikes that lead to excitability.

Adding EndurExtra to your horse’s diet allows you to decrease the amount of sugary concentrates
(grains) you feed, reducing the risk of colic and laminitis resulting from grain overload. EndurExtra is an
excellent source of calories for performance horses that are sensitive to sugar but still need calories to
fuel training and competition. Try EndurExtra today.

The horse that matters to you matters to us®.

Not sure which horse supplement best meets your horse’s needs? Kentucky Performance Products, LLC
is here to help. Call 859-873-2974 or visit KPPusa.com.

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Area II Young Riders Flashing Gold at Rebecca Farm

The Area II Young Rider CICO2* team arrived at the Event at Rebecca Farm on a mission to win the FEI/Adequan North American Youth Championships. They took the early lead and never let it go, achieving what so many young eventers dream. We’re still remembering the magic of Rebecca Farm and today look back on Area II’s gold medal performance. Go Eventing.

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Tuesday News and Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Hilda Donahue and Rictik around mile 54 of the Tevis Cup, looking relaxed and happy! Photo courtesy of Hilda Donahue.

We’ve followed Irish eventer Hilda Donahue’s foray into the endurance world for the last few years and we are so proud that this past weekend she completed one of the toughest endurance races in the world — the Tevis Cup. Riding Reynolds Racing’s Danzig and Rictik, Hilda and her husband Ken struck out for an adventure in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Ken and Danzig called it a day at 28 miles, but Hilda and Rictik forged ahead, climbing 17,000 feet and descending 22,000 in extreme conditions for a total of 100 miles.

Hilda wrote on her Facebook page: “Rictik was a superstar negotiating the many technical challenges on the trail. She climbed the rough mountain trails, marched enthusiastically down into the rocky, hot canyons, crossed the swinging bridge and the American River in the pitch dark. With the help of Reynolds Racing’s excellent crew led by Lynn Sparks Kenelly, and my awesome sis-in-laws (Sharon Finston & Karon Dutcher) & of course Kelli (Philpot Langton), Rictik crossed the finish line sound, happy & looking quite fresh.”

Hilda is now qualified for the World Equestrian Games on two incredible horses including her own Al – Marah Speed, who doubles as an eventer! Well done, Hilda! Go you!

National Holiday: National Avocado Day

Tuesday News and Notes:

Today is your last chance to enter the 8th Annual EN Blogger Contest! Your Round 1 entries should include a short bio (name, age, background, character-defining qualities, embarrassing tidbits, etc.) and a 300- to 600-word sample of your best eventing-related work. Email your entry to [email protected] with the subject “EN Blogger Contest Entry.” [Reminder: Tomorrow Is Last Call for 2018 EN Blogger Contest Entries!]

Heather Reynolds and Cayucos were the winners of the 2018 Tevis Cup, coming in 18 minutes ahead of second and third place finishers Gabriela and Wasch Blakeley. The Haggin Cup, awarded to the best conditioned horse, was awarded to a mustang named MM Cody, and a 27-year-old horse called PL Mercury finished 13th! [Tevis In the Books]

Lisa Takada and Wishbone represented Area VI at the 2018 FEI/Adequan North American Youth Championships at Rebecca Farm and were part of the bronze medal winning CICO2* team in Lisa’s last year of eligibility. She’s been blogging about the lead up to the event and now looks back on the experience of a lifetime. [The Road to NAYC]

The UK just can’t catch a break this year. After many cancelled events due to rain in the spring, very hard ground has lowered entries this summer and organizers continue to make tough choices. Bicton Arena and Horseheath both pulled the plug and refunded entries for their August events. [Hard Ground Claimed Second Event in a Week]

Noticing teeth marks on stall walls or tree bark eaten away in the field? Your horse may be supplementing for a fiber deficiency or simple boredom. Consider the horse’s individual circumstances and a possible diet change. [Why Does My Horse Chew Wood?]

Tuesday Video:

Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Silva Martin and Leo spend some quality time. Photo via Facebook.

Boyd and Silva Martin’s second son, Leo, is one week and one day old today. It’s been a tough introduction to the world for the little guy but we’re glad to hear he’s making progress. Silva is also recovering well from the c-section, though it can be difficult for active equestrians to slow down and take it easy (don’t we know it). Read more of Silva’s latest update here.

National Holiday: International Day of Friendship

U.S. Weekend Action:

Stoneleigh-Burnham Summer H.T. **CANCELLED** [Website]

Horse Park of New Jersey II CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Hunt Club Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

World #1 Oliver Townend and his winning Burghley CCI4* mount Ballaghmor Class won the CIC3* section at Burgham International Horse Trials this weekend, rising from fifth place after dressage to finish on top with two clear rounds, an important result for the pair short-listed for the British WEG team. [Burgham International]

The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana, in the shadow of Glacier National Park, a 360 degree mountain view, and the bluest skies — not to mention the incredible athletes and courses — it’s a photographer’s dream venue. Relive the magic in pictures. [Through the Lens: The Event at Rebecca Farm]

Lauren Schiller and her Western pleasure-bred Quarter Horse gelding Romeo are AEC-bound, but it’s been a long, emotional road getting there. Standing by her horse of a lifetime through serious injuries and major setbacks, Romeo has returned the affection, stepping up to do the job and help Lauren realize her dream. Grab the tissues for this one, folks. [The Road to AEC: A Miraculous Recovery]

Congratulations to Laura Harris, winner of Majyk Equipe’s #WearGreenForJonty giveaway! EN and Majyk Equipe teamed up to raise more than €1000 for the David Foster Injured Riders Fund in support of Jonty Evans’s recovery. [Donate to Support Jonty]

Best of the Blogs: Sometimes You Have a Bad Mare Day

Must Follow Facebook Group: Ingenious Horse Care Tips from Seasoned Horse People

Monday Video:

Sunday Video from Total Saddle Fit: Andrew Hoy’s Osborne House Helmet Cam

There’s a new event on the UK calendar: the London Capital and Finance Plc Osborne Horse Trials. This mid-week event took place on July 25-26 on the historic grounds of Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, UK. The royal residence of Queen Victoria and already a popular visitor attraction for the island, the Osborne House made for a stunning backdrop for the event (indeed, castles and historic homes are a standard feature of UK horse trials).

Australian Olympian Andrew Hoy piloted Hasenacher Jack Sparrow, a 10-year-old piebald Irish Sport Horse owned by Barbara Keller and Andrew, around the freshly minted course. Aside from a blip at the first water, they cruised around with purpose.

According to Andrew’s website, Jack and Andrew are both ambassadors for Right to Play, an international charity “which uses sport to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict and disease in disadvantaged communities.”

Well done! Go Eventing.

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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Power Packed Pony Show

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

If I can’t remember the last time we featured ponies in the SHN Spotlight, then it’s been too long. EN loves pocket rocket eventers and we’ve got a great lineup for you this week. Here are six ponies listed for sale that are looking for their next pint-sized partner.

Cricket. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

BEST FIRST PONY – CRICKET – QUICK SALE

Cricket is a 2002 14.2 QH mare who is the total package. She’s taught many young kids (9-12 yrs) the ropes of eventing and inspired them to keep going up the levels. Cricket has placed very competitively in beginner novice events throughout the years, even landing a 5th place finish at Millbrook with an 11 year old aboard. She would make the perfect first event horse for a kid looking to learn from a lower level master. Has paced, fox hunted, and pulls a sled. Goes in a snaffle all 3 phases. Can easily do novice. Located in New York.

Soy. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Soy – Event pony

Soy Tan Bonita is an 11yr old, 14.1 HH Canadian sport pony. No vices, can live in Stall or outside, trailers easy, barefoot. Soy is currently competing at novice level eventing moving up to Training. Free jumps 4ft with room to spare. In Dressage she is competing second level. Soy is very brave forward but not rushy. Great or a small adult but also Kid safe with trainer. Currently competed by an amateur going college. Located in Michigan.

Daddy Said Yes! (best name ever). Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Perfect Move Up Pony!

Daddy Said Yes! Fondly known as “Friday” this pony and his girl have conquered the world! They have done everything from pony club games to show jumping to eventing and dressage. Friday has won the Pony Cup at multiple USDF shows. He consistently turns out clean show jumping rounds and is super safe cross country.

Friday has helped his young rider progress from a D1 to a C1 in the local pony club and they qualified in every discipline they entered for Pony Club Championships (including dressage, show jumping, eventing, and games). He has taught her how to ride boldly cross country, forward to show jumping, and tactfully in dressage. They have fun on bareback farm trail rides and playing around with their pals.

Sadly offered for sale, his girl has unfortunately outgrown him. Friday is plenty talented to go Novice with his next rider if they choose to do so. He is virtually unflappable with no vices – trailer loads great, clips, stands tied, perfect for the farrier, loves his spa days, an easy keeper. Barefoot with no maintenance. Located in Georgia.

Welcome to Miami (or maybe this is the best name ever). Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

WELCOME TO MIAMI; Phenominal novice event pony for sale

Welcome to Miami is a 10 yr old 13.3 Welsh cross pony who has competed very successfully through novice and schooled plenty of training. If you want to get noticed in the show ring this is your guy. Moves like a big time dressage horse, and jumps training level jumps with plenty of room to spare.

His size doesn’t limit his scope. Take him out eventing one weekend and the pony jumpers the next. Scores in the 20’s so expect to be successful in the dressage ring to. Miami is safe and sound and has a great natured attitude. He is sadly outgrown and looking for his next kid. Located in Virginia.

Cobblestone Roxanne. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

“Cobblestone Roxanne” Wonder Pony

Cobblestone Roxanne is a 10 year old, 14.2, Roan, Connemara. She has top of the line breeding by Canal Laurinston out of Callowfeenish Mairton. Roxy has solid flat work, a ten mover, with automatic lead changes. Roxy is a brave, athletic, jumper with TONS of scope and perfect form. She’s currently being competed successfully at the Beginner Novice level, with a junior rider.

Her most recent run was at the Maryland Starter Trials where she finished third on her dressage score. Last year Roxy hunted a full season, first field with Piedmont and Orange County. Roxy is suitable for an ambitious, young rider to get miles in many different disciplines. Roxy is sadly outgrown. Located in Virginia.

Stardust. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Stardust: Your Very Own Unicorn!

Stardust: 2013 14.2h cremello imported Welsh Pony Cross gelding. This multi-talented pony is fun to jump, good to hack, and ready for his next person! Imported from England, Stardust has horse showed and cross country schooled and would be perfectly suited for a junior, young rider or adult amateur. Don’t let this super pony pass you by! Located in Pennsylvania.

Listings included in this article are randomly selected and confirmed to be current and active before inclusion. Sport Horse Nation features user-generated content and therefore cannot verify or make any warranty as to the validity or reliability of information.

Saturday Video: Phillip Dutton Welcomes Winning OTTB, Ring Weekend

Phillip Dutton has welcomed another promising off-track Thoroughbred to True Prospect Farm. Grade 1 winner Ring Weekend (Tapit — Free the Magic — Cryptoclearance) won over $1.5 million during his racing career under the watchful eyes of trainer Graham Motion. The 7-year-old gelding was retired last month and will now begin training for his next phase of life.

“While Ring Weekend is still sound and competitive, it’s time to hang up his cleats and let him move on to new frontiers,” West Point Thoroughbreds President Terry Finley said.

Phillip is no stranger to working with OTTBs (the names Truluck, The Foreman, and Icabad Crane should ring a bell) and said of his new prospect: “He is such an athlete. I expect he will be just as successful in his new career as he was on the racetrack.”

Check out the video of Phillip working with Ring Weekend over some of his first fences not long after he left the track. He looks to be a natural over fences and we can’t wait to see him out eventing!

[Ring Weekend Retired; Will Retrain for Second Career]

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Fitch’s Corner 25th Anniversary Rewind

Fitch’s Corner, located on 150 acres in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country, belongs to Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels. It’s a private boarding facility that opens it’s gates to the whole of the eventing community every July. Fitch’s Corner is a much loved Area I venue, described by participants as “magical” and “perfection.”

This year’s running on July 21-22 was particularly special as it celebrated the event’s 25th anniversary. Marion de Vogel captured the spirit of the competition on camera and kindly shared it with EN. Congratulations to Fitch’s Corner on 25 years. Here’s to another 25.

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Over the next few days the eventers will descend upon The Event at Rebecca Farm en masse. The event nestled beautifully in the Flathead Valley is one of the most picturesque of the entire world. In addition to the FEI and horse trials divisions, some of the country’s most promising Young Riders are coming together to compete for top team and individual honors in the NAYC. It’s going to be an incredible week!

National Holiday: National Corn Fritter Day

U.S. Weekend Results:

Gennessee Valley Hunt H.T. [Website] [Results]

Riga Meadow H.T. [Website]

Maryland at Loch Moy II H.T. [Website] [Results]

Champagne Run at the Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Coconino Summer II 3DE & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Riding gear is expensive and safety is important. But the most expensive safety equipment may not necessarily be the best, an insurance company determined during a recent study of riding helmets. [Price No Guarantee of Greater Safety]

Area VI Young Rider Lisa Takada is heading to the NAYC this week. She recaps what she and her fellow team candidates learned at Summer Camp and how the team bonded for the big event. [The Road to NAYC]

When Esther Roberts got her first horse trailer, her grandfather gave her some sage advice on safety, preparation, resourcefulness and more. Now is your chance to learn them, too! [Tom’s 20 Trailering Tips]

The Longines FEI European Championship for Juniors and Young Riders took place this weekend in Fontainebleau with more than 600 competitors representing over 30 nations in the three Olympic equestrian disciplines. In eventing, the up-and-coming young French dominated on home soil. [Next Generation of Athletes Showcase]

Monday Video:

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 4 Gorgeous Grays Who Want to Go Home With You

In the market for a new four-legged partner? You may find your unicorn on our sister site, Sport Horse Nation. To help with the search, we’re going to feature a selection of current listings here on EN each week. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

Don’t mind buying out the tack store of purple shampoo … every week? Totally okay with everything you own being constantly covered in white hair? If you answered yes, maybe you should seek help. If you answered no, let’s be real — who can resist a gorgeous gray? Here are four stunning grays who want to go home with you.

Excel Star Armina Z. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Excel Star Armina Z: Ready to win in any discipline!

Excel Star Armina Z: 2012 16.2h grey imported Zangersheide mare by Air Jordan. This recently imported beautiful grey mare is truly an exceptional athlete. Armina has done some competing overseas and is ready to go and win for you in the US. She is light in the bridle, moves well and is always in good form over fences. She has an excellent lead change and will get you noticed in whatever discipline you choose. Armina is suitable for both the amateur and professional rider looking for their next competitive partner. Located in Pennsylvania.

CC Granville. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

CC Granville 2012 Preliminary Grey TB Gelding

CC Granville: “Levi” is an elegant six year old (2012), 16’2 dark grey thoroughbred gelding. Levi started his eventing career as a 5 year old and completed the season at training level. This spring he successfully upgraded to preliminary at Aspen Farms, and will be competing at Rebecca Farms in a few weeks.

Levi is an easy snaffle ride all three phases, is a soft easy ride down to a fence, and always tries to please. He is a very lovable horse both on the ground and under saddle, and would excel with an ambitious young rider wanting to climb the levels. He is elegant and obedient in dressage with good movement. Levi is also very brave cross country with a lovely gallop and he is a careful show jumper. Located in British Columbia.

Charmer. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Flashy Grey Alert

Attention Pony Clubbers and Adult Amateurs! Charmer is an eight year old TB that I bought directly from his racing trainer in February 2013. He did local shows, novice combined tests, and competed in the beginner novice division of the War Horse Series in North Carolina his four and five year old years. Since then, he has been almost dormant while I went back to school. He’s been hacking out with occasional jumping and flat work. He has been back in a program for the last 30 days.

I’ve finally reached the decision that I don’t have the time to devote to him that he wants and deserves. He’s looking for a young rider or adult amateur that will appreciate his work ethic and forward mind set. He needs to be gotten fit again and then he could go almost any direction – dressage, eventing, jumpers, trail riding — I’ve even pushed cows on him.

No soundness issues, and up to date on all health and maintenance. Did all three phases of eventing in a double jointed snaffle and hacks out in a hackamore. He has ground manners and ships well solo or with others. His racing owner and breeder found me on social media, so he’s documented back to birth. Located in North Carolina.

Luck of the Draw. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Serious Upper- Level Prospect! Competing CC1*

Luck of the Draw, or “Benny”, is a stunning 7yo 16.1h Connemara/TB cross by ArdCeltic Art. He has completed a CCI1*, and has the scope and potential to be very competitive at the upper levels. He is a sweet horse, easy to do at home and at the shows. Benny needs a confident rider to bring him to his full potential, YR/Ammys in a program yes, but no beginners please! This is is a top class horse with a bright future ahead of him. Sound with current X-rays! Located in Kentucky.

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Novice to NAYC: Partnerships Play a Part for Area III Young Rider Team

It’s a special moment to be selected for an event as prestigious as the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC). It’s even better to go on a horse that has taken you from Beginner Novice to the FEI level because through all the ups and downs over the years, you and your horse have formed a partnership founded on trust, understanding and communication.

Area III Young Riders is sending a full team of four to compete in the NAYC CCI* at The Event at Rebecca Farm this month. It’s an accomplishment in itself, but each of these young ladies is making her first appearance at NAYC on a horse she’s ridden through the lower levels up to FEI. Way to go!

Now without further adieu, let’s meet the Area III NAYC CCI* team!

Ryan Wood and Galway Blazer. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Ryan Wood is 18 years old and from Mobile, Alabama. She and her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Galway Blazer are longtime partners and have come up through the levels together. This year they’ve finished first, second and fourth in three Preliminary appearances and in April completed their first CCI* at the Ocala International 3-Day Festival of Eventing presented by Ocala Ranches.

“It is such an honor to be competing at this event and I am so excited to ride alongside my teammates. I always thought it would be amazing to compete at this championship, but never expected it to actually happen!” Ryan said.

“I wasn’t sure how far the lanky 3-year-old I bought would go and I certainly wasn’t sure how far we would go after a colic surgery when he was six. And yet, here we are! Montana will be a completely different show experience than I’ve ever had before, but I absolutely can’t wait.”

Grace Smith and Fernhill Saulsford Nazar. Photo courtesy of Grace Smith.

Grace Smith is 16 years old and from Newnan, Georgia. She and her 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding Fernhill Saulsford Nazar have been partnered for two years. They competed in their first Novice together in summer of 2016 and were winning at Preliminary by early 2017. Most recently, they finished fifth at Chattahoochee Hills last month.

“My horse is feeling better than ever. We have both worked hard to get here and are honored to represent Area III at the NAYC. It is a dream come true!” Grace said.

Jessie Schwartz and WHF Kitaro. Photo by Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto.

Jessie Schwartz is 17 years old and from Alpharetta, Georgia. She and her 13-year-old Thoroughbred/Trakehner gelding WHF Kitaro have racked up several top 10 Preliminary finishes since moving up to the level in January 2017 and have successfully completed two CCI* events.

“I’m so excited to be chosen to represent Area III at NAYC this year. Since the day I started riding Kitaro four years ago I knew I wanted to go to Young Riders with him,” Jessie said.

“In these past years, he has not only matched but exceeded my determination to go after these dreams. Together we have figured out how to move up the levels and now I can’t wait to get the experience competing on a team with my best friend.”

Leila Saxe and Mr Bojangles. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Leila Saxe is 15 years old and from Atlanta, Georgia. She and the 10-year-old Thoroughbred gelding Mr. Bojangles, owned by Angelia and Wayne Saxe, are very experienced at the level, with 14 Preliminary and two CCI* completions under their belts.

“I am so honored and excited to be representing Area III at NAYC this year. I have owned Mr. Bojangles for three years now. When I first bought him we started at Beginner Novice. Who would have known we’d be where we are now?” Leila said.

“About seven months ago I moved away from my parents to train with Kyle Carter and make it on the Young Rider Team. This once in a lifetime opportunity has presented itself to me and I am so grateful for that. I am happy to ride and compete with my team at this event!”

Team Area III. Photo via Facebook.

The Area III team will be coached by Julie Richards who represented the Area III Young Riders at the NAYC CCI2* in 1988. She went on to be a member of the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Team, helping to earn a team bronze medal in 2004. Julie is based in Newnan, Georgia where she teaches and trains horses and riders of all levels. This is the first year coaching the Area III Young Riders. She said, “I look forward to helping guide these awesome girls through this championship in Montana.”

The Area III team will also be supported in Montana by head groom Katie Strickland. She has been a professional groom for over 25 years, working with upper level riders and Olympians. Fun fact: Katie groomed for Julie when she competed at Young Riders!

Area III Young Rider Coordinator Allina Bell will serve as chef d’equipe, parent wrangler and #1 cheerleader.

We’re less than two weeks away from the start of the 2018 NAYC! Go Young Riders. Go Eventing.

Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Andrew McConnon and Bossinova. Photo via McConnon Eventing on Facebook.

Huge shoutout and hearty congratulations to Andrew McConnon and Bossinova. They won the Area III Preliminary Championship this weekend at Chattahoochee Hills, leading from start to finish on their dressage score of 29.4 and qualifying them for a CCI*! Woohoo! Full Area III Championship results are available here.

National Holiday: National Sugar Cookie Day

Major Events:

Great Meadow Links: WebsiteResultsLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Barbury links: WebsiteResultsERM Live StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Huntington Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

Maryland at Loch Moy I H.T. [Website] [Results]

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Results]

Twin Rivers Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

42nd Annual Whidbey Island H.T. [Website] [Results]

Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Results]

Coconino Summer I H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Olympic dressage rider and coach Michael Barisone may have taught Stephen Colbert how to ‘piaffe it’ on TV but he’s also worked with countless top dressage and eventing riders helping them hone their skills in the sandbox. He’s big on the building blocks of riding, staying determined no matter what, and says that “training horses is a lot like raising children.” [Learn more about Michael Barisone]

A nationwide study found that less than half of patients treated for concussion or mild traumatic brain injury received a follow up examination within three months of the initial diagnosis, leaving them at greater risk for long term effects. Of those patients involved in the study, 24 percent were seen for falls, “such as being unseated from a horse.” [Concussion not taken seriously enough]

My social media feeds are full up of memes about being in a relationship with the air conditioner and big plans to stay in on a Friday night and sip wine in front of a fan. It’s honestly not that hot where I live but we’re all feeling the temperatures rising, and so are the horses. [Check out these summer horse health tips]

Looking for a buddy to take to a music festival? Don’t overlook your horsey friends. They’re tough, resourceful, don’t mind getting dirty, and know how to party. [12 reasons why]

Monday Video:

Great Meadow International CICO3* Live Cross Country Updates

Will Coleman and Off the Record. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Good morning, EN! Cross country at Brook Ledge Great Meadow International presented by Adequan in The Plains, Virginia gets under way at 9:30 a.m. EST. Ben Hobday (GBR) and Jane Chambers’s Shadow Man hold the top spot after two phases while Team Great Britain leads in the FEI Nations Cup™ Eventing on 99.3 points. The U.S. is in second on 123 points and Canada is third on 126.9 points. It’s all to play for today at the only Eventing Nations Cup in the Western Hemisphere. We’ll be bringing you live updates throughout the morning so keep refreshing this page.

#GMI2018: WebsiteEntriesScheduleRide TimesLive ScoresCourse PreviewLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Final Individual Top Ten:

Final Nations Cup Team Results:

9:30 a.m. EST: Trailblazers Waylon Roberts and Kelecyn Cognac for Canada is on course.

9:37 a.m. EST: A cracking clear for Waylon and Kelecyn Cognac. A great first round for the Canadian Nations Cup Team. Britain’s first team rider is out of the box as well – Georgie Spence and Halltown Harley.

9:43 a.m. EST: Waylon and Kelecyn Cognac added 6.4 time penalties. Georgie and Halltown Harley bring home our first double clear, right on the optimum of 6:34!

9:44 a.m. EST: Alexandra Knowles and Business Class retire after a refusal at the boat in water at 7a.

9:45 a.m. EST: Phillip Dutton and Sportsfield Candy are clear with 1.6 time penalties.

9:56 a.m. EST: A clear round with 3.6 time for Will Coleman and Soupcon du Brunet.

9:57 a.m. EST: Cornelia Dorr and Louis M pick up a stop at the first of two huge brush corners (9A) in the arena. The horse just never seemed to lock on to the fence. They’re clear on the second attempt.

9:58 a.m. EST: Clear jumping and 5.2 time penalties for Chris Talley and Unmarked Bills.

10:01 a.m. EST: Tracey Bienemann and Geoni add 20 at the second of the two brush corners (9B) in the arena. And it looks like Tracey has pulled up before fence 12 deciding it’s just not their day.

10:04 a.m. EST: Cornelia and Louis M finish with 20 jumping and 16.8 time penalties.

10:05 a.m. EST: Drat. Chelsea Kolman and everyone’s favorite draft cross Dauntless Courage come to grief at the brush corners at 9. Chelsea opts to save it for another day and retires after picking up a stop at the first followed by an awkward jump on the second attempt.

10:09 a.m. EST: Savannah Fulton and Captain Jack take a flag out but they’re clear through those tricky brush corners.

10:10 a.m. EST: Savannah and Captain Jack catch a leg on the log corner at 13 resulting in a hard fall for the two of them. They are both up right away and seem to be no worse for wear.

10:12 a.m. EST: Will Faudree and Caeleste pick up two runouts at 9A, the first of the brush corners. They opt to retire.

10:16 a.m. EST: Unfortunately Shelby Brost and Crimson, riding for the Canadian Nations Cup Team, pick up two runouts at 9A. They are ultimately eliminated after a third refusal.

10:21 a.m. EST: Great Britain’s Sophie Brown and Wil pick up 20 penalties at the second of the two brush corners (9B). Who’s up for a bonfire tonight?

10:32 a.m. EST: 20 jumping (guess where.) and 9.6 time penalties for Caroline Martin and Spring Easy.

10:33 a.m. EST: “So polite” Georgie Spence says of Lauren Kieffer’s Landmark’s Monte Carlo. They made this challenge course look like a walk in the park. Lauren obviously wasn’t pushing for time so they add 12 time penalties.

10:36 a.m. EST: Lord Willing pops his shoulder to add a runout at 9A with Allison Springer.

10:39 a.m. EST: Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam retire after two disobediences early on course.

10:40 a.m. EST: There are some gaps in the order as Laura Welsh withdrew Galactic and Will Coleman withdrew Tight Lines. Will is in the commentator’s box at the moment with Karen O’Connor and Ed Holloway. He has one horse left to come later.

10:41 a.m. EST: Oh and Lord Willing puts on the breaks at the Virginia Is for Lovers Picnic Table at 20. Allison is looking down as if checking for shoes and retires.

10:42 a.m. EST: Waylon Roberts is on course for the second time, this time with Lancaster. They are having a cracking round, taking all the straight routes and making them look easy, including those arena brush corners!

10:45 a.m. EST: Allie Knowles and her experienced partner Sound Prospect add 20 penalties at 9B. Ugh.

10:47 a.m. EST: Allie and Sound Prospect add another 20 at 11B, the second element in the Adequan Water Complex. Live updates show they are eliminated but I’m not sure where.

10:49 a.m. EST: Lindsay Kelley and Cooley Cruise Control have a runout at the first brush element at 9A but have an excellent ride through on the second attempt.

10:51 a.m. EST: It sounds like Lindsay and Cooley Cruise Control have the largest cheering section here!

10:53 a.m. EST: Waylon Roberts and Lancaster finished clear with 8.4 time penalties.

10:54 a.m. EST: Charlotte Collier and Clifford M have problems in the main arena at the Beverly Equestrian Brush Corners and are unfortunately eliminated for refusals.

11:01 a.m EST: Kristen Bond and Enough Already are eliminated for three runouts at 9A. Waylon Roberts is in the commentator’s booth and saying you have to get them on the line for as long as possible to give them time to read the question.

11:04 a.m. EST: Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack finish with 2.8 time penalties, moving well up the leaderboard from 32nd to fourth in the clubhouse.

11:09 a.m. EST: Meghan O’Donoghue and Palm Crescent get a great shot over the first brush corner but fly by 9B.

11:13 a.m. EST: Sandro’s Star just does not want to play in the main arena and Chris Talley raises his hand after two runouts at 9A.

11:15 a.m. EST: Meghan and Palm Crescent add 15.2 time penalties to the early 20 they picked up in the arena.

11:17 a.m. EST: Will Faudree and Michel 233 show us how. it’s. done. with a super ride through the arena.

11:20 a.m. EST: Jessica Phoenix and Bogue Sound have a brilliant ride through brush corners!

11:22 a.m. EST: We didn’t see it but Will has fallen from Michel we think at the Adequan Water Complex at 11. We’ll let you know if we get an update from the commentators.

11:23 a.m. EST: Overnight leaders Ben Hobday and Shadow Man are on course for Great Britain.

11:25 a.m. EST: Jessica and Bogue Sound absolutely flew around the course to be our second double clear of the day! They come in four seconds under time to move from 41st after show jumping to sit sixth in the clubhouse.

11:30 a.m. EST: It wasn’t showing on the results earlier but Felix Vogg and Colero did in fact withdraw before cross country.

11:33 a.m. EST: Well we didn’t see it on the live stream but live results are showing Ben and Shadow Man picked up 20 penalties at 9B as well as 7.2 time penalties.

11:34 a.m. EST: Sydney Conley Elliot and Cisko A finish one second under the time for our third double clear of the day!

11:36 a.m. EST: Clayton Fredericks has fallen from Luksor at the O’Connor Equestrian Coffin at 5. They activated the MIM at the first element and then the horse ducked out at the skinny brush wedge at C, popping Clayton out of the tack. He’s up and okay.

11:41 a.m. EST: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby had a cracking clear round with 9.6 time penalties, taking them well up the standings from 32nd to 8th in the clubhouse.

11:42 a.m. EST: I really like the horse on course now. This is Paramount Importance with Lauren Kieffer. They only partnered in December but already look like a polished, well-established pair. This horse is a very stylish jumper!

11:45 a.m. EST: Lauren takes a very wide turn to the brush corners and holds Paramount Importance’s energy together for a good ride through the arena.

11:49 a.m. EST: It is just not Alexandra Knowles’ day. Sadly she has two flybys at 9A with Morswood and opts to retire.

11:53 a.m. EST: Lauren and Paramount Importance finish clear with 9.6 time penalties to move up more than 20 places into the top ten.

11:54 a.m. EST: Will Coleman and Off the Record could challenge Georgie Spence for the lead but they have to go clear. So far having a super round.

11:57 a.m. EST: A casual canter through the finish – Will knew he was good on the time! He and Off the Record take over the lead by 0.1 penalties.

12:01 p.m. EST: Australia’s Ema Klugman and Bendigo deliver a beautiful round with 8.8 time penalties and an unfortunate 11 penalties for activating a frangible pin, though we didn’t see it! Fun fact: Ema is also a concert pianist and this is only her fifth season eventing.

12:06 p.m. EST: Sydney Conley Elliot and QC Diamantaire add 20 penalties at 9A but are clear through on the second attempt.

12:07 p.m. EST: Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti had just a few too many time penalties to take over the lead. They add 5.2 time to sit third after a super clear. That guarantees the win for Will Coleman and Off the Record!

12:09 p.m. EST: We’re down to the last few horses and they’re all riding on a Nations Cup team.

12:14 p.m. EST: Sydney and QC Diamantaire finish with 20 jumping and 16.4 time penalties.

12:15 p.m. EST: Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me finish right on the optimum time to secure a second double clear round for the Canadian team. Individually they move up 30 places. Wow!

12:19 p.m. EST: Britain’s anchor Leslie Law pilots Voltaire De Tre to a clear round with 8.8 time penalties.

12:21 p.m. EST: Our final combination is on course – Buck Davidson and Park Trader riding on the Nations Cup team for USA.

12:23 p.m. EST: Buck and Park Trader add 20 at the second brush corner in the arena. Commentator Ed Holloway said it: “That fence is just a demon!”

12:26 p.m. EST: Buck isn’t hanging around despite picking up an early 20.

12:29 p.m. EST: It’s been confirmed Great Britain wins the Nations Cup team event. We’re waiting on Buck’s score to confirm second place.

12:37 p.m. EST: Buck and Park Trader only had 6.8 time penalties to add with the 20 jumping penalties.

12:38 p.m. EST: It’s a confirmed win for Great Britain in the Nations Cup followed by Canada in second and USA in third. Stay tuned for a full report from Great Meadow!

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Another Hunter Trials Helmet Cam You Won’t Want to Miss

Last week we watched a helmet cam of two juniors competing their ponies at the Carlanstown Hunter Trials. We loved it so much, we’re sharing another video from the same venue.

This time we get a look at the the Open division winning round, where a pair of competitors gallop over hill and dale on what looks like one of the most fun courses we’ve ever seen.

We get to watch close to five minutes of this wild and wooly course (casually set to the tunes of Black Sabbath), but the video ends after a tree branch knocks the camera off kilter.

Thanks, Patricia, for sending us the link!

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