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What’s Happening This Summer? [Updated 8/26]

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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

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 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

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 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].

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 Lucky Irish Rides

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.

Hardy, athletic, intelligent, kind. The Irish Sport Horse is a reliable mount suitable for all sorts of riders across the disciplines. Feeling lucky? You may find your perfect Irish partner on Sport Horse Nation. Here are five listed for sale right now.

Tilly. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Super All rounder Irish Sport Mare.

Fantastic All rounder offered for sale. Tilly is a Stunning 10y/o, 15.2hh, Coloured Irish Sports Mare. This lady has it all: She has the most wonderful sweet nature, safe and sensible and a pleasure in every way. She has a super jumping technique, up to 1.10m.

She excels in all disciplines. She has competed in Showjumping, dressage, Eventing, Riding Club, Sportsmans classes, Charity rides ect. she would be suitable for a small competitive amateur rider. This wonderful, loving, talented, easy mare, is ready to bring so much fun and enjoyment to her next forever home. She is good to box, shoe, clip, trailer, hack alone or in company. Located in Ireland.

Cullen. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Amateur Horse

Cullen is a 9 year old, Irish Sport Horse gelding. He was imported in 2014 by his current owner. In Ireland he competed in the 5 year old classes with multiple top 5 finishes as well as fox hunted. Since coming to the US he has competed up thru training level with an AA. It was a difficult decision to make to sell Cullen but unfortunately a heavy work demand has kept his owner from being able to ride enough to continue to ride at training level.

Cullen has correct gaits and is always a judge’s favorite. He has great jumping form and is a natural cross country horse. Cullen does everything in a simple bridle and won’t pull you down to the jumps. He’s a barn favorite and the horse you can always put your friends and family on. Fantastic ground manners and no vices. Located in Kentucky.

Winston. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Very experienced schoolmaster

14 yo imported Irish gelding. 17 hh. Competed successfully thru 3rd level dressage and 2 star eventing. Winston is a beautifully natured and generous horse. Very experienced and very well schooled. Has the ability and temperament to progress thru to PSG dressage or is a super low lever eventer for the rider who wants to have fun, win and be safe. Imported from the renowned Irish farm, Fernhill, in 2011. Located in Maryland.

Vintage Class. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Vintage Class- Top quality Irish Gelding

Vintage Class is a 2014 16.2h Imported Irish Gelding by Tullabeg Fusion (sire of Advanced level eventers) and out of Miss Moss, who is out of the same mare (Bing Power) as 2014 Rolex Kentucky winner Bay My Hero. He was the recent winner of the 4 year old class at Kilguilkey House In July 2018. Located in New Hampshire.

Milly. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Pocket-Sized Schoolmaster

Are you looking for a horse the rides like a sports car but is safe for the whole family? Check this one out! 14 yo Irish Sporthorse mare for sale. “Carra Clover Princess” is a Clover Hill grand-daughter. Big bodied 14.3hh. Fantastic, safe, sane schoolmaster who takes care of her riders at every level.

Evented through 1* here and in Ireland, but best suited to bringing a rider up the levels in eventing, dressage or jumpers from intro thru Training. Rides like a big horse and easily makes the strides, runs all three phases in a snaffle.

A perfect Pony Club or amateur horse, “Milly” is safe for beginners and can be fun for more confident riders – this mare is a nice mover with all the buttons – schooled through 3rd level. Any trainer would love to have Milly in their program.

A true professional, Milly trailers, clips, ties, trail rides, hunts first field, babysits kids. No bad habits, goes anywhere and is the same at home as away. Minor maintenance only. Ideal for timid rider in a program or more confident rider on their own. Located in California.

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.

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Not Your Average Helmet Cam

Andrew Hoy & Vassily de Lassos

Join us for the cross country round from Andrew Hoy & Vassily de Lassos. Many thanks to SAP Sports for making this special perspective possible. Have fun and hold on tight ;-) 🏇Kommt mit auf den Geländeritt von Andrew Hoy & Vassily de Lassos. Dank SAP Sports könnt ihr den Ritt aus dieser besonderen Perspektive erleben. Viel Spaß und gut festhalten :-)! #SAPSports #CHIOAachen #chioaachen2018 #TheBestRun

Posted by CHIO Aachen on Monday, August 13, 2018

We’ve ridden along on a lot of courses since helmet cams became a ‘thing,’ but it’s not often we get to hear the commentary of the rider after they’ve crossed through the finish, the horse has been cooled out and the rider has a chance to reflect on the round.

Andrew Hoy walks us through every step of his round at CHIO Aachen with Vassily de Lassos, a 9-year-old Anglo Arab gelding (Jaguar Mail X Illusion Perdue, Jalienny) owned by Andrew along with Paula and David Evans. Posting a clear round with just 1.2 time penalties, they finished fourth overall in the CICO3*.

Watch and listen how Andrew settles Vassily into a rhythm early on, sets up for the more difficult questions, and where he is able to make up time. All this while the speed technology of SAP tracks their progress around the course. Go Eventing.

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

CS Carrera snagging snuggles and some AC after her 1.2m jumping round. Photo courtesy of Sher Schwartz.

How cute is this? It’s been a scorcher recently and we can’t blame Sher Schwartz’s lovely CS Carrera (a Preliminary eventer moonlighting as a show jumper) for wanting to get in on the cool air blowing in the car. Fall is coming soon, girl!

National Holiday: National Radio Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Bromont: Website, ResultsEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

GVRDC H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Waredaca Farm H.T. [Website] [Results] [FEH Scores] [YEH/NEH Scores]

Full Gallop Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

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

Monday News and Notes:

20-year-old Tori Colvin become only the second rider to win the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship after piloting Private Practice to the win, moving up from fourth after a stellar handy round.  [Private Practice Launches Colvin Into History]

The 2018 Mongol Derby is over and done and there was no shortage of drama, thrills and spills. If you missed out on the live updates (or simply lost track – there was so much going on!), look back on the excitement of this year’s edition of the world’s toughest horse race. [Caught on Camera!]

Colic is one of the most terrifying things health scares to experience with your horse. Do you know what to do if your horse begins to display signs of colic, no matter how severe? Your quick action could make a big difference in the outcome. [33 Do’s and Don’ts]

Hot on Horse Nation: Who knew there were so many creative ways to recycle horse manure? [Poop As Art]

An essential guide to life in the saddle. [Adventures On the Trail]

Monday Video: Congrats Selena and “Woody” for winning the Bromont CIC3*!

Let’s Discuss: Getting Crafty With Ribbons

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Ribbons won at horse shows may only cost a few bucks, but they are worth so much more. They represent the incredible investment of money, time and emotion given to be the best competitors we can be, the months and years spent developing a partnership with your horse, the fears and frustrations you’ve overcome, the joy of finally nailing that movement or leaving all the rails up or making the optimum time finally. Ribbons are our most precious memories. After years of actively competing, you likely have a nice little collection of them, too.

But what do you do with them all?

When we’re kids, the answer is easy — put those beauties on the wall! Cover every inch of your bedroom with ribbons, squeeze them between the horsey posters, pictures and paraphernalia. Hang them from the ceiling if you have to but let it be known you are winning! at being horse crazy.

One day, though, we might like to start leaning towards a more, ahem, sophisticated decor and begin to guiltily pack those years worth of old, dusty ribbons away. Or, if you’re like me, you move umpteen times during your twenties and hardly even have a chance to unpack the box before you’re moving again. But you just can’t fathom the idea of throwing them out, so you lug the box of horse show memories from dorm to apartment (or three) to crash pad and finally, to a house of your own.

Now what?

We’ve been in our house for a year now and I’m still unpacking. Partly because I’m trying to get rid of stuff as I go (why do I still have high school math notes?) and partly because when I’m home and relaxing there are many things I’d rather do than play the “does this spark joy?” game and then figure out where to put everything I choose to keep.

And then there’s the box of ribbons. Patiently waiting to be sorted through. Now that I can unload them without anticipating packing them back up again in a year or two, I don’t want to just hang them all helter skelter on the wall (I’m trying so hard to adult), and since I board my horse and don’t have a tack room to put them in, that option is out, too.

So with the worn cardboard box hastily labeled “Lezly’s Ribbons” in huge letters on all sides (and yea, I spelled my name Lezly for a while… it was a phase) waiting for assignment, I checked out Pinterest, asked some friends, and discovered there are some awesome crafty ideas out there!

What about you, EN? What did you do with your ribbons? Show and tell us your most creative ideas in the comments and we’ll feature them in a future post.

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.

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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The horse that matters to you matters to Kentucky Performance Products; that is why you can count on them to provide supplements that meet the challenges facing your horse.

Struggling to keep weight on your hard keepers? When your horse needs more energy and nutrients
than hay and grain can provide, turn to the high-fat supplement, EndurExtra®.

EndurExtra’s 50% fat formula provides the calories, vitamins and prebiotics your horse needs to gain and maintain optimal body condition. Just 8 ounces per day supports weight gain and a robust appetite. The additional vitamin E in EndurExtra sustains the healthy muscles, nerves and immune system your horse needs to reach his full potential.

The blend of fats in EndurExtra are an extraordinary source of dietary energy. Fat contains more than 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.

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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The horse that matters to you matters to Kentucky Performance Products; that is why you can count on them to provide supplements that meet the challenges facing your horse.

Struggling to keep weight on your hard keepers? When your horse needs more energy and nutrients
than hay and grain can provide, turn to the high-fat supplement, EndurExtra®.

EndurExtra’s 50% fat formula provides the calories, vitamins and prebiotics your horse needs to gain and maintain optimal body condition. Just 8 ounces per day supports weight gain and a robust appetite. The additional vitamin E in EndurExtra sustains the healthy muscles, nerves and immune system your horse needs to reach his full potential.

The blend of fats in EndurExtra are an extraordinary source of dietary energy. Fat contains more than 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.

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.

EndurExtra®

The horse that matters to you matters to Kentucky Performance Products; that is why you can count on
them to provide supplements that meet the challenges facing your horse.

Struggling to keep weight on your hard keepers? When your horse needs more energy and nutrients
than hay and grain can provide, turn to the high-fat supplement, EndurExtra®.

EndurExtra’s 50% fat formula provides the calories, vitamins and prebiotics your horse needs to gain and
maintain optimal body condition. Just 8 ounces per day supports weight gain and a robust appetite. The
additional vitamin E in EndurExtra sustains the healthy muscles, nerves and immune system your horse
needs to reach his full potential.

The blend of fats in EndurExtra are an extraordinary source of dietary energy. Fat contains more than
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.

Specifically for eventers, the StretchTec Shoulder Relief Girth now comes in two shades of brown to match monoflap jump saddles! Let your horse move more freely and breathe easier by using the same girth as Tamra Smith. See them all here: totalsaddlefit.com

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.

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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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