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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

A personal best of 28.6 in dressage and a cracking clear cross country … but a rail down in show jumping cost us the…

Posted by Jenni Autry on Sunday, March 18, 2018

That’s our girl!

Equestrian journalists and photographers spend many weekends reporting and documenting the progress of horses and riders around the country. Based on the time spent on the road working, it’s not often we get the chance to compete ourselves. It’s been so fun for us to watch the developing partnership of EN’s Jenni Autry and Jimmie Schramm’s Bellamy through the winter season. You inspire us that we can indeed have it all! Way to go, you two! Superstars!

National Holiday: National Let’s Laugh Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Pine Top Spring H.T. [Website] [Results]

Ocala Winter II H.T. [Website] [Results]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Copper Meadows Winter H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Get ready for a good laugh over these text threads between an ambitious horse woman and a sweet, tolerant horse husband. I actually sent this link to my horse show husband to ensure him that he wasn’t alone in the world. [Texts from the Horse Show Husband]

Red Hills International Horse Trials is one of the most picturesque venues in the country, with the Spanish moss decorating the sparkling galloping lanes, it’s a photographer’s paradise. Check out a gorgeous photo gallery from USEA’s Jessica Duffy. [Through the Lens]

How cool would it be to study eventing while in college? The University of Findlay offers eventing as part of their Equine Studies college curriculum. These riders get actual credit for doing what they love most! Learn more about their program and the Findlay eventing team. [Oilers Eventing Flourishing in Ohio]

During the recent National Equine Forum in London, delegates discussed microchips, equestrian safety, small business challenges, and welfare. [Read the full report]

Ned Bonnie, a preeminent equine attorney and passionate horseman, has passed away at the age of 88. He is credited with being instrumental in the launch of the USEF’s Drugs and Medications Program in the 1970s and served as the guardian of the program for more than 30 years. [US Equestrian Mourns the Passing of Ned Bonnie, Legendary Equestrian Attorney, Advocate, and Friend]

Monday Video: Congrats to Copper Meadows JYOP winner Harper Click and Rubia on their win this weekend!

Equestrians Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Yesterday Connemara, Irish Draught and Fernhill horse owners everywhere had a little extra celebrating to do. Cue the green beer, lucky clovers, and “Kiss Me! I’m Irish!” Here’s how some of you celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Cheers!

And THIS is what you model when you have a birthday on St Patrick’s Day!

Posted by Valerie Ashker on Saturday, March 17, 2018


It was somehow fitting to win Mexican beer at the Jumping Branch Jumping Derby on St Patrick’s Day. The fabulous Julie Zapapas presents, it’s been a wonderful (30 years??) friendship.

Posted by Carol Kozlowski on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Patrick would like to wish everyone a very happy and SAFE Saint Patrick’s Day! 🍀🍀🍀#callhimpaddy #callhimawesome

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Amhrán hopes that everyone has been having a happy St. Patrick’s Day. We had some fun celebrating his Irish heritage today.
🐴☘️💚

Posted by Epona’s Amhrán Mo Chroí – Irish Draught Stallion on Saturday, March 17, 2018


“Kiss me I’m irish”-Obie-wan ☘️ Happy St Patrick’s day from my favourite Irish pony! ☘️☘️

Posted by Jill Thomas on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Celebrated St Patrick’s day hunting. We represented Irish horses in grand style

Posted by Terry Adcock on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Thanks to Centerline Chic Custom Stock Ties for keeping us festively turned out today at Pine…

Posted by Storm’s Haven Farm on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Absolutely thrilled with this guy at Ocala Horse Trials this weekend! He put in the best ride to date, and we even won a…

Posted by Samantha McCleerey on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy (the Irish Sport Horse) celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style by rocking around a proper training course and…

Posted by Liz Holtz Messaglia on Saturday, March 17, 2018


Happy St. Patrick’s Day from our resident Irishman! 🇮🇪🍀☘️🐴🍀☘️🇮🇪

Posted by Fade to Grey Farm: Eventing, Foxhunting, & Connemaras on Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 More Thoroughbreds Ready for Their Next Chapter

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.

Last week we featured five Thoroughbreds ready for new heights. This week we’re featuring five more!

Hieronymus B. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Athletic OTTB with loads of untapped potential

Hieronymus B. is an 8 year old, 16.1 hand, OTTB gelding. Completed the novice at Rocking Horse III with 3 solid phases, including a very impressive xc run. Definitely has the talent and scope for more! Not for a green rider as he is a sensitive horse. Hiro is an athletic and very willing horse with a sweet personality. A pleasure to have in the barn. In a professional program this season-tuned up and ready to move up the levels! Could also be competitive in the jumper ring. Located in Florida.

Rossini’s Concerto. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Rossini’s Concerto – fun, safe ottb gelding

Rossini’s Concerto, 2010 bay 16.1hh ottb gelding by Rossini out of Key Approval, USEA#171232. Ross is an honest, safe gelding perfect for either an amateur or young rider looking for a horse that is sound, fit, and ready to compete. He is a straightforward, supple ride on the flat with nice movement.

Ross is a super fun horse to jump as he is careful and quiet with great adjustability. His bravery and athleticism makes him a xc machine as he has never had a refusal on or off property. Hacks out on the buckle with no spin/bolt. Sweet and easy to handle on the ground at home and at shows; loads, vets, shoes, clips, cross ties like a pro. Finished top 3 in 3/5 novices in 2017 and is ready to move up. Located in Georgia.

Philanthromister. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented 6yr old TB w/ upper level potential – “Philanthromister”

“Phil” is one seriously special OTTB! 6yrs old, 16.2 – He is competing successfully at Novice level and in his first USEA event he produced a 24 dressage and jumped a classy double clear. He competes in all three phases in a nathe snaffle and is very relaxed and polite at the show and at home.

This horse has serious talent to go on up the levels, but he is also a very easy ride and totally genuine, and would suit an amateur/ young rider as well as a professional. He has very clean legs, excellent feet and bone and has been an absolute pleasure to produce. He will easily go up the levels in eventing and is sure to become someones horse of a lifetime! Located in Florida.

Lion. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented Young Event Horse

Lion is a talented 16.1hh thoroughbred gelding. He moves well, has a great brain, and a very willing personality. He has spent the last 2 winter seasons successfully competing and schooling in Aiken, South Carolina. He has 3 great gates and is very broke and well schooled on the flat. Lion is very willing and showing scope and promise over the jumps. He is a great cross country horse as he’s very adjustable and brave. Located in Ontario.

Vino. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Athletic SCOPEY 6 yo 16h OTTB Bay Tb Gelding

Blame It On Vino (aka Vinny) Restarted by 4* Eventer Ashley Johnson. Training with 4* trainer, Jennie Jarnstrom who rode him at his 1st Horse Trial at Rocking Horse in February 2018 in OBN. Vinny’s dressage score of 33.3, double clear-stadium, and a couple green moments on XC that kept him out of the ribbons. He will be showing at Rocking Horse Spring Horse Trial with Jennie Jarnstrom.

He is full bodied, very athletic, brave to the jumps, great work ethic, quiet mind, with lead changes. Jennie believes he easily has the scope to do Training and potentially more. Jumps banks up and down, ditches, water, and trakehners. Vinny has great feet, barefoot and very SOUND. Passed recent vetting and Xrays. Loads, clips, bathes and stands tied till you need him. Located in Florida.

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: Riot On Course at Red Hills

Of course we don’t mean an actual riot, but a riotous band of slightly insane, horse-obsessed, adrenaline junkies wouldn’t be an inaccurate description of eventers.

Take a guided tour of Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park with Elisa Wallace and Steve and Vicki Sukup’s 9-year-old Oldenburg, Riot Gear (affectionally known as Rye Bread), as they cruise between the tendrils of Spanish moss to finish eighth in the gelding’s first CIC2* at the Red Hills International Horse Trials.

Check out Elisa Wallace Eventing on YouTube for more helmet cam action!

Equi-Jewel®

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.

Fight back against an energy crisis that can impact condition and performance.

Equi-Jewel® is a high-fat, low starch and sugar formula developed to safely meet the energy needs of your horse. Whether you have a hard keeper that needs extra calories to maintain his weight, or a top performance horse that needs cool energy to perform at her peak, Equi-Jewel can meet your horse’s needs. Equi-Jewel reduces the risk of digestive upset, supports optimal muscle function, maintains stamina, and helps horses recover faster after hard work, all while providing the calories your horse needs to thrive.

The fat found in rice bran is an extraordinary source of dietary energy. In fact, 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 Equi-Jewel is rice bran to your horse’s diet allows you to decrease the amount of starchy concentrates (grains) you feed, reducing the risk of colic and laminitis resulting from grain overload. Equi-Jewel is an excellent source of calories for horses on low sugar and starch diets. 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

Bon Cor (Corollary – Cor de Fey, Cor Magnifique). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Ever since my mare gave birth to this beautiful, fuzzy, huggable, chest-clutchingly cute filly last Tuesday, I have been subjecting my social media friends and followers to a barrage of foal spam. And I don’t even feel bad about it. Now it’s your turn, EN. Behold! Bonny’s incomparable adorableness.

National Holiday: National Plant a Flower Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Southern Pines H.T. [Website] [Results]

Red Hills International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Full Gallop H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Interested in learning more about the USEA Young Event Horse Program? Live on the West Coast? Perfect! You’re invited to the USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar in at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, April 11-12, 2018. Learn the new YEH scoring system plus tips for organizers and competitors. The seminar also counts as credit for YEH judges seeking to remain on the judge’s list. For more information, please contact organizers Bea di Grazia at [email protected] or Wendy Wergeles [email protected].
“This time it evolved into the ‘I have a dream’ mode. It just kept nagging at me — The Southeast Schooling Show Championships.” Learn more about the history of this event and what it means to the community. [The SSSC: An Idea Whose Time Has Come]
From large universities to small community colleges, schools of all sizes are getting involved in the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Program. The eventing team at University of the South in Sewanee, TN has nine members and is led by coach Karine Gordy. Learn more about this passionate group of young eventers. [Sewanee Eventing Team Thriving in Tennessee]
I recently finished listening to “The Secret Life of Bees” audiobook. In it, they describe the many ways honey can be used for healing the body, mind and soul, both symbolically and literally. Turns out, there some scientific evidence to support the theory that that delicious sticky treat is actually good for you… and your horses! [More Evidence to Support Manuka Honey Use in Horse Wounds]
Hot on Horse Nation: The Perfect Pair of Riding Jeans

Monday Video: More foal spam! #cantstopwontstop

Trying out these leg things! #foalzoomies 🐎 #boncor #firstdayinthesun

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What’s Happening This Winter? EN’s Guide to Clinics, Lessons & Shows [Updated 3/11]

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

What’s Happening is EN’s guide to lessons, clinics, schooling shows and other riding and educational opportunities during the winter. 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 IVArea V | Area VI | Area VIII | Area IX | Canada

Area I

 April 22: Ride-Critique-Ride Clinic with Ann Marie Gregoire
This clinic is a great opportunity to polish up your tests for the 2018 season. USEF dressage tests from Intro through 4th level will be offered in addition to the new 2018 USEA Beginner Novice through Preliminary eventing tests. The format of the clinic will allow riders to perform their test  of choice twice, receiving constructive feedback from Ann Marie after the first ride. They will be given a scored sheet for their second ride, and prizes will be awarded for the lowest scoring percentages of the day. Both standard and small dressage rings (depending on test ) will be offered indoors on world class GGT footing. Please RSVP early to reserve your spot! Reduced entry fees and FREE auditing for CDCTA Members and Shallowbrook Boarders. Entry forms available at our websites: www.shallowbrook.com  & www.cdctaonline.com

Area II

 

March 17: CDCTA Presents a Fix-A-Test with Judge Nancy Lowey (R)
CDCTA to host Fix-A-Test Clinic with Judge Nancy Lowey (R) Sponsored by USDF at Sprieser Sporthorse in Marshall, VA. Format: Each rider has a 40 minutes lesson to ride a test of their choice, receive a score, discuss the test results and work with Nancy on ways to improve their test and, if they choose and time permits, retake the test. Please register online at Event Clinics  See all our upcoming 2018 clinics here http://bit.ly/SprieserSporthorse

March 18: Bascule Farm Indoor Dressage Show
Come in out of the cold! Bascule Farm in Poolesville, Maryland will hold a Dressage Show on March 18. Warm up & tests indoors! Positive judges are scheduled to give a little help post first ride (mini fix-a-test). Super long ribbons to 8th. Register on www.eventclinics.com. You can find out more, download releases, or register for all schooling shows at Bascule via our Event Clinics calendar link here:  http://bit.ly/EC_BasculeFarm

March 18: Jumping clinics at Windchase with Phyllis Dawson
Fun and informal jumping clinics with Phyllis every Sunday through the winter. Outdoors if weather and footing permit, but otherwise in the indoor arena. All clinics are designed to be inviting and user-friendly. We will keep things very basic and inviting for the greener groups, and will incorporate some more creative elements for the higher groups as appropriate. Exercises and fence heights can be adjusted within a group for each horse as needed. We 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. For more info or to sign up, go to my Event Clinics website link: http://bit.ly/Windchase Email Phyllis at [email protected] if you have questions, or to get on our mailing list.

March 18: Ride with Sally Cousins
Horse Park of New Jersey, Stone Tavern, NJ. Contact Sally, [email protected] or register on Event Clinics.

March 24: Adult Camp #3 Sprieser Sporthorse
Join us for our THIRD Adult Camp! Back by popular demand – Get inspired this winter with two fun days of lessons, lectures and socializing at the beautiful Sprieser Sporthorse facility in Marshall VA. Taught by Assistant Trainers Lisa Hellmer and Lauren Fisher, riders will get two private lessons as well as a choice of group cavaletti with Lisa or private lunge lesson with Lauren. 
Get more details & secure your spot now via Event Clinics. Find all upcoming camp/clinic dates at Sprieser Sporthorse with our Event Clinics calendar link: http://bit.ly/SprieserSporthorse

March 27: Doug Payne Pole Work/Gymnastics Clinic Wheatland Farm
Purcellville, Virginia,
 Doug Payne, 4* Eventer, Grand Prix show jumper, USEF Judge & TD, USEA ICP Instructor, & USEF High Performance Rider, will give a pole work/ Gymnastics clinic Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at the beautiful facility of Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, VA. Entries will be open until March 17th. Learn more/check space availability on Event Clinics here Entries are only being accepted via Event Clinics. Please attach documents to online entry or mail to Organizer.

March 28: Dressage and Jump Lessons with Stephen Bradley
Wednesday March 28th at Domino Equestrian. Come tune up your jumping for the spring season with Olympian Stephen Bradley! Small groups (2-3 people) ensure plenty of individual attention, and usually last about an hour and fifteen minutes. Private dressage and jump lessons are also available.  An accomplished 3-day Event Rider who is well regarded for his teaching skills, Stephen Bradley is a favorite clinician for both amateurs and professionals alike. Come enjoy food, drinks, and our wonderful new facility, and lesson with one of the best! Auditors always welcome at no charge. Heated viewing room overlooks the 80×200 indoor for great auditing! Registration is available here through Event Clinics.  

March 28: Waredaca Experts Day w/Jimmy Wofford
Each month Waredaca, a top Eventing facility in Laytonsville, Maryland, hosts top Eventing experts and equestrian coaches to teach riders how to advance their skills. Reknown eventing coach Jim Wofford will teach a jump clinic on Mar 28. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the top names in the sport! Entries close the Saturday before each clinic. Register for all Waredaca Expert Days via our EC calendar link: http://bit.ly/Waredaca

March 28: Show Jumping Clinic with Stephen Bradley
Domino Equestrian in Harwood, Maryland will host top Eventer & clinician Stephen Bradley for a show jumping clinic. Stephen’s popular clinics fill fast- secure your ride spot soon. Details/Register via Event Clinics here: http://bit.ly/DominoEquestrian

March 28: Jim Wofford Clinic
Waredaca,  4105 Damascus Rd Laytonsville MD 20882, Contact: Liz Schroeder mailto:[email protected]
March 29: Jim Wofford Clinic
Kealani Farm, 651 Coatesville Rd, West Grove Pa. Contact: Melissa Stubenberg  mailto:[email protected]
March 31-April 1: Clinic with Kate Chadderton 
Sunset Hill Farm, Woodbine, MD. For more info and clinic details contact: Amy Gaynor,  ASAP while spaces are available! You can also register on Event Clinics. $95 per rider. More dates available.  Sign up for three clinic days & get free coaching at a USEA Area 2 event (a $100 value)!
April 18: Jim Wofford Clinic
Waredaca,  4105 Damascus Rd Laytonsville MD 20882,  Contact: Liz Schroeder mailto:[email protected]gmail.com
April 19: Jim Wofford Clinic
Kealani Farm, 651 Coatesville Rd, West Grove Pa. Contact: Melissa Stubenberg  mailto:[email protected]
Area III
March 26- April 1: Sara Kozumplik Murphy, Brian Murphy and Maya Black Clinic
Dreaming of warm and sunny Florida, but not sure where to go or how to organize? Perhaps you can’t be away from home long enough to make it all seem worthwhile? Mardanza Farm will host three “open training camps” this winter at the incomparable 600 acre dream facility. Want to focus on Show Jumping? Dressage? A mix of everything? Overlook Equestrian boasts four star riders Maya Black and Sara Kozumplik Murphy, in addition to Grand Prix Show jumper, Brian Murphy..all working together! Details/register on www.eventclinics.com
Area IV
Check back soon!
Area V
Check back soon!
Area VI
April 11-12: USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar
Interested in learning more about the USEA Young Event Horse Program? Live on the West Coast? Perfect! Breeders, riders, judges, trainers are invited to the USEA West Coast Young Event Horse Seminar in at Twin Rivers Ranch in Paso Robles, California, April 11-12, 2018. Topics include Judging Conformation, Dressage, Jumping and the Gallop, Tips for Organizers, Tips for Riders, and the New Scoring System. Videos, Conformation Notebooks by Judy Wardrope will be offered, as well as Power Points, Practice Judging and Q & A from presenters Gretchen Butts, Bea DiGrazia, Loris Henry, Mark
Weissbecker, Karen Winn and Daniel Zilla.
The seminar counts as credit for YEH judges seeking to remain on the judge’s list. For more information, please contact organizers Bea di Grazia at [email protected] or Wendy Wergeles [email protected].
Area VIII
March 18: Covered Bridge Pony Club Combined Test
Stone Place Stables, Prospect, KY. www.coveredbridgepc.com.
April 21-22: Jim Wofford Clinic
Timber Run Farm, 5145 Northridge Road, Alexandria, Oh. 43001 Contact: Stephanie Phillips mailto:[email protected]

Area IX

April 28-29: Clinic with Peter Gray
Peter Gray at The Event at Archer Cheyenne Wyoming check the website for ride times, Saturday flat/grid/SJ and Sunday Cross country exercises www.eventatarcher.com. Contact Allison Murphy for auditing information 307-640-9222 or email [email protected]

Canada

March 17-18: Jennifer Pejic Eventing Prep Camp
Sprucehaven Farm in Mt Elgin ON Canada. For more information visit www.sprucehaven.com or https://www.facebook.com/eventingdressage/.

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

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Five Thoroughbreds Ready for New Heights

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.

The Thoroughbred is a versatile, trainable, athletic breed and one of the most common found on course in eventing. Here are five for sale–both raced and unraced–with bright careers ahead of them. All they need is for someone to show them the way!

Vanlismar. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Vanlismar 5 y/o 16h TB mare

“V” is an unraced 16h 5 year old bay Thoroughbred mare. She is attractive, well put together, and has a soft mouth. V goes in a Nathe both on the flat and over fences. In 2017, she finished 7th in the Exmoor Eventing YEH 4 year old division along with successful runs at both the Beginner Novice and Novice levels. (View her record here) V is an enthusiastic and willing jumper; however, she is a sensitive ride and would be happiest with an educated rider who can help her learn to relax. Located in Massachusetts.

Country Ranger. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fancy, Unraced 5 yr old TB with record through Novice and capable of much more!

Country Ranger aka “Reggie” is a 5 year old Thoroughbred gelding with Danzig and Unbridled lines. He finished 21st out of 97 in the Eventing division in the 2017 TB Makeover!! Since then he has competed through Novice and has the potential to move up the levels. Reggie is extremely easy on the ground with a kind demeanor.

Trailers, ties, stands for farrier, etc. Hacks out alone or in a group (especially enjoys bareback hacks with a halter). The same horse away from the farm. He is a quick learner with good instincts over fences. Really enjoys his job out on cross country and goes in a snaffle for all 3 phases.

He’s an above average mover and will be very competitive on the flat once he gets more experience in the ring. He has gotten a jump start on his training while in Florida this winter and is ready to continue up the levels with his new person! Located in Florida.

Nolan. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2011 16.2h Throughbred Eventer/Jumper with tons of Potiential

Lovely eventer or show jumper. Nolan is a 16.2, 2011 ottb. He has been successfully eventing through the novice level and has the scope and ability to go up the levels. A genuine guy that is brave cross country and will jump anything you point him at. Nolan is an eye-catching mover with three lovely gaits and natural flying lead changes.

He is best suited for a confident rider that can give him the guidance and support he needs as he is still learning. Nolan loads, clips, bathes, stands for the farrier, crossties, ect. all extremely well. He is a very lovable big guy that is looking for his next rider to fulfill the loads of potential he has. Located in Ohio.

Deo Volente. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Deo Volente: Perfect Eventing Schoolmaster!

Deo Valente: 2004 15.3h chestnut Hanoverian/Thoroughbred gelding. “Davie” is the perfect schoolmaster to learn on! He was the Beginner Novice Champion at the 2017 American Eventing Championships on a dressage score of 19.8! This lovely gelding is kind and uncomplicated, with a good lead change and correct way of going. His sweet personality makes him perfectly suited to a timid rider, whether it be a junior, young rider of adult amateur. He is easy to be around and would make a wonderful addition to anyone’s barn. Located in Georgia.

Nikki. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Super Safe Young Prospect

JODI HEMRY EVENTING PRESENTS: NIKKI, Breed: Thoroughbred, Color: Bay mare, HEIGHT: 16.0 HH, Age: 5 year old, $5,000. Nikki is a talented young prospect that would excel in eventing or the jumpers. Nikki has had a great foundation and is very well mannered on the ground and in the saddle.

She is currently in professional training and excels with each ride. Nikki is extremely easy to teach and has a great work ethic. She has three nice gaits and a great jump. She has been started over stadium jumps and cross country jumps. She is very willing and easy to ride to the jumps. She enjoys having a job and gets better with each ride.

Nikki is great out on the trails with or without company. She has great ground manners, as she ties, clips, loads, ect. She is a lovely horse to be around riding or on the ground. She would be an excellent horse for an amateur or young adult to bring along, as she is a quiet, safe, easy horse to ride. Nikki is a talented young horse looking to start her career! Located in Georgia.

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: Get Ready for Red Hills International

Red Hills International celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend in Tallahassee, FL. The event is near and dear to eventers as a premier early season destination, but the locals love it, too! The community turns out in droves to watch the competition, do some shopping and enjoy the sunshine with family and friends at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park. Check out the action in this 2017 recap video by Jeff George Films and get pumped for #RHHT18.

Red Hills International CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Equi-Jewel®

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.

Fight back against an energy crisis that can impact condition and performance.

Equi-Jewel® is a high-fat, low starch and sugar formula developed to safely meet the energy needs of your horse. Whether you have a hard keeper that needs extra calories to maintain his weight, or a top performance horse that needs cool energy to perform at her peak, Equi-Jewel can meet your horse’s needs. Equi-Jewel reduces the risk of digestive upset, supports optimal muscle function, maintains stamina, and helps horses recover faster after hard work, all while providing the calories your horse needs to thrive.

The fat found in rice bran is an extraordinary source of dietary energy. In fact, 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 Equi-Jewel is rice bran to your horse’s diet allows you to decrease the amount of starchy concentrates (grains) you feed, reducing the risk of colic and laminitis resulting from grain overload. Equi-Jewel is an excellent source of calories for horses on low sugar and starch diets. 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

And guess who forgot her test…… TWICE.

Posted by Heather Morris on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Forget your test, miss a jump on cross country, enter the ring before the bell, forget your number or armband (I have done all of these). It happens to the best of us–including pros like Tamie Smith–but live and learn, I suppose! I’ll never forget the time my mom cantered right by the finish flags on cross country but never went through them. She was eliminated but so elated with a great round, it didn’t matter. Years later it makes for a great story, and ever since she and I have always included the finish flags on our course walks.

National Holiday: National Cheese Doodle Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse III H.T. [Website] [Results]

Sporting Days H.T. [Website] [Results]

Twin Rivers Winter H.T. [Website] [Live Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Rick Porter of Fox Hill Farm has taken the plights of ex-racehorses and Thoroughbred racing stock into his own hands and formed the National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization in the hopes of saving racehorses from slaughter and reducing the number of breakdowns. The mission is to “pull from all available resources to be a comprehensive welfare organization that protects racing’s greatest asset–the horse–for the overall benefit of the sport.” [Porter Forms Organization to Save Horses]

A statistical risk report of eventing has been released by the FEI ahead of the upcoming FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland. The report reveals the percentage risk of a fall and serious injury at the 1* to 4* level. Click for a numbers summary. [Eventing risks laid out in just-published FEI report]

Come see Poplar Place Farm’s fresh new look with a new cross country track and jumps, refurbished all weather footing, updated stabling, a brand new show jumping course and more. Beginner Novice through Preliminary/Training plus Starter levels offered. Enter the March 24-25 Horse Trials by the March 6 closing date! [Omnibus]

Congratulations to Amanda Knutson, winner of a Success Equestrian Correction Half Pad in EN’s #FabFreebie giveaway. These no-slip saddle pads have four Velcro pockets and two inserts each to allow you to adjust saddle fit. [Success Equestrian Correction Half Pads]

Monday Video:

Sunday Video from Total Saddle Fit: Water, Water, Everywhere

Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials hosted three Intermediate divisions this weekend in Altoona, FL. One of these divisions ran a one-day format on Friday. Watch these competitors navigate the water complex on cross country, brought to you by official videographer RNS Video Media. Check out our full report of the Intermediate divisions here. Go Eventing.

Rocking Horse III H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

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.

What’s In Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: Simple Gymnastics to Start the Season

What’s in Your Ring? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut, and we hope this will inspire you with fresh ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own programs.

Everyone deserves a break now and then, including our hard-working horses. It’s not unusual for eventers to pull shoes, throw the horses out and let them have a well-earned month or so off during winter. While this is great for their mental and physical health, your horse may have lost quite a bit of fitness on vacation, which is important to remember when legging back up for the spring season.

My own young horse got the entire month of December and most of January off. As a result of a nice long break, he got good and dirty, plumped up a bit and might have even grown a little. When I stuck him on the lunge one sunny January day to see where we were, he looked darn good.

We got back to work, taking is slow and steady. For the last month we have picked our way through the mud, taking long walks around the pastures, on the trails in the woods, up and down hills. Then we sandwiched short bursts of trot work over ground poles in the arena between our long hacks. Finally, last week, we started doing a tiny bit of canter work. As I consider a return to jumping over the next couple of weeks, I don’t want to ask too much too soon.

A deep dive in the Evention TV archives unearthed this simple, three-part gymnastics exercise that incorporates trot poles, a low, easy bounce and a one-stride to a vertical. This is a great grid to get the jumping muscles working, get your horse thinking about where he’s putting his feet and allow you to practice your position. It can be built up or down for any level and jumps added to it as time goes on.

While the eventing season is in full swing in Florida, South Carolina and California, many areas of the country are still stuck in the indoor or just getting back in the saddle after a long winter. As you and your horse start back to work, remember everyone’s muscles have had a long rest, so build up the workload slowly and we’ll see you out eventing soon!

Equestrians vs. ‘Beast From the East’

Storm Emma led to high level snow and wind warnings by the UK’s national weather service (Met Office) late last week and into the weekend, and the conditions were severe enough to delay the start of the 2018 British Eventing season.

The unusually cold temperatures in the United Kingdom and Ireland are a result of the destructive ‘Beast from the East’ that has marched across Europe from Siberia, leaving both beauty and chaos in its wake.

Equestrians, however, are a resilient bunch. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing; the horses still need to be fed and watered and the barn mucked out. We’re glad to see our friends across the pond keeping a cheerful face on and making light of the situation wherever they can.










[Storm Emma Triggers Another Red Warning for Snow]

[There’s Snow Way: First Weekend of British Eventing Season Cancelled Due to Adverse Conditions]

[‘Beast From The East’ Brings Beauty, Cold And Chaos To Europe]

Rocking Horse Winter III Intermediate Score Report

Three Intermediate divisions have wrapped up at the Rocking Horse Winter 3 Horse Trials in Altoona, FL on this sunny–albeit windy–weekend.

On Friday’s one-day format competition, Lynn Symansky won the 25-horse Open Intermediate division riding Mary Ann Ghadban’s 14-year-old Holsteiner mare, Under Suspection. The pair led from start to finish, adding only 2.8 cross country time penalties to their dressage score of 27.5. Lynn also picked up fourth with the Donner Syndicate’s RF Cool Play, sixth with Tim and Nina Gardner’s FE Lifestyle and eighth with her own SpectraVET Tempranillo.

Kurt Martin and the GSC Syndicate’s 12-year-old Holsteiner mare, Anna Bella, had a great first run back since placing fifth at the Ocala Jockey Club CIC3*, finishing on their dressage score of 31.1 for second place. They were followed by Sharon White‘s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Cooley On Show, in third on 33.9. Rachel Wilks and her own 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Great Expectations, wrapped up the top five on 40.7.

In the Open Intermediate two-day format division, Caroline Martin and Sherrie Martin’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Pebbly Maximus, haven’t run since Boekelo CCI3* last October. They came back in top form, adding nothing to their dressage score of 32.7 to take the win.

Cornelia Dorr claimed the next two positions with her 12-year-old Zweibrucker, Sir Patico MH (32.9), and her 13-year-old Rheinlander, Louis M (36.0). Joe Meyer finished fourth and fifth with Madison Foote’s 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Clip Clop (38.6), and Denise Rath’s 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Jay of Diamonds (42.1).

The winners of Intermediate Rider were Kimberly Keeton, DVM and her and Hope Thomas’s 8-year-old Thoroughbred, Keysoe. They were fourth after dressage with a 37.9 and while they lowered a single rail, they produced one of only two double clear cross country rounds in the division to move into the top spot.

Cecilia Lundberg and Kathleen Lundberg’s 12-year-old Oldenburg, July’s Wild Idea, earned the only other fault-free cross country round in the division to take home second on 39.5. Haley Carspecken and her 12-year-old Holsteiner cross, Center Stage, moved all the way up from eighth after dressage to finish third on 45.9 in their first Intermediate appearance as a pair.

Hannah Leahey and Cassinova, a 9-year-old Holsteiner owned by Jackey Leahey, finished fourth with a 47.7 followed by Ryan Keefe and Rumsey Keefe’s 18-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred, Flintstar, with 49.7.

Thanks to David Frechette aka The Horse Pesterer for your filming expertise! Go Eventing.

Rocking Horse III H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Treat Yourself to a New Used 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.

When it comes to saddles, a brand or style that works for one horse might not work for another. The same goes for riders; not everyone will like the same features. If you’re on the hunt for new equipment, check out the Tack and Equipment category page on Sport Horse Nation. Here are the five most recent listings.

Santis. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Santis Dressage Saddle

This top selling saddle features an extra soft seat that is slightly wider for the seat bones with a moderate twist. The front blocks are on Velcro and can be adjusted for the individual rider. Uniquely designed panels add stability to the saddle and increase the horse’s comfort. The tree and the flocked panels can be customized for the horse for a precise fit. KB saddles are hand made to order in England.

This saddle had up-swept panels & are perfect for the shorter back or more sensitive horse. Nice channel width and depth means it can even fit that high withered horse! The seat is stamped 17 1/2, measures an 18, is very comfortable, placing the rider in the perfect position at just the right balance point.

The Y girting system and wool flocked panels mean comfort for your horse. This saddle is adjustable, and the wool flocking is ample. This saddle has been used less than a year as I have been unable to ride. Located in Florida.

Black Country. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

17.5 MW BC Vinici Tex Eventer Jump Saddle

From Black Country’s Web Site: Endorsed by Ralph Hill, USA. A favourite in the US, this exciting saddle is specifically targeted at event riders. The forwardness of the flap and the long sloping seat allow plenty of room behind the rider to move around in the saddle and have support when leaning back over drop fences – no more sitting on the cantle! The tree is designed as such that the extra length in the seat is not reflected in the panels.

The girthing system lies neatly above the cushioned sweat flap so as to avoid any discomfort. Small triangular blocks are standard. This saddle is designed with pure wool panels to help shock absorption when landing and also allowing the horse freedom to stride out without restriction on the shoulders. Located in North Carolina.

Voltaire. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2012 18.5” Voltaire Palm Beach, 4AAAR- Perfect for the tall rider!

2012 18.5” Voltaire Palm Beach in chocolate, 4AAAR (15”) extra long/extra forward flaps, medium tree, 4.5” gullet, fin panels (made to fit a variety of horses), upgraded full calfskin leather. This is a very comfy, secure, medium-deep seat saddle. This saddle is perfect for the tall, long legged rider! One owner, this saddle was very lightly used and is in pristine condition, no flaws. Comes with excellent condition Voltaire saddle cover, no fittings. Located in Wisconsin.

Devoucoux. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Devoucoux Socoa Jump Saddle

Great condition Devoucoux Socoa jump saddle. Soft leather, great condition. 17.5 inch seat, 2A flap. Trial available. Located in Wisconsin.

Passier. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle 17″

Year: 2002. Bought new in 2008 from Millbrook Tack in Michigan. Condition: Used. Size: 17″. Tree: Medium – 27.5cm. Kept in a cover and cleaned after every use. In great used condition, some minor flaws shown in pics. Any questions, feel free to ask. Taking a break from horses because of my career and don’t want this to sit! Super comfortable and stitching in excellent shape. More photos available.

From the manufacturer: This exclusive dressage saddle by Passier is designed to be particularly easy on the horse. It also conveys an exclusive feeling to the rider which is why it is chosen by professional riders. The Optimum is designed to ensure the perfect riding position. The panel design of this very good looking dressage saddle ensures an optimum fit to the horse’s back.

Located in Illinois.

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: Racehorses, Jockeys Go Cross Country Schooling

Cross Country Schooling

Cross-country schooling is a new addition to the Trainee Jockey Course and this week 4 Trainees got to try out this challenge. This was a new experience for our horses that demanded a high standard of horsemanship from our Trainees. This training develops good hands, an independent seat and confidence in a rider. Go to our website to find out how to apply for the Trainee Jockey Course. The best foundation in racing. #training #education #horsemanship #nextgeneration

Posted by RACE on Friday, February 23, 2018

What if your OTTB already had some cross country experience prior to retiring from a racing career? How might race jockeys benefit from cross country training?
Cross country schooling is a new addition to the Trainee Jockey Course at the Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) in Kildare, Ireland. In this video, four jockeys in training introduce a group of horses to natural obstacles including logs, ditches, water crossings and more. 
“This was a new experience for our horses that demanded a high standard of horsemanship from our Trainees. This training develops good hands, an independent seat and confidence in a rider,” RACE stated in the video description.
The Racing Academy and Centre of Education is a non-profit educational initiative whose mission is to be a world-leading centre for training and education within the Thoroughbred racing industry. Learn more about RACE on Facebook or visit their website.

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What’s In Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: Fun with Ground Poles

What’s in Your Ring? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut, and we hope this will inspire you with fresh ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own programs.

Ground poles are a super way to keep your winter indoor work interesting as well as leg up for the upcoming season. Whether you set up trot or canter ground poles, they are a low impact way to build your horse’s strength, improve his gaits and tune up your own eye for distances.

Tristan the Wonder Horse is a pro at ground poles (check out more of his amazing footwork on YouTube). In his latest video, Tristan demonstrates a relatively simple trot work exercise that is easy to set up and adjust for any sized arena. Enjoy!

Sunny Snapshots from Three Lakes Horse Trials

Three Lakes Horse Trials at Caudle Ranch held its last horse trials of the season over the weekend. It looked to be a beautiful, sunny event, and you can’t ask for much more than that!

Congratulations to the Three Lakes Horse Trials victors:

William Coleman and A Real Cooley (OP-A)
Will Zuschlag and Go Happy (OP-B)
Chelsey Sawtell and Maiden France (PR)
Maddie McElduff and Lamondale Graciana (OT-A)
Michael Nolan and Dungar Silver (OT-B)
Will Zuschlag and Quintana K (OT-C)
Georgia Dillard and Galileo WP (TR)
Elizabeth Posillico and Hill Dancer (NR-A)
Gracie O-Brien and Cooley Sky High (NR-B)
Stephen Bradley and Armicor (ON-A)
Kim Cecere and Hindine (ON-B)
Zachary Brandt and City So Cool (ON-C)
Alston Kerr and Stolrn Silver (BNR)
Dani Sussman and Press Play (OBN)

Three Lakes H.T. [Website] [Results]

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One thing is for sure: Three Lakes is a gorgeous place to be!

Three Lakes … such a pretty venue!

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What an awesome way to spend a day… with your dog on a kayak watching horses jump!

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Shorts in February! Dressage Bit Check is on point. Looks like a friendly group! #pinetopeventing

Posted by Pine Top Eventing on Friday, February 23, 2018

After two long days of dressage, the bit check volunteers at Pine Top Farm were still smiling! The same group works this position at every Pine Top event, and they stay all weekend to help run a great show. It’s easy to get caught up in the emotion of competing, but please remember to always thank your volunteers!

National Holiday: National Pistachio Day

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Pine Top Advanced CIC & H.T. [Website] [Results]

Three Lakes H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes: 

Of all the exercises Phillip Dutton has collected and filed away over the years, this is one of his favorites. It teaches horses and riders to keep coming forward through a turn and hold their line which is a critical skill for today’s technical courses. [Grid Pro Quo with Phillip Dutton]

The Transylvania Eventing Team had a great 2017 season with top ten finishes at the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships and two sophomores finished in the top five on the Intercollegiate Leaderboard. [Champions of Change]

Riders will trade their boots for running shoes on April 22 when they tackle the 26.2-mile London Marathon in support of equine charities. [Army of riders to tackle London Marathon]

Hot on Horse Nation: This is Not Science

Monday Video: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night on their way to winning Advanced at Pine Top Farm.

 

Posted by Liz Halliday on Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: This One’s For the Girls

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.

There’s nothing like having a good mare as your partner in crime. Here are five eventing mares in search of their next rider.

Cinderella. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented Mare Winning At Training Level

Cinderella is a 16 hand 2011 Thoroughbred mare. She raced in Canada about 4 times and was just much too fancy for that line of work. Her jockey club name was Eirenic. Cinna has beautiful movement on the flat. She is bold on Cross Country, never looks at anything and careful in show jump. She goes all three phases in a loose ring snaffle.

She has placed top 2 in her first 3 training level events this season. Cinna has an excellent brain, nothing seems to phase her. She behaves just as calm and quiet at shows as she does at home. Perfect horse for a YR or AA. She definitely has potential for 1* and would be an excellent candidate for NAJYRC in 2019. No vices, No soundness issues or injuries and no maintenance. Located in South Carolina.

Step Three. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Young OTTB-Ready to move up the levels!

“Step Three” is a 2013, 16 h, OTTB mare by Spanish Steps. Finished 6th in a big Young Event Horse (4 year old) division at Exmoor last Spring, earning excellent scores on her jump and gallop. Won her first beginner novice competition in October, 2017. Recently placed 8th in a very competitive open novice division at Ocala Winter I, finishing on her dressage score (32.9).

Athletic, bold, sharp, and willing young horse. Goes in a happy mouth for all three phases. Correctly started and ready to produce your way. Would also be very competitive in the jumper ring. Located in Florida.

Fashion Forward. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Classy FEI 1* / Intermediate Schoolmaster

Fashion Forward, 2009 Holsteiner Mare, By Carracci II out of Gamine de Jacquet. “Trendy” is a young rider’s dream horse and a parent’s insurance policy. This is truly the most lovely horse to have in the barn and to ride everyday. She is brave, amazingly genuine and straight forward, especially on cross country.

Goes in a snaffle all three phases. Very kind about mistakes and does not hold a grudge. She would be a wonderful teacher, quiet and kind enough that a young child could start off at beginner novice and go all the way up the levels, or a young rider/amateur could get started competing on her right away.

I cannot stress how fun, easy, and kind this mare is to jump. Plenty of scope with a great hind end. With three lovely gaits, the scores will keep improving, easily a 20s horse in another 6 months as she continues to develop her knowledge and strength on the flat. Very trainable and does not have a bad bone in her body. Extremely low maintenance, not marish and gets along well with other horses. Motivated seller but good home is a must. Located in Florida.

Maddie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

STUNNING CCI 1* Bay mare, perfect YR, AA, or PRO

“Maddie” is a fancy, athletic 10 year old, bay Trakehner mare with a deep pedigree. Standing at 16.2 hh she is a powerful jumper and exceptional mover. Madeline is very easy to ride, has a wonderful personality and is very brave. She is currently showing at the CCI 1* level with plenty of scope for more. Blyth’s Madeline GS is a perfect partner for a Young Rider competitor or could be any professional’s horse to proceed up the FEI levels. Her value will increase with development.

Maddie’s sire is Heling of Galten Farms, owned by the Schickedanz family, who were founding members of the American Trakehner Association. Many Galten offspring have become Olympic, World Cup, World Championship, and Pan American games medalists.

The late HELING is one of the top stallions in the Trakehner Verband. He was the # 1 living producer of overall gaits (combined walk/trot/canter) and the # 1 producer of the walk. With an overall score of 142 points for total breed value, he is placed in the top 10 of all of Germany. He is a son of the international 3-Day Event horse BUKEPHALOS, who was fourth at the German national 3-Day Event Championships in 1990, qualifying him for the European Championships held in Burghley, England. Located in Florida.

Hopscotch. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Hopscotch- 2012 Grey KWPN Mare

Feisty is a 2012 grey 15.2 KWPN mare (Special Memories, by Abdullah x Vidalia, by Contango). Beautifully bred to jump with enough blood to gallop, Feisty has a great start to her eventing career. Always finishing on her dressage score, Feisty finished third at her first event and won the second.

In September of 2016, Feisty won the Novice division at Bucks County Horse Park Fall H.T.! That October, Fiesty went on to win again on her dressage score of 23.3 the Novice Horse division at the Radnor Hunt H.T. and has successfully made the move up to training level! She finished 2nd at the 2016 Fair Hill Young Event Horse Championships on her impressive score of 86.85.

Feisty has three fancy paces, and a scopey jump with excellent technique behind. Suitable for a confident and ambitious young rider, professional, or adult to produce into a wonderful partner in Eventing or show jumping. Currently being campaigned by a teenager. Located in Florida.

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Pine Top Farm Kicks Off East Coast FEI Eventing Season

Jonathan Holling and Sportsfield Two Doors Down. Photo by Liz Crawley Photography.

Pine Top Farm in Thomson, Ga., hosted the East Coast’s first FEI event of the season at the Pine Top Farm Advanced, CIC2*, CIC* and Horse Trials. The FEI and Advanced divisions completed a one-day format competition Friday. An especially foggy morning gave way to a gorgeous sunny afternoon and a great day for eventing.

Being early the season, every combination is stretching their legs with a different goal in mind. Some are looking for qualifications, others are preparing to move up, and still others are new to the level or knocking the rust off after winter. For that reason, cross country time penalties came in to play in each division as some horses need a good fitness run and some horses just need a quiet, confident canter around. Whatever the objective, Pine Top’s wide open gallops, world-class courses and #gooddirt is a great place to start the season.

Jonathan Holling and the Two Doors Down Group, LLC’s 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse mare, Sportsfield Two Doors Down, started out in eighth place in the CIC2* after dressage. After a double clear show jumping round over Chris Barnard’s testing course in a large grass arena, they carried a two-phase score of 32.8 through to the Derek di Grazia designed cross country course. Adding just 1.2 time penalties in the final phase, they moved up to win the division by narrow margin.

Holly Payne Caravella and the elegant gray CharmKing, owned by CharmKing LLC, were second after dressage on 30.4. A single rail dropped them to fifth place and while they were one of only a handful of pairs to finish inside the time on cross country, putting them on a final score of 34.4 for second place in the 7-year-old German-bred Holsteiner-TB’s first start at the level.

Emily Beshear and Jennifer Eisenbrandt’s 11-year-old Oldenburg, Olney Uncle Sam, were another pair to have a fault-free cross country run, finishing right on the optimum time of 6:19. They added only four faults from show jumping to their dressage score, placing third on 34.5.

Katie Lichten and Sapphire Blue B. Photo by Liz Crawley Photography.

Lindsay Beer (CAN) and Penny Beer’s 16-year-old Trakehner, El Paso, moved up from seventh after dressage to finish in fourth, having added 2.8 cross country time penalties for a final score of 35.3. Dressage leaders Boyd Martin and Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Trakehner, Tsetserleg, were clear in both jumping phases but added 5.6 time penalties across the country, finishing fifth.

Sixth place Katie Lichten and Harold Lichten’s 12-year-old Hanoverian, RF Luminati, were one of only two pairs in the division of 22 starters to finish on their dressage score (36.1) in their very first attempt at the level. The other combination to earn an FOD was Nilson Moreira da Silva and L&N Equestrian’s 12-year-old Thoroughbred mare, Lady Colina, who moved up from 22nd after dressage to finish in 12th on 44.5.

Looking to the CIC*, Katie Lichten had another great result, winning the division on her dressage score of 27.8 with her 8-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Sapphire Blue B. They were second after dressage but moved ahead of Jonathan Holling and Team Holling LLC’s 7-year-old Holsteiner mare, Dalanteretto, who added 2.8 time penalties on cross country for second place and a final score of 28.6.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Anna Kjellstrom’s 9-year-old Thoroughbred, Run Marvin Run, were sixth after the first two phases, adding a rail to their dressage score of 32.0, but a fault-free cross country run moved them up to round out the top three in the gelding’s first FEI appearance.

Sloane Pierpont and Charles Pierpont’s 13-year-old Anglo European gelding, Indie, moved from seventh to fourth after a clear and fast run cross country round, finishing on 37.2. Courtney Cooper and the Dare to Dream Team’s 9-year-old Holsteiner Tender Bravissimo show jumped clear for a two phase score of 31.4. Courtney and “Whiskers” added 9.2 time on cross country to finish fifth.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night. Photo by Liz Crawley Photography.

Two Advanced divisions were split based on which dressage test was ridden (Test A or Test B). Twenty-five horses started in division A while 12 horses practiced the more difficult Test B as they gear up for a big spring season.

Liz Halliday-Sharp claimed the top two spots in Advanced A. She led from start to finish with her long time partner Fernhill By Night, a 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse owned by Deborah Halliday. They finished on their dressage score of 26.6. The Deniro Syndicate’s 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Deniro Z, tucked into second behind his stablemate with a 33.2.

Kim Severson and the Cross Syndicate’s 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Cooley Cross Border, scored a 27.0 to sit second after dressage. A handful of time penalties on cross country put them on a finishing score of 33.8 for third place in the gelding’s first FEI run since winning the Blenheim CCI3* last September.

Doug Payne took fourth with Vandiver, a 14-year-old Trakehner owned by Doug and his wife Jessica along with the gelding’s breeder Debi Crowley, who was running his first event since finishing 14th in the Blenheim CCI3*. Doug also placed fifth with Lisa Wall’s Oldenburg, Getaway, in the 11-year-old’s first Advanced run.

Colleen Loach and Qorry Blue D’Argouges. Photo by Liz Crawley Photography.

In Advanced B, Colleen Loach (CAN) and Peter Barry’s 14-year-old Selle Français, Qorry Blue D’Argouges, moved up from third after the first two phases to finish second on 39.5, adding only 2.0 time penalties on cross country.

Boyd Martin and the Long Island T Syndicate’s 12-year-old Oldenburg/Thoroughbred, Long Island T, held firm to second throughout, jumping clean but adding 10.8 time across the country.

Colleen Rutledge and her 12-year-old homebred Clydesdale/Thoroughbred, Covert Rights, led the division after dressage and a show jumping. They added 11.2 time on cross country for a 42.9 and third place in their first run since the Fair Hill International CCI3* last October, where they finished ninth..

The Intermediate, Preliminary and Training competitors get underway with their competition bright and early Saturday morning. Click the link below to follow live scores and find Pine Top Eventing on Facebook for live updates and video clips from the event.

EN would like to extend a warm welcome to Liz Crawley, the new official photographer of Pine Top Farm Horse Trials. You’ll recognize her work from Chattahoochee Hills, FENCE and numerous other events in the Southeast. Check out her website and order competition pics at www.lizcrawley.com and follow Liz Crawley Photography on Facebook.

Pine Top Advanced CIC & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Results]

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Dressage vs. Aerial Skiing

What happens when top athletes from totally different sports switch places? In this two-part video series, NAJYRC dressage gold medalist Ayden Uhlir hangs out with Winter Olympic athletes Mac Bohonnon and Nick Goepper, learning about each other’s sport of choice and practicing training techniques. Turns out there are more similarities between aerial skiing and dressage than you might think! How did each athlete do? Watch to find out!

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  • Supports reduced inflammation and mitigates allergic reactions
  • Recommended for horses challenged by:
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  • Seasonal coughing
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FEI Season Gets Going in Area VI, Tamra Smith Cleans Up at Fresno County

Helen Bouscaren and Ebay. Photo by Shelby Allen.

While Rocking Horse got the Advanced season under way on the East Coast this weekend, Fresno County Horse Park in Fresno, CA, kicked off the first Advanced and FEI events of 2018 on the West Coast. Also on the schedule were Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions, making for a busy weekend.

Helen Bouscaren and her 9-year-old Oldenburg, Ebay, kicked off the year in grand form. They won the CIC2* division to clinch their third consecutive win at the level. Scoring a 32.7 for third place after dressage, they held their position with a downed rail, but moved up to win after posting one of only two double clear cross country rounds in the division.

Derek di Grazia and his 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse, Ringwood Justice, were the leaders after the first two phases with a 29.1 on the flat and four penalties added in show jumping. Unfortunately, one extra second on cross country narrowly cost them the win.

Third place went to Tamie Smith and Sunsprite Warmbloods’ 10-year-old Trakehner, Sunsprite Syrius, the only other pair besides the winners to run double clear across the country. They finished on 38.2 in his first run since winning the Fair Hill International CCI2* in October.

Tamie took home two big wins in the CIC* and Advanced divisions. She and the MB Group LLC’s 8-year-old German Warmblood mare, MaiBlume, led the CIC* from the start, adding nothing to their dressage score of 31.1.

 

MaiBlume won the CIC1* this weekend ending on her Dressage score of 31.1.
It’s been a fun task of negotiating with this special girl, but it’s starting to come together!!

Posted by Tamie Smith on Saturday, February 17, 2018

Finishing second in the CIC* was Brianna Maroney and her 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Kaala Jaadu, who added only time penalties in both jumping phases to finish on 35.5. Amaya Davis and her 10-year-old Holsteiner Evening Attire made a big move up the leaderboard. Sitting tenth after dressage, they added one rail in show jumping but were fault-free on cross country to finish in third on 40.9 in their very first FEI appearance.

Looking to the Advanced, it was Tamie and Kevin Baumgardner’s 15-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Wembley, who led from the start on a 33.2. They added only two seconds of time on cross country to finish well ahead of the rest of the division in their first start since the Fair Hill International CCI3*.

Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo, a 14-year-old British Sport Horse mare, added a rail and 12.8 cross country time penalties to their dressage score to finish second with a 50.7. Alexis Helffrich and Pamela Williams’ 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood, London Town, rounded out the top three on a final score of 54.2.

We also have to give a big shoutout to friend of EN Frankie Thieriot Stutes for winning the Intermediate division aboard her “pastry loving black horse” Chatwin in her first event back since giving birth to her second son last November. Tamie kept the 10-year-old German Warmblood in work while Frankie was on maternity leave, but Frankie and Chatwin didn’t miss a beat in their first event since the Bromont CCI3* last June, where they finished fourth. #mompower

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Results]



Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Valerie Vizcarrondo and Diablo Guapo took home some nice loot with their second place ribbon from Paradise Farm! Photo via Facebook.

It was a glorious, sunny day yesterday, and for the first time since November I popped my horse over a little cross rail in the ring, just for kicks. About two strides out you could see a thought bubble pop above his head – “Oh, we’re doing this now? A little warning would have been nice!” – before putting more far effort than necessary into getting to the other side. Next time around, he literally trotted over it like a ground rail and acted insulted about how small it was. I can’t win.

National Holiday: Presidents’ Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Rocking Horse Winter II H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Fratelli Fabbri has announced its 100% animal product-free riding boots are now on the market. Crafted from faux leather and other non-animal components, the Fabbri VEG boots are easier to clean, harder to damage, and more eco-friendly than traditional leather kicks. And they look great, too! [Fabbri Unveils First Vegan Riding Boot]

One of Tamra Smith’s favorite grid exercises helps horses be quick on their feet and fine tune their adjustability. She frequently keeps it set up in the arena at home and now you can, too. In this single exercise, horses must open their stride for a longer distance and compress to bounce. [Grid Pro Quo with Tamra Smith]

It’s no secret, Florida is a great place to be in winter. The weather is almost perfect all the time, and the competition season starts early. The rest of the world must be catching on because Switzerland’s Felix Vogg is spending the winter Stateside. He has family in America and also wanted to get a jump start on the season with his potential WEG horse, Colero, who won an Intermediate division at Rocking Horse this weekend. [Now On Course: From Switzerland to the States for Felix Vogg]

Tack manufacturer Fairfax recently worked with horse and rider analysis specialists Centaur Biomechanics to test how breastplates affect a horse’s jump. What they found was a breastplate changes the shape of a horse’s jump, causing a shorter arc and steeper landing. [Breastplates change the way horses jump, research finds]

Monday Video: Accurate.