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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Waylon Roberts and Lancaster. Photo by Shelby Allen.

This photo of Waylon Roberts is one of my favorites from the weekend at Fair Hill. Our sport is a game of inches, and every inch counts. Sometimes it’s the little things that show your work paying off, like nailing the final flying change of the three-star test.

National Holiday: National iPod Day

Events Opening This Week: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV (SC, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (GA, A-3) Texas Rose Horse Park Fall H.T. (TX, A-5) Full Moon Farms H.T. (MD, A-2) River Glen Fall H.T. (TN, A-3) Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event (FL, A-3) Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day International Event (FL, A-3)

Tuesday News: 

We’re sad to share that Michael Jung broke his arm this weekend at Le Lion. He and the 7-year-old Choclat fell after an open ditch on cross country. Fortunately, he will not need surgery, but recovery will take time and patience. We’re wishing him a speedy recovery! [Olympic eventing champion injured in cross-country fall]

Thoroughbred mares had it going on this weekend at the YEH West Coast Championship. Lauren Burnell’s Melkenna (Sea of Secrets x Cheesewright) was 4-year-old champion, and Madison Temkin’s MVP Madbum (Papa Clem x Dancing Stripes) was the 5-year-old winner. [Thoroughbred Mares Raise the Stakes at YEH West Coast Championships]

Elizabeth Callahan had big dreams when the foal Quantum Leap was born seven years ago, and she got to see those come to fruition this weekend at Le Lion d’Angers. She’s been blogging about her experience at the championship this weekend, with plenty of behind the scenes insights. [The Race to Le Lion: The Last Day]

Tuesday Video:

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Buck Davidson and Archie Rocks. Photo by Shelby Allen.

What a brilliant day of cross country we had at Fair Hill! There were a lot of memorable rides, but I think my favorite was Buck Davidson’s with Archie Rocks. That Thoroughbred is all heart, and they really made the whole thing look easy!

National Holiday: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Fair Hill: WebsiteDressage TimesScheduleYEH Live ScoresCCI Live ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

Le Lion d’Angers: Website6-year-old Entries7-year-old EntriesResultsEN’s CoverageLive Stream

U.S. Weekend Action:

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Pine Hill Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Fresno County Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin Command CCI3*; Martin and On Cue Climb to Top of CCI2* at Fair Hill International 2018

New dressage game pitches armchair judges against the world

Martin Makes A Move With On Cue At Fair Hill CCI**

Stutes Stays On Top After Cross-Country At Fair Hill CCI***

Fines, suspensions for endurance drug infractions in the Gulf

Sunday Video: 

Leading XC Ride: Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin – Fair Hill International

Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin hold the lead of the CCI3* at Fair Hill International, adding nothing to their dressage score! She was one of only two riders to jump double-clear today!Watch all of the CIC3* on-demand now: https://www.usef.org/network/coverage/2018fairhill/

Posted by USEF Network on Saturday, October 20, 2018

YEH Class of 2018: Quality Obsession & R River Star Top YEH East Coast Championship

Tim Bourke and Quality Obsession. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

The YEH Class of 2018 is something special here at the USEA YEH East Coast Championship. Drool-worthy prospects with talent coming out all ends, this group of horses are pure class, with valedictorians Quality Obsession and R River Star topping the pack.

Tim Bourke’s Quality Obsession, a Dutch Warmblood mare by Zambessi, is the day one leader of the 5-year-old Championship after earning a score of 24.19% (out of 30%), with the true highlight being the mare’s conformation score of 8.95 (out of 10), which was the best of the day.

It’s clear from how Tim describes her, this mare is special — he says one of the favorite young horses he’s had. She’s taken patience in her development, but he sees the potential.

“The goals of this competition is to show off a horse for the future, so that’s what we went for,” Bourke said. “It’s a real horse—probably one of the best ones I have. This one is pretty special—real brave, good jumper. I’ve taken my time with her more than any other horse that I’ve ever had.”

Tim is a big proponent of the YEH program, and we’re excited to see him here this weekend also in the CCI2* with YEH graduate Quality Time.

Tamie Smith and MB MaiStein. Photo by Jessica Duffy/USEA.

Tamie Smith was second MB MaiStein, who is making his first east coast appearance. The Oldenburg gelding by Rocky Lee had the best dressage score of the day on 16.46 for a total score of 23.96.

Mike Pendleton and Miss Lulu Herself. Photo by Jessica Duffy/USEA.

Bonnie Stedt’s Miss Lulu Herself is third in the class ridden by Mike Pendleton. Bred by Boyd Martin, the Hanoverian mare (Stolzenfels x Noisette) sits on 23.96%.

Courtney Cooper and R River Star. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Courtney Cooper’s R River Star was the best of the 4-year-olds on 24.75%. This is a Irish Sport Horse/Dutch Warmblood gelding by Riverman and out of R Star. He was bred by Courtney and Neal Camens.

Colleen Rutledge and Like This. Photo by Jessica Duffy/USEA.

Colleen Rutledge’s most recent sight-unseen purchase is working out swimmingly as the second-placed 4-year-old. Like This is a Mecklenburg gelding by Do It and out of Ballerina II. He was sourced by JM Durr in Ireland, and landed in the U.S. just two months ago.

“Considering this atmosphere almost always lights them up, I’m completely happy with what I have,” she said. “There’s a massive room for improve for improvement. He truly is 4, he’s gangly, he’s still a little unbalanced the raw basics are there and he’s only going to get better on them. He is pretty fantastic.”

These young horses will be judged on their jump and gallop tomorrow in the Saw Mill Field. The 4-year-olds start at 8 a.m. and the 5-year-olds start at 10:16 a.m. You can check out a course preview on the USEA’s website. Their jumping will be weighed much more heavily this year with tomorrow’s score counting for 70% of their total (up from 50% in previous years), so we’re ready to see this field go! Rumor has it USEA CEO Rob Burk will be out there serving mimosas, so come on by if you’re visiting Fair Hill.

#DuttaFHI: WebsiteDressage TimesScheduleYEH Live ScoresCCI Live ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

 

 

 

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: 30 Years of Fair Hill

Fair Hill International has been a staple on the calendars of U.S. riders for three decades — that’s right, the iconic Maryland event is celebrating it’s 30th Anniversary this week. Above you can see every single winner from this prestigious event.

This event has been there through major changes of our sport — from roads and tracks to the shortened format as we know it. This blast from the past is brought to you by RNS Video who helped produced this hour long piece for cable television in 1993, the year David O’Connor and Wilton Fair won (Their ride starts at 3:40). Enjoy, and find more on RNS Video’s YouTube Page.

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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Erin Jarboe and Sir Rockstar. Photo by Shelby Allen.

I spent my Sunday with the Eventing Team at UGA for a show jumping clinic with Maya Black. It was fun to see what the team has been up to and meet the new members, and you can always learn something auditing a clinic. Another highlight was getting to see the infamous Sir Rockstar in his new career with team rider Erin Jarboe. Look at that sweet grumpy face! He’s still as game as ever at age 20.

National Holiday: National Feral Cat Day (Which equestrians might call Barn Cat Day)

Events Opening Today: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV (SC, A-3)

Events Closing Today: The Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. (VA, A-2) The Virginia CCI/CIC & H.T. (VA, A-2) Rocking Horse Fall H.T. (FL, A-3) Full Gallop Farm November H.T. (SC, A-3) Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6)

Tuesday News:

Adjustability was key for riders in Phillip Dutton’s recent clinic in Middleburg, Va. Across all three phases Phillip says adjustability remains the most important piece of training. [Adjustability is the Name of the Game at the Phillip Dutton Clinic at Rutledge Farm]

Spectators at Olympia are in for a special treat! Charlotte Dujardin will debut her and Mount St John Freestyle’s WEG freestyle test that they were unable to perform, due to the cancellation of that final dressage competition. [Charlotte Dujardin to debut unseen WEG freestyle at Olympia]

Heads Up! The USEA has updated qualifications for AEC: [Qualifications Updated for the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships]

We’re all accustomed to being a bit grimy and dirty at the barn, but that shouldn’t prevent you from frequent hand washing. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging riders to wash their hands to prevent the spread of diseases, and its role cannot be “underestimated.” [Keep it clean: How hand-washing helps horse health]

Sunday Video: Well, this is adorable!

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Photo seen on Facebook.

I don’t know about you, but all the riding instructors I’ve had through my life deserve a major pat on the back for all I’ve put them through. All would automatically fill in the “More Leg” box on Instructor Bingo. Oh, and “Shorten Your Reins.” I’m sure they get very tired of saying that one!

National Holiday: National Dessert Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Military Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteEntriesXC Start TimesLive StreamEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Action:

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Maryland at Loch Moy H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Radnor Hunt H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Majestic Oaks H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Paradise Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Fleur de Leap H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Las Cruces H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links

East, West, and Central: The 2018 USEA FEH Champions!

2019 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods for Human Athletes

Gochman’s Golden In USEF Junior Jumper Championship At Pennsylvania National

“Godfather of British showjumping” Peter Robeson dies at 89

Confessions of a horsey couple blog: why you should NEVER call a dressage test for your other half…

Trainer clips standing on her head in latest video

Rider weight limit imposed for Santorini donkeys

LiftMaster signs on as a title sponsor for $50,000 Eventing Grand Prix at Bruce’s Field 

Sunday Video: 

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: WEG Silver Medalists, They’re Just Like Us!

Horses will keep you humble, just ask Padraig McCarthy. One second you’re on top of the world, and the next you’re on the ground (most often literally). Riding high after double silver medals at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, he and Liz Scott’s Fiveberry had a miscommunication in the Open Novice show jumping at Weston Park.

Padraig said, “For those of you wondering whether I’ve come back to earth after WEG; the answer is most definitely yes!” We’re sure they’ll be back on top in no time.

Go Padraig. Go Eventing.

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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Whitney Tucker-Billeter and Bill’s Midnight Magic. Photo via Whitney’s Facebook page.

Champions abounded last weekend with Area II Championships running at Morven Park and Area VI Championships held at Woodside. Whitney Tucker-Billeter and John Herich’s Bill’s Midnight Magic were among those winners at woodside, topping the Training Horse division. Congratulations to Whitney, and all the champions!

National Holiday: National Chess Day

Events Opening This Week: Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. (GA, A-3) Grand Oaks H.T. (FL, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: Holly Hill Fall H.T. (LA, A-5) Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (GA, A-3) Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2) Windermere Run H.T. (MO, A-4) Waredaca Classic P, T and N 3D Event & H.T. (MD, A-2)

Tuesday News: 

Happy belated birthday to Pippa Funnell! Horse & Hound rounded up highlights from her fantastic career including being the first rider to win the Rolex Grand Slam. [Happy 50th birthday, Pippa Funnell! 16 moments that helped define her stellar career]

If all the activity of the USEA’s Annual Meeting & Convention aren’t enough of a draw for you, then how about the city of New Orleans? “The Spookiest City in America” has plenty for your outside of the meeting rooms. Sign up for Convention now to get early bird pricing. [Discover the Darkness of New Orleans During the 2018 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention]

Chewing and licking behavior have often been associated as signs of submission, but a new study believes they’re more likely indicators of stress. They studied wild horses with little human interaction and found that the horses most often showed these actions after a stressful situation, indicating that a stressful situation had just occurred. [Licking and chewing: Is it a sign of submission or stress?]

Tuesday Video: 

Rock The Vote: Eventers Nominated for 2018 FEI Awards

Yoshiaki Oiwa (JPN) has been nominated for Best Athlete. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The FEI has released the shortlisted nominees for the 2018 FEI Awards, and for the second year, the public can help pick the winners. Let’s show the eventers some love, and give them a vote!

The FEI Awards include five categories: Longines Rising Star, Best Athlete, Best Groom, Against All Odds, and FEI Solidarity. The online public vote is open now until October 15, and will be considered along with a panel of judges. The winners will be announced that the FEI Awards Gala in Manama, Bahrain on Nov. 20. Let’s see who’s up for recognition.

Victor Levecque. Photo courtesy of the FEI.

Victor Levecque, Longines Rising Star: This 20-year-old  has already earned 10 FEI European medals in his blossoming career, the most impressive being individual gold at the FEI European Eventing Championships this summer aboard Phunambule des Auges. Nicknamed “The Machine,” Victor has a very bright future ahead.

Yoshiaki Oiwa and Calle 44 (JPN). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Yoshiaki Oiwa, Best Athlete: Yoshi is largely known as the most successful Japanese event rider with dozens of accolades across his career including individual and team gold at this year’s Asian Games. Of course, you can’t mention Yoshi without recognizing that he led the 2012 Olympics after the dressage phase, this was his second Olympic appearance for Japan. Now he’s a staple at the top of leaderboards around the world.

Lucy Miles prepares Classic Moet for the prizegiving at Badminton. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Lucy Miles, Best Groom: Lucy is the head girl for event riders Tim and Jonelle Price, and she’s had a very busy year caring for three CCI4* winners. Jonelle and Tim have nothing but praise for Lucy for her world class effort and dedication to their talented horses. We know eventing grooms are some of the hardest working int he industry, and this is certainly true of Lucy.

While these are all our eventing nominees, check out the two other categories:

Against All Odds
for an inspiring individual who has pursued their equestrian ambitions and overcome challenges and obstacles along the way.
Sammie Fritz (USA), Dressage
Leila Malki (PLE), Jumping
Sara Morganti (ITA), Para Dressage
Kate Shoemaker (USA), Para Dressage
FEI Solidarity
for an FEI Solidarity or equestrian development project, an individual or organisation that has demonstrated skill, dedication and energy in expanding the sport.
Julie Battams and Equine Pathways (AUS)
The Horsemanship charity programme (CHN)
Riders of Hope (BIH)
Mercedes Campdera (MEX)
Go Eventers. Go vote here.

 

 

Alexis Helffrich & London Town Claim Woodside CIC3*

Alexis Helffrich and London Town. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Ian Stark’s cross country course was the final deciding factor for the Woodside CIC3* that had Alexis Helffrich and London Town coming out on top.

Pamela Williams’  11-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood (Laitin x  Kildara Baylee, by Rising Fortune) was second after the first two phases, and a clear cross country run with 13.2 time penalties confirmed the win on a three-phase score of 62.2. Alexis was also awarded the Fric Frac Berence Award for the best three-star cross country performance.

“He was really good on the flat. I think he was a little fresh — I’m getting him ready for the CCI at Ocala so he’s fairly fit right now. He was the same in the show jumping. He was pretty spooky out there, very fresh and a little hard to ride, but he jumped super,” Alexis said on Friday’s competition.

“I intended to go fast, but I didn’t really care about the time,” he continued, commenting on the cross country. “The CIC3* is very hard to make the time here. There’s a lot of terrain, and it’s a very quick cross country. I went out and just wanted to give him a really good go and experience, and he felt amazing. He jumped phenomenal, and he felt really fit.

Alexis and “Luke” will next be heading east to contest the Ocala Jockey Club CCI3*, with their eyes on an appearance at the Land Rover Kentucky CCI4* next spring.

“I was at Ocala last year for the CIC, and he did pretty well in that. It was my first time east. He really liked it there and that’s why I wanted to go back and do the CCI. I think it’s a good venue for him. The footing is fantastic, and it would be my last prep and qualifications for Kentucky next year, so I am hoping for the best,” he said.

Liza Horan and Lafite. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Liza Horan picked up second place with her own Lafite, an 11-year-old Holsteiner (Linaro x Sundrift Sandal, by Brogan). They were the fastest pair across the country, coming home 21 seconds above optimum time for a final score of 66.7.

Bec Braitling and Soaring Bird. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Bec Braitling piloted Andrea and Connie Baxter’s Soaring Bird to third place on a score of 72.1. The 12-year-old Thoroughbred (Birdonthewire x Vuelta, by Far North), added 18.8 time penalties to an otherwise clear run.

Overnight leaders Marissa Nielsen and her own Vinetta M opted to retire after picking up stops on course, and fourth-placed Kerry Groot fell from Borasco on course.

Bec Braitling and Santana II. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Lauren Burnell’s superstar Santana II won the CIC2* with Bec Braitling in the tack. This is the 8-year-old Oldenburg’s (Camax L x Hofdame H, by Heraldkik xx) fourth FEI win. The two picked up 4.4 time penalties to finish on 33.9 points.

Amber Levine and Carry On. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Amber Levine and her Carry On, a  11-year-old KWPN (Vittorio x Jaraica, by Bredero), finished four seconds slower for second place on 34.8 points. Madison Temkin and her own Dr. Hart,  11-year-old Thoroughbred (Skimming x Moving Memo, by Memo), were third after 8 time penalties had them finishing on a score of 39.7.

Charlotte Babbitt and 2 A.M. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Charlotte Babbitt closed out a wire-to-wire win of the CIC* with her own 2 A.M. She and the 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Sheraton x Regina K) added nothing across the jumping phases to finish on their dressage score of 29.

Alexis was second with M Creme De La Creme SE on a score of 31, and Just behind in third place was Asia Vedder and Isi on 31.1.

“He was super. He’s the one that I would like if possible to take to France next year for the 7-year-olds (at Lion d’Angers). He’s a really nice horse. He’s coming along very well. He’s good in all three phases, so I’m excited about him,” Alexis said.

EN would like to give an enormous thank you to Sherry Stewart whose stunning photos you’ve seen throughout our Woodside coverage. Go Eventing.

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores,

 

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Photo via Tik Maynard’s Facebook Page.

Event riders are making their mark on the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover this weekend. Elisa Wallace and Reloaded won the eventing yesterday morning before Tik Maynard and Looking My Way who won the Freestyle!

National Holiday: National Frappe Day

Major Events This Weekend

Morven Park CIC & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Results

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

Thoroughbred Makeover: WebsiteScheduleEntriesRide TimesLive ScoringMarketplaceSeminarsFinale Live Stream

U.S. Weekend Action:

Kent School Fall H.T. [Website]  [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

WindRidge Farm Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Heritage Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday News: 

The Race to Le Lion: The Long and Winding Road

Matthew Wright’s eventing blog: I’ve never laughed so much

Five things that all horses need

Interactif Spy Flies To The Win With Boyer In Show Jumping At Throughbred Makeover

Karin Hagios Belgrave Is Coming Back To Kentucky For The RRP Thoroughbred Makeover

Practical Horseman: 4 Things to Do in October

Jonty Evans walks into his own fundraiser: eventing fans amazed

Diamond Warrior Cheats Death to Compete at Thoroughbred Makeover

Sunday Video: 

This horse 😍😍😍😍TB Makeover Freestyle!!! I had soooo much fun!!!! I have the most most amazing friends and family!!! Dan James Elizabeth James Josh Knight Emma Sanchez Miranda Holaday-Lyon Mark Lyon Lindsey Weber Ariana Sakaris Sarah Bernknopf Sharon Liikanen Chip St Charles

Posted by Skye Liikanen on Friday, October 5, 2018

Caroline Martin and The Apprentice Take Morven Park CIC3* Win

Caroline Martin and The Apprentice. Photo by Valerie Durbon Photography.

Caroline Martin has earned her second career CIC3* win with The Apprentice, a 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Casado x Funny Girl, by Fernblick) owned by Sherrie Martin, this time at Morven Park’s Fall H.T., which EN’s Data Analyst Maggie Deatrick predicted earlier this week.

The power couple were tied for third after a double clear show jumping yesterday on a 30.7, and took over the division today after cruising around the cross country with 15.2 time penalties for the win.

Caroline also snagged third with her super partner Danger Mouse. Repeating a similarly successful cross country, Caroline finished both horses on exactly the same time of 7 minutes and 13 seconds. Her and Sherrie Martin’s 10-year-old Warmblood by Kannan had a finishing score of 51.1.

Colleen Rutledge and Confidence Game. Photo by Valerie Durbon Photography.

Colleen Rutledge and her Confidence Game motored around Tremaine Cooper’s course with the fastest time of the day at 6 minutes and 43 seconds. The 8-year-old Thoroughbred stallion (Mortuc x Pam’s Ruckus, by Brief Ruckus) finished on a score of 46.4.

Ryan Wood and Woodstock Bennett. Photo by Tylir Penton Photograph.

Ryan Wood was fourth with Woodstock Bennett, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse’s (Shannondale Sarco X Ponail Belle, by Beau Royale) owned by Ryan and Curran Simpson. The pair had 10.8 cross country time penalties — the second fastest trip of the group — for a three-phase score of 54.8.

There were a flurry of withdrawals after yesterday’s show jumping as many riders opted for only a combined test ahead of upcoming three-day events, and that included overnight leaders Phillip Dutton and Sportsfield Candy.

Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border. Photo by Valerie Durbon Photography.

Kim Severson and Cooley Cross Border won the Advanced division as the only pair to complete. “Crossy,” 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Diamond Roller X Whos Diaz, by the Cross Syndicate) owned by the Cross Syndicate, added an easy 9.6 time penalties to their dressage score for a final result of 35.9.

Waylon Roberts and Julie McElhaney’s Uprising, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred (Skip to the Stone x Blazing Buckeroo, by That’s Our Buck) earned a win in the CIC2* after finishing just one second above optimum time for a final score of 34.8.  In the CIC2* B division, Alexandra Knowles piloted Nancy L. Elberty’s Princess B to the top. The 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood moved from sixth to first after adding 5.2 time penalties on cross country.

Morven park is booming with activity this weekend with nearly 400 entries in this weekend’s competition. We’ll check back in tomorrow with a few more winners!

EN would like to send many thanks to Valerie Durban Photography for sharing these gorgeous photos with EN.

Morven Park International Fall Horse Trials: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

 

Watch the Woodside CIC Cross Country Live Stream

Woodside International Horse Trials and Area VI Championships Live Stream Oct. 2018

It’s a big weekend for eventers in California as Woodside is hosting their annual CIC3* alongside the Area VI Championships, and Ride On Video is onsite to show us all the action live. Settle in for a full day of cross country as they’ll be streaming all of today’s cross country rides. Here’s the schedule:

Saturday Oct. 6 Live Stream Schedule
CIC1* 10:00a.m. local/1 p.m. EST
Intermediate 11:40 a.m. local/ 2:40 p.m. EST
CIC2* 12:15 p.m. local/3:15 p.m. EST
CIC3* 1:35 p.m. local/4:35 p.m. EST
TH-CH, STR-CH, JTR-CH,
OT, STR-A, JTR, STR-B 2:15 p.m. local/5:15p.m.

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive ScoresLive Stream

Marissa Nielsen & Vinetta M Top Woodside CIC3*

Marissa Nielsen and Vinetta M. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Marissa Nielsen and her own Vinetta M are in a very favorable position after the first two phases at the Woodside CIC3* — right at the very top in the pair’s debut at the level.

Marissa and the 9-year-old Hanoverian (Caproni x Parodie, by Pommery) earned a 34.8 in the dressage before having one pole down and one time penalty for a current score of 39.8. These two are in fine form, coming to Woodside off a third place finish in the CCI2* at Rebecca Farm over the summer, followed by a clean cross country run in their Advanced debut at Twin Rivers in September.

Alexis Helffrich and London Town.

Alexis Helffrich is second aboard London Town, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Warmblood (Laitin x  Kildara Baylee, by Rising Fortune) owned by Pamela Williams. After posting a 34 in the first phase, the pair had two rails and 7 time penalties to sit on 49 points.

Bec Braitling and Soaring Bird. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Bec Braitling piloted Andrea and Connie Baxter’s Soaring Bird to third in the division. The 12-year-old Thoroughbred (Birdonthewire x Vuelta, by Far North), earned a 41.3 in the first phase and had two down + four time penalties for a two-phase score of 53.3

Kerry Groot and Borasco are fourth on 58 penalty points, and Liza Horan is sixth with Lafite on a score of 58.3.

Amber Levine and Carry On. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Amber Levine is leading the CIC2* aboard her own Carry On. She and the 11-year-old KWPN (Vittorio x Jaraica, by Bredero) jumped clear in Friday’s show jumping to remain on their dressage score of 28.8.

Bec Braitling follows in second with Lauren Burnell’s Santana II, an 8-year-old Oldenburg (Camax L x Hofdame H, by Heraldkik xx), after they had two pesky time penalties in the show jumping for a current score of 29.5. Madison Temkin took third with her own Dr. Hart. The 11-year-old Thoroughbred (Skimming x Moving Memo, by Memo) jumped clear to stay on his dressage score of 31.7.

Charlotte Babbitt and 2 A.M. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Charlotte Babbitt is out in front of the 32-entry CIC* with her own 2 A.M, a 6-year-old Dutch Warmblood (Sheraton x Regina K). The one-star debutants are sitting pretty on 29 penalty points after show jumping clear.

Alexis Helffrich is second again, this time with M Creme De La Creme SE on a score of 31, and Asia Vedder is third with Isi on 31.1.

The CIC riders head out over Ian Stark’s cross country courses today, Saturday Oct. 6. The one-star starts at 10 a.m. local time, the two-star starts is at 12:15 p.m. local time, and the CIC3* will start at 1:45 p.m. local. You can watch all the action via live stream thanks to Ride On Video at this link. Stay tuned for more from Woodside!

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores, Live Stream

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: OTTB vs. Leaf Blower

Thoroughbreds sure do have an abundance of personality. Can’t wait to compete Sharpie at the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in just 10 days! Please share.

Posted by Elisa Wallace Eventing on Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happy Thoroughbred Makeover Week! Hundreds of Thoroughbreds will show off their second careers this weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park. Four-star rider Elisa Wallace has a knack for helping horses transition to eventing, and her ride, Sharp Decision, who is owned by Susan Day, is among this weekend’s entries. He’s got an interesting warm-up tactic that’s been passed around the internet this week (He even got a shout on on Daily Mail).

This OTTB can also get serious, and showed that in his last competition outing this weekend at Stable View. Scroll down to ride along. Good luck to Sharpie, and all the special OTTBs in Kentucky this weekend!

To learn more about the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, click here.

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SpectraVET is committed to providing only the highest-quality products and services to our customers, and to educating the world in the science and art of laser therapy.

We design and manufacture the broadest range of clinically-proven veterinary therapeutic laser products, which are represented and supported worldwide by our network of specialist distributors and authorized service centers.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Laura Graves and Verdades for Team USA.
Photo FEI/Liz Gregg.

Yesterday U.S. Dressage rider Laura Graves and her partner Verdades found themselves at the tippy top of the FEI Dressage World Rankings. They are the first American pair to achieve such a feat. This follows their team performance in the Grand Prix and an individual silver medal in the Grand Prix special at WEG last month.

National Holiday: National Homemade Cookies Day

Events Opening This Week: Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8) Pine Hill Fall H.T. (TX, A-5) Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6) Tryon Riding & Hunt Club H.T. (SC, A-3) Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6)

Events Closing This Week: Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (CA, A-6)

Tuesday News: 

U.K. event rider Nana Dalton is telling her story to raise awareness of the effects of head trauma. Nana suffered a fall in a Novice (Preliminary) show jumping in April, but continued to not feel right in the weeks following. She has since decided to put off competing for the rest of the year to fully recover. [Four-star rider reveals her struggle with head injury]

Area VI Championships are taking place this weekend at Woodside. The championships divisions will run alongside the annual fall CIC classes at the Northern California venue. [Woodside International Horse Trials Celebrates the 2018 Area VI Championships]

British Eventing’s 80cm Championship will move to Burghley in 2020. To Americanize this: It would be as if the Beginner Novice AEC division was held at Kentucky. What a cool opportunity for these riders! [Exciting move for BE80 championships to prestigious four-star venue]

Tuesday Video: 

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Boyd Martin and Contestor. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Aiken, S.C. officially welcomed their first CIC3* competition this weekend at Stable View. With many of these horses headed to big things this fall (Pau, Boekelo), this prep run is invaluable. Plus, it’s pretty amazing that Stable View includes Beginner Novice divisions in this show with prize money!

National Holiday: National Chewing Gum Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Stable View CIC & HT: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive ScoresScheduleEQTV Live StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Jump Start H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

A Long Road Leads Royale To Dressage At Devon Win

Clark Steps Into The Spotlight At Dressage At Devon

Take A Walk Around Dressage At Devon

2014 Worth The Trust Adult Amateur Scholarship Winner: Lorraine Barrows

1 superhuman reaction and 7 other great bits of horsey social media this week

Cross-country heart attack claims 2* eventer Jurta M

Sunday Video:

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Plantation Field CIC2* Water Complex

With 84 riders across two divisions, there was a lot of action on the CIC2* cross country course this weekend at Plantation Field. RNS was onsite to catch all of it, and they’ve compiled footage of the first water jump. See who you can spot!

Visit RNS Video’s YouTube channel for more great clips or go to their website to order video of your ride.

Plantation Field: WebsiteScheduleLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Why SpectraVET?

Reliable. Effective. Affordable.

SpectraVET is committed to providing only the highest-quality products and services to our customers, and to educating the world in the science and art of laser therapy.

We design and manufacture the broadest range of clinically-proven veterinary therapeutic laser products, which are represented and supported worldwide by our network of specialist distributors and authorized service centers.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Tesla Parker and Bristol Indian. Photo by Shelby Allen.

For me, the highlights of a big event are the small moments where a movement really clicks on the flat, or in the case of Tesla Parker, you and your horse nail a tricky combination on the cross country course. Her smile says it all. Well ridden!

National Holiday: National Lobster Day

Events Opening This Week: Poplar Place Farm November H.T. (GA, A-3) Texas Rose Horse Park Fall H.T. (TX, A-5) Full Moon Farms H.T. (MD, A-2) River Glen Fall H.T. (TN, A-3)

Events Closing This Week: Radnor Hunt H.T. (PA, A-2) Paradise Farm H.T. (SC, A-3)  Galway Downs International Event & H.T. (CA, A-6) Fleur de Leap H.T. (LA, A-5) Las Cruces H.T. (NM, A-10) Hitching Post Farm Horse Trials (VT, A-1) MDHT at Loch Moy Farm Classic BN3 Day Event and H.T. (MD, A-2) Majestic Oaks H.T. (FL, A-3) Hagyard Midsouth Three-day Event & Team Challenge H.T. (KY, A-8)

Tuesday News: 

It’s no secret that WEG didn’t go completely to plan. Mark Bellissimo admitted that the team made ‘a ton of mistakes,’ but is extremely proud of the effort. He also believes that the structure of WEG isn’t sustainable, and would be better run across multiple venues. There are currently no bids to host the 2022 Games. [‘We made a ton of mistakes’ admits WEG boss]

The USEA went coast to coast over the weekend with both East and West Coast Future Event Horse Championships. Solo Hit (Sagnol x Arista GS) reigned supreme at Loch Moy Farm, and Hallelujah DF (Mighty Magic x Columbia BF) topped at Twin Rivers. [Mares Make Magic Happen at the 2018 FEH West Coast Championships] [Solo Hit Strikes a High Note at the 2018 USEA FEH East Coast Championships] [Colts Come Out on Top on Day Two at the 2018 USEA FEH East Coast Championships]

Clinta is a real life unicorn. And yes, she’s even got a stuffed animal lookalike that travels with her. She was relatively unproven going into WEG, but helped make U.S. team gold history. [Behind The Stall Door With: Clinta]

Hot on Horse Nation: ‘Oh Crap’ Monday

Jump over to Jumper Nation: Split Rock Exclusive: ‘Always Praise Your Pony’ & Other Wisdoms from Junior Rider Olivia Williams

Tuesday Video: 

Sunday Video from Total Saddle Fit: Area VII Champions Bring It Home at Aspen Farms

Pacific Northwest eventers flocked to Aspen Farms this weekend for their spectacular Area VII Championships. The Aspen Farms robust social media efforts give us a chance to tour the whimsical property and check out some great riding this weekend. Let us know who you spot on course.

You can find even more videos on their Facebook page, so go give them a like!

Go Area VII. Go Eventing.

Aspen Farms H.T.: WebsiteLive Scores

Anna Stein and her gelding Zaboomafoo jumped clear and inside the time on cross-country to hold their lead in the Intermediate #AreaVIIChamps division at #AFHT.

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sabrina Glaser and Rembrandt jump clean inside the time in the Tin Men Supply Advanced to take the lead after cross-country at #AFHT.Advanced scores: http://eventing.startboxscoring.com/eventsr/aspen/ht0918/phase2_select.php?division=1&order=place

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tin Men Supply Advanced cross-country at #AFHT

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Intermediate #crosscountry at Kerrits Equestrian Apparel complex at #AFHT

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

We love Prelim #AreaVIIChamps cross-country at #AFHT!

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Training through the Gallops Saddlery water at #AFHT

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

#AreaVIIChamps Training level cross-country at 10AB

Posted by Aspen Farms Horse Trials on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Photo by Hawley Bennett-Awad.

Heads up Plantation Field Competitors: CIC3* ride times have been updated this morning. Start time remains at 10:30 a.m. with no lunch break. Find times at this link.

Last week Hawley Bennett-Awad was storming around cross country at the World Equestrian Games, and this week she was volunteering at Twin Rivers. She says, “Always remember to give back!” Thanks for being awesome, Hawley, and all the fabulous volunteers around Eventing Nation.

National Holiday: National Checkers Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Plantation Field: WebsiteScheduleXC Start TimesSJ Start TimesLive ScoresCourse PreviewLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Twin Rivers Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Marlborough H.T [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sundance Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

Cedar Ridge H.T. [WEB] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Results]

FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm [Website] [Entry Status] [Times]

Sunday Links:

Mares Make Magic Happen at the 2018 FEH West Coast Championships

Applications for the 2018 Essex Horse Trials, Seema Sonnad Junior Rider, and Amy Tryon Young Rider Grants Due October 15!

Orange Is The New Gold As Dutch Win Para Team Competition At WEG

Britain and Ireland miss out on Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification in WEG jumping

‘It just doesn’t make any sense’: combination eliminated in WEG para dressage

Sarah Higgins’ dressage blog: having no rules suits me well, and other things I learnt at WEG

Points scale developed by researchers predicted performance of endurance horses

 Sunday Video: 

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: A Look Back at Blenheim

Amid all the WEG craziness last week, you may have missed all the action from Blenheim Palace International. EN’s Tilly Berendt was on site, so if you missed her brilliant reports you can find them at this link. Check out Laura Collett’s winning test with London 52 thanks to Harveywetdog, and Harriet Mitchell brings us some cross country highlights.

Blenheim Palace: WebsiteStart Times & ScoringEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Why SpectraVET?

Reliable. Effective. Affordable.

SpectraVET is committed to providing only the highest-quality products and services to our customers, and to educating the world in the science and art of laser therapy.

We design and manufacture the broadest range of clinically-proven veterinary therapeutic laser products, which are represented and supported worldwide by our network of specialist distributors and authorized service centers.

6 Cures for Your WEG Hangover

So long, Tryon! Photo by Leslie Wylie.

First day post-WEG feels a bit like you’ve been spinning around in a tumble dryer for a week, and you’ve just been spit out with a mammoth horse show hangover. We are right there with you. Aside from Advil and a Gatorade, here’s what we’d suggest to solve that WEG hangover:

1. Check in on EN’s WEG coverage. EN cranked out 66 articles while on site in Tryon, and it won’t hurt our feelings if you didn’t read it all (So. Many. Words.). But now that it’s all said and done, you might find some cool stuff that you missed. You can find all our WEG coverage at this link.

2. Take some time to re-watch the action. We’d strongly suggest you find a few friends, pour your drink of choice and watch the cross country from start to finish. This was what EN did with our “day off” Sunday, because in the heat of the action you end up missing so much. All eventing phases are now available on demand through FEI TV.

Posted by Plantation Field Horse Trials on Tuesday, August 14, 2018

3. Try the hair of the dog route. Instead of curing that WEG hangover, why not run headfirst straight into the next one? Plantation Field starts tomorrow and carries on through the weekend to help ease that WEG hangover. USEF Network is offering a live stream beginning Thursday, Sept. 20, which you can find at this link, and EN will be on site to bring you all the latest.

Plantation FieldWebsiteScheduleEntriesDressage Ride TimesEN’s Coverage

4. Don’t forget there’s so much more to come at WEG. With Para Dressage, Vaulting, Show Jumping and Combined Driving all being held this week. There’s plenty to discretely stream in your office to hold you over! Find a detailed schedule with times at this link. Don’t forget you can watch it all on FEI TV. Here’s what you can expect for week 2:

Para-Dressage Schedule:

September 18: Individuals Day 1 and Medal Ceremony
September 19: Individuals Day 2 and Medal Ceremony
September 20: Team Day 1
September 21: Team Day 2 and Medal Ceremony
September 22: Freestyle and Medal Ceremony

Vaulting Schedule: 

September 18: Squad Compulsory and Individual Competition
September 19: Teams Freestyle (Including Pas de Deux Freestyle) and Medal Ceremony
September 20: Individual Technical, Squad Freestyle and Pas de Deux Freestyle and Medal Ceremony
September 22: Individual and Squad Freestyle and Medal Ceremony

Show Jumping Schedule:

September 19: Team Competition/ Individual Round 1
September 20: Team Competition Round 2/Individual Qualifier (Round 2)
September 21: Team Finals & Medal Ceremony
September 23: Individual Finals & Medal Ceremony

Driving Schedule: 

September 21: Dressage
September 22: Marathon
September 23: Cones and Medal Ceremony

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

5. Take solace in the fact that tickets for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event go on sale in less than a month! Set a calendar alert for October 15th at 9 a.m. because that’s when they’ll officially open. Click here for all the details.  

6. Go ride your pony. Nothing is more inspiring than watching the best riders in the world. Take what you’ve seen in the last week and try to  emulate it. I, personally, will be trying to channel my inner Ros Canter for the next forever until I can learn to ride properly!

Thanks for coming along with us on this crazy ride. This week played out in ways we never expected, but it was nothing short of a pleasure to do it all for y’all.

Go WEG. Go Eventing.