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About Gillian Warner

As a young professional based in State College, Pennsylvania, I recently started my business to focus on training, lessons, and clinics. With national level certifications (HB/B) from the U.S. Pony Club and experience trained with Eventing Olympian and FEI Grand Prix Show Jumper, Doug Payne, as well as Canadian Grand Prix Dressage Rider David Ziegler, Eventing Olympian Mara DePuy, FEI Grand Prix Show Jumper August Torsilieri, and USEF "R” Judge and USDF Gold Medalist Ange Bean, my approach to my work emphasizes a holistic approach to training with a solid foundation in horsemanship.

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Weekend Winners: Carriage House, Essex, Genesee Valley, GMHA, IEA, MCTA, Ocala, Poplar Place & Archer

Ok, Eventers, we see you. Throughout all nine events running this past weekend, the scores were quite impressive. Congrats to all on many successful rides!

The Unofficial Low Score Award had some tough competition this weekend, but ended up going to Alison Osborne and Fernhill Rodger That who ended on an incredible 15.0 in the Beginner Novice A at The Spring Event at Archer.

Carriage House Farm Combined Test (Hugo, MN) [Website] [Results]

Intermediate CT: Emily Hedberg and Quasar (40.0)
Preliminary CT: Hadley Bruce and Won’t Say I’m In Love (42.9)
Training CT: Sofia Samuelsson and FourFields Bella Flight (33.6)
Novice CT-A: Sofie Goodlund and Juniper AND Christine Crooks and Free at Lass (32.8)
Novice CT-B: Jennifer Selvig and Blueshift (31.7)
Beginner Novice CT-A: Madelyn Reicher and CMF Cougar Roo (35.0)
Beginner Novice CT-B: Marcia Miller and Undaunted (17.7)
Starter CT: Kate Lindborg and PS Gandhi (24.1)

Essex H.T. (Medford, NJ) [Website] [Results]

Advanced CT: Caroline Pamukcu and HSH Blake (34.7)
Open Intermediate: Hannah Sue Hollberg and Hachi (101.6)
Open Preliminary: Hannah Sue Hollberg and Rockster (27.3)
Open Training: Caroline Pamukcu and Billy Be Jolly (24.3)
Training Rider: Sierra Lesny and Sebastian (28.1)
Novice Rider: Peyton Brienza and The Brave Little Toaster (27.2)
Open Novice: Lee Maher and Redfield Lennon (18.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Savannah Gibbins and Kenzo de la Roque (28.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Kylie Stangle and Redfield Mikke (25.5)

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. (Geneseo, NY) [Website] [Results]

Open Training/Novice: Michelle Summers and Think (35.3)
Open Novice A: Michele Sult and Country Risk (27.5)
Open Novice B: Aliyah Luccitti and Run the World (37.7)
Open Beginner Novice A: Emilija Zygelyte and Carriage House Dirk (27.4)
Open Beginner Novice B: Arabelle Armstrong and Requiem In Color (30.9)
Open Beginner Novice C: Erica Hutten and Felony (31.2)
Open Intro: Jill Paris and Spice Girl (43.3)
Open Intro JR/YR: Leah Schumacher and Spicy (41.3)

GMHA June H.T. (South Woodstock, VT) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Caroline Teich and C Born Fresh Z (36.7)
Preliminary Rider: Sarah Newman and Hang Time (41.4)
Modified Rider: Dick Bayly and Graf Bobby (46.1)
Open Modified: Melanie Loschiavo and Spartacus Q (40.5)
Junior Training: Eleanor Winter and Figlio (36.4)
Open Training: Chelsea Canedy and Galicia (33.3)
Training Rider: Devon Lane Champlain and Champagne Event (31.7)
Junior Novice: Annabelle Sprague and Falco (30.0)
Novice Rider A: Nancy Read and Classic Chrome PCH (28.4)
Novice Rider B: Jennifer Clapp and Sidamo de Brio (29.0)
Open Novice: Booli Selmayr and Uptown Girl (27.2)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Miriam Evans and Santino (28.5)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Saija Laurla and Sunday Sinner (27.7)
Junior Beginner Novice A: Ada Sansone and Arch Dancer (38.1)
Junior Beginner Novice B: Farley Ordway and SRF Imperious Dream (36.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Booli Selmayr and Phantom Mist (31.2)

IEA Horse Trials (Edinburgh, IA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate Preliminary: Rebecca Gall and Winning Attribute (56.0)
Open Preliminary: Tate Northrop and Harrison (32.0)
Open Modified: Lauren Nunn and HSH First Impression (29.7)
Open Training A: Gina Pletch and Charlotte La Bouff (27.1)
Open Training B: Gibsen Kaye and Chances Are (34.4)
Training 3 Day: Anna Banks and Primrose BMD (31.8)
Novice Junior: Claire Rigney and Falconwood’s Glacier (27.8)
Open Novice A: Bonnie Coulter and Network News (25.3)
Open Novice B: Robin Thomas and She’s A Hollister Girl (29.2)
Open Novice C: Jane Musselman and Engapore (21.4)
Novice 3 Day: April Hays and Anteros Hsh (26.7)
Beginner Novice JR A: Marissa Kirchhoff and Crimson Luck (30.0)
Beginner Novice JR B: Ava Linder and Midnight Flight (22.2)
Open Beginner Novice A: Nicole Taylor and Indigo (27.9)
Open Beginner Novice B: James Daniel Conner III and Jackmond (27.1)
Open Beginner Novice C: Samantha Scigouski and Ace’s High (33.4)
Beginner Novice 3 Day: Halley Widlak and Starscream (25.7)
Open Starter: Molly Schaffner and Rudy Ruxpin (27.7)
Starter Junior: Josie Jacobs and Junior Mint (28.3)

MCTA H.T. at Shawan Downs (Cockeysville, MD) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Sara Schulman and Cooley Chromatic (40.4)
Open Modified: Ryan Wood and Bellines Quality Lady (27.8)
Open Training: Isabelle Bosley and Cooley Maestro (26.0)
Training CT: Kelley Williams and Valfreyja (54.3)
Training Rider: Rylie Nelson and Galloway Sunrise (28.6)
Novice Rider: Katherine Holzrichter and Idlehour Center Stage (29.7)
Open Novice: Daniel Clasing and Beryl (28.6)
Beginner Novice CT: Shane Julia Prada and Narrow Back (36.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Laury Marshall and Finley (29.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Savannah Fulton and Blue Parrot (21.5)

Ocala Summer H.T. I (Ocala, FL) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Ava Wehde and Bonaire (41.8)
Open Preliminary: Alexander O’Neal and Milky Bar OS (31.3)
Preliminary Rider: Sarah Ross and Fernhill Heart Throb (30.3)
Modified – Open: Jonathan Holling and Fernhill Esmerelda (33.0)
Modified – Rider: Juliana Cassar and Cheranimo (43.8)
Junior Training Rider: Hudsyn Bagwell and Ardeo Mermus Hill (31.4)
Open Training: Katie Malensek and MRF Qwlkstep (23.6)
Senior Training Rider: Lisa Hickey and Blackjack (31.7)
Junior Novice Rider: Nicole Nair and Jack Run (31.4)
Open Novice A: Sinead Maynard and Desiderata (22.7)
Open Novice B: Conor Rollins and Quality Gem (25.0)
Senior Novice Rider: Molly Adams and Zenith Almost Got Away (21.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Louisa Richards and Ardeo Rebel Alliance (27.5)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Raegan Samson and McLaren (32.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Jenny Vallner and T Other Guy (27.7)

Poplar Place June H.T. (Hamilton, GA) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Lauren New and Flying Again (40.6)
Modified: Lauren New and Zenith Petite Etoile (30.7)
Junior Training Rider: Molly McLaughlin and Top L’Amour WV (33.6)
Open Training: Werner Geven and Caheradoo Jack (28.6)
Senior Training Rider: Sydney Bolton and Broomer (37.4)
Junior Novice Rider: Carolyn May and Vaya Con Dios (34.4)
Open Novice: Melanie Smith and Ballynoecastle TD (27.2)
Senior Novice Rider: Kimberly Moore and The Luckdragon (33.1)
Training/Novice: Ashley Allison and Sophie’s Story (36.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Kalli Holderfield and Winston (25.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Solomon Edwards and WHF Wangari (33.1)
Introductory: Lydia Eilinger and Smarty Pants WB (30.9)
Starter: Josie Mcvicar and Tyler Road (36.0)

The Spring Event at Archer (Cheyenne, WY) [Website] [Results]

HT-Intermediate/Preliminary-Open: Amy Bowers and Del Mar Belle (42.8)
HT-Preliminary-Open: Travis Atkinson and Don Darco (25.6)
HT-Modified-Open: Dani Sussman and Baral Triumph (33.8)
HT-Training-A: Chelsea Luedke and Larimar (31.4)
HT-Training-Junior: Lillianna Killpack and One New Moon (40.4)
HT-Training-Open: Madison Manley and NDR’s Fez (30.1)
HT-Novice-A: Kevin Dwyer and El Cachorro (31.8)
HT-Novice-Junior: Kara Miller and Chesterland’s Knockout (25.6)
HT-Novice-Open: Ryleigh Leavitt and Gemini Ferrari Red (34.4)
HT-Beginner Novice-Open: Margot Daly and Foreman (30.3)
HT-BegNovice-A: Alison Osborne and Fernhill Rodger That (15.0)
HT-BegNovice-B: Terri Cooper and A Fat Rabbit (24.7)
HT-BegNovice-Junior: Aspen van der Zee and Ricochet (23.5)
HT-Starter-A: Janet Gordon and Lucky Gamble (27.0)
HT-Starter-B: Eryn Blakely and Finn (35.0)
HT-Starter-Junior: Addy Dunlap and Peachy Keen (29.3)
HT-Starter-Open: Ryleigh Leavitt and One Rugged Dollar (33.5)
Tadpole-Junior: Olivia Reinsvold and Maggie Belle (31.2)
Tadpole-Open: Madeline Backus and Zion (25.0)

Weekend Winners: Equestrians’ Institute, Flora Lea, May-Daze, Mill Creek, Coconino, Tryon, Virginia, Willow Draw & Woodside

Ok, Eventing Nation, buckle up as we celebrate a massive weekend of competition. From Washington to Maryland to Texas to New Jersey, Eventers were found all throughout the country, competing from starter events to FEI.

Congrats to all for getting out and about, and working towards your season goals! A special shout out is reserved for our Unofficial Low Score Award winner, Ariah Transmeier with Bold Remark, who won the Beginner Novice Senior Rider at Willow Draw on an impressive 19.4!

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. (Kenmore, WA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Patience O’Neal and Clooney 14 (41.6)
Open Preliminary: Sarah Sullivan and FR’s Let It Go (30.0)
Preliminary Rider: Hanni Sreenan and Zena (28.8)
Junior Training: Beatrice Wurfel and Kellican (31.1)
Open Training: Mindy Sands and Roman Express (30.7)
Training Amateur: Bobbie Smith-Ede and HS Cool River Jane (33.5)
Junior Novice: Ella Miller and McFly (29.4)
Novice Amateur A: Madison Flanders and Nobu (26.4)
Novice Amatuer B: Tracey Trewin and Coby R (29.2)
Open Novice: Kathryn Nichwander and Blind Date (27.5)
Senior Novice Rider: Anne Ward and Full Moon Fever (28.1)
Beginner Novice Amateur A: Cat Steele and G Salsa (25.0)
Beginner Novice Amateur B: Bryce Meeker and Centerfield Varsity (28.4)
Junior Beginner Novice: Talia Knox and Twisted Oliver (32.7)
Open Beginner Novice: Whitney Spicher and Excel Star High Jinx (30.6)
Starter A: Juliet Perrotta and Centerfield Futura (29.0)
Starter B: Whitney Spicher and Castleside Maguire (26.7)

Flora Lea Spring H.T. (Medford, NJ) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Olivia Dutton and Sea of Clouds (37.9)
Preliminary Rider: Matt Crutchfield and Independer J W B (45.3)
Open Training: Caroline Pamukcu and Billy Be Jolly (25.0)
Training Rider: Nancy Lee and PHF Wine Me Up (30.0)
Novice Rider: Avery Cascarino and Excel Star Quidam’s Cavalier (24.7)
Open Novice: Lee Maher and Curiosity (25.8)
Beginner Novice Rider: Adalena Campisi and Belmont (38.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Jamie Leuenberger and N’Chantress (24.4)
YEH 4 Year Old: Lee Maher and Redfield Teun (80.600)
YEH 5 Year Old: Caroline Pamukcu and D.A. Nixon (84.050)

May-Daze at the Park H.T. (Lexington, KY) [Website] [Results]

Preliminary/Training: Alexandra Knowles and Leamore Venture (27.9)
Modified/Training: Cora Severs and Cuervo (29.5)
Open Training: Diana Rich and Midway Train (34.2)
Training Horse: Jamie Allison and Jedi (34.5)
Training Rider A: Kaylianna McMorris and Fernhill Future Star (35.1)
Training Rider B: Marin Swyers and Fernhill Mac an Bata (31.7)
Training/Novice: Mary Clare Owdziej and City of Ember (26.7)
Jr Novice Rider: Sami Turner and Rainstown Covergirl (23.9)
Novice Horse – A: Simone Cardosa and I’d Toast to That! (29.7)
Novice Horse – B: Ivie Cullen-Dean and Fernhill Cardevega (26.7)
Open Novice – A: Hannah Reeser and Ltl Ireland Summr Soldier (23.6)
Open Novice – B: Sarah Grice and Close Up Aly (32.8)
Sr Novice Rider – A: Caroline Adams and Simon Says (24.8)
Sr Rider Novice – B: Ashley Anderson and Global Jedi (25.6)
Sr Novice Rider – C: Deirdre Vaillancourt and Invictus (29.4)
Beginner Novice Horse – A: Slater Boos and Will You Be Mine (32.5)
Beginner Novice Horse – B: Emma Petrick and Hawthornstud Futures Bright (25.3)
Jr Beginner Novice Rider – A: Kendall Doran and My Misty Morning (27.7)
Jr Beginner Novice Rider – B: Caraline Cathcart and Relentless (32.9)
Open Beginner Novice – A: Melanie Helms and Edelweiss du theil (19.7)
Open Beginner Novice – B: Claire Seals and Fancy Don’t Let Me Down (28.1)
Sr Beginner Novice Rider- A: Susan Hamblen and James Baxter (24.4)
Sr Beginner Novice Rider – B: Leslie van der Wal and Doonhill Dancer (32.2)
Sr Beginner Novice Rider – C: Nicola Tucker and Pandora (28.9)
Junior Starter: Mia Volpentesta and Legally Totilart (32.7)
Senior Starter – A: Elissa Gibbs and Freddie Mercury (25.0)
Senior Starter – B: Molly Schaffner and Rudy Ruxpin (19.7)

Mill Creek Pony Club Horse Trial (Kansas City, MO) [Website] [Results]

Preliminary: Ellie Furtado and Secret Tapit (52.3)
Training Sponsor Paradox Farms: Katie Sisk and Long Legs Lenore (30.0)
Novice Junior Sponsor Jack’s Favorites: Rayna Williams and Storm Surge (33.9)
Novice Open A Sponsor Gold to Blue Sport Horses: Lauren Schiller and Chairman of the Board (28.1)
Novice Open B Spn Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital: Jillian Wisneski and Rubato (32.2)
Beginner Novice Junior Sponsor One Stop Trailer Center: Isabell Pezold and Uncharted (35.0)
Beginner Novice Open A: Nicholas Staples and WF saturdays are for the boys (35.3)
CT-Beginner Novice: Judi Dietz and Rearcross Clover Q (32.2)
CT-Green As Grass: Rachel Scriven and Macaroni Pony (35.0)
CT-Starter: Kaylin Conner and Granna (42.0)
Starter Junior Sponsor Ava and Jordan Chase: Holly Goen and Four Point Oh (36.0)
Starter Open A: Haydan Vosburgh and Kiss Me If You Can (35.0)

Spring Coconino H.T. (Flagstaff, AZ) [Website] [Results]

Intermediate/Prelim Open: Heather Drager and Winnsome (51.6)
Preliminary Open: Ashley Fischer and Cimbria RC (52.9)
Training Open: Jennifer Achilles and Excel Star Lance (36.8)
Novice Open A: Katie Willis and Royal Street (25.4)
Novice Open B: Jennifer Achilles and Excel Star Solstice (28.3)
Beginner Novice Open – A: Anastasia Keyser and Wesley (36.1)
Beginner Novice Open – B: Elizabeth Dugan and Johnny’s Lover (42.2)
Intro A: Mckenzie Doyle and Rosie (37.5)
Intro B: Lyn Fagan and On A Whim and a Prayer (Gabriel) (35.3)
Starter 1-Day: Amanda Crangle and Little Lady Liberty (23.7)

Tryon International Spring H.T. (including the USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship) (Mill Spring, NC) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Emilie Mudd and Quite Nice 11 (35.2)
Open Preliminary: Sydney Shinn and HSH Crypto (27.4)
Modified: Lucienne Bellissimo and Caitane Z (26.9)
Open Training: Lara Roberts and Fernhill Show Biz (25.0)
Training Rider: Katelyn Smith and Lisbane Spartacus (31.4)
Novice Rider A: Ellie Teasley and Quintessential (31.1)
Novice Rider B: Elliana Sanchez and Chronicles of Jabez (33.6)
Open Novice: Kaley Crosby and Valentino (31.5)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Samantha Torcise and Classic (35.9)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Ajay Ryan and Master Machiavelli (27.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Brie Seltser and Paris in Color (25.3)

Virginia Horse Center Eventing (Lexington, VA) [Website] [Results]

CCI 3* S: Sydney Hagaman and Charmeur (31.3)
CCI 2* L: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Newmarket Cooley (27.3)
CCI 2* S: Ariel Grald and In Vogue (28.8)
CCI 1* L: Madeleine Richards and Global BGK (33.8)
Advanced/Intermediate: Ariel Grald and Forrest Gump 124 (35.8)
Open Intermediate: Marley Stone Bourke and Superstorm Sandy (45.6)
Open Preliminary: Ariel Grald and Cullintra End Game (38.5)
Open Preliminary – One Day: Claire Robinson and Fernhill Swatch Out (33.1)
Preliminary Rider: Mary Cooke Catlett and Cooley Romance (40.2)
Modified A: Lindsay Kelley and Cooley Carrera (34.8)
Modified B: Lindsay Kelley and Sydney (33.5)
Open Modified – One Day: Berkley Gardner and Aristocrat (30.8)
Open Training A: Andrew McConnon and Connery Cooper Z (28.3)
Open Training B: Ashley Adams and Global Halcyon (23.7)
Training Rider A: Riley Zgrebnak and Cooley Criminal Mind (26.9)
Training Rider B: Heidi Siegmund and Ashwood HJ Leandro (28.9)
Novice Horse: Laine Ashker and Konnons Diamant VT Willebeke Z (29.1)
Novice Rider A: Amber Mabus and Mighty Grace (30.6)
Novice Rider B: Kendal Fansler and Curioso (26.9)
Open Novice: Mandolin Whitten and Bossanova (26.8)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Eliza Klaitman and Tekkinistic (28.5)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Ella Quesenberry and Rockefeller’s Fortune (31.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Karen Mahaffey and C C the Boss (24.4)
Starter: Adriana Nannini and Hoboken Jack (30.9)
YEH 4 Year Old: Caitlin O’Roark and Maple’s Spicey Chilli (79.500)

Willow Draw Charity Show (Weatherford, TX) [Website] [Results]

Open Training: Diane Hanrahan and Lakota VI (30.3)
Training Rider: Scarlett Peinado and Shadow Inspector (27.2)
Novice Rider: Caroline Burkhardt and Stonehavens dream (27.3)
Open Novice: Hannah Corlett and Ernest Fuerst Dance (28.9)
BNovice Jr Rider: Jaeli Uselding and Benmore Westonhouse Boy (25.6)
BNovice Sr Rider: Ariah Transmeier and Bold Remark (19.4)
Open BNovice: Megan Sykes and Magnificent Red (26.2)
Starter Test: Stephanie Martin and Sea Quest Ripples (29.0)

Woodside Spring H.T. (Woodside, CA) [Website] [Results]

Advanced: Amber Birtcil and Cinzano (108.2)
Open Intermediate: Molly Duda and Disco Traveler (33.4)
Open Preliminary: James Alliston and Call Me Rudi (25.3)
Preliminary Rider: Coco Meerkamp and Dalanteretto (29.2)
Jr. Training Rider: Isabelle Eppink and Enfinity (28.6)
Open Training: Sophie Tice and Viva La Vida (23.6)
Sr. Training Rider: Mickayla Howard and Miss Tique (23.6)
Training Amateur: Leah Yacoub Halperin and Rodrigue Du Granit (30.5)
Jr. Novice Rider: Holly Fosmark and When Starz Align (24.7)
Novice Amateur: Angela Bryson and Petite Pavarotti (28.3)
Novice Horse: Lauren Billys Shady and Mister Cooley (22.5)
Open Novice: Kristin Joly and Kleary’s Rosie the Riveting (29.7)
Sr. Novice Rider: Eri Takada and Toronto Z (27.2)
Jr. Beg. Novice Rider: Zoe Barker and Kontessa M (21.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Alexis Helffrich and Casanova (23.2)
Sr. Beg. Novice Rider A: Eileen Morgenthaler and Levitate (23.6)
Sr. Beg. Novice Rider B: Annie Desmond and Little Elf (25.6)
Jr. Starter: Michaela Smith and Cashmaker (22.3)
Sr. Starter: Megan LeFave and Lord Rocco (28.7)

Weekend Winners: Hunt Club, Otter Creek, Fair Hill, Chattahoochee, Spring Gulch

Another good weekend for Eventers in the books! From Virginia to Wisconsin, Maryland, Georgia, and Colorado, we saw rides from Intro to Intermediate, with plenty of success in between!

It was a tight competition for our Unofficial Low Score Award this week, as we saw many impressive sub-20 scores. However, the title goes to Open Beginner Novice rider Sue Goepfert with Isabeau VT, who scored an incredible 18.4 at Otter Creek. Congrats!

Hunt Club Farms H.T. (Berryville, VA): [Website] [Scoring]

Open Preliminary: Lauren Nicholson and Ziggy Stardust (39.6)
Preliminary Rider: Mary Cooke Catlett and Cooley Romance (32.4)
Modified Rider: Julia Korey and Street Cruise (42.3)
Open Modified: Rebecca Lee and The Dutch Master (29.0)
Open Training A: Savannah Kilpatrick and Fernhill Melody (29.4)
Open Training B: Allison Springer and HSH Golden Boy (26.7)
Training Rider A: Catherine Kelly and Cooley Meridian (28.3)
Training Rider B: Erin Wheatley and Banc D’or (33.9)
Novice Rider A: Kendal Fansler and Elderglen’s Charlotte (33.6)
Novice Rider B: Jessica Sappenfield and Island Dancer (27.2)
Open Novice A: Kurt Martin and Galway Breeze (27.5)
Open Novice B: Lynn Symansky and Caramba (25.0)
Beginner Novice JR: Hannah Sooy and MEF Prince (29.1)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Katie Kelly and Valiant Voyager (32.1)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Shari Young and PURE COTTON (32.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Addison Marie Orengo and Dobby is a Free Elf (29.4)
Starter A: Kelley Hagen and Noir Blanco (26.3)
Starter B: Judith Lafleur-Lovegrove and DGE Swipe Right (19.7)
Young Event Horse – 4 Year Old: Keara Schmidt and Quality Catch (79.950)
Young Event Horse – 5 Year Old: Sharon White and Namara CFF (88.150)

Otter Creek Spring H.T. (Wheeler, WI): [Website] [Scoring]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Todd Wulf and Kilcannon Max (33.4)
Open Preliminary: Rebecca Gall and Winning Attribute (41.0)
Preliminary/Training: Janessa Shillingstad and Diablo (34.3)
Junior Training Rider: Evan Fleck and Ardeo Platinum (36.7)
Open Training: Kirsten Hiles and Proxima (32.6)
Senior Training Rider: Nicolette Adams and Total Access (28.1)
Junior Novice Rider: Liliana Davick and Briarhill Excel Star Cornetta (19.7)
Open Novice: Elizabeth Sauter McLain and The Flying Iris (23.3)
Senior Novice Rider A: Katie Clapp and Banana Rumble (28.1)
Senior Novice Rider B: Lianne Burgess and Marisol (25.0)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Sofie Goodlund and Juniper (29.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Sue Goepfert and Isabeau VT (18.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Allie Larson and Pendleton (29.7)
Starter A: Lana Erickson and Legendary Lunatic (32.2)
Starter B: Kaitlyn Calhoun and Put the Lime in the Coconut (26.7)

Fair Hill International Recognized H.T. (Elkton, MD): [Website] [Scoring]

Open Intermediate: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite (34.0)
Open Preliminary: Olivia Dutton and Milatour Parisol (37.7)
Preliminary Rider: Lisa Apted and Yeats Royale (34.5)
Modified Rider: Christa Schmidt and Monbeg Odyssey (36.4)
Open Modified: Darrah Alexander and HSH Mosstown Mexico (32.4)
Open Training A: Lillian Heard Wood and Bellines Quality Lady (26.9)
Open Training B: Kristina Branco and Versailles (29.4)
Training Rider A: Christa Schmidt and Chakiris Star (26.9)
Training Rider B: Jessica Gehman and Ray Price (31.2)
Novice – Junior: Libby Nelson and Bo Jango (38.1)
Novice Rider: Donna White and Esprit De Barbereau (36.1)
Open Novice A: Lee Maher and Evros HSH Gambler (26.7)
Open Novice B: Lee Maher and Redfield Lennon (27.2)
Beginner Novice – Junior: Miriam Gale and Kinsale (30.3)
Beginner Novice Rider: Laury Marshall and Finley (27.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Robyn Weaver and Gold to Blue Harris Potter (33.2)

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA): [Website] [Scoring]

Open Intermediate: Alexander O’Neal and Redtail Penumbra (29.0)
Open Preliminary: Hugh Wrigley and FE Santos (25.0)
Preliminary Rider: Crockett Miller and Mr Panda (35.6)
Modified Rider: Crockett Miller and Swell Continental (27.8)
Open Modified: Lucienne Bellissimo and Caitane Z (28.8)
Open Training: Alexander O’Neal and Fernhill Optimist (24.2)
Training Rider: Tessa Geven and Caheradoo Jack (25.0)
Novice Rider: Molly Adams and Cougar Crest (34.2)
Open Novice: Leila Saxe and FE Ducatti (28.5)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Carolyn May and Vaya Con Dios (30.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Ryan Ballou and Astaire (22.9)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Nicole Miller and Classic Sky (29.9)

Spring Gulch H.T. (Littleton, CO): [Website] [Scoring]

Open Preliminary: Ashley Demander and Ardeo Finnegan (68.1)
Open Training: Victoria Poulton and Starlingh (27.5)
Novice Rider: Kara Miller and Chesterland’s Knockout (25.9)
Open Novice: Emmy Williams and Fortunate Rebel (30.0)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Lacy Cotton and Clintos (27.2)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Mollie Ritsch and Schatzi (26.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Carter Saunders and Pretty Penny (27.1)
Introductory A: Ashleigh Mckown and Teddy Roosevelt (25.0)
Introductory B: Elizabeth Grandos and Solaguayre La Mint (23.0)

Weekend Winners: Tryon, Galway, Hitching Post, Majestic Oaks, Unionville, Spokane, Winona

A busy weekend with seven HTs running across the country, from starter to 4*L divisions running.

We saw numerous fantastic rides, which you can catch up on here, but a special shout out goes to Spokane Sport Horse Trial’s Open Novice winner Mary Burke and Valentino who win our Unofficial Low Score Award by bringing in an impressive 16.9!

Congrats to all on a great weekend!

Tryon International Three Day Event (Mill Spring, NC) [Website] [Results]

CCI4*-L: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Nutcracker (31.0)
CCI4*-S: Boyd Martin and Fedarman B (33.2)
CCI3*-L: Caroline Martin-Pamukcu and She’s The One (28.7)
CCI3*-S: Bruce Davidson Jr. and Business Class (38.3)
CCI2*-L: Caroline Martin-Pamukcu and HSH Tolan King (31.7)
CCI2*-S: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Maybach (31.0)
CCI1*-S: Meg Pellegrini and Cooley Wish Upon A Star (32.8)
Advanced: Jenny Caras and Trendy Fernhill (34.1)

Galway Downs Spring H.T. (Temecula, CA) [Website] [Results]

4* CT: Gina Economou and Cooley By Design (44.0)
Advanced CT: Emilee Libby and Toska (36.1)
Open Intermediate: Erin Kellerhouse and Bon Vivant GWF (33.0)
Open Preliminary: Allyson Hartenburg and Karel H (49.1)
Preliminary Challenge: James Alliston and Coolrock Wacko Jacko (29.4)
Open Modified: Erin Kellerhouse and Woodford Reserve (24.8)
Junior Training Rider: Sophie Celeste and Max Attraction (29.7)
Open Training: Barbara Crabo and Excel Star First Class (35.0)
Senior Training Rider: Shelby Murray and Sonik Mambo No.5 (24.4)
Novice Rider: Sadie Geernaert and Quixotic KC (24.6)
Open Novice: Erin Kellerhouse and FE Cupcake (20.0)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Charlotte Boleda and Bellechase (31.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Chloe Smyth and Topper (22.9)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider A: Peyton Hayatian and Brochacho (29.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider B: Monica Such and Afleet Tom (36.9)
Open Starter: Michelle Casey and Anita Bonita (28.0)
Starter Rider: Tiffany Jorgensen and Mr. Blue Sky (31.0)

Hitching Post Farm H.T. (South Royalton, VT) [Website] [Results]

Modified: Paige Vezina and Gone Black (41.6)
Training 1: June Clark and Dealin’ Diamonds (28.8)
Training 2: Brittany Powers and Brave Indy (31.6)
Novice 1: Corrinne Lauze and Anam Cara (25.6)
Novice 2: Ashley Glynn and Pia Nye Liv (26.1)
Beginner Novice 1: Riley Scherer and Deus (32.9)
Beginner Novice 2: Molly Czub and Zuko (37.8)
Beginner Novice 3: Jillian Middaugh and Isn’t She Sweet (29.1)

Majestic Oaks Ocala H.T. (Reddick, FL) [Website][Results]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Melissa Morgan Paul and Uptown Indy (54.2)
Open Preliminary: Ainsley Hagen and Risque S (31.7)
Open Modified: Alexander O’Neal and Fernhill Liverpool (29.0)
Open Training: Alexander O’Neal and Bravo Charlie (28.3)
Training Rider: Vanessa Stevenson and Fidelio (26.7)
Novice Rider A: Wendy Low and Mr. Steve (27.8)
Novice Rider B: Sophia Carattini and Artax (27.8)
Open Novice A: Christine Feret and Throw Down (28.3)
Open Novice B: Declan Bast and FE Melody (25.8)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Raegan Samson and McLaren (22.7)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Brittany First and Meadowlark (24.1)
Open Beginner Novice A: Elliott Timmons and Nebraska RFB (25.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Griffin Deyo and Olaina (23.5)
Starter-Intro: Vanessa Stevenson and Virgo (25.7)

Unionville H.T. (Coatesville, PA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Alexandra MacLeod and Newmarket Jack (43.2)
Open Preliminary: Daniel Clasing and Et Cetera (25.5)
Modified: Carroll Courtenay and Mr. Puff Higgens Jr. (30.0)
Open Training: Diego Farje and Kolbeinn (24.7)
Training Rider: Rachel McDonough and Heaven Made (31.7)
Novice Rider: Charlotte Carrajat and Late Night (28.3)
Open Novice: Kelsey Abrecht and Julian (26.7)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Mia Thombs and Bantry Bays Winston (26.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Kelly O’Brien and B.E. Never Say Never (27.3)

Spokane Sport Horse Spring H.T. (Spokane, WA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Kerry Groot and Borasco (33.8)
Open Preliminary: Amy Haugen and Ebenholtz (21.8)
Open Modified: Hanni Sreenan and Zena (23.3)
Jr. Training: Brianna Rasmussen and de la Renta (31.9)
Open Training: Marc Grandia and Levino (26.7)
Training Amateur: Erika Perez and Santana (31.2)
Jr. Novice: Rhys Bentley and Overtime Magic (28.6)
Novice Amateur A: Korbin Eckert and Pridefulleigh (21.1)
Novice Amateur B: Sarah Broussard and Ultimo D’Amerloo (26.1)
Open Novice: Mary Burke and Valentino (16.9)
Beginner Novice Amateur A: Crystal McRae and Pursha (22.9)
Beginner Novice Amateur B: Maya Henderson and Action Jaxon (24.4)
Jr. Beginner Novice: Isabella Montana and Tequila Sunrise (32.7)
Open Beginner Novice: Ali Holmes-Smith and CC Macjack (27.4)
Starter: Whitney Spicher and Castleside Maguire (23.0)
Young Event Horse 4 Year Old: Hayden Sottovia and Blue Slide Park (84.9)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Michele Pestl and Tristan (90.7)

Winona Horse Trials (Hanoverton, OH) [Website] [Results]

Preliminary Open: Bentlee Swisz and Isabel (59.5)
Training Open: Christina Ellison and Loughnatousa Warrior (29.8)
Novice Open A: Amanda Wilson and High Tide Rambler (29.3)
Novice Open B: Madeline Bletzacker and Drummer Boy (21.9)
Beg Novice A: Brandi Podboy-Fish and First Rate (33.5)
Beg Novice B: Lauren Heba and FMF Applejack (25.9)
Beg Novice C: Adalee Ladwig and Symphony Dansee (26.8)
Beg Novice D: Brandi Podboy-Fish and Sword of Roheryn (29.4)
Starter Open A: Lisa Boncosky and Guilded Reward (31.7)
Starter Open B: Alayna Lalka and The Frog Prince (29.7)

Liz Halliday-Sharp Dedicates Tryon CCI4*L Win to Mom

The pressure was on Liz Halliday-Sharp and the Ocala Horse Properties’ + the Nutcracker Syndicate’s Cooley Nutcrackerc in the Tryon Spring International CCI4*-L as they went in to show jumping with only 0.2 penalties between them and Jacob Fletcher with Fabian.

Liz Halliday-Sharp dedicates her 4*L to mom Deborah Halliday this Mother’s Day. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Cooley Nutcracker, a 9-year-old Irish gelding by Tolant R, has proven to be reliable in the show jumping phase, which paid off again on Sunday. Adding only 3.6 cross country time penalties to their score, Liz Halliday-Sharp was able to secure Cooley Nutcracker’s first 4* win — and, believe it or not, Liz’s first career 4*-L win.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Liz dedicated her win to her mother, Deborah Halliday, who is also part owner of Cooley Nutcracker. As the day also happened to be the birthday of Liz’s late father Don, the dedication of the win to her family serves a reminder of the team effort and support that goes in to each successful weekend.

Jacob Fletcher and Fabian finish on their dressage score for a second place finish in the 4*L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

We saw an impressive showing from Jacob Fletcher and Fabian, who added nothing to their dressage score of 31.2. As previous 4*-S winners at both Tryon and TerraNova last year, Jacob and the 13-year-old KWPN gelding used their experience to keep the pressure on and jump around a clear show jumping track to finish just 0.2 penalty points away from first.

Boyd Martin’s partnership with Commando 3 might be new, but is a partnership to watch. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

This was the second FEI event we saw with Boyd Martin’s new partnership with DSN Equestrian Ventures’ Commando 3 (Connor 48 – R-Adelgunde). With a previous seventh place finish in the 4*S at Carolina, the new duo is off to a strong start, adding just 0.8 cross country time penalties to end on a 32.3 for third.

Boyd also saw success in the CCI4*-S at Tryon, claiming three of the top four final spots. Riding clear in both jumping phases and adding on a handful of cross country time to their score, Boyd and the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Fedarman B saw victory. This is the duo’s second win at Tryon, having won the CCI4*-L last year.

Runner-up to Boyd and Fedarman B was Boyd with the Turner family’s Tsetserleg. Wrapping up the top three we saw Tamra Smith with Solaguayre California coming off of their second place finish in the CCI4*-S in Kentucky a few weeks back.

In the CCI3*-L, Caroline Martin-Pamukcu and She’s The One maintain their lead throughout the weekend, followed by second place finishers Tamra Smith and Kynan and Sharon White and Shirsheen Ice in third, moving up after double clear show jumping and cross country rounds.

Bruce Davidson Jr. and Business Class were your CCI3*-S winners, followed by Ashley Adams and Charly, and Jenny Caras and Sommersby just 0.3 behind second.

A 2* AND 3* victory for Caroline Martin-Pamukcu. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Caroline Martin-Pamukcu and HSH Tolan King won the CCI2*-L with Lauren Billys Shady and Can Be Sweet in second, and Jenny Caras and Beaulieu’s Cecelia third.

Liz Halliday-Sharp takes another win this weekend in the CCI2*-S with Maybach, leading the competition from start to finish. Kim Severson and Arden Juju take second, with Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Shutterfly in third.

In the CCI1*-S, Meg Pellegrini and Cooley Wish Upon A Star moved up from third after double clear jumping phases, finishing on their dressage score of 32.8. Lucia Strini and Dassett Evermore finished second on their dressage score of 33.0, as did third place competitor Ariel Grald and Cullintra End Game, finishing on a 34.3.

It was a busy weekend, and a fun one to follow! Many thanks to Shannon Brinkman Photography for keeping us in the loops through her lens:

Tryon International Three Day Event (Mill Spring, NC): [Website][Scoring]

Badminton Behind the Scenes: Social Media Roundup from the 5* Weekend

I’ve been glued to live updates and streaming to get the Badminton experience this past weekend, but there’s nothing that makes me feel like I was actually there then a good social media roundup. From the perspective of the fans in the stands, the grooms in the barns, or the organizers working hard to keep everything running, the posts made by the Eventing community itself is really what we love to see!

Weekend Winners: Catalpa Corner, Riga Meadow, Stable View, Skyline, Texas Rose, Waredaca, WindRidge

In addition to Badminton, the action among our horse trials was fierce! We saw plenty of riders tackling new courses, from New York to Iowa to Utah. Recap this busy weekend here as we celebrate our Weekend Winners, and enjoy a solid Instagram roundup so you don’t miss out on the action.

As always, congrats to all on a successful weekend, with an extra shout out to the winner of our Unofficial Low Score Award, Camille Arnall and Scarlet Rose with a 20.6 in the Introductory at WindRidge!

Catalpa Corner May Madness Horse Trials (Iowa City, IA) [Website] [Results]

Open Modified: Camryn Holcomb and Quite Breit (30.3)
Junior Training: Kiley Wenger and DRF Bellacris (34.7)
Senior Training: Paula Matuszak and Hubert (78.6)
Junior Novice: Kaylianna McMorris and Fernhill Future Star (24.7)
Senior Novice: Meaghan Marinovich-Burdick and Autograph (26.4)
Junior Beginner Novice: Ella Scherer and Sueno de Oro (32.2)
Senior Beginner Novice: Magin Day and Despite the Rumors (25.3)
Junior Starter: Sophia Petrin and Notorious Biggie (47.4)
Senior Starter: Amy Nelson and Jalapeño Popper (36.2)
Beginner Novice/Novice: Julia Arechavaleta and Crown Royal (47.3)
Novice/Training: Evan Fleck and Ardeo Platinum (33.9)

Riga Meadow at Coole Park Combined Test (Millbrook, NY) [Website] [Results]

Preliminary CT: Cooper Madden-Hennessey and Retsami (44.8)
Modified CT: Caroline Merison and HSH Mosstown Mexico (33.5)
Training CT: Natasha Quirk and First Class (31.7)
Novice CT A: Lydia Sarro and Clive Christian (26.0)
Novice CT B: Emma Lomangino and Callahan (29.2)
Beginner Novice CT A: Jillian Hoag and Dark Secret (36.8)
Beginner Novice CT B: Mary Shimkin and Captain Kismet (28.4)
Beginner Novice CT C: Suzanne Lavoie and Ryland Patrick (25.6)
Starter A: Abigail Reiners and Quincy (24.7)
Starter B: Harper Howe and Gizmo (33.0)
Starter C: Kristen Smith and Seamus (29.7)

Stable View Local Charities H.T. (Aiken, SC) [Website][Results]

Open Intermediate: Emilie Mudd and Quite Nice 11 (38.2)
Open Preliminary: Sydney Elliott and ChinTonic 3 (25.3)
Preliminary Rider: Solomon Edwards and Giant Red (39.8)
Moedified Rider: Mackenzie VanEffen and Cadall (32.8)
Open Modified: Jane Jennings and Clarkes Sweet Music (32.3)
Open Training: Arden Wildasin and Lobo (28.6)
Training Rider: Grace Ambrose and Forever Saul (30.7)
Novice Rider A: Sophia Caparelli and Cool Jack (31.8)
Novice Rider B: Nancy Read and Classic Chrome PCH (27.8)
Open Novice A: Molly McLaughlin and Top LAmour WV (24.7)
Open Novice B: Kyla Perkins and Dylano Q (30.8)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Shawna Dietrich and R. Chumley (30.6)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Molly Adams and Cougar Crest (30.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Susan Thomas and Carrigfada Imperial Servant (29.7)

The Event at Skyline (Mt. Pleasant, UT) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Erin Hofmann and UBQuiet (34.0)
Open Preliminary/Training: Shallary Guymon and Coco Chanel (86.3)
Open Training: Travis Atkinson and Don Darco (24.7)
Open Novice A: Travis Atkinson and Calzini (30.0)
Open Novice B: Katherine Lucas and Kestrel (25.6)
Jr. Open Beginner Novice: Tristan Montesano and Mischief Managed (27.4)
Sr. Open Beginner Novice A: Tatiana Larson and Lothario II (34.9)
Sr. Open Beginner Novice B: Allison Merritt and Rumors (31.3)
Starter A: Olivia Brown and Over the Moon (32.7)
Starter B: Tammy Caughlin and Rough & Ready (38.0)
Starter C: Carrie Matteson and Pretend to Fly (41.2)

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Tyler, TX) [Website][Results]

Open Intermediate: Vienna Allport and DHI Zatopek B (63.4)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Anna Pierce and Obiejohn (52.1)
Open Preliminary: Ava Elena Alvarez and Isn’t She Lovely (38.3)
Modified Rider: Lily Armstrong and Sir Oberon (31.7)
Open Modified: Amy Etheridge and Royal Lufttanzer (34.9)
Junior Training Rider: Hudsyn Bagwell and Ardeo Mermus Hill (30.7)
Open Training: Dan Erik Yokay and American Sea (31.2)
Senior Training Rider: Casey Locklear and FLS Major Bounce (29.1)
Junior Novice Rider: Elle Snyder and Oakland Quality (25.3)
Novice Horse: Caitlin Davison and SHF Nova (33.3)
Open Novice: Georgia Phillips and Deanfield Disney (26.9)
Senior Novice Rider A: Shelley Peters and The Mystery Machine (26.9)
Senior Novice Rider B: Scottiann Evans and Chance Encounter (34.3)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider A: Charlotte Schaef and Normandy’s Cole’s Clover (30.1)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider B: Carleigh Cooper and Elianna (33.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Amy Clemmons and Gatsby’s Touch of Chrome (32.5)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Jennifer Enderlin and Young American (22.5)
New Event Horse: Jenna McGowan-Terry and Ticket To Tango (71.400)
Young Event Horse – 4 year old: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Orion RSF (79.950)
Young Event Horse – 5 year old: Ashley Horowitz and Monbeg Salt Fever (80.150)
Starter A: Millie Brown and Above The Fold (35.7)
Starter B: Maddi Mumm and Coventry (31.3)
Tadpole: Kahley Fiala and Permesso (35.3)

Waredaca H.T. (Laytonsville, MD) [Website] [Results]

Intermediate: Laine Ashker and Lovedance (40.8)
Open Preliminary: Kate Servais and Cathedro (49.8)
Modified A: Michael Pendleton and Loughtown Bonnie (35.5)
Modified B: Tracey Bienemann and Venezuelan River (28.5)
Open Modified – Jackpot: Berkley Gardner and Aristocrat (37.0)
Open Training: Courtney Cooper and Excel Star Tick Tock (27.2)
Training Rider A: Bailey Kent and Scooby Dooby Doo (30.8)
Training Rider B: Susan Gehris and Steddy Eddy (29.4)
Novice Horse: Ema Klugman and Lamborghini (23.9)
Novice Rider: Coree Reuter-McNamara and Another Concerto (29.2)
Open Novice A: Corinna Garcia and Schiller Nav (26.1)
Open Novice B: Melissa Baumann and Arden Augustus (26.1)
Open Novice – Jackpot: Kendal Fansler and Delilah’s Boy (30.9)
Beginner Novice Horse: Hannah Taylor and Flying W Farms Princess Tsifara (24.4)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Hayden Sheaf and FCF Midnight Encounter (29.0)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Carissa Gavin and The Flying Fox (30.7)
Open Beginner Novice: Jeannette Lussi and Rock’N Ranger (28.5)

WindRidge Farm Spring H.T. (Mooresboro, NC) [Website] [Results]

Preliminary: Brooke Kahl and Nata Montada SCF (32.6)
Preliminary CT: Zoe Crawford and About Time Too (32.2)
Preliminary/Training: Zoe Crawford and Willbrook Brown Yeats (34.3)
Training A: Morgan Hiller and Irishtown (33.6)
Training B: Katherine Thornton and Carlingford Castle (38.6)
Novice A: Amanda Miller and Parkmore Irish Annie (32.1)
Novice B: Cynthia Holbrook and Sweet Pea (24.2)
Novice C: Kylee Willis and Drumloman Lad (31.8)
Beginner Novice A: Jennifer Scherrens and Figment (27.1)
Beginner Novice B: Sarah Smith and Cairo Holiday (26.2)
Beginner Novice C: Zoe Crawford and Trending (29.0)
Introductory: Camille Arnall and Scarlet Rose (20.6)
Starter A: Stevens Mosley and SLE Ocean Ablaze (33.7)
Starter B: Ben Douglas and Magnolia (41.3)
Starter C: Brianna Manning and BFF EMISSARY (22.3)

LRK3DE Social Roundup

While I wasn’t able to make it in person to Kentucky this year, I was glued to my screen watching the livestream, and actively scrolling through Instagram, living vicariously through all the fans, owners, grooms, riders, and other Eventing community members that made it out this past weekend.

If you’re like me, Kentucky is still on the brain, and will be for quite some time. So, I figured there’s no better way to extend the weekend by enjoying a good social media round up.

Thank you to all who posted and shared so we could “come along” with you, even from afar!

Weekend Winners: New Jersey, Loudoun, and University of New Hampshire

Of course, Kentucky has been overwhelming our newsfeeds, thoughts, and conversations. And it was an incredible weekend! But it wasn’t the only event running this past weekend, and we saw some impressive rides at the Horse Park of New Jersey, Loudoun Hunt, and the University of New Hampshire Horse Trial.

Congrats to all on a successful weekend! As always a special shout out and congrats to our winner of the Unofficial Low Score Award, Ingrid Johnston with Resplendence, who scored a 23.1 in the Beginner Novice Rider division at the Horse Park of New Jersey.

Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. (Allentown, NJ) [Website] [Scoring]

Open Preliminary: Sophia Middlebrook and Monbeg Odyssey (30.9)
Open Modified: Caitlin Silliman and Excel Star Vero Amore (24.8)
Open Training: Megan Maeder and Linkous T (45.0)
Training Rider: Leeci Rowsell and Man of Conviction (28.9)
Novice Rider: Leeci Rowsell and Lexx (25.3)
Open Novice: Cassie Plumb and Excel Star Briarhill Pop (29.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Ingrid Johnston and Resplendence (23.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Francesca Valeri and PD Midnite Masterblue (29.1)

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (Leesburg, VA) [Website] [Scoring]

Open Intermediate: Alex Martini and Poynstown Jaguar (65.4)
Open Preliminary: Chris Talley and Gina (33.0)
Junior Open Training: Claire Allen and Crazy Choice (34.6)
Open Training: Gabby Dickerson and Fernhill Frosted Top (25.3)
Preliminary/Training: Jillian Dean and Kingcarra Cooley Diamond (37.4)
Training Horse: Ashley Adams and Global Halcyon (23.9)
Training Rider A: Madison Cowen and Clip Clop (31.1)
Training Rider B: Isabel Giordano and Davinci (Leo) (26.7)
Junior Open Novice: Ashby Hunt and Riot’s Fabulous (31.2)
Novice Horse: Joe DeSantis and Upper Crown (40.9)
Novice Rider A: Maya Kozauer and HSH Explosion (31.4)
Novice Rider B: Lance LeClair and Missy Clare (24.4)
Open Novice: Francesca Broggini and Cooley High Flyer (29.8)
Beginner Novice Horse: Jennifer Cobb and Mannhattan’s Martini (32.9)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Jessica Sappenfield and Island Dancer (27.5)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Alice Johnson and Chastain’s Morning Mocha (30.0)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Nicola Villarino and Ridgetop Smurfy Himself (26.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Diane McCool and Pernicious (29.7)

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (Durham, NH) [Website] [Scoring]

Starter CT: Grace Houghton and Kiplingers Whiskey-Jack (26.3)
Starter HT A: Linnea Ackerman and Norma Jeane (40.0)
Starter HT B: Samantha Marcoux and Seeing Is Believing (31.7)
Open Beginner Novice A: Nancy Roche and Saphyra (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Riley Scherer and Deus (30.3)
Open Novice A: Jocelyn Hawe and Fiddle Head (26.2)
Open Novice B: Ferial Johnson and Key Play (32.1)
Open Training: Andrew Beal and Capstone’s MJ Tasmania (25.0)
Modified/Training: Katie Brackett and Call To Victory (87.4)
Open Modified: Paige Vezina and Gone Black (44.0)

Monday News & Notes from FutureTrack

Can anyone else believe it’s actually Monday? My mind is still in Kentucky, and I know I’ll be reliving the weekend throughout the coming week.

National Holiday: Happy May Day! Historically, today has been a day to mark and celebrate the changing of the seasons. Later, it became recognized as International Workers’ Day in the 19th-century as the labor movement pushed for worker’s rights and an eight-hour workday.

U.S. Weekend Action

LRK3DE: [Website] [5* Scores] [4* Scores] [EN’s Coverage] [Ultimate Guide]

Horse Park of New Jersey Spring H.T. (Allentown, NJ) [Website] [Scoring]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (Leesburg, VA) [Website] [Scoring]

University of New Hampshire Spring H.T. (Durham, NH) [Website] [Scoring]

Your Monday Reading List:

Marwell Zoo celebrates a major success for the Przewalski’s horse. Previously extinct in the wild, a Przewalski’s horse foal has been born at Marwell Zoo. Through conservation efforts and breeding, the Przewalski’s horses have moved to the endangered list, as new individuals are welcomed into a carefully monitored breeding program, and are descended from 12 captive individuals. [Enjoy the happiness of cute foal videos]

Looking for a good, inspiring movie? Elsa Sinclair is a freedom-based horse trainer who trained a mustang without any equipment, to answer the question, if my horse had a choice, would she let me ride her? [Be prepared for complete fascination and wonder over Elsa’s ability to read equine body language and behavior, and awe of the partnership Elsa and her horse form]

Where are our Misty of Chincoteague fans? As land use demands change over time, it’s not uncommon to see conflicting interests between protecting the past and developing for the future. With a high demand for housing in this particular beach community, efforts to protect Beebe Ranch, former home to Misty of Chincoteague, are active. [Protecting Misty’s home]

Seventeen year-old Jacquie Cheikha has always been in love with horses, and excels in the jumper ring. While her extremely rare form of cerebral palsy and Cavovarus foot mean Cheikha can only maintain balance and posture with one leg, it certainly hasn’t stopped her from pursuing her dreams, working to one day compete at the Olympics. [Check out this impressive young rider]

FutureTrack Follow:

Catch me day dreaming of adventurous equestrian excursions to the Austrian Alps…

Morning Viewing:

Fancy a spin around Kentucky? Hop on Renkum Corsair and take a ride with Elisa Wallace.

Jumpers at Land Rover Kentucky: Preview of the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix

We’re all anxiously awaiting the start of the Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event in just a few days. But while our attention has been on the 5* entry list, we’re also seeing an exciting roster for the jumpers in the Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix, presented by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Competition will begin with a 1.45m Speed Class, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 28th after the completion of dressage for the 5* eventing competition, as well as the 1.60m Invitational Grand Prix on Saturday, April 29th.

Photo by FEI.

The jumpers are coming out in full force, with an impressive list coming to compete. Ten countries will be represented, with top riders, including numerous Olympians, vying for the top spot in Kentucky. 2022 Kentucky CSI3* Invitational Grand Prix winner Conor Swail will be returning for a repeat, and we see Doug Payne wearing two hats this weekend, as he’s entered both in the 5*/4* event with Quantum Leap (Camarillo in the 4*) and the CSI3* with Quintessence.

You can view the whole entry list here, but some entries include:

– McLain Ward and Vins VD Tojopehoeve Z
– Rodrigo Pessoa and Quick Step
– Lauren Hough and Tamuin LS
– Will Simpson and Chacco P
– Aaron Vale and Obi Wan
– Shane Sweetnam and James Kann Cruz
– Conor Swail and Casturano
– Karl Cook and Caillou 24
– Margie Goldstein-Engle and Dicas
– Mark Bluman and Ubiluc
– Daniel Bluman and Gemma W
– Doug Payne and Quintessence

If you’re still looking to purchase tickets, you still have the opportunity! Take a look at ticket options here, including for the Saturday Grand Prix here. If you’re unable to make it to Kentucky this year, check out live stream options available online.

Weekend Winners: Fair Hill, Meadowcreek, Ocala, River Glen, Sporting Days

Another busy spring weekend in the books! We saw Eventers out and active at five different events across the country, including two International events at Fair Hill and Ocala, which offered 3* and 4* competitions, respectively.

This was the first year that the Ocala International Festival of Eventing offered their 4*-S division, providing options for everyone – from Novice all the way up to the 4*. In addition, the event has been working diligently on irrigation practices to support ideal conditions for horses and riders. With an impressive number of entries for this year’s event, it’s clear that riders were looking forward to utilizing the opportunities the event provided!

From Starter to 4* events, we would like to congratulate everyone on successful rides! As always, we’re giving an extra shout out to the Unofficial Low Score Award winner, Scarlett Peinado with Shadow Inspector, who scored an impressive 19.7 in the Junior Novice Rider division at Ocala.

Fair Hill International April H.T. & CCI-S (Elkton, MD) [Website] [Results]

CCI3*-S: Boyd Martin and Chiraz (35.8)
CCI2*-S: Annabelle Sprague and Da Vinci Code (29.7)
Advanced: Ariel Grald and Forrest Gump 124 (32.0)
Intermediate: Ema Klugman and RF Redfern (28.0)
Preliminary A: Erin Kanara and Windchase Lionstar (29.7)
Preliminary B: Emily Bradford and LJS Lana Traveler (31.6)
Training A: Kim Severson and Arden Juju (30.3)
Training B: Courtney Cooper and Excel Star Tick Tock (25.6)

Meadowcreek Park – The Spring Social Event (Kosse, Texas) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Laura Sparks and Killossery Kitten (42.4)
Preliminary/Training: Eva Hemb and Lexington Hall’s Bentley (55.9)
Junior Training Rider: Bella LaBelle and TL Amerapride (39.1)
Open Training: Alexandra du Celliee Muller and HH Zephyr (35.2)
Senior Training Rider: Kimberly Stafford and Redfield Opium of the Paddocks (31.0)
Junior Novice Rider: Olivia Pratt and Ardeo San Diego (29.7)
Open Novice: Shelley Peters and The Mystery Machine (44.6)
Senior Novice Rider: Marni Prater and Flagmount’s Amazing Grace (36.9)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider A: Marissa Corcoran and Just Eddie (40.9)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider B: Julia Pinell and Castleberry’s Dirty Harry (30.6)
Open Beginner Novice: Megan Correia-Bittner and Quadrillo (32.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Zuhrah Alwahabi and Rise Up Redhawk (39.7)
Starter A: Christine Wheelwright and Lady Marmalade (28.7)
Starter B: Evie De Steffen and Arizona Sweet (31.0)

Ocala International Festival of Eventing (Ocala, Florida) [Website] [Results]

CCI4*-S: Sharon White and Claus 63 (35.5)
CCI3*-L: Caroline Martin and HSH Connor (23.3)
CCI2*-L: Leslie Law and Fernhill Lottery (24.9)
CCI1*-L: Laura Fazio and Royal Dancer 43 (30.7)
Advanced: Jamie McAllister and Army Ranger (58.2)
Advanced – CT: Elisa Wallace and Renkum Corsair (30.8)
Advanced/Intermediate: Sarah Ertl and Global Showtime (45.4)
Intermediate Rider: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite (29.3)
Open Intermediate: Meg Pellegrini and RF Eloquence (23.6)
Open Preliminary A: Bruce Davidson Jr. and Cooley Candyman (28.7)
Open Preliminary B: Elisa Wallace and Lissavorra Quality (27.4)
Preliminary Horse: Alexandra Green Kerby and Premier Fernhill (31.9)
Preliminary Rider: Melissa Morgan Paul and Uptown Indy (31.0)
Modified – Open A: Laurie Seely and Cadannus (22.6)
Modified – Open B: Lynn Symansky and DHI Kickodieza (26.7)
Modified – Rider: Anna Martin and Furstina (25.7)
Open Training: Karl Slezak and Monbeg Trademark (27.0)
Training Horse A: Karl Slezak and Hashtag Verified (27.1)
Training Horse B: Karl Slezak and Ardeo Dance Monkey (25.5)
Training Rider: Scarlett Peinado and Second Amendment (30.0)
Junior Novice Rider: Scarlett Peinado and Shadow Inspector (19.7)
Novice Horse A: Conor Rollins and Quality Gem (21.1)
Novice Horse B: Madeline Backus and Slew the Blues (25.6)
Open Novice A: Anna Loschiavo and Bruno (28.6)
Open Novice B: Brie Murray and Fernhill Ranga Tanga (23.9)
Senior Novice Rider A: Jim Phillips and Mike (27.2)
Senior Novice Rider B: Valli Corbin and Napoleon Z (30.8)

River Glen Spring H.T. (New Market, TN) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Brooke Kahl and Nata Montada SCF (35.0)
Open Modified: Tate Northrop and Harrison (32.0)
Open Training: Rachel Miles and Cooley Keystone (31.5)
Training Rider: Samantha McLean and Led Astray (38.8)
Training/Novice: Cathryn Brekken and Conquest of Housie Z (38.8)
Novice Rider: Marisa Shulman and Samurai Sam (31.2)
Open Novice: Margaret Ragan and Tatum (33.4)
BNovice Rider: Kathryn Hall and Artemis HH (25.3)
Open BNovice: Callie Blackford Winders and Teaspoon (27.9)
Starter Test Section A: Margret Stiles and Queen of Anything (31.7)
Starter Test Section B: Alysha Hendren and Sandy (26.7)

Sporting Days Farm April H.T. III (Aiken, SC) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Sarah Kuhn and Hashtag Trending (32.2)
Open Training: Madison Manley and NDR’s Fez (30.6)
Preliminary/Training: Arden Wildasin and Wanama (29.2)
Training Horse: Jessica Schultz and Unfolding Blame (28.6)
Training Rider: Morgan Hiller and Irishtown (28.2)
Novice Horse: Angelika Beutel and Harrison (31.7)
Novice Rider: Nancy Read and Classic Chrome PCH (26.0)
Open Novice: Gabrielle Hutchison and GHE Time Traveler (26.4)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Abby Taylor and Bollente (28.5)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Shawna Dietrich and R. Chumley (24.7)
Open Beginner Novice: Katie Cummings and Nature’s Contessa (28.8)
Starter: Ryder Hays and James Bond (30.7)

Badminton Draw Order: Wills Oakden to Lead, Americans Mid-Pack

The order was drawn for the 2023 Badminton Horse Trials, set to run Thursday May 4th-Monday May 8th, the dates adjusted for the Coronation of King Charles on May 6th.

Trailblazer Wills Oakden will be kicking off this year’s Badminton Horse Trials. Wills, riding for Great Britain, has two entries, Arklow Puissance and Oughterard Cooley.

Wills Oakden and Arklow Puissance. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Three American riders are scheduled for a run at Badminton, and are set to run middle of the pack.

Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Lauren Nicholson has drawn 28th with her 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games and 2022 FEI Eventing World Championship partner, Anglo Arabian gelding Vermiculus. This duo has been seen at Kentucky, Burghley, Luhmühlen, Fair Hill, and World Championships, but this will be their first run at Badminton together.

Katherine Coleman and Monbeg Senna finished 5th in the CCI3*-L. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

For their 5* debut, Katherine Coleman and 13 year old Irish Sport Horse gelding Monbeg Senna will be 42nd. While a first 5* for the duo, this partnership enters Badminton having completed a handful of 4* events, with a 5th place finish in the CCI4*L at Strzegom in 2022.

Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

And last for our American riders, Lillian Heard and long time partner LCC Barnaby will head in to their twelfth 5* start as 46th to go. With five top-twenty finishes at the 5* level in their career so far, we saw them most recently at Stable View in the CCI4*S where they finished in 18th.

All involved in the Horse Trials have been working hard, especially to combat the rainy weather that England has seen. Catch up with the 2023 Course Designer Eric Winter to hear what final preparations are looking like…

You can find the event schedule on the Badminton website, as well as keep an eye here for more news and updates as we get closer to the event, just a few weeks away!

[Click here to view the current 2023 Badminton entry list]

[Click here to catch up on EN’s coverage of Badminton]

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Weekend Winners: Twin Rivers, FENCE, Longleaf, Unionville, Poplar Place, Spring Bay

Eventers had a busy spring weekend, covering events from California to Pennsylvania, and numerous other locations along the way!

Thank you to the events, and event organizers for providing these opportunities to get out and about, and congratulations to all on successful rides! While we saw numerous impressive scores, we do have our first TIE for the 2023 season for the Unofficial Low Score Award, where we saw both Jr. Beg. Novice Rider Isabella Rega with Blurred Lines and Tommy Greengard with Kremer VD Falieberg in the Open Preliminary score a 18.2, both at Twin Rivers.

Twin Rivers Spring International (Paso Robles, CA) [Website] [Results]

CCI3*-Long: Helen Alliston and Flinterro Z (32.8)
CCI2*-Long: Tamra Smith and Crafty Don (26.8)
CCI4*-Short: James Alliston and Nemesis (30.0)
CCI3*-Short: Molly Duda and Disco Traveler (33.7)
CCI2*-Short: Camille Brewer and Cooley Rock Star (29.2)
CCI1*: Jillian Newman and Curraghgraigue freeman (28.6)
Advanced: Rebecca Braitling and Caravaggio II (52.5)
Open Intermediate: Josey Thompson and Pistol Annie (38.4)
Open Preliminary: Tommy Greengard and Kremer VD Falieberg (18.2)
Preliminary Rider: Maddie Smith and Castle Larchfield Purdy (29.6)
Modified Rider: Madison Langerak and Normandy Kivalo (22.0)
Open Modified: James Alliston and Cora (28.5)
Jr. Training Rider: Fiona Holland and Joshua Tree (26.1)
Open Training: Tommy Greengard and That’s Me Z (26.1)
Sr. Training Rider: Teresa Harcourt and Csongor (30.3)
Training Amateur: Lorilee Hanson and Contigo (27.9)
Jr. Novice Rider: Carly Chandler and Soul To Squeeze (22.2)
Novice Amateur: Megan Beachler and Cooley Sligo (28.6)
Novice Horse: Lauren Billys Shady and Mister Cooley (29.3)
Open Novice: Jolie Wentworth and Rocket van Maarle (33.7)
Sr. Novice Rider: Eri Takada and Jackpot VG (22.8)
Jr. Beg. Novice Rider: Isabella Rega and Blurred Lines (18.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Erin Kellerhouse and FE CUPCAKE (18.8)
Sr. Beg. Novice Rider: Tristen Hooks Dvm and Flying First Class (29.7)

FENCE H.T. (Tryon, NC) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Colleen Rutledge and Covert Rights (29.9)
Open Training: Kylie Cahoon and Drumcrave Frank (30.8)
Training Rider: Evelyn Juckett and Etoile (36.9)
Novice Rider: Abby Laney and Vast Ambition (31.1)
Open Novice: Jennifer Fox and Galloway (31.9)
Training/Novice: Cameron Stacy and Kief Amazing Marco (29.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Jillian Woolridge and Highland of Hope (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Helen Kaiser and JJH Gallatin (29.6)
Introductory: Camille Arnall and Scarlet Rose (44.3)
Starter: Grace Renee Speed and Show Talent (33.7)

Longleaf Pine H.T. (Raeford, NC) [Website] [Results]

FEI CCI 4* Test A: Ariel Grald and Forrest Gump 124 (30.0)
Advanced Combined Test: Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan (31.5)
Preliminary: Jessica Schultz and Rocky Top City (31.5)
Modified Rider: Mary Nofzinger Clare and Golden King (26.2)
Open Modified: Ariel Grald and Cullintra End Game (28.8)
Open Training: Andrew McConnon and Connery Cooper Z (22.1)
Training Rider: Stephanie Bristol and Ballenger (32.1)
Novice Rider A: Jaclyn McElhaney and Strongest (31.4)
Novice Rider B: Rachel Marks and Ringfort Swan Song (33.2)
Novice Rider C: Shannon Bower and PL Quintessential (30.6)
Open Novice A: Brodie Seabrook and Trout Master (19.7)
Open Novice B: Penny Goddard and Locomotion T (25.8)
Beginner Novice Combined Test: Dianne May and Gilligan (29.4)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Cindy McNeely and Jonah (30.9)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Taylor Loy and Van Gogh (34.0)
Beginner Novice Rider Junior: Ava Davis and Silmarillion (30.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Phyllis Hardgrove and Cooley Castle (27.8)
Starter: Jennifer Harris and Earth Wind Afire (27.7)
Starter Combined Test: Emily van Gemeren and Holy Cow! (35.3)
Starter Junior: Ava Brooke Bailey and On A Mission (29.0)

Unionville Horse Trials (Coatesville, PA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Brooke Burchianti and Cooley Space Grey (50.2)
Open Preliminary: Diego Farje and Laurel ICF (34.0)
Modified: Carlin Keefe and Point Nemo (32.3)
Open Training: Kaitlin Clasing and Maberlinus M (25.2)
Training Rider: Sabrina McClure and Pirates Bid (31.2)
Novice Rider: Kendal Fansler and Delilah’s Boy (23.4)
Open Novice: Boyd Martin and Kolbeinn (24.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Natasha Quirk and First Class (26.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Emily Bradford and Excel Star Kenzo (24.1)

Poplar Place April H.T. (Hamilton, GA) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Ella Kay Lane and Double Dare (30.9)
Modified: Jake Tessler and Fernhill Focus Maxi (38.1)
Junior Training Rider: Tessa Geven and Caheradoo Jack (30.6)
Open Training: Melanie Smith and TBS Declan Pondi (25.3)
Senior Training Rider: Cece McElwee and Coinjock (30.6)
Junior Novice Rider: Samuel Moreland and Sir Pollux Z (29.7)
Open Novice: Libby Head and Lady Elvira (25.8)
Senior Novice Rider: Isabella Rodwig and Dempsey (24.2)
Training/Novice: Kimberly Moore and Master Miller (32.2)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Sarah Smith and Cairo Holiday (27.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Werner Geven and Ameristan (26.2)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Katharina Huenermann and Q-Star (26.1)
Introductory: Bristal Beckom and Quick Cash (56.9)
Starter: Gabriella Britton and Side Note (34.7)

Spring Bay H.T. (Lexington, KY) [Website] [Results]

Modified: Alexandra Knowles and Boo Radley (20.8)
Open Training: Madison Temkin and Boss Indy (23.1)
Training Rider: Cora Severs and Cuervo (23.6)
Novice Rider A: Abby Blackburn and Fitz (30.3)
Novice Rider B: Hayley Palmer and Sir Edward (25.8)
Open Novice A: Ivie Cullen-Dean and Fernhill Cardevega (30.8)
Open Novice B: Madison Temkin and Fernhill Fairytale (25.6)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Leslie van der Wal and Doonhill Dancer (30.6)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Hannah Rutledge and River City Gem (32.4)
Beginner Novice Rider C: Lila Beshear and Zillions of Promises (31.8)
Open Beginner Novice A: Deborah Snyder and Eagle Eyed Lady (27.4)
Open Beginner Novice B: Hannah Reeser and Ltl Ireland Summr Soldier (23.2)
Open Beginner Novice C: Marty Riney and HipHop (22.9)
Open Starter A: Emma Hartzler and Southern Charm (28.0)
Open Starter B: Rachel Powell and Cotswold’s Way (31.3)
Tadpole: Hannah Reeser and Little Ireland Illusion (28.0)

Weekend Winners: Stable View, CDCTA, Pine Hill & Rocking Horse

Plenty going on this weekend in the Eventing World, as we saw multiple Kentucky-bound pairs competing for $30,000 in prize money in the 4*S at Stable View. If you missed the action, check out EN’s coverage of Stable View, as well as enjoy the weekend recap in our Weekend Winner series, where we’re celebrating successful outings at Stable View, but also at CDCTA, Pine Hill, and Rocking Horse.

Let’s also take a moment for a special shout out to the winner of our Unofficial Low Score Award, Janine Malseed and Cooley Jet Set, who earned a 21.4 in the Open Novice B at Pine Hill this weekend. Great work!

Stable View Spring 2/3/4* and H.T. (Aiken, SC) [Website][Scoring][EN’s Coverage]

CCI4*-S: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver (25.5)
CCI3*-S: William Coleman and Larcot Z (38.5)
CCI2*-S: Ariel Grald and In Vogue (24.8)
Advanced: Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan (37.5)
Open Intermediate: Lucia Strini and DHI Kevin G (37.7)
Open Preliminary: Lauren Lambert and Biscotti (28.8)
Preliminary Rider: Mikki Kuchta and Special Reserve (39.7)
Modified Rider: Lainey Phillips and Global Exellencia Z (27.6)
Open Modified: Jane Jennings and Clarkes Sweet Music (24.3)
Open Training: Ashley Adams and Global Halcyon (26.0)
Training Rider: Devon Champlain and Champagne Event (25.0)

CDCTA Spring H.T. (Ruckersville, VA) [Website][Scoring]

Open Preliminary: Jessica Chappell and Bryn Taran Laurel (33.2)
Open Training 1: Kendyl Tracy and Avalon Realta (33.1)
Open Training 2: Cecelia Meza and LL Silver (38.3)
Open Novice 1: Kaitlin Clasing and Maberlinus M (25.2)
Open Novice 2: Kaitlin Clasing and Whiskey Chaser (32.2)
Novice Rider: Julie Augustine and Texas Riddle (30.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Daniel Clasing and TGS Lions Sunshine (30.9)
Beginner Novice Rider: N. Lynn Sadler and What’s Happening (33.8)
Intro: Inna Dzekunova and Beorn (38.9)
TIP Preliminary: Wendy Masemer and Fibber and Molly (50.5)
TIP Training: Cecelia Meza and LL Silver (38.3)
TIP Novice: Julie Augustine and Texas Riddle (30.3)
TIP Beginner Novice: Jessica Sappenfield and Island Dancer (31.2)
TIP Intro: Inna Dzekunova and Beorn (38.9)

Pine Hill Spring H.T (Belleville, TX) [Website][Scoring]

Open Preliminary: Sierra Fishell and Galiamo (34.0)
Open Training: Kelley Kays and Falconwood’s Good Karma (35.1)
Open Novice A: Emily Mosher and Out on Bail (27.8)
Open Novice B: Janine Malseed and Cooley Jet Set (21.4)
Open Beginner Novice A: Megan Correia-Bittner and Millionn (23.8)
Open Beginner Novice B: Marcella Pinell and Dark Shadows d’Avalon (21.8)
Open Beginner Novice C: Marissa Corcoran and Just Eddie (24.7)
Open Beginner Novice C: Savannah Ware and Worth The Wait (24.7)
Open Starter A: Christine Wheelwright and Lady Marmalade (29.0)
Open Starter B: Emarie Graham and Grandisimo (35.7)
Open Starter B: Abigail Zimmer and Regal Regon (35.7)
TIP Preliminary: Sierra Fishell and Galiamo (34.0)
TIP Novice: Taylor Tiberg and Text Me (32.2)
TIP Beginner Novice: Laura Mann and Problem Solved (25.3)

Rocking Horse Spring H.T (Altoona, FL) [Website][Scoring]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Kimberley Bégin and Ballinagore rock quality 43.2)
Intermediate Rider: Ali Kuhn and Little Hail (37.6)
Open Intermediate: Conor Rollins and Prime Target (32.8)
Open Preliminary: Lisa Barry and Rosie’s Aventadora (24.7)
Preliminary Horse: Colleen Loach and Canada Day (25.0)
Preliminary Rider: Sarah Newman and Hang Time (30.8)
Modified Rider: Skyler Norris and Fu Pegchu (29.8)
Open Modified A: Lynn Symansky and DHI Kickodieza (27.0)
Open Modified B: Madeleine Richards and Global Turning Point (25.0)
Open Training: Anna Loschiavo and Fernhill Maverick (25.3)
Training Horse: Sharon White and Arden Casino (24.4)
Training Rider: Nancy Lee and PHF Wine Me Up (26.4)
Novice Horse A: Jordan Duffett and Charlie il Postino (28.5)
Novice Horse B: Madeleine Scott and Oaks (23.3)
Senior Novice Rider A: April Hays and Anteros HSH (29.4)
Senior Novice Rider B: Valli Corbin and Napoleon Z (29.3)
Open Novice A: Lea-Claude Pelletier and Cherry Lane (24.7)
Open Novice B: Anna Loschiavo and Bruno (27.2)
Beginner Novice Rider: Raegan Samson and McLaren (25.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Brooke Bayley and Bonheur (27.4)
Starter: Janet Gordon and Lucky Gamble (33.0)

Weekend Winners: Chatt Hills, Galway, Jumping Branch, Morven, TerraNova

Happy April, Eventing Nation! We’re all certainly excited to be in the thick of spring season, and are happy to be reporting on another busy weekend out eventing! We saw many successful rides at Chatt Hills, Galway, Jumping Branch, Morven, and TerraNova.

Congrats to all, with a special shout out to our Unofficial Low Score Award winner Amanda Beale Clement and KC’s Mosaic with a stellar 14.4 in the Open Beginner Novice B at Jumping Branch!

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. (Fairburn, GA) [Website] [Results]

Earlier this year, Chattahoochee Hills announced their offering of $35,000 for their spring events, including a $25,000 A/I division, designed to assist riders in their preparation for Kentucky, and other big spring runs. Recognizing the importance of choice, Chattahoochee Hills is working to provide both the physical and financial support to riders to build a season that best supports their horses.

Alexandra Baugh and MHS Fernhill Finale. Photo by Liz Crawley.

Advanced/Intermediate: Alexandra Baugh and MHS Fernhill Finale (45.6)
Open Intermediate: Ryan Wood and Check Point (51.2)
Open Preliminary: Marissa Griffin and Conguistador (27.9)
Open Modified: Alexa Thompson and Parlez Clear (33.8)
Open Training: Darrah Alexander and Layla LFS (27.2)
Training Rider: Avery Grantham and Watch Maker C (30.0)
Junior Novice Rider: Vivian Pierce and Fernhill Saulsford Nazar (26.1)
Open Novice: Ella Kay Lane and Dark Shadow’s (34.2)
Senior Novice Rider: Cece McElwee and Famous Pen Pal (30.0)
Beginner Novice Rider: Olivia Martinez and Super Cooper (35.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Alison Zeitlin and Royal Report (21.8)

Valerie Pride and Favian. Photo by Liz Crawley.

Ryan Wood and Cooley Flight. Photo by Liz Crawley.

Galway Downs International H.T (Temecula, CA) [Website] [Results]

CCI-4*S: Tamra Smith and Mai Baum (31.4)
CCI-3*S: Taren Hoffos and Regalla (43.4)
CCI-2*S: Jordan Linstedt and Lovely Lola (26.9)
Advanced: James Alliston and Karma (45.1)
Intermediate: Molly Duda and Disco Traveler (40.8)
Open Preliminary: Tommy Greengard and Kremer VD Falieberg (27.1)
Preliminary Rider: Maeson Messmer and Gambling On Jack (36.1)
Modified Rider: Jessica Berntson and HS Wis Sport (37.9)
Open Modified A: Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Cooley Sky Watch (30.1)
Open Modified B: Rebecca Braitling and Conlino PS (24.8)
Junior Training Rider: Avery Fletcher and Whats That Sportsfield (36.7)
Open Training: Auburn Excell Brady and Galliard’s Lancer (25.0)
Senior Training Rider: Kayley Batt and Kingsfield Jasperretto (32.2)
Training Amateur: Jessica Jones and Jameson (30.0)
Training Horse: Amber Birtcil and Maverick (27.5)
Junior Novice Rider: Paige Beauchamp Crandon and Fyfin Ramiro (28.1)
Novice Amateur: Jacqueline Gilmartin and Citizen Jane (28.3)
Novice Horse: Marc Grandia and Fierzel Duverie (23.6)
Open Novice: Whitney Tucker Billeter and Beautiful Mine (27.8)
Senior Novice Rider: Sadie Geernaert and Quixotic KC (30.6)
Beginner Novice Horse: Patience O’Neal and Limitless P (21.2)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Kate Flaherty and Eli’s Coming (30.0)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Erin Rousey and Winsome Willow (34.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Erin Kellerhouse and FE CUPCAKE (22.1)

Jumping Branch Farm H.T (Aiken, SC) [Website] [Results]

Open Preliminary: Shannon Riley and Ingress (32.4)
Preliminary Rider: Darci Phelps and Sandro Street (40.0)
Junior Training: Mary Bauersfeld and Calle (31.7)
Open Training A: Emily Watson and Upland Seven Z (28.9)
Open Training B: Kaelen Speck and Checkwithme (33.6)
Training Rider A: Shelley Onderdonk and River Dance LC (32.6)
Training Rider B: Lisa Edinger and Quinto Quest (31.5)
Novice Rider: Cynthia Holbrook and Sweet Pea (26.1)
Junior Novice: Abigail Walker and Galway Bay Cooley (33.3)
Open Novice A: Emily Smith and Vallis Alpes (26.1)
Open Novice B: Gabrielle Hutchison and GHE Time Traveler (26.4)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Catherine Kelly and Gas House (34.1)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Susanna Ringler and Royal Colors (27.4)
Junior Beginner Novice: Addison Amato and Hermione Granger (37.1)
Open Beginner Novice A: Alison Eastman-Lawler and Lexington II (25.6)
Open Beginner Novice B: Amanda Beale Clement and KC’s Mosaic (14.4)

Morven Park Spring H.T. (Leesburg, VA) [Website] [Results]

Open Intermediate: Boyd Martin and Fedarman B (40.4)
Open Preliminary A: Ema Klugman and RF Redfern (25.3)
Open Preliminary B: Mckenna Martinez and Commitment (30.3)
Junior Training: Bailey Kent and Scooby Dooby Doo (27.4)
Open Training: Keara Schmidt and Iniesta M (31.2)
Training Horse: Stevie LeCain and Fletcher Christian (31.7)
Training Rider A: Rachel Bitsko and Well Al Be (31.4)
Training Rider B: Jessica Goldberg and America Runs on Duncan (36.1)
Junior Novice Rider: Ella Genkinger and Soup of the Day (33.3)
Novice Horse: Martha Wunder and I’ll Have Another (29.7)
Novice Rider A: Katherine Holzrichter and Idlehour Center Stage (31.3)
Novice Rider B: Melissa Fox and Tito Tonight (27.5)
Open Novice: Kurt Martin and Baraboo MVH Z (29.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Lynn Kundravi and Rocket Man (31.8)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Kelley Sell and Mojave Moon (35.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Katherine Lorenzen and Make it a Double (33.8)

The Event at TerraNova (Myakka City, FL) [Website] [Results]

CCI-4*S: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Be Cool (30.6)
CCI-3*S: Lea Adams-Blackmore and Frostbite (34.3)
CCI-2*S: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Maybach (15.5)
CCI-1*S: Elisa Wallace and Tullymurry Fifi (28.6)
Open Intermediate: Ashton Hays and A Boy Named Rozy (43.4)
Open Preliminary: Bethany Hutchins-Kristen and Geluk HVF (29.4)
Preliminary Rider: Sherry Pound and Carnaby (31.4)
Open Training: Dan Kreitl and Horales (26.2)
Training Rider: Abigail Mazzatta and DCE Pandora’s Dream (26.7)
Novice Rider: Aline Briot and Divine Legacy (26.4)
Open Novice: Sinead Maynard and Lightning V/Z (21.1)
Beginner Novice Rider: Abigail Bennett and Stormin Hot (28.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Vanessa Stevenson and Fidelio (24.1)
Intro: Evan Heller and O’Cally (31.0)

Weekend Winners: Texas Rose & Majestic Oaks

A bit of a quiet weekend as we wrap up March, but still great competitions running at Texas Rose and Majestic Oaks. We saw a variety of riders out covering levels Tadpole-Intermediate, along with some Young Event Horse classes running.

Special shout out to our Unofficial Low Score Award winner Robin Walker with EWSZ Jalando, who threw down a 20.0 in the Open Novice at Majestic Oaks! Congrats to all on a successful weekend!

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. (Tyler, TX): [Website] [Live Scores]

Intermediate/Preliminary: Katherine Anderson and High Class (54.0)
Open Preliminary: Lauren Lambert and Biscotti (34.2)
Junior Training Rider: Scarlett Peinado and 50 Shades of Envy (28.2)
Open Training: Anna Pierce and Dreamweaver (21.9)
Preliminary Training: Eva Hemb and Lexington Hall’s Bentley (43.2)
Senior Training Rider: Julianna Pohoski and Lil Jet Setter (34.4)
Junior Novice Rider: Elle Snyder and Oakland Quality (28.3)
Open Novice: Hannah Corlett and Ernest Fuerst Dance (31.7)
Senior Novice Rider: Lorri Hart and Cory’s Got Game (25.6)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider A: Olivia Mixon and Valedictorian (29.4)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider B: Jana Evans and Sapphire Skies (34.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Chloe McCombs and King Robert (25.0)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider A: Lauren Maniscalco and Double Stinker (28.2)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider B: Lauren Wallace and Alera Imperia (30.3)
Young Event Horse – Four Year Old: Ellen Doughty-Hume and Orion RSF (72.750)
Young Event Horse – Five Year Old: Laura Vello and Lucky Jar of Hearts (76.250)
Starter A: Emarie Graham and Grandisimo (38.3)
Starter B: Paige Krueger and Duly Noted (28.7)
Tadpole: Maddi Mumm and Coventry (32.7)

March Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks (Ocala, FL): [Website] [Live Scores]

Open Preliminary: Lexi Scovil and Chico’s Man VDF Z (25.2)
Preliminary Rider A: Lee Maher and HSH Explosion (35.9)
Preliminary Rider B: Lee Maher and HSH Tolan King (38.1)
Open Training A: Dan Kreitl and Odyssey (27.9)
Open Training B: Alexander O’Neal and O-K Jaxx (29.8)
Open Training C: Ainsley Hagen and Risque S (29.1)
Open Training D: Katarina Midgley and Don Mac (30.0)
Training Rider A: Janna Scholtz and Fernhill Locklann (32.1)
Training Rider B: Antonio Rodriguez and Kyanite (32.1)
Novice Rider A: Cherye Huber and Sam I Am (27.8)
Novice Rider B: Mia Volpentesta and Cashmere Z (27.5)
Novice Rider C: Diane Berry and Goode Hope (31.5)
Open Novice A: Robin Walker and EWSZ Jalando (20.0)
Open Novice B: Sarah Ertl and Redwood Quality (27.5)
Open Novice C: Caroline Martin and D.A. Nobel (27.5)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Raegan Samson and McLaren (33.8)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Cathy Blackmon and Knockma’s Finnvara (32.5)
Beginner Novice Rider C: Nicky Tucker and Pandora (31.3)
Open Beginner Novice A: Jessica Phoenix and Cosmo GS (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Alexandra Tett and Rapid Romero KV (26.6)
Open Beginner Novice C: Louisa Richards and Ardeo Highlander (26.9)
Starter-Intro A: Nora Endzel and Mister Dempsey (34.3)
Starter-Intro B: Felicia Harris and Breitling (30.7)
Starter-Intro C: Janet Gordon and Lucky Gamble (33.0)

Sneak a Peek at 2023 Badminton Horse Trials Entries

Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

What better way to kick off spring than with a released list of Badminton 2023 competitors? With only 45 days until the 2023 Badminton Horse Trials, presented by MARS Equestrian begins, the event is coming up right around the corner! We’re taking an early look into the accepted entries released today.

There are currently 88 entries, with a strong showing from Great Britain, and riders representing Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States as well.

Katherine Coleman and Monbeg Senna. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

For the United States, we’ll see Katherine Coleman and first time 5* mount Monbeg Senna, Lillian Heard Wood with long-time partner LCC Barnaby, and Lauren Nicholson with Pratoni mount Vermiculus.

Lillian Heard Wood and LCC Barnaby. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Oliver Townend has five accepted entries in Swallow Springs, Cooley Rosalent, As Is, Pratoni partner Ballaghmor Class, and Tregilder, though due to FEI regulations he will have to narrow those entries down to two come competition time.

We see a strong field overall, with numerous competitors from the 2022 FEI World Championships – Pratoni:

– Michael Winter (CAN) with El Mundo
– Ros Canter (GBR) with Lordships Graffalo and Pencos Crown Jewel
– Laura Collett (GBR) with Dacapo and London 52
– Tom McEwen (GBR) with Toledo De Kerser and CHF Cooliser
– Oliver Townend with Swallow Springs, Cooley Rosalent, As Is, Ballaghmor Class, and Tregilder
– Susie Berry (IRL) with Ringwood LB
– Padraig McCarthy (IRL) with HHS Noble Call
– Austin O’Connor (IRL) with Colorado Blue
– Aistis Vitkauskas (LTU) and Commander VG
– Amanda Pottinger (NZL) with Just Kidding
– Tim Price (NZL) with rides Coup de Coeur Dudevin and Vitali
– Felix Vogg (SUI) with Cartania
– Lauren Nicholson (USA) with Vermiculus

While we would typically see a wait list with entries above the initial cut-off at 85, there are just 83 entries to go forward with in 2023. The 2023 Badminton Horse Trials will also have a significant schedule change to allow for flexibility around King Charles III’s coronation, which will take place on Saturday, May 6. Ordinarily, this would be cross country day at Badminton, but the schedule has been adjusted to have dressage on Friday and Saturday with a competition break for coronation, followed by cross country Sunday and show jumping Monday.

Tickets must be purchased ahead of the event, with early bird pricing through the end of March. Find more information on tickets and the event schedule on the Badminton Horse Trials website.

Weekend Winners: Carolina, Ocala, Pine Top, Ram Tap

We saw loads of action from Setters’ Run Farm Carolina International as spring season kicked off, but Eventers were out and about at Ocala, Pine Top, and Ram Tap as well. Many impressive scores were reported this weekend, including four sub-20 scores from William Coleman and Chin Tonic HS (19.4), Grace Wechser and Girl of California (19.7), Jolie Wentworth and Flirtini (17.4), and our Unofficial Low Score Winner of the weekend, Carinne Wancowicz and Deichkind 10 on an impressive 16.4!

Congrats to all on good rides!

SRF Carolina International CCI and H.T. (Hoke County, NC) [Website] [Results]

CCI Four Star – S: William Coleman and Chin Tonic HS (19.4)
CCI Three Star – S: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Be Cool (24.3)
CCI Two Star – S: Dominic Schramm and Quadrocana (22.7)
CCI One Star – S: Caroline Martin and Cascadella 8 (28.3)
Advanced: Ariel Grald and Diara (34.4)
Open Intermediate: Jeff Beshear and Storm Is Due (33.9)
Open Preliminary: Ashley Adams and Charly (25.0)
Preliminary Rider: Kelly Beaver and Excel Star Pluto (27.1)
Modified: Caitlin Silliman and Ally KGO (26.3)
Open Training: Ashley Adams and Global Halcyon (24.3)
Training Rider: Hannah Willford and Kontiki (29.8)

Ocala Winter II (Ocala, FL) [Website] [Results]

Advanced/Intermediate: Dan Kreitl and Carmango (33.6)
Intermediate Horse: Kendal Lehari and Mitchell (29.2)
Intermediate Rider: Kiera Kenny and FE Black Ice (35.0)
Open Intermediate A: Michael Nolan and Carrabeg Hulla Balou (35.2)
Open Intermediate B: Jan Byyny and Beautiful Storm (33.6)
Open Preliminary: Phillip Dutton and Denim (22.4)
Open Preliminary – One Day: Jessica Phoenix and Tugce (31.3)
Open Preliminary – Seven Year Old: Matthew Bryner and Quaden AF (30.6)
Preliminary Horse: Shanon Baker and Fernhill Karamba (33.1)
Preliminary Rider: Harper Padgett and Captivate (31.7)
Modified – Open A: Laurie Seely and Contefino Grande (27.5)
Modified – Open B: Alyssa Phillips and Carrigshawn HFS (30.8)
Modified – Rider A: Cooper Madden-Hennessey and Retsami (33.8)
Modified – Rider B: Cindy Rawson and Uproarious (28.8)
Open Modified – One Day A: Lauren Nicholson and Butt’s Aria W (28.0)
Open Modified – One Day B: Gabby Dickerson and Top Carrera (31.2)
Junior Training Rider: Catherine Frank and Deadpool (28.6)
Open Training – One Day: Lauren Nicholson and Carbon Copy Z (29.4)
Open Training – Six Year Old: Amanda Chance and Like Magic WTW (30.0)
Open Training A: Lynn Symansky and DHI Kickodieza (23.1)
Open Training B: Dani Sussman and Baral Triumph (28.2)
Senior Training Rider A: Nancy Lee and PHF Wine Me Up (29.7)
Senior Training Rider B: Vanessa Stevenson and Balboa (28.3)
Training Horse: Olivia Miller and Commonwealth Chrome (32.8)
Junior Novice Rider: Sasha Pittman and Highly Suspect (28.9)
Novice Horse A: Bobby Meyerhoff and MSH I’m Le Bel (24.7)
Novice Horse B: Lynn Symansky and Caramba (30.3)
Open Novice – One Day A: Leila Saxe and FE Ducatti (24.0)
Open Novice – One Day B: Declan Bast and FE Damascus (35.0)
Open Novice A: Sinead Maynard and Lightning V/Z (25.8)
Open Novice B: Robin Walker and EWSZ Jalando (25.0)
Senior Novice Rider A: Valli Corbin and Napoleon Z (20.8)
Senior Novice Rider B: Kim Willnow and Ashes to Ashes (35.8)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Rosemarie Albrizio and Flash Harry (29.7)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Liliana Davick and Briarhill Excel Star Cornetta (28.8)
Beginner Novice Rider C: Lucy Grasso and Apollo (28.9)
Open Beginner Novice A: Clarissa Wilmerding and Furia (27.9)
Open Beginner Novice B: Vanessa Stevenson and Fidelio (24.1)

Pine Top Spring H.T (Thomson, GA) [Website][Scoring]

Open Intermediate: Sarah Cousins and Tiz Ready (39.2)
Open Preliminary: Lillian Heard Wood and Cooley Gentleman (30.3)
Preliminary Rider: Eliza Quigley and Carlsburg (31.3)
Modified – Open: Beth Wheeler and Pippin (30.3)
Modified – Rider: Jennifer Helgren and Del Rio (33.4)
Open Training A: McKenna Miller and Bo Jango (33.9)
Open Training B: Lillian Heard Wood and Bellines Quality Lady (24.2)
Training/Novice: Eva Herbert and Bodestar (42.3)
Training Rider: Ally Krohg and Ardeo Rock and Roll (34.3)
Novice Rider A: Mary Davies and Arrakis (29.0)
Novice Rider B: Madison Zgutowicz and My Valentine (35.6)
Open Novice A: Lillian Heard Wood and Cooley Maestro (30.0)
Open Novice B: Michael Pendleton and Yhprum’s Law (26.7)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Cathryn Martin and Sweet Sanibel (28.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Ashley Taylor and Excel Star Opportunity (34.0)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Lianne Burgess and Marisol (30.7)

Ram Tap National H.T. (Fresno, CA) [Website][Scoring]

Advanced: Marc Grandia and Campari FFF (54.8)
Advanced/Intermediate: Tamra Smith and Solaguayre California (60.8)
Open Intermediate: Erin Kellerhouse and Bon Vivant GWF (37.6)
Open Preliminary: Tommy Greengard and Kremer VD Falieberg (22.8)
Preliminary Rider: Maeson Messmer and Gambling On Jack (35.3)
Open Modified: Tommy Greengard and VC Caalif Elmy (27.8)
Open Training: Grace Wechser and Girl of California (19.7)
Training Rider: Luna Souchard and Moto GP (28.3)
Novice Rider A: Suzanne Miller and Kryptonite Z (30.6)
Novice Rider B: Simone Clark and Sunsprite Seryndipity (28.6)
Open Novice: Carinne Wancowicz and Deichkind 10 (16.4)
Beginner Novice Rider: Rachel Nichols and Zinfandel (34.7)
Open Beginner Novice: Jolie Wentworth and Flirtini (17.4)
Grasshopper: Grace Turner and Rendezvous (37.6)
Open Introductory: Deborah Rosen and Dylan (30.3)

Giving Back to Your Community: Horsemen for Central Florida

An aerial view of the Florida Horse Park – one of Central Florida’s major rallying points for transitory equestrians. Photo via FHP’s Facebook page.

Community is a term that’s vaguely tossed around in defining a group of people — whether the group shares location, interests, or values.

Of course, we have our equestrian communities, a group of like-minded horse enthusiasts, eventers, owners, vets, and so many others. Many of us share the value of quality horsemanship, the love of the horse, and enjoy spending our time at the farm. However, our community covers so much geography, and often changes as we migrate north or south depending on the season, so feeling like we have a locational community can be a challenge.

Despite this we do participate in, and show up for, place-based communities. Betsy Ball, a Mississippi native but recent Florida resident, noticed the temporary role many equestrians have in communities such as those in central Florida. While there are many positive and lasting social and economic effects that temporary residents can have on a location, Betsy and some of her friends noticed an opportunity for further community engagement and started Horsemen for Central Florida.

“We as equestrians benefit so much from the services of Central Florida — venues, emergency services, other businesses… Horsemen for Central Florida is an opportunity to give back in recognition for all the area does for us,” Betsy says.

Horsemen for Central Florida is a recent 501(c)(3) working to provide kids access to early education reading opportunities.

Horsemen for Central Florida is a recent 501(c)(3) working to partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to promote literacy in central Florida. The idea for Horsemen for Central Florida was started when Betsy moved to the area in 2022, and began looking for a public school for her niece. Throughout the process, she noticed many schools had students reading behind their grade level.

“When you start behind, it’s hard to catch up,” Betsy notes. “With the Imagination Library, Horsemen for Central Florida will provide kids under five years old with a free book every month. Anyone can sign up, so it’s a great way to get books into students’ hands early on.”

According to the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Abilities (PIAAC) and the Florida Literacy Coalition, in Florida, literacy and numeracy skills rank below the national average, with about 1 in 4 adults at or below Level 1 of literacy and 35% of adults are at or below Level 1 of numeracy.

“I’m a believer that you need to put back into your community what you take out — and more! I wanted to know, ‘how can I help? How can I make a difference?’” Betsy says.

Diving into the creation of a 501(c)(3) and mobilizing community efforts are not single person jobs. Betsy is thrilled that Horsemen of Central Florida will be of service to the community, but recognizes that that service wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of board members Megan Mondschein, Kylie Lyman, Emily Holmes, and Jessica Shull, in addition to herself.

While these board members are working hard to reach as many families and kids as possible, the efforts won’t be possible without our broader equestrian community. Fundraising efforts are currently active to partner with the Imagination Library, first beginning in Levy County, Florida, before expanding through Central Florida. Once funds have been raised to establish the partnership, Horsemen of Central Florida will be able to mobilize efforts of getting books to kids.

Take a look at their website, Facebook page, and GoFundMe for more information, and to learn how you can join your equestrian community to support an area that so many eventers know and love!

Weekend Winners: Full Gallop, Pine Top, & Three Lakes

We wrapped up the last weekend in February with Full Gallop, Pine Top, and Three Lakes running events, and saw successful runs from many partnerships, from those kick starting their USEA career like Danny Moguel’s ride Holly Grove to those gearing up for 5* competitions, such as Ema Klugman and Bronte Beach Z.

Among all of the diversity in partnerships, we want to give a special shout out to our “Unofficial Low Score Award” winner Tracey Bienemann with Venezuelan River, who finished on their score of 21.4 in the Training at Full Gallop. Congratulations!

Full Gallop Farm Mid February H.T. (Aiken, SC) [Website][Scoring]

Starter: Elizabeth Bales and Pippin (32.7)
Beginner Novice A: Mallory Ely and FGF Henny Strike (21.6)
Beginner Novice B: Melissa Nice and Be My Macho Man (27.1)
Novice: Tracey Bienemann and Fabulous Trick (27.2)
Preliminary/Training: Ema Klugman and FVF Wildflower (27.4)
Training: Tracey Bienemann and Venezuelan River (21.4)

Pine Top Advance H.T. (Thomson, GA) [Website][Scoring]

Advanced – 2022 USEF Advanced Test A: Will Faudree and Mama’s Magic Way (36.3)
Intermediate Horse: Allison Springer and No May Moon (38.0)
Intermediate Rider: Leila Cluff-Ryan and Grand Finale (38.0)
Open Intermediate A: Andrew McConnon and D’Luxe Steel (35.8)
Open Intermediate B: Colleen Loach and FE Golden Eye (29.8)
Preliminary – JR/YR: Eliza Quigley and Carlsburg (30.0)
Open Preliminary A: Boyd Martin and Chiraz (24.1)
Open Preliminary B: Boyd Martin and Asti’s Charming (23.2)
Open Preliminary C: Caitlin Silliman and Luska Candy Clover (30.3)
Preliminary Rider: Katie Sisk and Long Legs Lenore (27.6)
Modified – Open A: Katie Lichten and Romans Code Red (26.5)
Modified – Open B: Allison Springer and Monbeg Zebedee (28.2)
Modified – Rider: Crockett Miller and Swell Continental (26.3)
Junior Training Rider: Kylee Casey and Danielle Deer (32.5)
Open Training A: Tim Bourke and Electric Quality (22.8)
Open Training B: Mary Bess Davis and Fernhill Ranga Tanga (28.1)
Open Training C: Will Faudree and Fastidious (30.0)
Senior Training Rider: Mindy Cady and Fit for Fun RAA (30.6)

Three Lakes Winter II H.T. at Caudle Ranch (Groveland, FL) [Website][Scoring]

Open Preliminary A: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Maybach (33.1)
Open Preliminary B: Elisabeth Halliday-Sharp and Newmarket Cooley (24.1)
Open Modified – Saturday A: Guillermo De Campo Marambio and Castigado (32.7)
Open Modified – Saturday B: Guillermo De Campo Marambio and Anahuac SDN (32.2)
Open Training A: Michael Nolan and Cooley Black Hawk (28.1)
Open Training B: Avery Brennan and No Stranger To The Rain (31.0)
Training Rider: Kyla Tovar and Kilcoltrim Jacko (30.6)
Novice Rider A: Valli Corbin and Napoleon Z (24.4)
Novice Rider B: Chelsea Luedke and Larimar (33.3)
Open Novice A: Laura Wilhem and Redfield Soranella (26.1)
Open Novice B: Macy Hale and Ardeo Audacity (25.3)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Annette Kenny and Tilly (29.6)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Jean McNamara and Pavoratti’s Soul (30.6)
Open Beginner Novice A: Lauren Nicholson and Allegra (24.4)
Open Beginner Novice B: Lee Maher and Cascadella 8 (27.5)

Get Ready for the 2023 Grand-Prix Eventing Charity Challenge + Support Your Favorite Team

We’re just THREE days out from the $50,000 Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field, presented by Taylor Harris Insurance Services, and the official charity teams and organizations have been announced!

The Ride for Charity has been part of the GPE since the inaugural event in 2019, and the tradition will be kept alive at the 2023 rendition with six teams competing to benefit a wide array of local organizations.

GPE riders are divided into teams, with each team representing a participating charitable organization. The top three finishing teams will earn a prize check for their respective charity.

This year, we have:

Team Red – Horse Creek Academy with Captain Colleen Loach riding Vermont and FE Golden Eye. Teammates include Kendal Lehari and Audacious, and Colleen Rutledge with Covert Rights.

Horse Creek Academy was founded in 2002 under the name Midland Valley Preparatory School in Graniteville, S.C. A small institution, it started with a low number of students in grades 4K-6 set up in small portable units. MVP soon expanded to include education in 7th and 8th grade, offering a complete middle level education based in its philosophy of choice in education and individual attention. In fall 2013, under new direction, the MVP administration and executive board saw that it was difficult for the nurturing faculty to carry out its important mission in such a small space. The school was created to give parents and students a worthy choice in free public education, so they decided that an expansion would provide the means to do so. Plans to buy a new facility started taking shape at the beginning of 2014, and the purchase of a property in Aiken, housing an unfinished school, was made in April of that year. Once plans were in motion to purchase the new facility, the decision to change the name of the school was made. Midland Valley Preparatory School became Horse Creek Academy to signify both the school’s journey into the horse country of Aiken, S.C., and its roots in the Horse Creek area.

Team Orange – Aiken County Pony Club with Captain Liz Halliday-Sharp and teammates Shannon Lilley and Ideal HX, Sydney Elliot and QC Diamantaire, and Woods Baughman with C’est La Vie 135.

Aiken County Pony Club (ACPC) was founded in 1998 by Sporting Days owner Joannah Glass, and has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 20+ years. ACPC is incredibly lucky to be based in one of the most exceptional equestrian locations in the world – Aiken, SC, with access to Olympic coaches, notable equestrians and horse trainers, and exceptional facilities. Each member plays an important role in our club, and we have riders of all abilities – from those learning to ride to those with Olympic dreams (and every one in between). Our club is part of a greater network of equestrians and sportspeople through the Regional and National Pony Club Organizations. Through Pony Club our members compete in Pony Club competitions (known as rallies), which require the kids to work together as a team, in the spirit of great horsemanship.

Team Yellow – Brothers & Sisters of Aiken County is led by Captain Doug Payne with teammates Sharon White and Claus 63, Buck Davidson, and Mary Bess Davis and Imperio Magic.

Brothers & Sisters of Aiken County is a program for Aiken County Public School System children that that helps them to develop educational and leadership skills. The program, which has summer and after-school programs, focuses on assisting children with their math, reading and writing skills. The agency was founded in 1982 and serves children in grades K-12. Additionally, the agency prepares youth to graduate from high school, prepare for post-secondary education like college or assist with entering the workforce. Before moving to its current location on 132 York Street, it was housed at the Smith-Hazel Recreation Center until 2000. The agency is funded by the United Way of Aiken County. There is no charge to attend the program, but those interested have to apply. The agency also offers summer camps, youth and parent conferences, mentorship and etiquette classes.

Team Green – Aiken Equine Rescue brings Captain Emily Hamel with Corvett along with teammates William Fox-Pitt and Vincent Chase, Dan Kreitl with Carmango, and Sara Kozumplik.

Equine Rescue of Aiken, (aka, Aiken Equine Rescue) was established in 2006 with almost 80 acres of land. We have eight pastures, thirteen paddocks, office building and a maintenance barn. Since its founding, Aiken Equine Rescue has become the largest horse rescue farms in the southeastern United States. We have placed over 1,500 horses into adopted homes and rescued many horses, donkeys, and mules. At any given time, between 50 – 60 horses reside at Aiken Equine Rescue. We provide each with food, medical attention, and personal care until we find them an appropriate home. With your help, we can change lives. Aiken Equine Rescue has a 2022 GuideStar’s Platinum rating – the highest distinction of information disclosure to the public regarding a nonprofit’s activities. The Rescue ranks in the top 0.1% of charities nationally.

Team Blue – Great Oak Equine Assisted Programs has Captain Phillip Dutton leading a team of Amanda Beale Clement and Carlson 119, Will Faudree, and Erin Kanara with Campground.

The genesis of Great Oak starts with the story of a boy, Alan Corey IV. Alan enjoyed adaptive riding on Long Island, New York. More than 20 years ago, while visiting his father in Aiken, he asked if there was a similar program available. When the answer was “No,” he questioned, “Why not?” That is when Specialized Therapeutic and Recreational Riding (STAR Riding) was born.

Today under the protective branches of a Great Oak, that dream is carried forward by a dedicated group of passionate individuals and reliable horses under the professional affiliation of PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). The future holds so many possibilities for unbridled success. Our advantage is our knowledge and experience. We leverage our assets in a state-of-the-art facility that is supported by generous contributions from many of our local patrons and students. Over the last 15 months alone we have served over 200 unique individuals through creative programming, dedicated volunteers, certified instructors and our fantastic herd of award-winning GO Ponies. Great Oak now manages a facility that allows for transformative growth through equine assisted activities in all seasons.

And last but not least, Team Purple – Tri-Development Center sees Captain Boyd Martin with Tsetserleg and Federman B, along with Ryan Wood and Cooley Flight, and Sarah Kuhn with Mr. Cash van de Start.

Tri-Development Center of Aiken County, Inc. is recognized across the state as being a leader in the provision of services and support to our fellow citizens with disabilities. Our strong advocacy has resulted in more resources and opportunities being made available to people with disabilities in our area than can be found in many other areas of the state. At the same time, we are equally committed to the prevention of disabilities whenever possible. A concerned community, excellent staff, and a determined clientele have brought us to where we are today. The continued efforts of these groups are certain to open even more doors and result in increased opportunities in the future. Responsibility is taught, shared, and expected. Physical and psychological needs are met. Communities and citizens see themselves as competent and are willing to become involved in the lives of people with disabilities. Our vision is that the citizens and communities will realize that they have the capacity to befriend, care about, work alongside, and learn with and from people with disabilities.

Do you have a favorite team you’d like to support? With the Ride for Charity Online Popular Vote, you can cast your vote for $5/vote, with 100% of the proceeds going directly back to the charitable organizations.

Join the action in person (buy your tickets here) this coming weekend, March 3 & 4 at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC, or enjoy the Horse & Country live stream to be sure not to miss out! EN’s Sally Spickard and Shelby Allen will be on the ground providing all the action you can handle and then some, so keep it locked right here on EN for much more from Aiken all week long.

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