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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

Affectionately known as “Rory,” Fleeceworks Royal, owned by Judith McSwain, earned a top ten finish at the Boekelo CCIO3* this weekend with Tamie Smith in the irons. They were absolutely brilliant start to finish. It’s been a pleasure following this talented mare’s journey in eventing! #girlpower

National Holiday: National Cheese Curd Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteFinal ScoresLive StreamEN’s Coverage

U.S. Weekend Action:

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Radnor Hunt H.T. [Website] [Results]

Majestic Oaks H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Fleur de Leap H.T. [Website] [Results]

Las Cruces H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

Belgian rider Julia Schmitz fell from her horse Lady Like on cross country at Boekelo this weekend. The horse was uninjured, but Julia was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. We are pleased to hear that Julia was released from the hospital Saturday night without injury.

Massachusetts eventer Jessica Halliday was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Throughout aggressive treatment she has continued teaching and running her business JH Eventing to the best of her ability. To help, her friends have organized a fundraiser where products may be purchased sporting the slogan ‘Buck Off Cancer’. [Click here to help Team Jess]

The Professional Horseman’s Council is composed of active USEA members who are also eventing professionals. The council’s purpose is to facilitate communications between the professionals and the eventing community and to assist in the further development, growth and safety of our sport. This year they have taken action on topics such as blood rules, footing and warm up areas. [PHC Puts the Horse First]

Think you’ve got a great leg position? Think again. The juniors competing in the Dover Saddlery/US Hunter Seat Medal Final seem to have super glue on the insides of their boots. 17-year-old Brian Moggre was crowned this year’s winner after his flowing, effortless rounds aboard Efendi. Jealous of his equitation? No Stirrup November is right around the corner. [Moggre Makes His Own Dreams Come True]

Monday Video: 

Julia Krajewski Wins Boekelo, Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal Finish 9th

Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Photo by Anja Veurink.

It all came down to the final round today at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in Enschede, Netherlands. Germany’s Julia Krajewski, second after cross country with Samourai du Thot, said she intended to jump clear and put the pressure on overnight Dutch leader Tim Lips and Bayro, and she did just that.

Sadly, Bayro couldn’t afford a rail and ultimately lowered two, dropping them to third place overall and handing the win over to Julia and the 12-year-old Selle Francais (Milor Landais x Melitos du Thot, by Flipper d’Elle), who finished on their dressage score of 22.8.

Laura Collett and London 52, for Great Britain, left all the rails up and finished second on 24.7 in the 9-year-old Holsteiner’s (Landos X Vernante, by Quinar) debut at the level. Tim, for the Netherlands, and Bayro, a 12-year-old KWPN (Casantos X Vanya, by Corland) finished close behind on 27.2.

Niklas Bschorer, of Germany, and Tom Tom Go 3 show jumped clear, moving up four places to finish fourth on 29.8. Japan’s Kazuma Tomoto and Brookpark Vikenti‘s double clear round moved them up from 11th to fifth on a final score of 30.7.

Besides Julia, three other combinations finished on their dressage score. Sweden’s Malin Josefsson finished fault-free and in the top 15 on both her rides: Allan V finished 6th and Golden Midnight finished 15th. Ireland’s Sam Watson and Tullabeg Flamenco finished on their dressage score of 36.5. They also earn the big movers award, going from 56th after dressage to finish tenth. Wow!

Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

America’s own Tamie Smith and Judy McSwain’s Fleeceworks Royal jumped an impeccable clear round, adding a single time penalty for a final score of 34.6 and a top 10 finish. Their final phase performance moved them up from 16th to ninth.

“She has turned into a very rideable and dependable partner,” Tamie said of “Rory,” a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Riverman X Marisol, by Corofino I). “Now I have to just do my job right and she will do hers 110 percent and I’m absolutely thrilled with her. I couldn’t have asked her to be better. She didn’t touch a thing. She is such a professional!

“I feel so grateful to Judy, Rory’s owner, and my team that has helped me get here. I called Judy and Heather (Morris) the second I was finished to scream with excitement! Then I called Dave, my husband, who told me he woke up at 3 a.m. to watch the show jumping because he knew it started then. Poor guy was tortured for a few hours before I went but he told me that he was happy and it was worth the wait.”

Doug Payne and Getaway. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

Doug Payne and Getaway, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Contendro X Ladula, by Lady’s King) owned by Lisa Wall, had an uncharacteristic four fences down in show jumping. A final score of 59.2 finished them in 40th place.

“To say today was frustrating is an understatement. Flynn and I did not have the round expected,” Doug said. “With so many great aspects this weekend, the future is bright. Following a well-deserved vacation we will be back to work. Huge thanks to Lisa and Bob Wall for their continued support as well as the USET Foundation for the opportunity. Flynn now heads home and we head to Le Lion in France with Quantum Leap.”

In the FEI Eventing Nations Cup, Germany won the team competition at Boekelo, which served as the Series Final. However, when the results over the entire season were tallied, Great Britain came away with the win with 570 series points. France was second with 540 points, followed by Germany with 420 points.

Thanks for following along with our coverage of Boekelo. We’re heading next to the USEF CCI3* and CCI2* Championships and USEA Young Eventing Horse East Coast Championships coming up at Fair Hill International next week. Keep it locked right here on EN. Go Eventing.

Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteFinal ScoresLive StreamEN’s Coverage

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Calling All Pocket Rockets

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

I’m 5’3″ on a good day. Tall horses with ground covering strides are fancy and all, but any horse pushing 17.0 hands literally towers above me. I’ve never owned a horse taller than 16.0 hands (even if I fudged it once on a USEA record) and I’m here to tell you – bigger is not always better. Give me a 15.1-hand little sports car of a horse any day and we’ll show you how to pat the ground and make the step. Hairpin turn? Tight distance? No problem. Looking for something sharp, clever and quick with movement to boot? You got it. Check out these five “honies” standing 15.2 hands or less.

Bobbie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

FANCY 15.2 7year old Imported Purebred Connemara Gelding!

Bobbie is an absolutely stunning imported 15.2 7yo Connemara gelding that we have available by Monaghanstown Pat (Kilmullen Fionn) out of a Glencarrig Prince dam with fabulous and expressive movement! He is legitimately the nicest moving connie I’ve ever seen! He is very special both in his talent and brain!

He has done a bit of everything, hunted, xc, jumper shows, dressage. He is definitely one we would love to keep but need to sell some horses this fall! Very exciting YR/AA candidate as he will win dressage, super scopey in stadium and brave xc! Loves to hack and try new things! He does have more go than whoa & keen to the jumps so not necessarily suitable for a complete beginner but ideal for someone wanting a fancy competitive partner! He has competed in Novice/training shows both here is U.S, Ireland and England and cross country schooled extensively. Located in Florida.

Connemara/TB mare. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

STUNNING IMPORTED CONNEMARA X EVENTER/JUMPER FOR LEASE OR PURCHASE

15.2 dun 7yo Connemara x Tb mare available for lease or purchase. Many miles in the jumper ring up to 1m20 and is almost unbeatable, rarely having a pole, never stops and has won multiple classes and championships. Very forgiving and careful with scope for bigger tracks. Evented to training level both in the UK and USA with top placings and wins. Schooled prelim xc easily; very brave and catty. Would be ready to move up this fall. Would suit a yr or aa wanting to win prizes in the jumper ring or someone aiming for NAYC one star and beyond. She is quite a forward ride so wouldn’t suit a timid rider but equally is very safe and a lot of fun. Located in Florida.

Bohen. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Super All rounder Irish Sport Mare.

Bohen is a fantastic jumper with lots of scope . She has a great temperament, is safe and sensible. She would suit a small competitive/leisure adult rider or a teenager. She competes in the disciplines of eventing, showjumping, cross country etc
A true all rounder that loves to jump, she is forward going and locks on to her fences. She is so much fun, gives a great feel when jumping. She is a favourite in the yard. She is a 15hh, 12 y/o, Irish Sports Mare. She is fantastic out cross country where she is brave and again careful. She jumps everything in her path, ditches, water, coffins, banks etc. Has competed in Showjumping, Eventing. Hunter trials, Charity rides, Riding club and Sportsman Classes. She is good to hack alone or in company, box, clip, shoe ect. Located in Ireland.

Annie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Le Vent Noir – Proven Prelim Mare

“Annie” is a 7 year old, 15 hh, dutch warmblood mare. She has competed successfully through the preliminary level. She is a cross country machine, never having a jump penalty in her career from beginner novice through preliminary. She is flashy with lots of chrome on the flat and always gathers fans and attention, usually scoring in the low 30s in the dressage. She is a large gorgeous warmblood in a small sporty package. Perfect to take a smaller adult through the levels or a child through to young riders. Located in Florida.

Cherry. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Low level Eventing or H/J

Cherry is a very pretty & sweet 15.2 11yr old quarter horse. She has been a wonderful first horse for my daughter. Together they have competed through Novice. Would make nice hunter/jumper horse. Good feet, no vices, no required maintenance. Super easy keeper. Located in Virginia.

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

Boekelo Final Horse Inspection: Getaway, Fleeceworks Royal Accepted

Doug Payne’s with Lisa Wall’s Getaway and Tamie Smith with Judith McSwain’s Fleeceworks Royal were both accepted this morning at the final horse inspection at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in Enschede, Netherlands. In total, 67 horses will move on to show jumping, which gets underway at 11:00 a.m. local time (5:00 a.m. EST). For the early birds out there, you can watch the final phase live at this link. The scores are close at the top and there will be pressure on overnight leader Tim Lips to jump Bayro around clear and secure his place in history as the first Dutchman to win Boekelo. Can he do it? Stay tuned!

Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteEntries, Show Jumping Order of Go, Live Scores, Live StreamEN’s Coverage

Boekelo From the Spectator’s Point of View

The sun was shining and the spectators were out in droves today at the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands. What does Boekelo look like from the point of view of one of the thousands (and thousands) of spectators? Walk around the venue with Soofshorseriding and get a glimpse of what went on between the galloping lanes and behind the ropes, from the vet box to the vendor area to the course-side bars.

Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteEntriesLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s Coverage

Tim Lips and Bayro Hold Boekelo Lead; Tamie Smith, Doug Payne Jump Clear

Tim Lips and Bayro. Photo by Ashley Claus.

Tim Lips is one step closer to becoming the first Dutchman to win the Military Boekelo CCIO3* in Enschede, Netherlands. He and Bayro, a 12-year-old KWPN (Casantos X Vanya, by Corland), remain on their record score of 19.2 after posting a superb double clear round on cross country today.

“The fact that I [finished] the cross in exactly ten minutes was a bit of luck, and I hope that I will have this luck on my side tomorrow, too! The fact that I can be the first Dutchman to win this [event] tomorrow gives me a little extra pressure, but Bayro is a good jumping horse and has proven it several times,” Tim said. “Bayro not only felt great, but was also really sharp, so I was able to make that pace, and the enormous encouragement from the crowd along the route gave me and my horse wings.”

The top three placings remain unchanged. Less than a rail back from Tim and Bayro sits Germany’s Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot, a 12-year-old Selle Francais (Milor Landais x Melitos du Thot, by Flipper d’Elle). They clocked the second fastest round of the day, posting a time of 9 minutes, 49 seconds. They move ahead to show jumping in striking distance of the win on 22.6, and Julia is feeling confident for tomorrow.

“My horse has shown several times that it has no problems with the courses in the final jumping test, and I intend to stay faultless and put all the pressure on Tim’s shoulders,” Julia said.

Julia is also seventh after cross country with BG Amande’s 8-year-old Amande de B’Néville, having moved up 10 places after a clear round 1 second over the time in the mare’s first attempt at the level.

Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Photo by Ashley Claus.

Great Britain’s Laura Collett and London 52 eased the pressure off the leaders just a bit, adding 1.6 time penalties for a two-phase score of 24.7 for third place in the CCI3* debut for the 9-year-old Holsteiner (Landos X Vernante, by Quinar). They’ll have little room for error tomorrow as Izzy Taylor (GBR) and Springpower, Astier Nicolas (FRA) and Alertamalib’Or and Dirk Schrade (GER) and Unteam de la Cense are all within a rail of third place.

“This is a relatively young horse that has made a huge step in his development here in Boekelo,” Laura said. “The way he approached the cross country and kept on galloping gives me the confidence that we can continue to work for my ultimate goal in the coming year: Tokyo.”

Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

Looking to the American contingent, we are thrilled to report two beautiful clear rounds. Tamie Smith and Fleeceworks Royal added just 6.8 time penalties to sit 16th overnight.

“It all went basically to plan. She was foot-perfect everywhere,” Tamie said of “Rory,” a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Riverman X Marisol, by Corofino I) owned by Judy McSwain. “You always have a ton of pressure coming overseas to perform, especially on a grant. She answered all the questions spectacularly and I couldn’t have asked her to be better. … She was smart and paying attention and rideable. The two chevrons caused quite a bit of trouble, and she was textbook through there. The water was great. The double corners was a hard line. I didn’t have one bobble.”

Tamie commented yesterday that the ground was a bit firm and there was concern that the sand-based footing could get deep as the day progressed. Tamie confirmed the footing in the turns was in fact quite deep by the time they were on course, and while Rory handled it like a pro, she’s is sure that’s one reason they lost some time.

“I really wanted to go double clear. I was a bit disappointed coming through the finish (with time penalties) then thought, ‘No, she’s 9. This is the process,'” Tamie said. “She just rocked around Boekelo like it was nothing, so I should be doing back flips!”

Doug Payne and Getaway. Photo by Libby Law Photography.

Doug Payne and Getaway, an 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Contendro X Ladula, by Lady’s King) owned by Lisa Wall, added 6.4 time penalties in their cracking clear round and are currently lying in 33rd place. “Flynn” absolutely cruised around the track, and the live stream commentators agreed they would “quite like to take him home in their lorry.”

“I couldn’t have asked for more. This was a massive step forward for him in his development,” Doug said. “He handled the course easier than expected and except for one overzealous jump five from home, we were on or ahead of the clock the whole time. I’ve got to thank the USET Foundation and Ms. Mars as well as his owners, Bob and Lisa Wall for the opportunity. He is a horse that will certainly make his mark in the future.”

It was a sunny, beautiful day and the normally buzzing atmosphere of Boekelo was heightened by increased spectatorship. “When it’s raining there’s a ton of people, but today they looked like ants swarming the course!” Tamie said. Doug was wearing his helmet cam and we look forward to seeing the action through the horse’s ears ourselves.

“We have had incredibly beautiful weather, we had fantastic sport and I think no more people have found their way to the cross than this year,” said Boekelo Chairman Robert Zandstra of the much needed foot traffic following difficult weather conditions and low ticket sales last year.

Seventy-seven horses left the start box today and all but five completed the course designed by Sue Benson. Whereas last year only one pair finished inside the time, today 14 competitors made the optimum time of 10 minutes — four finished right on it.

Kai-Steffen Meier fell from Eiskönig after the stallion tripped up the bank out of water at fence 16. They both walked away unharmed. Julia Schmitz fell from Lady Like at fence 22A in the main arena. There was a hold on course while medics tended Julia, who was transported off site for further evaluation, but she was reportedly awake and talking. The horse was uninjured. Rebel de Beaumont, ridden by Michel Duval Violton BCH, fell at fence 18. There have been no reports of an injury for horse or rider.

The final horse inspection will be completed before most of us are out of bed in the morning. But for now, it’s time to take a deep breath and enjoy the party that is Boekelo. Proost!

Boekelo CCIO3*: WebsiteEntriesLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s Coverage

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Groom’s Life

Grooms are integral to top equestrian programs around the world. While the riders focus on training and performance, grooms tend to the needs of their charges around the clock. Not only do they make sure the horses are all spiffed up and looking their best, they also ensure the horses are relaxed, happy and healthy whether they are at home, at a show, on a trailer or on an airplane.

“I think [the horses] take security in having the same person caring for them all the time,” said British Eventing Team groom, Siobhan Sharples. “I wouldn’t change it for the world. I absolutely adore what I do. It’s a way of life and a complete passion for me.”

Watch the video to get a closer look at Siobhan’s busy life during an event week.

While we’re on the topic, there were thousands of nominations for the 2018 FEI Best Groom Award but there are only four finalists. Meet the incredible grooms that contributed to the success of the horses and riders they help and cast your vote.

Fight back against vitamin E deficiencies that can cause muscle soreness and stiffness

Elevate® Maintenance Powder was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. It maintains healthy muscle and nerve functions so horses are more likely to perform better and recover faster after training or competing.

Vitamin E requirements vary from situation to situation. Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass, or those grazing on winter pasture. Performance horses with demanding workloads, growing horses and seniors can be exposed to increased levels of oxidative stress and therefore require higher levels of vitamin E in their diets. Studies reveal that horses challenged by neurological disease benefit from natural vitamin E supplementation.

The horse that matters to you matters to us®. Not sure which horse supplement best meets your horse’s needs? Kentucky Performance Products, LLC is here to help. Contact us at 859-873-2974 or visit our website at KPPusa.com.

Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Okay, so Christopher Columbus didn’t exactly “discover” America. It was here all along, inhabited by natives who had established their home here long before ol’ Chris rolled in and ‘claimed’ it for Spain. All that aside, Columbus was a brave explorer, a lover of adventure, and a seeker of the truth of what lies beyond the naked eye. Call me a sap, but I think that’s a solid explanation of eventers in a nutshell.

National Holiday: Columbus Day

Major Events This Weekend

Morven Park CIC & HT: WebsiteResults

Woodside C.I.C. & HT: WebsiteResults

Thoroughbred Makeover: WebsiteResultsMarketplace

U.S. Weekend Action:

Kent School Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

Willow Draw Charity H.T. [Website] [Results]

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

The Charles Owen Technical Merit Award is presented to Training level who exhibit safe and appropriate cross-country riding technique. One junior and one adult amateur are awarded in each USEA Area. At Area VIII’s Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials in August, Nicole Maynard and Kiersten Miller were recognized for their exemplary rounds. [Charles Owen Technical Merit Award]

Belgium has officially won the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ Final two out of the last four years. Dubbed the ‘Never Give Up Team,’ the Belgians rebounded after a disappointing World Equestrian Games to top the Nations Cup Final with a valiant fight to the finish. [Belgium Beats Them All In Barcelona]

You know Pippa Funnell? Of course you do. She was the first eventer ever to win the Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing as the consecutive winner of Kentucky, Badminton and Burghley in 2003. At age 50, she continues to be a stalwart of the Great Britain team. Here are 16 moments that defined her career. [Happy birthday, Pippa!]

I just booked a vet visit for the boys to get their fall vaccinations. Besides the usuals, there have been confirmed cases of Potomac horse fever in our area this year (plus Hurricane Florence which brought along an aggressive swatch of mosquitoes), so they’ll be getting that extra booster. [Fall Vaccines for Horses]

Hot on Horse Nation: Ten Mean Girl GIFs That Describe Your Horse Life

Monday Video:

Elissa Wallace and Sharp Johnny – Eventing

We are live from The Kentucky Horse Park for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Finale!! Check out Elisa Wallace Eventing's impressive round in the eventing final with Sharp Johnny!Watch ▶️ https://www.usef.org/network/coverage/2018tbmakeover

Posted by USEF Network on Saturday, October 6, 2018

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Elvis the Cob’s New Lease on Life

World Horse Welfare is an international horse charity dedicated to improving the lives of horses in the UK and around the world. Through education, campaigning and hands-on care, World Horse Welfare envisions a world “where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding.”

One component of their mission is rescuing and rehoming horses who have been neglected or mistreated. After re-invigorating their mind, body and soul during rehabilitation, horses are tried and placed into loving, approved homes. One such horse is Elvis, a now 7-year-old cob who was terribly neglected. He was saved from his situation by the World Horse Welfare and ultimately found his new mom, Emma Hopkinson, who just happens to be an eventer!

Watch Elvis’ transformation and how much he loves his new life. For more success stories, visit World Horse Welfare’s Youtube Channel (grab the tissues, first!). Learn more about World Horse Welfare and their mission here.

Fight back against vitamin E deficiencies that can cause muscle soreness and stiffness

Elevate® Maintenance Powder was developed to provide a highly bioavailable source of natural vitamin E to horses. Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, limits the damage caused by everyday oxidative stress. It maintains healthy muscle and nerve functions so horses are more likely to perform better and recover faster after training or competing.

Vitamin E requirements vary from situation to situation. Multiple research studies have shown that vitamin E is often deficient in the diets of horses that do not have access to continual grazing on fresh green grass, or those grazing on winter pasture. Performance horses with demanding workloads, growing horses and seniors can be exposed to increased levels of oxidative stress and therefore require higher levels of vitamin E in their diets. Studies reveal that horses challenged by neurological disease benefit from natural vitamin E supplementation.

The horse that matters to you matters to us®. Not sure which horse supplement best meets your horse’s needs? Kentucky Performance Products, LLC is here to help. Contact us at 859-873-2974 or visit our website at KPPusa.com.

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Six Future Eventing Stars

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

The 2018 USEA Future Event Horse Series has crowned its champions and the USEA Young Event Horse competitions are looming. These programs are intended to identify future super stars in eventing. If you’re looking for your next mega prospect, check out these six youngsters aged five and under that are currently for sale and ready to show you what they’re made of.

Willie Wonderful. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Lovely TB Prospect

Willie Wonderful 15.3 5yr.TB G Dark bay. This guy will make up into a nice little event horse. He has the look and is very brave.He has gone to Fair Hill XC schooling and did the water bank and ditch with no problem. Still need finishing but he’s on his way. Trailers and stands on the trailer quietly. Good for blacksmith and good ground manners. He is a sweet boy how just needs a person. Located in Pennsylvania.

Trago. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Trago: 3 YO TB

Trago is a three year old, unraced thoroughbred. He was trained at the track but deemed too slow. He is extremely athletic and willing. He has been schooled around a two foot stadium course and a *small* starter cross country course. Trago does banks, ditches, gallops through water, will go out with a group or on his own, and hacks around on the buckle. He easily goes into a dressage frame and picks up both leads willingly.

Trago stands calmly in cross ties for grooming, bathing, farriers, etc. He is a very easy keeper only getting a handful of feed in the morning and hay throughout the day. His easy going, but curious personality is loved throughout the barn. This will be a cool project for pretty much any rider with the appropriate help. Located in Kentucky.

Riverview Starboy. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

5yo training level gelding with potential to go to the top

Riverview Starboy is a 5yo ISH gelding by Sligo Candy Boy out of a TB mare. Bonbon is a novice winner and is ready for the step up to training level. He has the talent and brain to succeed at the highest level. He would be a super horse for a young rider or amateur looking to produce a quality horse or talented enough for a professional. Located in South Carolina.

Jaguar Star. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Jaguar Star: Talented Young Event Horse

Jaguar Star: 2013 16h chestnut ISH / Holsteiner / Selle Francais mare. Own a C Square Farm Star and barn favorite! “Tigger” is a talented young event horse by Grand Prix show jumper Jaguar Mail.

She is a multiple ribbon winner in recognized and unrecognized horse trials, and won her 5-year-old qualifying Young Event Horse class with an 81%! She has plenty of scope to continue up the levels of eventing.

She is a good mover and jumper, and even has a great lead change. Additionally, Tigger is uncomplicated and kind, making her suitable for a junior, young rider or adult amateur. But she is also talented enough for a professional. Located in Pennsylvania.

Straight Class. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Straight Class: 4yo TB Prospect No Question Baby

No Question Baby is that thoroughbred that everyone is looking for. Affectionately known as Reagan around the barn, she is the total package. A 2014 model, she stands at 16.2hh is as chromed as a bay can get. She is by Giant Oak out of a Langfuhr mare, with true sport horse lines. Reagan only ran once in 2017, and then was retired sound and turned out on her owners farm for a year.

She began her life as a sport horse this summer, and has taken to it like a fish to water. Truly believe she would thrive in a program either with a professional who wants a new upper level prospect, but would also be easy to finish by a competent junior in a program who is looking for that young rider mount. Beautiful to flat, with a tempo unbeknownst her age, she moves easily off of your leg and is quickly moving up the training pyramid. In addition, she canters down to jumps with cadence and rhythm, with a lovely hind end that will never touch a rail.

She has schooled both on property and off, and is an extremely independent individual. Currently jumping courses in the ring and out – water, ditches, and banks are no problem for this young prospect. Has attended local hunter paces with pleasure and will be entered in her first event this fall if not sold. Located in Kentucky.

Arazi’s Gift. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Athletic 5yo Tb Event prospect

Jc: Arazi’s Gift 5 yo 16hh ottb gelding. Properly let down and slowly restarted. WTC and over fences bravely jumping ditches and up / down banks and various XC fences. Has been off property and to one H/J show where he bravely jumped around all the proper fillers with ease. Athletic scopey jumper , light on his feet easy lead change. Uphill build with great feet. Great appetite, no silliness easy to have around. Turns out well with mares and geldings. Located in Florida.

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

Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Truth. Meme via Facebook.

The struggle is real. You’re either at a party with your people and all you talk about is horses (the best), or no one wants to talk to you about horses (so lonely) or the conversation goes something like this: “Oh, you ride horses? I’m scared of horses. They’re big. My neighbor had a horse once. Do you barrel race?” And you’re just trying to be polite and control your facial expressions.

National Holiday: International Coffee Day

Major Events This Weekend:

Stable View CIC & HT: WebsiteResultsEQTV Live StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

University of New Hampshire H.T. [Website] [Results]

Larkin Hill H.T. [Website] [Results]

ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. [Website] [Results]

Jump Start H.T. [Website] [Results]

Monday News and Notes:

A centerline is your first impression to the judge and can set the mood for your entire test. Crooked line? Wonky rhythm? Don’t let that be the starting point for your dressage performance! Here are six tips to help improve your entrance at A. [Make a Winning Impression]

Who can forget the WEG endurance debacle? In case you forgot the details — there was a false start, tons of confusion, and then they cancelled the whole thing. Now American endurance officials are speaking out. In a letter to the USEF, the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) executive committee requested that all funding to FEI endurance events outside of the U.S. be withrawn and directed toward U.S. national events. [American endurance officials condemn “extreme” flat-track form of discipline]

As the temperature drops this Autumn, you may consider making changes to your horse’s nutrition plan in order to set him up for a healthy winter season. Make sure he’s drinking enough water, eating enough forage and maintaining body condition. [Fall Feeding Tips for Horses]

Now that all the excitement over WEG is over, the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club doesn’t want you to forget about the local horse trials on October 20-21, 2018 at FENCE. They need LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS to make their 43rd consecutive year of the event happen successfully. [Click here to sign up!]

Monday Video:

Sunday Video from Total Saddle Fit: A Quick Trip Around Stable View CIC3* Cross Country

Key combinations on the Stable View CIC*** #xc course aboard Getaway owned by Lisa Gray Wall VC Cambox Horse USA #eventing #2nd place #crosscountry #helmetcam

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Doug Payne and Getaway, Lisa Wall’s 11-year-old Oldenburg by Contendro, cruised around the technically challenging Stable View CIC3* cross country course yesterday. With only 6.4 time penalties to add to their two phase score of 28.8, they finished in second place — a happy result as they look ahead to Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands in October! Ride along with Doug and Getaway as they expertly navigate the significant combinations on course.

Go Eventing.

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

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready Storm to Stable View CIC3* Win

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready, a 14-year-old KWPN (Lupicor X Jarda, Elcaro) owned by John and Kristine Norton powered around cross country, producing one of just three double clear rounds to win Stable View’s inaugural CIC3*. Sitting sixth after the first two phases, they stopped the clock seven seconds under the optimum time.

“Jackson” was the direct reserve horse for Phillip’s World Equestrian Games mount Z, so Phillip had the horse very fit going in to Stable View. He will next head to France for Les Etoiles de Pau CCI4* next month, and Phillip said he wanted to use today’s cross country as a fitness run.

“He was ready to run a couple weeks ago at the WEG, so he was primed and ready,” Phillip said. “It’s good timing for his trip to France. He’s going to have to go fast there, so I thought I’d set out and see how he felt. The horse has turned into a really good cross country horse. I’m really proud of him.”

Phillip was recovering from a broken collarbone during last year’s Oktoberfest Horse Trials at Stable View, but he competed in the inaugural Advanced in 2016 when he won with Z. As for his thoughts on Capt. Mark Phillips’s cross country course, Phillip said, “It flows better than the year before and the footing is getting more improved.”

“Barry and Cyndy arguably have one of the best venues in the country now, so it’s very exciting for the Aiken area.”

Doug Payne and Getaway. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Tamie Smith withdrew Fleeceworks Royal this morning, who was second overnight, leaving the door open for Doug Payne and Getaway, Lisa Wall’s 11-year-old Oldenburg by Contendro, to take home the win, but they went a hair too slow, picking up 6.4 time penalties and settling for second on a score of 35.2. Getaway looked in excellent form ahead of the Boekelo CCIO3* in the Netherlands next month.

“He’s a beast. He’s continuing to get better and better about being efficient and adjustable on cross country,” Doug said. “He will in time be a whole lot faster, but at this point in his career I’m still pretty careful to make sure that he’s completely grounded mentally for every jump that we’re jumping. He’s super genuine and athletic, and he’s getting better and better.”

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Overnight leader Tamie Smith and Mai Baum, 12-year-old German Sport Horse (Loredano X Ramira, by Rike) owned by Alex Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn and Eric Markell, were having a cracking round until the Catawba Corners at 11AB, which caused the most trouble of any complex on course.

“That corner combination rode really hard. He left a stride out at the first corner, but ever since Phillip Dutton made that save with Mighty Nice at the Olympics, I’ve really tried to have that same ‘get-it-done’ mentality. He took the flag with him at the second corner, and his shoulders cleared the flag but his hind end didn’t. When the ground jury reviewed the video footage, they decided to remove the jumping penalties since he made the effort to jump the fence.”

Tamie and “Lexus” added 11.6 time penalties to finish third on 35.3 — a strong result in the horse’s first run back at the level since 2015.

Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Boyd Martin and Steady Eddie, a 15-year-old New Zealand Thoroughbred (Jetball X Tudnela) owned by Pierre Colin, Denise Lahey, and George and Gretchen Wintersteen, had the fastest clear round of the division, crossing the finish in 6:05 to move from ninth up to fourth overall on 36.8.

“Eddie roared around the cross country. We had an expensive rail yesterday, which was disappointing, but he’s fighting fit and felt fantastic today,” Boyd said. “I think this is a wonderful event. You have to take your hat off to Barry and Cyndy Olliff. This is turning into one of the premier CIC3* events of the year. The facility is unbelievable. The course is fantastic. I think Stable View is making a mark as a top destination event.”

Boyd and Christine Turner’s 11-year-old Canadian Warmblood mare Kyra (VDL Ulando H X Wellesley, by Weltstern), fourth overnight, picked up 20 penalties but still made the time — one second faster than her stablemate in fact — to finish eighth. Boyd also picked up a win in the Advanced division, finishing with ten points to spare with Christine Turner’s On Cue.

Elisa Wallace and Simply Priceless. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Fifth place went to Elisa Wallace and the Simply Priceless Syndicate’s 17-year-old Australian Thoroughbred Simply Priceless (Waterford Road X Faux Franc, Twig Moss), who looked stellar in his first international run since Kentucky CCI4* in April. They added 2.4 time penalties to their clear jumping round to finish on 37.5.

Sydney Conley Elliott and Carol Stephens’ 12-year-old Westphalian Cisko A (Cayetano L X Rhiannon M, Ribot) finished sixth having moved up from 12th after show jumping with a clear round and 9.6 time penalties to finish on 47.7 in their first international run since Great Meadow CIC3* in June.

Shoutout to Autumn Schweiss and her 14-year-old Thoroughbred/Irish Sport Horse by Houmayoun, Oakport Strauss. They posted the third and final double clear round to move from 19th to finish in 10th place in their first international run since the Jersey Fresh CCI3* in May.

Sydney Conley Elliott and Cisko A. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Looking to the CIC2*, Heather Morris and Charlie Tango held their overnight lead to win the division on 32.1. Joe Meyer and Buccaneer added just 2.4 time penalties to move all the way from 11th to finish second. Jonathan Holling and Dalanteretto round out the top three, adding 6.4 time penalties and moving up six places.

In the CIC*, Tamie Smith and Danito double clear on cross country to win on a 24.0. Jenny Caras and Fernhill Full Throttle finished second on their dressage score of 28.4. Clayton Fredericks and FE Smokey Water FBW added 2.8 time penalties across the country to finish third on 29.4.

As a venue, Stable View just keeps getting bigger and better, and we’re looking forward to the future here at this beautiful facility. Thank you to Barry and Cyndi Olliff for their hospitality and dedication to the sport. Go Eventing.

5:45 p.m. EST: This report has been updated following the ground jury’s decision to remove Tamie Smith and Mai Baum’s jumping penalties.

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Stable View CIC3* Course Walk Preview

4A – Hammock

By now you’ve heard that the Stable View Oktoberfest CIC and Horse Trials is hosting Aiken, South Carolina’s first CIC3* competition this weekend just two years after hosting the immediate area’s inaugural Advanced level event. It’s hard to believe this eventing mecca hasn’t had an event at this level in town before now. Barry Olliff and his crew have steadily built up this venue to be a beautiful “Gathering Place” for eventers and enthusiasts alike, and the turnout to each event shows the competitors’ appreciation for the effort.

The CIC3* this weekend is acting for many as a final prep before a fall CCI3*. Course designer Captain Mark Phillips has laid out a flowing course that will be a true test of accuracy (there’s five corners out there) as well as a good fitness run and confidence booster for those looking ahead to their season closeout. It follows a similar track to last year’s Advanced course but with a new loop added through the fields where Stable View runs the Eventing Academy, an unrecognized schooling show hosted by Stable View several times a year.

The CIC3* course has 36 jumping efforts and an optimum time of 6:19. After jumping a few warm-up tables woven between a forest of pine trees followed by the first water complex at 6AB, riders will encounter the first major accuracy question at 8ABC, a log oxer to a bank down followed by a massive open corner on a slightly downhill approach. Last year this combination caught out a few pairs who second guessed their confidence to the corner, but those who rode boldly forward to the C element jumped brilliantly (making for impressive pictures!).

At 10AB, CIC3* competitors have the option to jump a cabin at the foot of a mound (AB) or a cabin (A) and down bank (B) before immediately tackling the Catawba Corners at 11AB. Riders have another choice to make at the second water at 14ABC, where they can choose to jump one of two different A elements — rails on a mound or a skinny wedge. From there, the twists and turns are down to one, affording the opportunity to make up some time at the end of the course.

Cross country for the CIC3* begins at 12:15 p.m. Tune in to the EQTV Network live stream here or follow EN’s live updates. Go Eventing.

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Jurta M Collapses, Dies On Cross Country at Baborówko Horse Sale Show

Jerzy Krukowski and Jurta M. Photo by M&R Photo.

We are saddened to report that Jurta M, an 11-year-old Thoroughbred mare owned by Stadnina Koni Moszna, died yesterday at Baborówko Horse Sale Show in Poland. Jurta suffered cardiac failure and collapsed between fences while on the CIC2* cross country course. She was immediately tended to by veterinarians but sadly could not be saved and was humanely euthanized. Her rider, Jerzy Krukowski, was uninjured.

Jurta (Montbard X Judema, Demon Club) and Jerzy have competed at the international level since 2014 and have completed seven CIC2* competitions together. Please join us in extending our sincerest condolences to Stadnina, Jerzy and all of Jurta’s connections.

The USEA’s Equine Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Research Study continues to examine how efficiently a horse’s cardiovascular and pulmonary systems function when galloping and jumping across country and to seek answers surrounding cardiac and pulmonary failure. Learn more about this mission here.

[Press Release]

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Loosen Up & Improve Your Position With Yoga for Equestrians

Equestrians are well known for pampering their horses far better than themselves. Case in point: your horse probably gets regular chiropractic adjustments while you’ve learned to compensate for your own crookedness. The good news is, you don’t have to spend a ton of money with chiro appointments and gym memberships to feel better physically.

Just like you do for your horse, work in ample warm-up time of your own before swinging into the saddle. A little bit of stretching can go a long way to improve your flexibility in the saddle and reduce tension. In the FEI’s latest Fitness with Equestrians series, Ali and Mari share simple exercises to help jump start your new routine. These “yoga-inspired” poses for equestrians targets hip health in particular, which is important to improving the “balance between stability and mobility.”

Watch the video above to learn seven stretches you can do right there at the barn. You don’t even have to change out of your breeches!

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Monday News and Notes from Fleeceworks

Tommy Neneman spreads gravel between riders. Photo courtesy of AK Dragoo Photo.

It takes a village to run a horse trials and there are a lot of jobs that frequently go unsung. At Plantation Field International, the grounds crew were working triple time tending the footing on cross country. Thanks Tommy Neneman, Dylan Barry and Eric Bull for making sure the way of going was the best it could be for the horses in this wet weather!

National Holiday: National Bluebird of Happiness Day

Major Events This Weekend:

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

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Aspen Farms H.T. [Website] [Results]

Marlborough H.T [Website] [Results]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social Event [Website] [Results]

Cedar Ridge H.T. [Website] [Results]

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

FEH Championships at Loch Moy Farm [Website]

Monday News and Notes:

You’ve probably seen photos of ‘the girl with the feathers’ in her hair competing in show jumping at WEG. That’s Danielle Goldstein and she rides for Israel. She wear crop top shirts walking courses, rides in yoga pants, and turns heads with the plume of feathers billowing behind her in the arena. Danielle describes herself as ‘left of center’ and she’s going to reach her goals her way. [Rebel With A Cause]

Germnay’s Simone Blum just jumped her way into the history books as the first female individual show jumping gold medalist since the inception of the World Equestrian Games in 1900. At just 29 years old, Simone and her chestnut mare DSP Alice turned in a 5-round score of 3.47, meaning they incurred only time penalties all week! [She’s the Show Jumping World Champion We’ve Been Waiting For]

Over 50 young horses competed in the FEH East Coast Championships at Loch Moy Farm this weekend. From yearlings through 4 year olds, the future stars of our sport showed off for the judges. Every colt and filly was judged on conformation. The 3 year olds were sent through the jump chute, and the 4 year olds were ridden under saddle as well as sent through the jump chute. [Day 1] [Day 2]

Relive the excitement and drama of WEG 2018 in pictures [Through the Lens]

Monday Video: You have to watch this gold medal pas de deux!

Winning Round – Vaulting Pas Des Deux | FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018

One word to describe this display…Stunning 👏 👏A performance that fully deserved a gold medal. Having been out over the last year with a broken leg, Lorenzo Lupacchini comes back strong to join his partner Silvia Stopazzini to show an energetic and incredible show. 🥇 Silvia Stopazzini & Lorenzo Lupacchini 🇮🇹🥈 Jasmin Lindner & Lukas Wacha 🇦🇹🥉 Janika Derks & Johannes Kay 🇩🇪

Posted by Fédération Equestre Internationale on Thursday, September 20, 2018

Box Qutie Euthanized Due to Injury Sustained at WEG

Anna Freskgård and Box Qutie (SWE) on course at Tryon. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

We are devastated to report that Box Qutie, ridden by Sweden’s Anna Freskgård in the eventing competition at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, was euthanized today due to complications from an injury sustained during the cross country phase on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The 12-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Quite Easy X Lady Like LKT, by Little Boy 756) completed the cross country course with 20 jumping penalties and 18 time penalties. When she crossed the finish line, she suddenly pulled up lame on her right front leg and was transferred to Tryon Equine Hospital for treatment. She was subsequently diagnosed with a soft tissue injury.

A statement from the FEI explained, “Initially the mare was improving, but despite receiving the best veterinary care, her condition worsened yesterday due to circulatory complications. As a result, the horse’s owner, Therese Örup, together with the athlete, groom and veterinarians, elected for euthanasia today.”

Box Qutie and Anna have been competing at the FEI level together since 2013. They enjoyed a strong season in 2018, including a win at the Strzegom CIC3*, a third place finish at the Saumur CCI3* and a 16th place finish at the Aachen CICO3*.

Please join us in extending sincerest condolences to Therese, Anna and all of Box Qutie’s connections.

[Statement On Box Qutie (SWE)]

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Inside Charlotte Dujardin’s WEG Stable

Great Britain’s dressage darling Charlotte Dujardin and her rising star Mount St John Freestyle, a 9-year-old Hanoverian mare (Fidermark X Donna Gracia, Donnerhall) owned by Emma and Jill Blundell, earned double bronze (team and individual) for Great Britain at the FEI World Equestrian Games last week.

The talented young mare was undefeated at the FEI level prior to the Games (and two bronze medals at her first major championship is nothing to sneeze at!) and is proving a promising partner for Charlotte following her success with the record-breaking Valegro.

Charlotte’s groom Alan Davies runs a tight ship back at the barn. He looks after every inch of the horses to make sure they feel fit and well. During WEG, Alan also made special preparations in advance of the severe storms caused by Hurricane Florence. Go behind the scenes in Charlotte’s stable, meet the famous Freestyle and hear more about Alan’s important duties.

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Photo Gallery: A Thrilling WEG Show Jumping Finale

The FEI World Equestrian Games is one of those events that seems to move both fast and slow. The days are long and emotional, yet it seems like only a few blinks ago that we were anticipating the competition ahead during the first horse inspection. A tumultuous week culminated in a thrilling finale today at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Standing ringside, the butterflies gradually increased to a barely tolerable level until it was just too much, and I couldn’t help but cheer behind the camera while madly clicking the shutter button. What a week. What a sport! Go Eventing.

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Robin Godel’s Save of the Day at WEG

We saw great saves and valiant recovery efforts yesterday on cross country at the FEI World Equestrian Games, but Switzerland’s Robin Godel and Grandeur de Lully CH definitely had the save of the day.

Grandeur de Lully CH stutter stepped on take-off at the Apple Country table at 13B. Knees up and ears pricked, they looked to be alright at first but couldn’t quite clear the width of the table. Grandeur de Lully CH stretched, making a heroic attempt to stay on his feet, but he stumbled to his knees on landing, throwing Robin on to his neck.

It looked like Robin was going to shoot out the front door, but Grandeur de Lully CH lifted his head and literally threw Robin back in the tack. Then they were off and running. Now that’s teamwork! Robin and Grandeur de Lully CH went on to finish the course clear with 38.4 time penalties. Keep scrolling to see the sequence of their epic save.

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Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Go Eventing.

Photo Gallery: A Wet & Wild WEG Cross Country Day

Cross country day at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games was definitely one to remember. There was certainly heartbreak and drama along with some surprise successes. The highlight of the day for me was the Japanese team riding with incredible poise and delivering lovely solid rounds to pull themselves up into medal contention.

As for the weather, we actually lucked out. It wasn’t too too wet or windy and the overcast skies were a blessing for the horses considering the humidity. It could have been so much worse. The entirety of tomorrow is a bit up in the air but it’s certain to be an exciting finale. Go Eventing.

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Photo Gallery: Smiles All Around During WEG Dressage Day 2

Sandra Auffarth and Viamant du Matz (GER). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The scores are in and the results tallied. The second day of dressage at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games was full of emotion, a few surprises and some incredibly beautiful moments. A few personal favorites: I just loved watching Brazil’s Henrique Plombon Pinheiro ride through his test with Land Quenotte Do Feroleto wearing an ear-to-ear grin. It was also refreshing to see Ingrid Klimke reach down and pat SAP Hale Bob OLD several times on their way to second place.

Of course, it’s very exciting to see the U.S. in bronze medal position after the first phase, but scores are close all the way to through and there is plenty to do on course tomorrow. Go Eventing.

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