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Thursday Video from Ecovet: This Kentucky Throwback Will Give You Chills

As our very own five-star, the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event holds a special place in the hearts of American eventers. Its storied history, gorgeous setting and exhilarating competition make the last week in April EN’s favorite of the year. The Fédération Equestre Internationale has released a #ThrowbackThursday video of the event that will give you chill bumps.

Go eventing.

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Five-Star Heist

I’m freaking out!!!!! I’ve just had this delivered. I need to find a crap Irish food outlet near Luhmuhlen by midday!!! Please don’t hurt wheelie whoever you are 🙏 Turniergesellschaft Luhmühlen EquiRatings Sam Watson? #no1ainteasy

Posted by Team Price on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A gorgeous German backdrop, an international cast of characters and a valuable heist: The 2019 Longines Luhmühlen CCI5*-L has all the makings of a new HBO thriller.

Being FEI World Number One certainly comes with its perks, but also dangers apparently. Tim Price only stepped into the role 12 days ago and he’s already dealing with ransom threats for something very near and dear to his heart… No, not his darling son Otis, but his meter wheel — an absolute necessity at any five-star.

Tim shared a “desperate” plea to his Facebook page for the mysterious masked man to keep “Wheelie” safe. Now the only question is who is responsible?

Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Ingrid Klimke’s Wiesbaden Helmet Cam

Ingrid Klimke is cross country #goals. She and fan favorite SAP Hale Bob OLD produced yet another picture perfect trip from start box to finish flags at Leg Two of the Event Rider Masters Series at Wiesbaden to finish third on 28.4. Follow their trip with this video courtesy of ERM, chock full of insights directly from Ingrid as well as data from SAP technologies.

No matter the year, the event, or the horse, ride like Ingrid.

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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: O Canada!

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.

All eyes are were on our Northern neighbors for MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three-Day Event, which took center stage over the weekend. (Catch up on EN’s Bromont coverage here.) Think Sport Horse Nation is just for the U.S.? Think again! Here’s six listed for sale “north of the wall.”

Lordanna. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Looking for Stunning?

This mare has it all! If you are looking for a hose that turns heads, is athletic, bold, brave, smart and has a solid mind, this is her! Lordanna has always been a horse that comes to work every day. She is well traveled, having spent two winters in Southern California training and competing. Successfully upgraded to Training level in Feb 2019 at Fresno Park finishing on her dressage score in 4th place. Showing potential for much higher levels she has a ground covering gallop that finds the distances to jump easily. In May 2018 we entered her in the 5 year old division in Area VII and she won her class scoring 78.2. From there we traveled to and competed at Rebecca Farms in the Novice 3 Day Classic division placing 2nd in a large field.
Lordanna scores consistently well in dressage, she has a steady rhythm and is attentive. currently working on lateral movements and confirming her counter canter as well as her changes. Jumping has been effortless for her and the bigger the jumps, the more careful she becomes. Absolutely no vices, easy to work with on the ground, loves turnout with friends, trail rides and loves to hack out.

Lordanna is very personable, loves to be the Princess of the barn and is treated so! She would be an incredible Young Riders horse or for an experienced Amateur. We are looking for a long term ownership with someone in a professional program. Located in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia.

Junior. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2018 Tb/ Trakehner Gelding- Serious Eventing Prospect

Regrettably offered for sale:

Junior is an impressive 2018 TB/ Trakehner gelding. His dam; Glendening Avis (17.1hh) registered CSHA by Ferrari GS competed up to CCI-4S, with much success. His Sire is Rather Well a Gold Premium CSHA stallion who also competed to the 4* level.
Junior is very correct in his conformation and movement. He is very personable and has always been the in your pocket type since he was born. Junior is a serious prospect for eventing, but also for any discipline. Expected to mature to 16.2hh+.

Rather Well has many offspring with much success in the eventing world. This is his Facebook page with pictures of him and his offspring;

Proudly offering Junior for sale to a serious buyer for $15000 USD.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email [email protected] or at my cell 7058795442. Located in Kawartha Lakes Division, Ontario.

Tiana. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Prelim horse with upper level potential

Tiana is a 16.2hh, 10 yr old Bay OTTB mare for sale. During the 2018 season, Tiana has competed successfully at Prelim level in Canada. Placing almost every time in the top 3. Careful jumper, lovely mover and a bold an honest mount on XC. Tiana is a sensible mare with lots of potential to go higher. She has a big heart. Not mareish at all. She looks more like a warmblood with her round shapes than a TB. Good for both experienced junior or amateur that want to go up the levels or even a professional looking for an upper level mount. UTD, sane and sound. Located in Montreal Area, Canada

Please contact Josiane for more details. Email : [email protected] / phone: +1-514-497-4467

Fox Trot. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

FEI Schoolmaster!

Exceptional Preliminary/CCI2*-L packer with Intermediate miles. “Fox Trot” or lovingly known as “Vixen” in the barn is a beautiful 2009 16.2hh Thoroughbred Warmblood cross mare.

Vixen is highly educated and has lots to teach any rider. She also has extensive experience competing in the US and Canada, with 2 solid seasons at the Preliminary and FEI 2* level, both long and short format.

Vixen is a easy keeper and barn favourite for her impeccable manners and quiet disposition. She loves hacking out on trails and going on adventures in the trailer. Fabulous with traffic of all sorts, ground ties, clips, bathes, she does it all! Always eager to please, loves her job- and she’s a true “cross country machine”, never had a jump fault! She also has an exceptional clean bill of health.

Vixen has been brought through the levels by a young rider and is excellent with riders of all ages. Vixen is looking for a talented junior or adult amateur to show the ropes of Eventing to.

Open to options. Potential for on property paid lease while in a full lesson program with Excalibur Equestrian, or full sale. Please contact for additional information and price.

Located in Langley, BC, Canada. Just 10 minutes from the Washington state border. Willing to consider trades for horse that will go above Intermediate Contact Lizzy at 604 928 3408 or [email protected]

Zinnia. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Clyde x Tb 16hh3 * Ready for novice

Zinnia is a 16hh3, 11yo, Tb x Clyde mare. Currently in training for eventing, she is ready to show in pre-training (novice). She has experience in the jumper ring (1m), but could easily perform in the 1.10 and more. Very willing and forgiving. She’s bombproof. No stops. Gives lessons to a 12yo girl. Goes on trail alone or in group. Perfect for an amateur. Stands quietly for the farrier, easy to transport.

Sadly offered for sale as the owner doesn’t have enough time for her,
Contact [email protected] or 450-210-0431 for more info. Located in Carignan, Quebec, Canada.

Casha. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

16.2hh Grey 11yr old CSH mare

CASHA is a grey 16.2hh 10 yr old registered Canadian Sport Horse mare by Asher. She recently won her first event from start to finish on a 29! Casha has previous hunter ring experience qualifying for the Trillium Championships in 2017. Frontenac County, Ontario.

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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.


Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo by Steph RB Jenkins.

As said by Steph Rhodes Bosh Jenkins, “Eventing is a weird sport.” At any given time, you may be just as likely to be either rider in this photo from the Middleburg H.T. at Great Meadow. Sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield. Kick on!

National Holiday: National German Chocolate Cake Day

Events Opening This Week: Horse Park of New Jersey Horse Trials IIHunt Club Farms H.T.Event at Rebecca FarmUS Pony Club National Championships,

Events Closing This Week: Groton House Farm H.T.Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. ILoudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T.Chattahoochee Hills H.T.Inavale Farm HTArrowhead H.T.Cobblestone Farms H.T. I,

Tuesday News: 

Surefire has extended extended their closing date to June 12! The competition will be held June 21-23 in Purcellville, Va. It’s always a favorite on the Area II summer calendar. Get those entires here! Click here for more information.

Ireland’s rising star Cathal Daniels has taken another top title. He won the Under-25 CCI4*-L at Bramham International Horse Trials aboard Rioghan Rua. The 22-year-old was also the only rider in the class to finish on his dressage score. [Irish WEG medallist wins Bramham under-25s]

As eventers, we’re constantly worried about our horse’s joint health, but how well do you actually know the anatomy of a joint? USEA breaks it down and explores how and when joints become damaged. [The Anatomy of a Joint]

Anyone who has had a revitalizing trip to the beach knows there’s something magic in ocean water. Racehorse trainer Bianca Dunk knows it best, and she lunges her horses in salt water 2-3 times per week. [Meet the racehorse trainer who lunges her horses in the sea]

Tuesday Video: 

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

It’s not often you get a cheat sheet on cross country, but Middleburg H.T. is looking out. Course Designer Jon Wells also has a special treat in it for anyone who can high five the oncoming competitor at the crossing. Think games, not jousting and make it happen, EN!

National Holiday: National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day (It’s also my dog, Franklin’s, Gotcha Day!)

Major Events:

Bromont CCI: WebsiteEntriesScheduleDressage Start TimesLive ScoresEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Bramham International HT: WebsiteEntries and Ride TimesCross-Country Live StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

Wiesbaden ERMERM WebsiteEvent WebsiteStart TimesLive ScoresLive Stream

U.S. Weekend Action:

Plantation Field H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

The Middleburg H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

River Glen H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Sunday Links: 

The USEF Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies: What You Need to Know

Jessie Quinlan: USEA Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

Official’s Journal: Learning Outside the Classroom

‘Good hands’ to take over at Badminton Horse Trials

British Olympic pair win Bramham CCI4*-S

Kitty King is on top at Bramham Horse Trials

Sunday Video: 

Thursday Video from Ecovet: Happy Retirement, NZB Campino

Mark Todd announced last week the retirement of his five-star partner, NZB Campino. “Kinky,” a 17-year-old Hanoverian, had an uncharacteristic stop early in the Badminton cross country course earlier this season, and the New Zealand Olympian decided it was time for retirement from International competition.

Mark Todd’s statement:

“Having made the wise call to ‘pull himself up’ at Badminton early on and not being sound back at the stables we have done some further investigation and whilst Kinky is now sound and happily out in the paddock we have made the decision to retire him from International Eventing. He has been and remains a wonderful friend and he will now be Carolyn’s hack and look after the youngsters on the farm. And be pampered by Jess Wilson!”

Between an Olympic team bronze medal in 2012 and six CCI5*-L completions, Kinky had one hell of a career. Take a look back through these videos.

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Poplar Place Helmet Cams

Poplar Place Farm has been an iconic name on the Area III calendar since 2001, and though it’s seen a chance of ownership since then, it’s popularity has remained. This weekend, they welcomed the best of the southeast for the USEA Area III Championships. Elisa Wallace took three rides: Munson Slew, who won the Preliminary Championships, Sharp Decision, and Play Big. Ride along as she gallops around the Hamilton, Georgia venue.

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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: GMHA Highlights

After a long winter, Area I eventers are out in force now enjoying the gorgeous New England summer season. Vermont’s GMHA is always a rider favorite, so enjoy a few highlights from The Horse Pesterer. You can find live scores at this link.

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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

It’s a long haul from Georgia/Florida/South Carolina, etc. to Rebecca Farm, so the Area III Young Riders are fundraising! They’ve got tons to choose from including entries, schooling vouchers, lessons, and a 5-night stay at St. Simons Island. The auction ends June 14 at 6pm EST. Click here to explore the auction.

National Holiday: National Cheese Day

Events Opening This Week: Larkin Hill H.T.Full Moon Farms H.T.Silverwood Farm Summer H.T.Penny Oaks H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Midsouth Pony Club H.T.Abbe Ranch Horse TrialKent School Spring H.T.Essex H.T.Surefire Farm H.T.Stable View Summer H.T.Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T.Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. IMidsouth Pony Club H.T.,

Tuesday News: 

Pam Duffy and Don Trotter have created an empire through their Sunsprite Warmbloods. Pam has always aimed to breed the “original all-purpose horse,” and they’ve got Hanoverians, Oldenburgs, and Dutch Warmbloods sporting their namesake. [Behind the Breeder’s Brand: Sunsprite Warmbloods]

FEI rules in our sport can often be confusing. Aside from the eventing-specifics, there’s also the FEI Dressage and Jumping to consider. Romanian eventer Viorel Bubau is one who would agree as he was eliminated for boots at Strzegom this spring, only to have the ruling overturned when the rule cited actually didn’t exist. [It’s time for equestrians to get clearer rules about rules]

Tik Maynard is known by some as a horse whisperer. He’s got a knack for thinking from the horse’s perspective, and now he shares some of that insight. [Be A Good Friend: 5 Ways To Improve Your Relationship With Your Horse]

Tuesday Video: Ride around the Area III’s Preliminary Championships cross country course with winners Elisa Wallace and Munson Stew. See complete results from event, which took place over the weekend at Poplar Place, here.

Weekend Instagram Roundup: Area III Championships at Poplar Place Farm

Poplar Place Farm has been buzzing with activity this weekend as they are hosting the Area III Championships. They’ve got top riders going head-to-head in Beginner Novice through Intermediate divisions. We follow the action through the ‘grams. Click here to follow the live scores.

Poplar Place Farm June H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

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last day of area III champs!

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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Training Level Troopers

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.

Training level is where things can start getting interesting. Horses have to be smart and quick enough to handle the beginnings of technical combinations, but nothing gets too too serious yet. If you’re looking for a horse who’s right in this sweet spot, check out these six available on Sport Horse Nation:

Monty’s Revenge. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fun novice/training level gelding sadly for sale!

Monty’s Revenge is an 8 y/o, 16h unraced TB gelding. He has competed extensively at novice and training level with multiple wins to his name. He has also competed 2nd level dressage helping me achieve scores towards my bronze medal.
Monty is the perfect horse for an AA or jr wanting to get miles at novice and training with potential for prelim. He is uncomplicated all 3 phases.
I have enjoyed him immensely but my busy work schedule and human child prevent me from riding and competing him consistently.
Monty is an easy keeper and lives outside 24/7 but also enjoys the luxury of a stall. He is a cribber but controlled with a collar. Located near Athens, Ga. Asking 20k but negotiable to great home.

Billy McArthur. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

7 yo Training Level Import

Billy McArthur is a 16 hand gelding bred at the Billy Stud in England. He is by Tangelo Van De Zuuthoeve (sire of Congo Brazzaville C) and his damn is full sister to William Funnell’s 1.60 meter show jumper. Billy has great paces and is an extremely scopey jumper. He is a kick ride and goes in a snaffle in all three phases. Most recently won the training division at Fair Hill on his dressage score of 26.9. Located in Pennsylvania.

SW Lhittle Rascal. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

SW Lhittle Rascal

16.3 2010 Black Oldenburg gelding. Rascal has won several training events with the scope and talent to go to the top! He spent his early years in the Dressage ring but loves jumping and XC to much to stay there. He would be perfect for an ambitious young rider or professional looking to go all the way and win. Rascal can be a bit sharp so would not suit a timid rider. In professional training and competition program with Sinead Halpin and Tik Maynard. Motivated seller. Located in Florida.

Reveille. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented 2013 Training level Eventer with top potential

REVEILLE – `Grey 16.3 hand 2013 Thoroughbred gelding by Unbridled Energy. This athletic youngster is competing at the Training level now, and has the potential to go to the top levels. He is a good mover and a talented jumper, brave and scopey. He is well balanced and light on his feet. He is smart and learns quickly, and has a great temperament. He is a super upper level prospect, but would also be suitable for an ambitious amateur who wants a talented partner. Photos and video:
We also have many other excellent horses available, from green prospects to experienced Eventers. Visit for more info.

PhyllisDawson, Windchase, Hillsboro, VA E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (540) 668-6024 – stable, (540) 668-6548 – home.

Evelina. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Evelina- 2009 Dutch Mare

Evelina is a 15.3 2009 imported bay KWPN mare (Krack C x Lisette, by Caritas). Evelina was purchased as a first riding horse to learn on by a junior rider who took her to her first shows this year. After their beginner novice debut, they completed two novice level events together. She has successfully moved up to training level, finishing on her dressage score with both a young rider and a professional. Evelina is ready to continue up the levels and has impressed us with her scope, gaits, and trainability. Three good gaits, very brave XC and careful in the show jumping. Evelina would be suitable to continue with a more advanced child or be developed by an ambitious rider as a FEI prospect. Sadly for sale as rider is off to school! Located in Pennsylvania.

Tullabeg Dilson. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Tullabeg Dilson

Dilson is a 6-year-old 16.2hh ISH gelding. He is by Dilshaan xx out of a Ramiro B mare. Dilson was imported as a 4-year-old and has competed successfully through training level eventing and 3’6″ jumpers. He is straight forward to ride with great paces and a super jump. Dilson has potential to go to the top in eventing or jumping. Top class horse with a big future! Located in Pennsylvania.

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.

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

The fat pony comback. Photo by Susan Thomas.

This spring I’ve been slowly bringing my semi-retired event horse back into work. There have already been hills and valleys — he’s a spooky guy that loves nothing more than a buck and spin, so getting him back into full form has been interesting to say the least. Hills and fitness work finally paid off this week as we enjoyed our first jump lesson in nearly two years, and it felt like we never skipped a beat. Time to go back to work, fat pony!

National Holiday: National Egg Day

Major Events:

Tattersalls: WebsiteEntries and Live ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

Poplar Place Farm June H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

IEA H.T. & Classic 3DE [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Colorado Horse Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

GMHA June H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

NJ Region H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Ocala Summer I H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

Now on Course: Danielle Poulsen Strikes Out on Her Own

PODCAST: Reflections on the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship

Can I Friend My Students On Facebook? USEF Legal Counsel Sonja Keating Answers New SafeSport Policy Questions

Top lot at Tattersalls event horse sale fetches €37,000 as Oliver Townend buys two

Sunday Video:

As of today, Tim Price is officially ranked No.1 in the world. He shows us why he is number one with a beautiful clear round in the George Mernagh Memorial CCI4*-L show jumping phase in the Colm Quinn Main Arena. Let’s hope he can keep on top of the podium after tomorrow’s cross country. #tatts2019 #seeyouthere

Posted by Tattersalls International Horse Trials & Country Fair on Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thursday Video from Ecovet: First Look at Luhmühlen CCI5*-L Cross Country

We’re in the final stretch until Longines Luhmühlen CCI5*-L in two weeks, and the event has shared the first sneak peak of the cross country. Watch to find out what Course Designer Mike Etherington-Smith thinks is the “toughest fence on course” and more!

The U.S. has two representatives coming forward for this major competition, Frankie Thieriot Stutes with Chatwin and Allie Knowles with Sound Prospect. Click here to follow EN’s coverage.

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Rideability Exercise with Boyd Martin

Time to rearrange the jumps in your arena. Our friends at the United States Eventing Association and Event Clinics have shared some footage from Boyd Martin’s show jumping clinic at Wheatland Farm in Purcellville, Va. earlier this month. In his clinic, Boyd focused on rideability. This exercise features a serpentine of sorts with three verticals, separated by five strides set on alternating bending lines, which asked horses to be quick on their feet, followed by a six stride line where riders had to focus on going more forward.

Don’t forget to follow the U.S. Eventing Association on Facebook for more great content like this.


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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Watch the Devon Arena Eventing Winning Ride

Boyd Martin and Contestor won the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing this weekend at the prestigious Devon Horse Show & Country Fair. It’s an exciting competition under the lights at the storied Dixon Oval arena. Watch a few of the top riders pedal down, and read more of our coverage here.

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Reliable. Effective. Affordable.

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

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

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Memorial Day is more than just the kick off to the summer season, it’s a day of reflection, to honor those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From all of us at Nation Media, thank you to those who have bravely given all.

From eventer Lainey Ashker:

“People frequently ask me what my cross country colors are and I tell them they’re more of a “feeling” than being decked out in red, white and blue. I am proud to be an American, a registered voter, a small part of a democratic society and have the opportunity to ride these beautiful American racehorses and give them a second chance on life as well. I also realize that these luxuries aren’t a given and so my “cross country colors” are also an expression of GRATITUDE for those who have fallen and those who continue to fight for our rights to call this amazing country our HOME!”

Events Opening This Week: Huntington Farm H.T.Genesee Valley Hunt H.T.The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm IIChampagne Run at the Park H.T.Western Underground, Inc Coconino Summer HT & T/N/BN3D Event

Events Closing This Week: Valinor Farm Horse TrialsLarkin Hill H.T.Seneca Valley Pony Club Spring H.T.Bucks County Horse Park H.T.Full Gallop Farm June H.T.Silverwood Farm Spring H.T.Woodland Stallion Station H.T.Aspen Farms H.T.Honey Run H.T.Golden Spike H.T.

Tuesday News: 

Ride between the flags with Madison Temkin. She walks us through her planning and preparation at this Preliminary coffin at Twin Rivers Ranch. [Ride Between the Flags with Madison Temkin]

The last thing you’d expect to be worrying about at the start box is your underwear, but anything can happen. That was Sally Thornley’s story at the Horse & Hound Festival of Eventing this weekend, when she arrive on grounds to learn she’d left all her clothes at home. Don’t miss this, and many other stories from the competition at this link. [Tales from the H&H Festival of Eventing: ‘I left all of my clothes at home’]

EN continues to follow the Australian inquest into the deaths of Olivia Inglis and Caitlyn Fischer in 2016. The inquest concluded on Friday, May 24, and New South Wales Deputy State Coroner Derek Lee will release his findings at this link. [‘Very frustrating’: Investigator into fatal horse jump was shut down]

Tuesday Video:

Weekend Wrap Up: Faudree, Sellmer & Alliston Win Across Virginia, Woodside

Will Faudree and Mama’s Magic Way. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld for VHT.

Will Faudree has earned 12 International victories in his eventing career, but a long format, formerly CCI, win has eluded him, until this weekend when he topped the Virginia Horse Trials CCI2*-L with Mama’s Magic Way.

Will and the 8-year-old Hanoverian owned by Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables had a wire-to-wire lead of the inaugural division, ending the weekend on their dressage score of 22.

“He’s a star. He’s definitely been a horse I’ve had to get to know. I joke around, I say he’s like a 3-year-old little boy in a toy store on a sugar high — all the time. He’s a wonderful horse. We have a lot of fun with him. I’m really excited about his future,” Faudree said of the horse who was produced to the CCI2*-S level by Germany’s Andreas Dibowski.

“I’ve had to figure out how to talk to him when his emotions get going. I was really proud of him in the dressage, and it’s really fun to lead from start to finish. I’m very thankful to Jennifer Mosing and my entire team. It’s exciting — in my 20-plus year career, this is the first CCI long I’ve ever won.”

Show jumping in reverse order, Doug Payne and Stephen Blauner’s Baymax put the pressure on Will with a double clear jumping effort. This is the 6-year-old Irish Sport Horse debut at the level, and he finished on a three-phase result of 25.5.

Fresh off a second place finish in the Jersey Fresh CCI4*-L, Arden Wildasin finished third with Sarah Wildasin’s Southern Sun. The 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse kept their position throughout the weekend, also finishing on their dressage score (26.4).

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Sara Sellmer and PDQ Leigh. Photo by Kim Miller.

Sara Sellmer was the big winner on the west coast, taking the Advanced with Jill Walton’s PDQ Leigh.

Sara hadn’t been to The Horse Park at Woodside since her upper level partner, TF Kreisler, died following a cross country accident, so her win of the Advanced this weekend was a bittersweet one.

“I wasn’t sure how I would handle it,” she said. “To be doing Advanced again and to win today is amazing. The support of the community here has also been amazing. All weekend I’ve been getting pats on the back in the warm-up ring and everybody telling me that I can do it.”

Even with one rail down, the pair still finished with four points to spare on a final result of 37.8. Next stop: the CCI4*-L at Rebecca Farm.

Show jumping proved very influential for this division, and a clear round one second over boosted sixth-place Lauren Billys and Castle Larchfeild Purdy to second on a score of 42.3. Frankie Thieriot Stutes and Chatwin were third with 0.8 time penalties added as they head next to Luhmühlen.

James Alliston and Cassio’s Picasso KD. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

James Alliston’s colorful star, Cassio’s Picasso KD, won the Open Intermediate in the final phase. He and the 7-year-old Trakehner stallion jumped clear for the blue ribbon on a score of 28.6. Overnight leader, 15-year-old Jordan Crabo had a disappointing refusal at the first fence with Over Easy, dropping to a second place finish with 29 points. Kelsey Holmes and  NZB The Chosen One were third, finishing on their dressage score of 30.30.

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China, Thailand & Poland Punch Tickets to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Team Poland celebrates their win at Baborówko. M&R Photo.

China, Thailand and Poland have officially secured their qualification to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games across qualifiers this weekend at Baborówko and Samur.

Baborówko stood as an FEI Olympic Qualification Event for Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia with Belarus, Poland and Russia coming forward for their ticket to Tokyo. By the end of cross country, only Poland remained with a complete team. Belarus’ Alexander Zelenko was eliminated during dressage and Hannah Nemtsaya withdrew before the cross country. Russia had only three members entered, and lost Aleksandr Markov, who was eliminated on cross country. That left only Poland, who was down to three members as Mariusz Kleniuk retired on cross country, but finished all of them to secure their spot in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Paweł Spisak and Banderas. M&R Photo.

Pawel Spisak and Banderas delivered a key performance for their country today, winning the CCI4O*-L on their best finishing score to date at this level, a 26.8. Marek Jodko’s 12-year-old PZHK (Moravia x Babilonia xx, by Jape xx) led from top to bottom as the only horse in the division to finish on his dressage score.

Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH. M&R Photo.

One of the most exciting new pairs, Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH, nabbed second place in their first long format competition together. Ze Terminator and the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding (Contendro I X Havanna, by Heraldik I), who is owned by the DOKR, Klaus Fischer, Sabine Fischer and Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, added 6.4 time penalties to an otherwise spotless weekend to finish on a three-phase result of 33.2.

Jan Kaminski and Jard finished third on a score of 39.4. Pawel’s teammates, Joanna Pawlak with Fantastic Frieda and Pawel Warszawski with Aristo A-Z, finished fourth (42.9) and fifth (46.1), respectively.

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Held in France, Samur’s CCIO3*-L was an FEI Olympic Qualification Event for Olympic Groups F and G, which covers Africa and the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Oceania. China, Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand each fielded teams.

Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro. Ouest Image.

Japan won on a cumulative score of 129.3, but as the host nation for next year’s Olympics, they were already guaranteed a team position. This qualifier awarded two countries an Eventing team debut at the next Olympics: China and Thailand.

The CCIO3*-L was won by Jean Lou Bigot riding Aktion de Belheme. This was the 9-year-old Selle Francais’ debut at the level, and he won on a score of 33.8.

Leading the team charge for China was Alex Hua Tian and Don Geniro, who finished second. The 12-year-old Hanoverian had one rail down for a final score of 36.4.

“An amazing, emotional, dramatic and unbelievable day for all of us! When we discussed the Chinese team at Tokyo, I honestly didn’t think that it was possible 18 months ago… too little too late was my feeling. But with luck coming our way, the opportunity opening up and the strength of character from my fellow team riders over the last year leading up to this we have achieved the unthinkable!It is a fairytale and I am extremely proud to make history with these guys,” Alex said.

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Countries already qualified for the Olympics include: Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Fifteen teams can qualify in addition to the 20 individual slots for a total of 65 starters. Remaining qualifiers include The Pan American Games in Lima, Peru and FEI European Eventing Championships in Luhmühlen, Germany. Additionally, the highest ranked nation of the FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ series in 2019 will also qualify. For more information on Olympic team qualification, follow our handy guide.

Braitling & Pellegrini Crowned Woodside Preliminary Challenge Champions

Meg Pellegrini and Ganymede. Photo by Kim Miller.

Saturday night at The Spring Event at Woodside has a special atmosphere. The big VIP tent with the hustle and bustle of happy patrons enjoying dinner and drinks right alongside the Grand Prix arena gives the space an electric feel, and with Preliminary Challenge competitors show jumping in reverse order of standing, it becomes a very high pressure situation for that level. That’s the beauty of the Preliminary Challenge — it’s a wonderful opportunity for up-and-coming horses and riders to perform in an amped-up environment, and the $15,000 purse doesn’t hurt!

The Preliminary Challenge competitors first battled Bert Woods’ cross country Saturday, but the final standings were decided in the show jumping where second placed Bec Braitling and Meg Pellegrini won the horse and rider divisions, respectively.

Meg Pellegrini and Ganymede. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Meg Pellegrini and her own Ganymede, a 16-year-old Connemara (Bally Whim An Luan x Court Hawk), secured their third Preliminary win as a pair this weekend. They finished two seconds over optimum time on cross country, their only fault of the weekend, and a double clear show jumping sealed the deal on a score of 34.1.

Meg also snagged third place with

her newest ride, RF Eloquence. She and “Ricky Bobby,” the former five-star ride of Ellie O’Neal, had just 3.2 time penalties for a final score of 36.2.

“Both of my horses always put in 100% effort, but I think (Ganymede) just got a little jealous and she had to come up and show what she could do. She feels and acts like a big horse. She acts like she can jump the moon,” Meg said.

Savannah Gwin and Glock Pullman. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Savannah Gwin was second with Glock Pullman on a score of 35.7. Both Savannah and Meg are hoping to represent Area VI at the North American Young Riders Championship later this summer.

Bec Braitling and Penhill Celtic. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

Lauren Burnell’s Penhill Celtic is still new to the U.S. with only two competitors under his belt in California so far, but he seems to be getting the hang of it with Bec Braitling in the saddle. The 7-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Je T’aime Flamenco x Norway Maid) earned a 27.9 in the first phase and added nothing to it to finish on his dressage score.

“I love this Woodside event so much because it has so much atmosphere for show jumping, and for having it right after cross country when the horses are a bit tired — It’s a great place to get to know the horses well before going on to an FEI competition,” she said.

Bec had a spate of strong finishes in this class: Kirschblute 3 (5th — 43.1), Caravaggio II (6th — 34.3), and Dassett Ricochet (9th — 35.1).

Tamie Smith and Elliot-V. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

One unfortunate rail knocked morning leaders Tamie Smith and Elliot-V to second place on on a final score of 31.1. Amber Levine and Excellence were third on a score of 32.7.

Sara Sellmer and PDQ Leigh. Photo by Kim Miller.

Sara Sellmer and PDQ Leigh’s partnership is new and flourishing. They did their very first event together last summer — The Preliminary at Rebecca Farm — and this weekend’s competition at Woodside is their first Advanced.  Jil Walton’s 9-year-old Hanoverian (Quite Easy x Ennie) took over the lead of the division after a faultless cross country trip inside the time to remain on a score of 33.8.

James Alliston and Pandora picked up 3.6 time penalties to go second on a score of 39.1, and Hilary Burkemper sits third with Undercover after 6.8 time penalties for a score of 39.3.

Kerry Groot and Borasco were the only other pair to go double clear, and they’re now fourth (40.5). Dressage leader Frankie Theriot Stutes gave Chatwin an easy, confident run before their five star debut at Luhmühlen  in a few weeks time. They added 14.4 time penalties for fifth place on a score of 41.7.

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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Six Dreamy Chestnuts

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.

These beauties shine brighter than a newly minted copper penny. Here’s six dreamy chestnuts listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation. There’s even plenty of socks, blazes and more for you chrome lovers!

Zero. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


“Zero” is absolutely the most delicious thoroughbred we’ve ever had in the barn. He floats across the ground and is incredibly supple. Very well schooled on the flat from your seat and leg, light in the bridle.

Zero has been evented through Novice, but has most recently been running BN, winning a spring show on a 19.2! Zero has an easy jump, both in SJ and XC. Zero is looking forward to finding a partner who wants to progress through the levels together. We can see him continuing his career as an event horse, or even doing straight dressage, or jumpers!

Competitively priced at $16,000 for an easy, uncomplicated sale.

Zero is easy in all ways – loads, clips, ties, stands for the farrier, no vices. Is the same off property as at home with no prep. Will be best suited for a confident, soft rider who can continue his education in a competition focused program. Located in Georgia.

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Upper level prospect- Cashetta

4 year old Swedish warmblood mare out of Lupicor. 07/20/2014. 16’1.

Professionally broke and trained, ridden by a junior. Cashetta is a professional’s dream mare with her endless scope and talent. Flashy movements, chrome, and perfect conformation turns heads everywhere. Already confidently showing at the lower levels and is ready to step up. She’s also following along the YEH-5 year old program. Low to mid 5 figures. Located in North Carolina.

Have You Heard. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Winning Training Level Packer!!! Qualified for AEC’s

Have You Heard. “Rumor” 2007 15.2 h Trakehner/Thoroughbred cross mare. Novice/training packer. Has successfully been campaigned by an amateur through the modified level without any cross country penalties! Recently placed first and second at her first runs this season. Point and shoot to the fences, autochanges, same horse at home and away and a good confidence booster who loves her job and aims to please. Easy on the ground, loves attention, Gets along well with both mares and geldings, lives out 24/7. Loads well, easy to clip, stands for the farrier, no vices or hormones. Sound, fit and ready to go! Will continue showing until sold. 18K. Located in Athens GA. call or text Johannah: 706.575.4953. Located in Georgia.

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***** NEW VIDEO***** 17.1 h 9yr old

Big bodied TB. Will keep going right up the levels. No limitations. Will pass a PPE. Self loads. Travels well. Xcountry machine. Safe for an amateur or young rider but could also be a professionals upper level horse. Videos available. Located in CT.

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Schoolmaster Type Ready to Teach

This is the horse so many riders need! Schoolmaster type for rider getting started in Eventing! Looking to teach a rider the ropes of the lower levels of Eventing. This fancy warmblood x Tb is so easy to jump and so fun to ride! Quiet and easy to the fences. Evented to training level, now ready to teach the next kid how to event. This type is SO hard to find! 12yo WB X TB Evented Training $15k. Located in Lexington KY.

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Seattle Freckles 2008 16.1hh thoroughbred

Flashy training /novice level packer. Would be suitable for a young rider or AA looking to have fun eventing and out on the trail. Would also excel in a dressage home.

Freckles is an all around great guy, with an amazing brain. You can’t help but love being around his goofy personality. He has worked on ranches, pushed cattle, and places first after dressage. He travels easy, and shows up to big events just as quiet as he is at home. Good home is a must! Located in Utah.

Career highlights:
1st training rider Copper Meadows 4/17
1st training rider Galway Downs 11/17
6th training three-day Rebecca Farm 2018
4th training rider AECs 2018
3rd preliminary area 9 championships 2018

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Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Paweł Spisak and Banderas. MR Photo.

After cross country day at Baborówko Equestrian Festival, Pawel Spisak leads the CCIO4*-L with Banderas. He leads the charge for Poland to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Their competitors, Russia and Belarus are already out of the running as they don’t have enough riders left to complete a team, but Poland still needs to finish all three of their remaining riders to secure their country’s qualification.

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Major Events this Weekend:

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing: Website, Starting Order, Live ScoringLive Stream

Houghton CCI4O*-S: WebsiteLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

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U.S. Weekend Action:

Mystic Valley Hunt Club H.T. [Website] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Virginia Horse Trials International & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

The Spring Event at Woodside [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

May-Daze at the Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Coconino Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Maryland Horse Trials FEH/YEH/NEH Qualifier [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

Missing the Printed Omnibus? There’s an App for That!

Concerns raised about fence where young eventer had fatal fall, inquest hears

Destined For Devon Greatness

Horse Heroes: Copycat Chloe

Top eventer back on the podium two weeks after baby’s arrival