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Tuesday Video from SmartPak: One Way Ticket to Rebecca Farm

What’s not to love about western Montana? Glacier National Park, white water rafting, kayaking, eating lots of huckleberry pie… and of course The Event at Rebecca Farm. Mallory Stiver celebrates the super week that the Julie Wolfert Eventing gang had with a video chronicling the journey.

From Mallory:

“Rebecca Farm is truly the most breathtaking venue any of us have ever gotten to experience; what the Broussard’s have created in Western Montana is unbelievable and pretty hard to try and explain… it was so much more beautiful than I had even dreamed about, and you genuinely have to go for yourself to experience what all the hype is about. One will definitely not regret it and will be hooked for sure once they go. I definitely know that we will be back next year!”

Ownership Change Ushers in New Era for MeadowCreek Park

LeeAnn McQuade & Corp Trip at MeadowCreek Park. Photo by Kate Boggan.

MeadowCreek Park has been a key eventing venue in Area V for more than 25 years. Since the first horse trial in 1992, central Texas eventers have flocked to the 100-acre property known for its straight forward courses and heavy emphasis on competitor camaraderie. Now, MeadowCreek Park is entering a new era with new owners in the Harkin family of Angelique, Shawn and their daughter Kaitlyn.

“My husband and I had been talking about wanting to get land again,” said Angelique. “I mentioned it to a trainer friend of mine who said that Robbie was looking to transition out. Our family had become familiar with MeadowCreek Park while Kaitlyn was on the Texas A&M Eventing Team. We started talking, I convinced my husband – I didn’t think he would go for it. He was excited about the opportunity to have the land and not have to run cows, so we started the process.”

Passing the torch are former owners Robbie and Brad Peterson, who will stay on throughout the year to ensure a smooth transition.

“Nobody wants to take over running a venue cold turkey, so I’m staying on staff as show manager and co-organizer for the September Horse Trials,” Robbie said. “I want to give them every opportunity to pick up in 2020 feeling like they’ve had all the training they can possibly get and jump in head first and go for it. They’re really enthusiastic and energetic about it and I really think they’re going make some great changes and do some good things with it.”

“We absolutely want to continue the USEA horse trials, so we’re in the process of doing the transition paperwork now to transfer those over to us so we keep the dates, keep the numbers, and keep the history because It will be 30 years of running programs at MeadowCreek in the next couple of years,” Angelique said.

The Harkin family is stepping into this new challenge with big plans for the venue and overwhelmingly positive energy to back it up. “We’re working with Carsten Meyer on the cross-country course, on the footing, and upgrading the jumps so we’re able to change something and not always have it be the same course for the riders. We also have plans for improvements to the dressage and jumping arenas – fencing them in and focusing on the footing,” Angelique said.

“It’s important for people to know that we’re looking to continue MeadowCreek’s history and the love of the sport… To continue to offer a safe, nice, secure place for people to come. Our family is big on collaboration and feedback, so we’re open to suggestions, feedback, and great ideas,” she said.

Please join us in giving a warm Eventing Nation welcome to USEA’s newest event owners!

The Fall Social Event at MeadowCreek Park, which is held September 7-8, 2019, is still accepting entries through today, August 20.

[Harkin Family to Continue the MeadowCreek Park Legacy]

 

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Fleming Arena at Great Meadow International.

The MARS Great Meadow International has become much more than your average horse show. This year’s festival-like atmosphere promising fun for the whole family. Ok, so it is still going to be horsey–it’s a competition after all, so you’ll want to make sure you get in on the Jimmy Wofford course walk, Saturday at 1pm. Meet at the MARS Sustainability Bay.

Some other fun activities to enjoy include: Beer Garden (they have cider and wine, too!), food trucks (gourmet tater tots anyone?), live music on Friday, more than two dozen vendors in Meadow Market, Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Outpatient Rehab Center and Concussion Clinic, MARS Equestrian VIPet Cooling Station, dog obedience, retrieval, and directional demos, the Bareback Puissance, Arena Polo, and therapeutic riding demonstrations.

There’s still time to snag your tickets. A $20 general admission ticket will give you access to all four days of competition. Click here for all the ticketing options.

National Holiday: National Radio Day

Events Opening Today: Kent School Fall H.T.Morven Park Fall International H.T. & CCIS-2/3/4*WindRidge Farm Fall Horse TrialsFair Hill International CCI****/***Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T.Heritage Park H.T.Willow Draw Charity ShowWoodside International H.T.Spokane Sport Horse Fifth Annual Fall H.T.

Events Closing Today: Course Brook Farm Fall H.T.Five Points H.T.Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T.Bucks County Horse Park H.T.Dunnabeck H.T.MeadowCreek Park H.T – The Fall Social EventAspen Farms H.T.Chardon Valley Horse Trials

Tuesday News: 

Hundreds of riders from around the country are in their final prep stages for the upcoming American Eventing Championships, and the USEA has been sharing many of their stories. Catch up with them here. [The Road to AEC: Under Pressure]

Mark Todd’s eventing career might be cooling down, but his career as a race trainer is just heating up. Take a look inside his racing farm. [‘I’m still experimenting’: take a sneak peek inside Mark Todd’s racing yard]

The test event in Tokyo was a crucial dry run for event logistics, but also in researching competing horses in hot and humid environments. Conditions last week mimic those we can expect for next year’s Olympic Games. [Hot work: Olympic test horses under intense scrutiny]

Germany is on their way to a 24th team title after taking the lead in the Longines FEI Dressage European Championships. [Germans Already In Command After First Day Of Dressage At Longines FEI Dressage European Championships]

Tuesday Video: 

First-Timers on Fire: Brooke Massie and Serendipity Win Bromont CCI4*-S

Brooke Massie (CAN) and Serendipity at the Bromont CCI-S Three Day Event in Bromont, Quebec. Photo by RedBayStock.com.

It’s one thing to make it around your first four-star cross country penalty free. It’s another to finish inside the time. But you’re going double clear in your CCI4*-S debut, you might as well go ahead and win the dang thing — That’s Brooke Massie’s motto, anyhow.

She leap frogged her way up the leaderboard with her own Serendipity, starting in 14th after dressage, then 10th after show jumping before finally landing on the very top of the class on a three-day result of 45.5.

Michael Nolan and SBT Good Guy cruised to an easy clear, picking up 13.6 time penalties for second place. He and  “Killer,” a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse owned by Sue and Bob Martin, finished on a score of 47.9.

In their last run before Burghley, Dom Schramm and Bolytair B had a happy, confident clear with an additional 12.8 time penalties to finish on 49.5 points.

Matt Brown piloted Alexa Gartenberg’s Big Berry to a fourth place finish in the 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse’s debut at the level.

Looking down the leaderboard, Jessica Phoenix finished 6th, 8th, and 9th with Bogue Sound, Watson GS, and Wabbit, respectively. She retired her fourth ride, Dr. Sheldon Cooper.

Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby, who are also slated for a plane ticket to Burghley, went clear with 21.6 time penalties for sixth place on a score of 58.5.

Holly Jacks-Smither finished her two horses, More Inspiration and Candy King in 7th and 10th place, respectively.

Overnight leader Colleen Loach clinched the win in the CCI3*-S class, but swapped her lead horse. Vermont, a 7-year-old Hanoverian owned by Peter Barry, snagged the blue ribbon after producing the fastest clear round of the class, adding 8 time penalties for a final result of 41.1.

Colleen’s second ride and leader of the first two phases, Foreign Quality, follows behind in second place. An additional 15.2 time penalties gives Peter Barry’s 8-year-old KWPN a three-phase score of 44.4.

Alexa Gartenberg won the CCI3*-S U25 aboard Louis M. A clear trip with just 0.4 time penalties added gives them a final result of 42.7.

Calli Lipping and Wild Affair took top honors in the CCI2*-S U25 on a finishing score of 40.

Bromont CCI-S: WebsiteEntriesRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

#EventerProblems Vol. 192, Presented by Haygain: All Kinds of Kinds

You guys have all kinds of problems… thrown shoes, suspect distances and camels in your yard? We really don’t have an explanation for that last one, you’ll have to take it up with eventer Jules Bramucci.

The list of problems goes on and on, as you can see in this latest batch of #EventerProblems:

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Looking the part but that’s all! 💙🙈 Marley was fabulous in the dressage to achieve yet another pb and take the lead with 26.3! Followed by his first BE show jumping round of the season with no stops, unfortunately I cost us two poles by getting too deep but was so happy to have him confident and keen. We left the xc box with the same intent and flew over fence 1-3. Turned the corner to 4a, which I knew he wouldn’t love but Marley decided with the fence judge standing too close for his liking, to slam the breaks on and change down into reverse, I tried a 2nd time for the same result. On the 3rd attempt he climbed a and then b, but then would canter no more. Another awkward jump from trot over 5, then changed down to walk for 6a, knowing he would never make b I pulled up and decided to retire. Knowing when he’s had a meltdown he often will not go back to canter and it’s not rewarding for him to climb everything from nothing I thought it was the best thing to do. However since seeing the scores I’ve seen that 25% of starters on the xc has a stop at 4a so maybe I should have carried on and he would have picked up again over some more confidence giving fences. We live to fight another day and I think he thinks it was the shortest course he’s ever done and is very pleased with himself. 🙈 . . . #setfiretotherein #thehorseyadele #eventerproblems #hewantstobeadressagehorse #equestrianvlogger #maybenexttime #notourday #liveandletlive #eventer #irishsportshorse

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Tony’s ultrasound today looked great! Vet says he won’t need another unless I feel him off and is sending me a schedule to bring him back into full work under saddle!! So thankful for everyone who helped me stay sane and helped take care of him during this injury, especially @5wranch who were amazing and I know were instrumental in his recovering so nicely and quickly! #roadtorecovery #timetomakeacomeback #equestrian #eventer #eventing #eventhorse #eventers #horse #horses #horsesofinstagram #showjumping #dressage #crosscounty #eventersofinstagram #ridearacehorse #eventerproblems #equestrians #chestnut #ottb #thoroughbred #exracehorse #lifepulse #getthepulse #pulsecenters #pulsetherapy #pemftreatment #embtherapies

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So we're finally home from a rather wet West Wilts. On paper not the greatest day….however I am over the moon to have my boy back 😀 Really disappointed with his dressage score of 36 which felt like an amazing test. I'd then put him back in a snaffle for jumping as I wanted to see if he'd take me to a fence 🙈 well take he did!! We had 4 down, but at least he was keen!! He then stormed round a soggy xc course inside the time. I am so happy it's unreal. To have my boy back is the best feeling in the world. I can forgive him the 4 fences as he actually wanted to jump, just didn't give himself the bloody time to. We can now 're work the idea of brakes, but they are over rated anyway aren't they…..

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Bromont: Michael Nolan Takes Over CCI4*-S, Colleen Loach Holds Steady in CCI3*-S

Michael Nolan riding SBT Good Guy. Photo by Cealy Tetley

Ireland’s Michael Nolan and SBT Good Guy have taken over the CCI4*-S lead at Bromont after an influential show jumping phase.

Propelled by a beautiful clear round, Michael and “Killer,” a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse owned by Sue and Bob Martin, launched from fourth to first on 34.3 penalties.

Though they knocked one vertical, Dom Schramm and Burghley-bound Bolytair B, a 13-year-old KWPN owned by the Naked Horse Eventing Syndicate, remain in second place on a score of 36.7.

Lillian Heard and her own LCC Barnaby were making moves around Marc Donovan’s show jumping track — moving from ninth into third thanks to their double clear effort. Lillian and the 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse will join Dom and “Boly” in Burghley for their sixth five-star start.

Overnight leader Jessica Phoenix saw two come down and had two seconds too many, dropping into seventh with Watson GS (41.6), but one of her other four rides, Bogue Sound, produced a nearly clear round — just one second over the time — to move into fourth place on a score of 38.2.

Jessica is also 8th with Dr. Sheldon Cooper (41.8) and 12th with Wabbit (50.1).

Colleen Loach riding Foreign Quality. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

The CCI3*-S is looking much the way we left it after dressage, with Colleen Loach and Foreign Quality still out in front.

Peter Barry’s 8-year-old KWPN continues to the final phase after a clear round and as the only horse in the division on a sub-30 score (29.2).

Melissa Boutin stepped up from third into second after a clear round with her own EWSZ Jalando, a 10-year-0ld Zweibrucker. They’ll continue on with a score of 31.3.

Amanda Beale Clement riding Carlson 119. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Amanda Beale Clement is the new leader of the CCI3*-S U25 on a score of 29.8 with The Get Ready Syndicate’s Carlson 119. Produced by Germany’s Frank Ostholt, the 9-year-old German Sport Horse joined Amanda’s barn last year.

Sloane Pierpont riding Indie. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

CCI2*-S dressage winners Sloane Pierpont and Indie jumped clear Saturday to keep their favorable position. They have  a two-phase score of 31.3.

Olivia Hayes riding Astrana De La Galerna. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Olivia Hayes maintained her top spot in the CCI2*-S U25 with Astrana De La Galerna. The 18-year-old rider keeps a score of 31.6 going into the final phase.

Next up: Derek di Grazia’s cross country course on Sunday morning.

Bromont CCI-S: WebsiteEntriesRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

 

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Lovely Leonidas II and Sir Mark Todd. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Mark Todd announced earlier this summer that he was officially (actually this time) retiring from competition. With that came the question of where exactly his top horses would go. We’re excited to share that Irish eventer Padraig McCarthy has gotten the ride on Leonidas II. We’re looking forward to follow this new promising partnership.

National Holiday: National Fajita Day

Major Weekend Events:

Bromont CCI & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

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

Full Gallop Farm August H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

Sunday Links:

Systemic Joint Products: Straight to the Blood Supply

The Road to AEC: Getting to Know Each Other

Five-star rider ‘humbled’ by support after breaking leg in fall at Hartpury

‘He’s tougher than concrete’: 70-year-old cowboy wins world’s ‘longest race’

Take It From The Eventers: How To Manage Your Horse Before, During, And After Intensive Competition

7 Breeches, 7 Days: I Tried Everything From Old Faithfuls To New Tech Fabrics (So You Don’t Have To)

Sunday Video: 

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Back to School Shopping

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.

It’s back to school season. Do you have all your supplies for the semester ahead? Might be time to go pick up a new notebook, pencils … and maybe a new event horse to enjoy when you aren’t studying?? We’ve got just the place to search. Here are some of the latest listings on Sport Horse Nation:

Scout. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2013 Sempatico Mare w/ Amazing Temperament, Beautiful Color & More

Introducing Scout…She is definitely a barn favorite!! There are just not enough good things we can say about her! 2013, 16 hh Reg. & branded Oldenburg mare by Sempatico out of a Cor La Breyer mare. Not only is she stunning to look at, but she has the talent and the mind to match!! She is one of the most kind and easy young horses we have ever met. She comes out everyday to please her rider and is a joy to ride and handle. She loves people, and her best friend is a cat.

– Special girl anyone would love to own!
– Same kind mare at home or out and about
– 3 good gaits – Canter is her highlight – uphill & easy
– Super smooth & comfortable to ride
– Loves cross training – has a very good jump
– Enjoys trail rides alone or in a group
– No healthy issues or injuries

Scout is located in Parker, CO, just 20 min. from Denver Intl.
Please call Holly for a visit at 303-912-6564.

Joey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Prelim gelding

Awesome YR or adult gelding! 9 yo, 16.1hh, bay. Joey is incredibly well bred by Graf Grannus (Grannus) with a double cross to Calypso II (Cor De La Bryere)! Astute event breeders will recognize these as extremely successful bloodlines thru the 5 star level.

Joey has a great record (currently qualified for the AEC’s at prelim), having been impressively produced by a junior thru to the prelim level. His junior rider did an amazing job teaching him the ins and outs of the sport, he is terrific in all 3 phases. He has an extremely good work ethic, very nice paces and really good, clean jump. On the ground he’s an absolute pleasure with perfect manners. He’s one of those horses who turns up to work every day with a smile on his face!

Joey is the ideal horse for a rider looking to have fun and learn, he has plenty of scope for intermediate/3 star also. He’s fit and ready for the fall season.

I can’t say enough good things about this horse! Mid 5 figures. He will be actively competing until sold. Please PM or text/call 240 7505737. Genuine inquiries only. Located in Davidsonville, MD.

Cockeyed Festus. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Young, Proven Novice Eventer with Top Placings

Cockeyed Festus is a 6yo, 16.1h thoroughbred gelding. Elegant and talented horse with excellent novice record, dressage scores as low as 27. Ready for his next rider to enjoy this uncomplicated horse. He has potential for more, or would be happy packing someone around at the lower levels. Barefoot with exceptional ground manners. Autoloads, stands beautifully for the farrier and uncomplicated to manage at the events. Does need drugs to clip, sublingual dormosidan does the trick. Located in Illinois.

Ruger. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

10 Year Old, 15.1 Hand, Registered Quarterhorse $8,500

10 yo, 15.1 hand, registered Quarter horse currently schooling/competing Novice level eventing. I have had the pleasure of owning/training this horse for seven years. We started our eventing career/training just 3 years ago and have progressed well. Ruger is a super affectionate horse who loves people. He has competed in Eventing through Novice level. In addition, he has excellent dressage having competed in Training and 1st Level. He is a forward ride and is brave and honest in stadium jumping. On cross country he needs to school new jumps a few times to gain his confidence so would be best suited for a confident rider. Ruger is located in Troup Texas (just south of Tyler Texas). Low maintenance/no shoes.

Gran Corazon BF. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Stunning, Quality, Competitive Young Mare–Winner at First Preliminary

Gran Corazon BF is an 8 year old 16.2hh registered KWPN mare — beautifully bred to event by KWPN stallion Richard, out of a full TB mare. She is sound, fit and ready to be tried: equally happy to be ridden by amateurs, professionals or juniors. She is offered for sale due to no fault of her own, and had a clean vetting with radiographs just over a year ago. She recently won her first Preliminary event and has an extremely competitive record at the Modified and Training levels over the past 12 months, when she began her eventing career. She is kind, willing, and forgiving with an incredible work ethic — she is a mare who carries all the best qualities and even if you aren’t a mare fan, she would be the one to convince you otherwise! This is a very special horse who is really coming into her own this summer — she’s one that could continue on up the levels or happily take a competitive junior, young rider, or amateur around as well. She’s shown at A shows though 1.15m and ready to do more, could easily continue on that path as well. We are all big fans of this wonderful mare and an excellent home is a must. Located in central Vermont, please call/text Kylie at (802) 369-4204 or email at [email protected]

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Jessica Phoenix, Colleen Loach Lead Canadian Charge at Bromont CCI-S

Jessica Phoenix and Watson GS. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

This weekend we turn our attention to the final installation of Bromont’s summer event series, the Bromont CCI-S. Tucked in a charming Quebec village, the feature class is being rightfully lead by Canadian eventer Jessica Phoenix. 

With her Pan American Games bronze medal only recently hung on display at home, Jessica is a busy woman this weekend with four entries in the CCI4*-S. Of the four, Watson GS stood out among his stablemates, winning the dressage phase on a score of 32.4. Owned in partnership between Jessica and Kelli Cull, this is the 8-year-old Trakehner’s debut at the level.

Jessica is also 8th with Dr. Sheldon Cooper (36.6), 10th with Bogue Sound (37.8), and 13th with Wabbit (41.3).

Dom Schramm is second with Bolytair B — or more aptly Burghleytair B as the pair is using Bromont as a final prep for the British five-star in two weeks time. Stretching their legs for the first time since Kentucky, the duo earned a 32.7.

Ronald Zabala-Goetschel has locked down third place in his second international start with eventing superstar The Apprentice. A partnership forged this summer, Ronald added the horse to his string this spring, likely with big Tokyo goals on the horizon.

Michael Nolan sits fourth with SBT Good Guy on a score of 33.8. Holly Jacks-Smither and Candy King are fifth on a first phase result of 35.5.

Colleen Loach and Foreign Quality. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Colleen Loach heads up the CCI3*-S with Peter Barry’s Foreign Quality. Their score of 29.2, the horse’s first sub-30 result at this level, gives the 8-year-old KWPN just a sliver of breathing room going forward to Marc Donovan’s show jumping track.

Jessica Phoenix is second in the class with Humble GS, a 13-year-old Trakehner/Canadian Sport Horse owned by Charlotte Schickedanz, on a score of 31.1.

Melissa Boutin takes third with EWSZ Jalando on a score of 31.3.

Sloane Pierpont and Indie. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Sloane Pierpont sits at the top of the CCI2*-S with Charles Pierpont’s Indie. She and the 14-year-old Anglo European gelding earned a 31.3.

Alexa Gartenberg and Louis M. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Alexa Gartenberg and her striking Louis M, a 14-year-old Rheinlander, strolled to the lead of the CCI3*-S U25 class with their result of 26.3.

Olivia Hayes and Astrana De La Galerna. Photo by Cealy Tetley.

Olivia Hayes piloted Astrana De La Galerna to the top of the CCI2*-S U25 division on a score of 31.6.

Riders will show jump today over a course designed by Marc Donovan, and cross country will be held Sunday.

Go eventing.

Bromont CCI-S: WebsiteEntriesRide TimesLive Scores, EN’s Coverage

 

Thursday Video from Ecovet: Behind the Scenes at Windurra

Unlike many sprawling equestrian estates, Boyd and Silva Martin’s farm Windurra might feel more at home to the everyday rider. With workmanlike shed row barns and ample turnout, horses are allowed to be horses.

Picking a favorite part of the farm is difficult, but you could choose between the 30 acres of pristine cross country schooling, a mile-long synthetic gallop for all weather conditioning and 3,000 acres of protected hacking land as a next door neighbor.

Many thanks to our dear friends at Noëlle Floyd for sharing this — be sure to subscribe, both to their gorgeous magazine and to their YouTube channel for more fantastic content.

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Ready Steady Tokyo

 

fischerWild Wave siegt in Tokio 🥇🎉😃🇯🇵
Am Montag startete er von Platz drei nach einer sehr schönen Dressur. Gestern null und in der Zeit im Gelände und heute eine blitzsaubere Runde im Springen.
Wahnsinn wie toll mein 7 Jähriger diese Reise gemeistert hat und dann auch noch fabelhaft abgeliefert hat👌🏼🌟

Das Testevent hat uns einen schönen Eindruck für nächstes Jahr gegeben. Es ist schon vieles perfekt und an ein paar Dingen kann noch gearbeitet werden 😉
Hoffentlich bin ich nächstes Jahr dabei und kann mit Team 🇩🇪 ganz oben stehen 😊

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Posted by Michael Jung on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Michael Jung has won the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic test event aboard Fischerwild Wave one year out from the real deal. Foreshadowing anyone?

Either way, we’ve been eager to see what we can expect for next year’s competition. Dressage and show jumping were held at the Equestrian Park at Baji Koen, the site of the 1964 Tokyo Games, and the new Sea Forest cross country venue. Watch a few snippets as told by Michael’s social media.

Go Eventing.

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#EventerProblems Vol. 191, Presented by Haygain: ‘Really Wanted to Ride This Week’

Oh what’s that? You really wanted to ride this week? Is that why you spent your whole paycheck on board and vet bills and shoes your horse delights in chucking off at the earliest opportunity, because you like to RIDE YOUR HORSE?

LOL. Nope! Sorry! Application denied! Maybe next week, sucker!

At least you’re not alone. Exhibit A: your latest batch of #EventerProblems.

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Another great dressage to leave us 3rd after the first phase, a moment of sitting too quiet led to a stop in the sj, and some time, but no poles. Must remember to never sit back and expect him to go! Xc was all jumpable but some good use of the undulations and dressing of the fences resulted in three stops at “new” things but there were a few times he really wasn’t sure but ignored his urges to stop and trusted my encouragement to go. Unfortunately not everyone at Chilham could count to three, and this video shows the fence judge attempting (with no red flag) to pull up a couple strides from the penultimate fence because they thought I was eliminated. Fortunately I’m confident with my counting and the rules and completed Marley’s first wet xc round. A tannoy to call me to secretary’s and a chat with the steward, they realised I was right and shouldn’t have been stopped, but I won’t hold my breath for a sorry! Not a great day on paper, but there was a lot on course that Marley really wasn’t confident with and I’m very proud of myself and Marley for getting round. . . . #setfiretotherein #thehorseyadele #britisheventing #notgivingup #horse #crosscountry #nofairweatherrider #eventerproblems #moretrainingneeded #oneday

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Belated post from Brand Hall where my #horsewareamigo “Flexi” stirrup snapped while I was trotting around warming up for dressage! Luckily able to borrow a pair off a lovely competitor who I’d never met before to finish my test. Then had to buy a cheapish pair to get through the day…very lucky it didn’t happen while I was jumping! Have now bought a pair of @mdc_stirrups…couldn’t find reports of them breaking, unlike nearly every other brand of plastic/composite stirrups! #brokenstirrup #plasticstirrups #horseware #flexiblestirrups #mdcstirrups #safetyfirst #onehorselife #horse #horseandhound #BE90 #eventerproblems #saddleproblems #eventersdoitbetter #eventersofinstagram #eventers #britisheventing #britisheventinglife #humdingerhbc #eventer #bravepants #eventingnation #kwpn #horse #horses #horseoftheday #eventingconnect #horseofinstagram #horselovers

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Tuesday Video from SmartPak: Mathieu Lemoine’s Save of The Day

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Things started to look pear shaped for French eventer Mathieu Lemoine on the Haras du Pin CCI2*-L cross country. (Check out EN’s report on Haras du Pin here.) Cuattro de Tael gave him a massive leap over a roll top in the water, nearly chucking Mathieu out the side door, but luckily he had his stickability pants on to save it. By the look of his cheeky grin at the end, I’d say he was as surprised as the nearby photographer.

And THAT is why we do our no stirrup work.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

British Eventing has confirmed that that Iona Sclater died in a riding accident on Sunday, August 11, at her home. The 15-year-old was called a “bright star” of the sport, having been long listed for the Pony European Championships in 2017 and 2019.

Iona had competed as a BE member for five years, in which she earned 33 top-10 placings and also represented the eastern region for times at the under-18 regional championships. She won three events this year: BE100u18 at Stratford Hills, BE100 at Aston Le Walls, and the under-18 open novice at Burnham Market.

Our thoughts are with her parents, Charles and Hetty, her sisters, Lara and Alicia, and all who loved Iona.

[In Memoriam: Iona Sclater (2003-2019)]

National Holiday: National V-J Day

Events Opening This Week: University of New Hampshire H.T.Larkin Hill H.T.FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy FarmFEH Championships at Loch Moy FarmSurefire Farm H.T.ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the HorseparkStable View Oktoberfest 1/ 2/3/4* and H.T.Sundance Farm H.T.FEH Central Championships at Snowdonia FarmsJump Start H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Silverwood Farm Fall H.T.Chattahoochee Hills H.T.Silverwood Farm Fall H.T.Woodland Stallion Station H.T.USEA AEC, $60,000 Adequan Advanced Final, and ATC Finals

Tuesday News: 

The entry list is hugely exciting for the upcoming MARS Great Meadow International. Three members of the Pan American Games gold medal winning team will be competing, with all three on one horse in the feature CCI4*-S division. They’ve got a huge lineup for competitors and spectators alike with a doggie VIP area, vendor village, beer garden, family friendly demonstrations and the thrilling Bareback Puissance. It all takes place Aug. 22-25 in The Plains, Virginia. [One Week Until MARS Great Meadow International]

Happy Birthday Pony Club! It’s 90 years young, and I know there are many of us who owe this organization a big thanks. It was celebrated far and wide on August 3rd. [Happy 90th birthday! How the Pony Club celebrated with a huge global event]

Your course walk will set the tone for your round, so take it seriously. Here are five tips to get the most out of your time in the arena on foot. [Embrace Your Inner McLain And Walk The Course Like A Pro With These 5 Tips]

Eventer Friends on Horse Nation: Kentucky Performance Products: Thankful for Wonderful Friends

Tuesday Video: 

We have some top class young horses coming through…

Posted by Boyd Martin on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Nupafeed Weekend Winners: Feather Creek Farm, GMHA, Otter Creek Farm, Woodside, Area VII YR Benefit, Fair Hill, Windridge, Spring Gulch

Tamie Smith and Danito. Photo by Sherry Smith.

What a weekend! There were so many blue ribbons given out we could hardly count them all. From Vermont to California, eventers showed up and showed out for some summer fun.

Let’s take a moment to recognize Nancy Read and Caribe PCH, who had the lowest finishing score of the weekend. They won the Novice Rider division at GMHA Festival of Eventing on a whooping (or, rather, not-so-whooping) score of 21.7. Well done, you two!

Let’s see who else earned their time in the spotlight:

GMHA Festival of Eventing H.T. [Results]
CCI2*-S: Zoe Crawford & Francelia (31.1)
Open Intermediate: Anna Loschiavo & Prince Renan (28.6)
Junior/Young Open Preliminary: Abby Dubrawski & Cobble Creek (41.2)
Open Preliminary: Buck Davidson & Cooley Candyman (30)
Preliminary Rider: Diane Thompson & Boston Jack (31)
Junior Training: Ayden Schain & Pyxylated Magic (31.4)
Open Training A: Ashley Adams & Charly (23.4)
Open Training B:  Sally Davis & MFF Manhattan Affair (29.3)
Preliminary/Training: Cristin Roby & Fernhill Dragonfly (37)
Training Rider A:  Katy Raynor & Brave Spirit (30.2)
Training Rider B: Morgyn Johnson & CORONIRO (28)
Junior Novice A: Sarah Lovallo & Watson’s Delightful (30.2)
Junior Novice B: Alexa McKersie & Skip A Stride (25.2)
Novice Rider A: Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht & Whilethewife’saway (36)
Novice Rider B: Leighanne Sadley & Licorice (26.9)
Novice Rider Sat/Sun A: Nancy Read & Caribe PCH (21.7)
Novice Rider Sat/Sun B: Annabelle Sprague & Augustine (30.2)
Open Novice: Shanon Baker & Honor Society (24.8)
Open Novice Sat/Sun: Jennifer Eddy & Poker Run (22.6)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Susanne Lichten & Womble (26.3)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Anna Schonhorn & Private Affair (28.5)
Junior Beginner Novice A: Magdalene Meek & Windchase Storm Boom (30.8)
Junior Beginner Novice B: Sydney Gallien Hot Trot’n Twister (32.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Sandra Holden & Cadillac Boy (26.5)

Many thanks to Joan Davis / Flatlandsfoto for these great winner pics!

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Results]
Open Preliminary: Emelie Lesher & Hotshot (44.6)
Open Training: Ellen Doughty-Hume & Two Step Program (34)
Training Rider: Natalie Allport & Yoscha Bosche (31.2)
Novice Rider: Lauren Schiller & Unzip My Chip (31.1)
Open Novice: Katherine Rivera & HVL Hocus Pocus (25.2)
Beginner Novice Rider:  Elle Snyder & You Have A Friend In Me (21.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Courtney Kuriger & Eagle Rising (28.2)
Intro: Cindy Hicks & A Rare Pleasure (48.3)
Starter: Lori Mullin & Fantastic Flair (38.4)

Otter Creek Farm H.T. [Results]
Intermediate/Preliminary: Kristine Burgess & Twoggeron (55.2)
Open Preliminary: Michelle Mercier & Prince of Kiltealy (32.7)
Junior Training Rider: Mya Poulos & Sir Duke (37.5)
Open Training: Rachel Mcintosh & Optical Illusion (31.8)
Preliminary/Training: Emily Miller & Highest Regards (34.8)
Senior Training Rider: Erica Templeton & Strider Can Fly (30)
Junior Novice Rider A: Tatum Gray & Reds Loyal Flame (30.9)
Junior Novice Rider B: Makena Layton No More Honey WRF (36.2)
Open Novice: Kjirsten Lee & Gobain (24.8)
Senior Novice Rider A: Katie Clapp & Lulu (29.1)
Senior Novice Rider B: Grace Romanick & Hydro Power (34.3)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Cora Riley & Say I Do (34.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Jill Gill & Seranata (33)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider A: Kelly Jensen & Irish (37.8)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider B: Addi Mommsen & Cody (35.3)
Starter Beginner Novice A: Janet Chang & Santa’s Helper (28.5)
Starter Beginner Novice B: Madelyn Reicher & Tequila Sunrise (39.8)

Woodside Summer H.T. [Results]
Open Intermediate: Tamra Smith & Danito (31.2)
Open Preliminary: David Koss & Stunner (26)
Preliminary Rider: Anna Parson & Crescendo (27.8)
Junior Training Rider: Daisy Hanretty Foryoureyesonly (32.6)
Modified/Training Open Challenge: David Adamo Solaguayre California (31.4)
Modified/Training Rider Challenge: Madison Lloyd & Clintwald (35.1)
Open Training: James Alliston Calaro (28)
Senior Training Rider: Luna Souchard & Moto GP (31.6)
Training Amateur: Ruth Bley & Spartacus D’L’ Herbage (30.7)
Junior Novice Rider A: Elsa Warble & Autocorrect (30.2)
Junior Novice Rider B: Rebecca Mitchell & Snappy Comeback (30)
Novice Amateur: Sophina Moore & Caligulove (30)
Open Novice: Katie Komnenich & Gabriel (26)
Senior Novice Rider: Madison Lloyd & Callaway (25.7)
Intro Rider: Stefanie Gladen & Saxston (28.9)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider A: Ella Flodh Bold n Royal (24.5)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider B: Taylor Easley & Andro-Media (29)
Open Beginner Novice A: Amber Levine & Keep Calm (28)
Open Beginner Novice B: Lisa Sires & Even More Impressive (31.8)
Open Intro: Silvia Szabo & Simpatico (31.1)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Eileen Morgenthaler & Chicago GS (25.3)

Area VII YR Benefit H.T. [Results]
Preliminary Open A: Catie Cejka & Light In The Dark (32)
Preliminary Open B: Ashleigh Rauen & Fine Dutch Chocolate (30.2)
Training JR/YR: Eva Jacroux & Rubel (37.8)
Training Senior Open: Marc Grandia & Sunsprite Seryndipity (32.1)
Novice JR/YR A: Cayden Gaffney & Luke (32.7)
Novice JR/YR B: Mikayden Weise & Bentley (25.5)
Novice Senior Open A: Marc Grandia & Curry in a Hurry (32.6)
Novice Senior Open B: Meika Decher & Oiselle NW (26)
Beginner Novice JR/YR: Alexis Johnson & Lionheart (35.8)
Beginner Novice Senior Open A: Kady Ellifritz & Yankee Bay (26.1)
Beginner Novice Senior Open B:Tara Tangney & Gone With the Wind (28)
Intro Open: Patricia Cava & Rockster (33.1)
FEH 2 Year Olds: Jennifer Ryan & Berracos’ Last Valentino (70.8)
FEH 3 Year Olds: Sonya Françoise & Carpe Jalapeno (58)

Fair Hill H.T. [Results]
Open Intermediate A: Ryan Wood & Powell (38)
Open Intermediate B: Ryan Wood & Chusinmyconfession (32.1)
Open Preliminary A: Phillip Dutton & California D’Horset (21.6)
Open Preliminary B: Hannah Sue Burnett & Leo Distinction (29.4)
Open Preliminary C: Boyd Martin & Fernhill Prezley (25.9)
Junior Young Riders Open Preliminary: Gabrielle Hutchison & Straight Moonshine (32.5)
Preliminary Rider: Joa Sigsbee & K-Cosimo SE (34.5)
Open Training A: Ryan Wood & The Optimist (27.3)
Open Training B: Courtney Cooper & R River Star (23.6)
Training: Alice Khayami Stracathro & Solitary Minstral (28.4)
Training Rider A: Carrie Leese & Bunny (36.8)
Training Rider B: Jessica Farah & Casanova (29.6)
Novice: Eleyna Caprez & Promise Me Mars (22.9)
Novice Rider A: Claire Solomon & BE Mansfield Park (24.7)
Novice Rider B: Leanne Hobbs & Fault Free (30.2)
Open Novice A: Francesca Broggini & Cooley High Flyer (24.1)
Open Novice B: Isabelle Bosley & What Opposition (24.1)
Open Novice C: Mogie Bearden-Muller & Quebracho Z (23.1)

WindRidge Summer H.T. [Results]
Preliminary A: Susan Jellum & Rochambeau (35.5)
Preliminary B: John Michael Durr Casofino  (37.3)
Training A: Jessena Defler & Gasparo van de Falieberg (33.5)
Training B: Cindy Phillips & Third Times The Charm (26.4)
Training C: Andrew McConnon & Wakita 54 (32.1)
Novice A: John Michael Durr & Perkunus (24.1)
Novice B: Daryl Kinney & BEC Valencia (30.7)
Novice C: Danielle Moore & Crash Override (38.7)
Beginner Novice A: Jennifer Seals & Reverred Chic (26.4)
Beginner Novice B: Marian Bickers & Weymore (24.7)
Beginner Novice C: Gabrielle Miller & Spanky (31.1)
Starter A:  Sandra Bailey & Will I Am (35.4)
Starter B: Trish Beckham & Millicent (35.6)

Spring Gulch Summer H.T. [Results]
Open Preliminary: Sophie Wiedenhues & Obie Hayv (44.2)
Open Training: Jessica Maranto & Czardus (29)
Training Rider: Payton Robinson & Loughnatousa Shauna (39.7)
Novice Rider: Johanna Anderson & Flash of Sheba (30.7)
Open Novice A: Jodi Green & That’s Wicked Cool (30.4)
Open Novice B: Anna Curtin & Pinch (28.8)
Beginner Novice Junior: Emma Sletten & P.S. American Girl (28.3)
Beginner Novice Rider: Payton Robinson & Constant Leigh  (32.5)
Intro: Rochelle Costanza & FS Cabana Boy (27.2)
Open Beginner Novice: Sarah Richards & Cassia (31.5)

Congrats to all. Go Eventing!

Monday News & Notes from Fleeceworks

Photo by Lorraine Jackson.

The 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships close this week! The deadline is approaching to be a part of what’s expected to be one of the biggest AEC yet. Plus, it’s at the Kentucky Horse Park and who doesn’t want to ride there. Each and every competitor will do their show jumping in the big Rolex area, so if you’re on the fence put your fancy pants on and enter! (Need a nudge? Six reasons to just put your entry in already.) We’ll see you there.

National Holiday: National Son’s and Daughter’s Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Feather Creek Farm H.T. [Results]

GMHA Festival of Eventing H.T. [Results]

Otter Creek Farm H.T. [Results]

Woodside Summer H.T. [Results]

Area VII YR Benefit H.T. [Results]

Fair Hill H.T. [Results]

WindRidge Summer H.T. [Results]

Spring Gulch Summer H.T. [Results]

Applewood Farm FEH/YEH & H.T.

Monday News: 

We are devastated to learn that 15-year-old British Eventer Iona Sclater died yesterday in a riding accident at home. A very talented rider, Iona had been long listed for the Pony Europeans in 2017 and in 2019. Our thoughts are with her parents and her sisters. [In Memoriam: Iona Sclater (2003-2019)]

Grand Prix dressage rider Michael Barisone has been charged with attempted murder following the shooting of one of his clients at his Hawthorne Hill dressage facility. [Michael Barisone Charged With Attempted Murder After Shooting]

World Champion Ros Canter is back in competition just one month after giving birth. She had Allstar B and Zenshera in Intermediate sections, and both went clear on cross country. Her daughter, Ziggy, was there to cheer her on. [World eventing champion bounces back one month after giving birth]

Though his name is only one letter, Z has a full length back story that will bring you to tears. [Heart Of A Lion And Eye Of An Eagle: The Full Circle Journey Of Z]

For many of us in the southern portion of this country, it’s hot and it’s going to stay hot for quite a while longer. Make sure your horse is properly cooled down. The first step is knowing your horse and his normal cooling out patterns. [Top 10 Tips for Cooling Down with Dr. Jennifer Miller]

Best of HN: Book Review: “Keys to the Kingdom of Dressage” by Susan B. Stegmeyer

Monday Video: Blame it on eventing overload — can you forgive us for not following (too closely) the weekend’s CCIO4*-S at France’s Le Haras du Pin? Karim Florent Lagnoua won with Punch de L’esques on a score of 31.9, followed by Britain’s David Doel and Galileo Nieumoed in 2nd and fellow Brit Kirsty Johnson with Classic VI in 3rd. France took the Nations Cup team title as well. View final individual results here and Nations Cup team results here. Here’s a replay of the dressage and show jumping live streams.

Jeffie Chapin Suffers Fatal Accident at GMHA Festival of Eventing

Jeffie Chapin and Joinem. Photo by Abby Powell.

We are devastated to report that Jeffie Chapin suffered a fatal accident today at the Green Mountain Horse Association’s Festival of Eventing in South Woodstock, Vermont.

Jeffie, 32, and her horse Joinem were competing in the Open Preliminary division when they had a rotational fall in the cross country warm up. She was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.

“Jack,” a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding (Johar x Keemon), was uninjured in the accident.

Based in Massachusetts, Jeffie was very active in the Area I community. She was a dedicated, goal-oriented amateur with a keen eye for her horses, Ivan and Jack. She began competing Jack last summer, and the two had many successful outings together at the Training, Preliminary and CCI2*-S level.

The EN team extends our deepest condolences to Jeffie’s friends and family in this difficult time.

[Rider Suffers Fatal Accident at GMHA]

Photo courtesy of Jeffie Chapin.

 

 

Thursday Video from Ecovet: Nations Cup Game Plan with Michael Jung

Get inside Michael Jung’s head. The FEI joined him on a course walk at Strzegom’s Nations Cup earlier this summer to hear more about why he participates in the series, what he keeps in mind and why you should always have a plan B.

Some animals (and people) are more attractive to insects than others. In our equine friends, coat color, level of activity, carbon dioxide output and odors secreted by the horse all play a role. Find out how you can make the flies get lost at eco-vet.com.

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Very Special Medal Ceremony

Ruy Fonseca has been released from intensive care after he suffered a broken humerus and three broken ribs when he and Ballypatrick Srs fell on the cross country. Reports say that he stayed in high spirits throughout, though he was sad to not complete the weekend with his team. They made him proud, taking the silver medal and Tokyo qualification.

To celebrate his release from ICU, he was surprised with a very special medal ceremony. Heal quickly, Ruy!

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Watch: Millbrook Advanced Water Complex

There was a huge Advanced contingent in Millbrook’s Advanced division last weekend. Everyone with big plans this fall was out stretching their legs, and we catch a glimpse of every single pair. Tremaine Cooper gave riders plenty to do here: with a keyhole at 19, a log drop in (20A) to a brush chevron in the water (20B), then they loop back around for another drop into water (21A), followed by an angled log out (21B).

The loop to 21 is where some riders, like Allison Springer, saved time by cutting their turn early through the water rather than going all the way around the far bank. Who do you think had the best ride? Let us know in the comments.

Many thanks to R.N.S. Video for the coverage!

Millbrook: WebsiteResultsEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

 

Over 40 & Fabulous! Chattahoochee Hills Debuts Golden League Eventing

Photo by Kimberly Lennon-Freire.

Chattahoochee Hills took fun to the next level this weekend with the debut of their Golden League Eventing Team Challenge. The team challenge was open to any three-phase schooling show competitors 40 years or older, sense of humor required.

Randomly assigned team names set the tone for the weekend with The Damsels in Dressage, Bucking Good Time, Here for the Mimosas and The Hot Flashes going head to head for Golden League glory.

The day started off with breakfast, because every show should start with a mimosa or a Bloody Mary. Then it was off to the trot up judged by Ed Durden and Hugh Lochore. Riders were spread individually across different levels, but everyone came back together at the end of the day for wine and cheese.

A lot of fun was had, and everyone left with a prize for playing. Mark your calendars, April 18, 2020, for the next Golden League Eventing Team Challenge!

Team Results:

  1. Damsels in Dressage — 108.3 — Sandra Pulliam/Vintage, Mary Carol Harsch/Theodore al Coda, Heather Ryfa/Whiskey River, and Amanda Moretz/Raku
  2. Bucking Good Time — 117.9 — Mark Hook/Never Grow Up, Ann Stoemsten/Cadence, Jennifer Keates-Baleeiro /Sherlock Holmes, and Ellen Taylor/Emerald Rose
  3. Here for the Mimosas — 174.3 — Erika Swales/St. Augustine, Lisa Rusinyak/Hollywood Lark, Shae Lane/Joey Tomato, and Mikki Johansen/San Comet
  4. The Hot Flashes — Laura Duhamel/Fate’s Patriot, Laura Edison/Major Tom, Holly Breaux/Wapz Hot Dan, and Kelly Rousey/Majestic View

Many thanks to  Kimberly Lennon-Freire for sharing her photos of the competition. We can’t wait to see what costumes y’all dream up for the next one!

Go eventing.

Tuesday Video from SmartPak: Pan American Games Highlights

We were pretty deflated to learn that there would be no live stream of eventing at the 2019 Pan American Games (thanks a lot, powers at be!), and in an age where you can watch competitions all over the world, it felt like following an event with a blindfold on. Fortunately, kind souls at Athletux shared clips on social media. We’re rounding them up to give you a not-live and not-complete look at the Pan Ams. Make sure you give them a follow on Facebook for even more!

Lynn Symansky Equestrian through first water! #teamusa

Posted by Athletux Equine on Saturday, August 3, 2019

Best ride we’ve seen here as Dana Cooke gives us a textbook ride through the first water on Mississippi for 🇨🇦 Canada 🇨🇦

Posted by Athletux Equine on Saturday, August 3, 2019

DPEquestrian LLC through ring

Posted by Athletux Equine on Saturday, August 3, 2019

Next Level Eventing through first water

Posted by Athletux Equine on Saturday, August 3, 2019

Boyd through water for 🇺🇸

Posted by Athletux Equine on Saturday, August 3, 2019

#teamUSA receiving their gold medal alongside Brazil with silver and Canada with bronze

Posted by Athletux Equine on Sunday, August 4, 2019

Go eventing.

Two of Michael Jung’s Newest Eventers That Should Be on Your Radar

Michael Jung and Highlighter. Mariusz Chmieliński Photo.

If there’s one thing top riders understand, it’s that you’ve always got to have more horses coming up the pipeline. Michael Jung debuted a few new rides in his string this season. Aside from the uber talented fischerChipmunk FRH, who was just named to Germany’s European Championship team, here’s two other new horses that may have flown under your radar: Highlighter and Creevagh Cooley, who both won classes this weekend at Strzegom’s Summer Tour.

The 8-year-old Highlighter claimed the CCI4*-S in wire-to-wire fashion, his only fault being 10 additional seconds on cross country. Owned in partnership between Michael’s family, including mother Brigitte, father Joachim, and brother Philip, and Anette Schmid, Highlighter started the weekend on 27.9 — a personal best at three- or four-star level.

#StrzegomSummerTourLet’s watch it again.🤩 The winning round of 🇩🇪 Michael Jung with Highlighter in the jumping in the CCI 4*-S.#shtstrzegom #WKKW #eventing🎥Video by Świat koni

Posted by Strzegom Horse Trials on Monday, August 5, 2019

His International career began with Italian eventer Pietro Grandis, who brought the European Sport Horse (Caretino 2 x Traumerin, by Landgraf I) through the CCI3*-L level last season.

This is the young horse’s first International win, though he has already earned two top ten finishes with Michael at Barborowko CCI4*-S (5th), and Luhmühlen CCI4*-S (6th).

Michael Jung and Creevagh Cooley. Photo by Leszek Wojcik/Strzegom Horse Trials.

Michael also won the CCI3*-L with Creevagh Cooley, an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Camiro de Haar Z x Darragh Field, by Colourfield). The new partnership added 14 time penalties, but no jumping penalties, to their dressage score for a finishing result of 46.3.

Owned by Mitt Hjärta Hästsport & Hälsocenter, the horse spent his early career with Kitty King before spending the last two seasons with Selma Hammarström. He and Michael prepared for this long format event with the Event Rider Masters CCI4*-S at Haras de Jardy (16th), Strzegom’s June CCI3*-S (2nd), and their partnership debut at Barborowko (16th).

Here’s to following their careers!

Strzegom Summer Tour: Website, Results