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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Ingrid Klimke’s Rising Star SAP Asha P

Hope you aren’t tired of watching helmet cam videos, because I don’t think we’ll ever get tired of posting them, especially when they show Ingrid Klimke’s point of view.

This ride earned her second place in the Luhmühlen CCI4*-S aboard SAP Asha P, Ingrid’s up-and-coming superstar. Asha, an 8-year-old Brandenburg mare (Askari 173 X Hera, by Heraldik xx) Ingrid owns with Dr. Andres Lauber, was the 7-year-old World Champion at Le Lion d’Angers last year before stepping up to the four-star level. At Luhmühlen this mare finished on her dressage score of 28.1. Keep an eye on this pair!

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Area III Announces 2019 NAYC Teams

Ivie Cullen-Dean and Fernhill Full Throttle. Photo courtesy of Ivie.

Area III has named the horse and rider combinations who will punch a ticket to the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North. Next stop: Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana for the July 24-28 event.

Hailing from all around the southeast, these riders spend last week at Stable View for Young Rider Camp where they worked closely with the team selectors: Leslie Law, Hilda Donahue and Julie Richards, who is also the team coach.

Congratulations to the following riders:

CCIOY3*-S

  • Grace Smith & Sir Saulsford Nazar

  • Ivie Cullen-Dean & Fernhill Full Throttle

  • William Kidwell & Tremolo

CCIJ2*-L

  • Claire Howard & Euro Star

  • Emma Vallner & T Other Guy

  • Grace Montgomery & Quicky de Barbereau

  • Hanna Grace Johnson & Urlanmore Beauty

  • Paige Thorson & Fernhill Stateside

  • Olivia Mogridge & Calysta MWF

Additionally, two other combinations are qualified for the CCIJ2*-L: Caroline Dannemiller & Tops and Madeline Mogridge & West Point.

[Announcing The 2019 Area III NAYC Teams]

Tuesday Video from SmartPak: A Horse Race for the Ages at Stone Gate Farm

For your viewing pleasure 🤪

Posted by Amanda Wilson on Saturday, June 22, 2019

Six jockeys, six barrel-shaped “horses,” and one goal: be the first across the finish line at Stone Gate Farm’s Saturday Night Races. There was a lot on the line with this one because the loser would suffer rising trot without stirrups in their next lesson. Can you say insanity in the middle?

In all the fun, we’re also happy to report that these jockeys raised $300 for Leg Up for Cleveland Kids.

Go eventing.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo by Shelby Allen.

Ideally, your event horse should be brave right!? Tell that to this porky pony who is coming out of retirement to play. Everything was all sunshine and rainbows until we saw farm animals. To be fair, the goat did try to butt him a few times, but you’d think we faced him against some real trauma when you consider that he broke away from the trailer shortly after this picture was taken.

National Holiday: National Catfish Day

Events Open This Week: GMHA Festival of Eventing August Horse TrialsApplewood Farm YEH/FEH & Mini EventWindRidge Farm Summer Horse TrialsFair Hill International H.T.Otter Creek Summer H.T.Feather Creek Farm H.T.The Summer Event at WoodsideArea VII Young Rider Benefit H.T.Spring Gulch H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Genesee Valley Hunt H.T.Huntington Farm 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

Tuesday News: 

The Genesee Valley Hunt Horse Trials has announced they will accept late entries through July 2nd. There will be a $50 late fee for the July 13-14th event, but take you pick at levels from Intro through Modified. [Omnibus]

While most of us have been focused on the upcoming Pan American Games, our European friends eagerly await the European Championships which will be held at Luhmühlen August 29-September 1. British Eventing has named 14 riders on the long list including Badminton winner Piggy French and Kentucky winner Oliver Townend. [18 pairs long-listed for British squad for eventing European Championships]

It was a great weekend for U.S. Eventing as Area IV welcomed the return of FEI competition. Area IV’s Fox River Valley Pony Club (FRVPC) Horse Trials held in Barrington Hills, Illinois sits just outside Chicago, and this weekend they welcomed horse trials, International divisions, a bustling Pony Club rally and a visit from USEA CEO Rob Burk. [Fox River Valley Horse Trials Brings FEI Eventing Back to Area IV]

Equine Influenza is not purely a seasonal sickness, and the UK has actually seen an uptick in cases in the second quarter of this year. Horse owners are urged not to let their guard down. [Equine flu ‘gathering pace’ as experts warn owners not to drop their guard]

Tuesday Video: 

Will Coleman and OBOS O’Reilly Clinch Inaugural Essex Advanced Win

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. i{mpack}t studio photography.

If you read our MARS Essex By The Numbers, then you can go ahead and skip this story (kidding) because it ends just as we predicted: with Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly winning the Advanced.

This weekend wasn’t the competitors vs. one another; it was everyone against Mother Nature. After competition was abandoned Friday due to unrelenting rainfall, the Essex staff, volunteers and supporters worked around the clock to give horses and riders the best possible experience. Ultimately, course designer Morgan Rowsell elected to shorten the course to 19 fences due to the conditions.

Will and Four Star Eventing Group’s 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse led the pack after Saturday’s show jumping, and continued Advanced domination yesterday as they added only 6.4 time penalties on cross country. That had them finishing on a score of 42.1 — a whopping 17 points ahead on the leaderboard.

“My horse is like an old shoe. He just feels comfortable and familiar. He’s been with me since he was four years old. He’s been a wonderful horse for me and it’s great for him to get the win,” Will said. “It’s my first time competing here. I thought the event was wonderful. It has everything you want in a marquee event. It’s got atmosphere, a great cross country course, a beautiful turf and great going. I think it’s wonderful to go full circle back to this area and I hope it can continue for a long time to come. It’s such a special event.”

Missy Miller and Quinn. i{mpack}t studio photography.

Missy Miller and her own Quinn proved this weekend was one for the tough mudders, as they started in 30th before jumping to 9th after show jumping and finally second place at the end of cross country. They added 13.2 time penalties for a three-phase result of 59.8.

“It was such a great weekend. I love the horse trials here, they do such a great job,” Missy said. “My horse tried really hard all weekend. He is amazing. The course rode really well, the striding was great along with the combinations. It such a beautiful venue. I love to compete here.”

Third place went to Megan Kepferle and the Rogue One Syndicate’s Anakin. This duo had 21.1 time penalties, but no jumping penalties in their debut at the level for a final score of 61.5.

Jessica Phoenix was both fourth and fifth with Watson GS and Wabbit, respectively. Watson GS aded 20.8 time penalties and Wabbit had 18.4.

Six additional riders withdrew before the start of cross country, and there were two rider falls (Melissa Boutin and Tessa Bennett), giving us nine finishers.

MARS Essex H.T.: WebsiteLive Scores

Sunday Video: Watch The Fox River Valley CCI2* Water Complex

We have a treat for you today, EN. RNS Video Media has rounded up a snipped of every single two-star ride (Long AND short!) at the Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T.! Check ’em out as they conquer this three-part exercise and see you if you can spot any familiar faces.

Go FRVPC. Go eventing.

Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

 

Tim Price Takes First ERM Victory at Arville in Dramatic Finale

Tim Price’s first ERM win! Photo courtesy of ERM.

When Chris Burton crossed through the finish flags at Leg 3 of the Event Rider Masters Series at Arville, it seemed guaranteed that the “fastest man in the world” would take a repeat victory at Arville, but it wasn’t to be true — After initial celebrations, it was confirmed that he and Quality Purdey had activated a frangible pin, dropping them from the top and cracking the series wide open.

There were none in this field more poised for victory than World Number One Tim Price with longtime partner Wesko, a 16-year-old KWPN owned by The Windrush Equestrian Foundation. Fresh off a CCI5*-L win at Luhmühlen, his first ever ERM win this weekend becomes another accolade in a continuing hot streak.

Tim Price and Wesko. Photo courtesy of ERM.

Tim was the very first rider to come home inside the time and the only rider to finish on his dressage score (30.5), and he celebrated by unceremoniously lifting his wife, Jonelle Price, from her her temporary place atop the ERM podium and setting her on level below in second place.

“The good horses make you look good, don’t they? I’ve missed him because of moments like that. He’s just so exceptional. The corner in the first water, I couldn’t quite see the line, but he was on it,” Tim said. “He’s just a fantastic horse. Of course, it’s a partnership, and we’ve been together for a long time, so it was great to showcase that at places like this. It’s nice to tick all the boxes and come home healthy.”

Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo. Photo courtesy of ERM.

Jonelle had nothing but smiles and support to offer her husband as she celebrated second place with Faerie Dianimo, who is owned by Trisha Rickards, Jacky Green & Jonelle. This was the mare’s first international outing since winning Luhmühlen last year, and she had a great show of it, adding 6.8 time penalties to finish on a score of 39.1.

“I’ve been a bit absent from this podium, so it’s nice to be back, especially with this little mare,” Jonelle said. “She’s quite a busy little mare. She’s a bit of a handful — a very good handful — but she is a feisty little thing. A twisty, turny track shows that a bit more, but she showed all her experience, and it’s just fantastic to have her back at this level.”

Chris Burton and Quality Purdey. Photo courtesy of ERM.

The front rail of the triple bar at fence 11 was Chris Burton’s bugaboo this weekend, but he was still thrilled with Quality Purdey’s performance for third place on 40.7 points.

“I heard the timber go down, and I tried to look back to see it,” Chris said. “I feel bad for the horse because I didn’t feel like she hit it that hard. Obviously we respect the rules, and the MIM clip is a really great system and a great rule for the safety of horses and riders. I’m still lucky enough to be on the podium, and being behind these two is no mean feat.”

Despite the small blip, his result at Arville gives him the lead of the 2019 ERM series on 54 points. Jonelle follows in second on 46. Third place in the series so far stands Laura Collett who missed out on valuable series points when she and Dacapo had a drive by at the angled Wilberry Wonder Pony Shoulder Brush that dropped them to 12th on on a score of 69.8.

Overnight leaders Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V retired on course after a runout at the first water. Kirsty Johnston and WTTL Opposition Sky Law added 4.4 time penalties to finish fourth (43.7), and Italy’s Pietro Sandei and Rubis de Prere added 8.4 time penalties to finish on a score of 44.7 for fifth place.

Next up: Leg 4 at Haras de Jardy, July 13th-14th.

Arville Castle: ERM WebsiteEvent WebsiteStart TimesCourse WalkLive ScoresLive Stream

 

Will Coleman & Obos O’Reilly Cruise to Essex Advanced Lead After Rain Delay

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. i{mpack}t studio photography.

After Moorland Farm took a pummeling from Mother Nature this week, MARS Essex Horse Trials had no choice but to abandon competition Friday. Thanks to the many efforts of organizers and volunteers, the show kicked off without a hitch Saturday in a condensed two-day format.

Will Coleman and his experienced partner Obos O’Reilly lead the inaugural Advanced division ahead of the final phase. Ninth after dressage, Will and the Four Star Eventing Group’s 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse leapt to the top after having one rail down for a two-phase score of 35.7.

“I had a great day,” said Coleman. “My horse is an old soldier. He’s been a very dear horse in our program so we’re happy that he’s in the lead. I think the real winners today are the people here at Essex. The effort that was put in, the atmosphere and really everything about the event deserves all the praise. This is my first time competing here and I am thrilled to be here.”

Jennie Brannigan and Nina Gardner’s Ibella moved up from 16th to sit second after the first two phases. They also had one rail, giving them a score of 37.3.

The Canadian duo of Melissa Boutin and her own EWSZ Jalando moved into fourth after one pole came down for a two-phase score of 39.1.

Dressage winners Buck Davidson and Copper Beach dropped to fourth after having three rails down for a current score of 40. In their Advanced debut, Meg Kepferle and Anakin sit fifth on 40.3 penalty points after dropping one rail.

Between Friday’s cancellation and the weather, the Advanced field shrunk from the original 38 starters to only 16 completing the show jumping phase, with the majority withdrawing before the show jumping on grass. Of this group, no one jumped clear.

Boyd Martin and Luke 140. i{mpack}t studio photography.

Boyd Martin was the big name in the Preliminary Essex division with his exciting new ride Luke 140. Riding all three phases in one day, the pair lead from pillar to post adding 3.2 time and one show jumping rail for a final result of 30.1.

“It was a real honor and privilege to compete here at the MARS Essex Horse Trials,” Boyd said. “The conditions were tough, but this is an outdoor sport and the organizers put on a sensational show. I am very, very pleased to win the Preliminary Essex Division and I’m thrilled to be here.”

Cornelia Dorr and Daytona Beach 8 were second (31.1) with just 4 cross country time penalties added, and Will Coleman was third aboard Steam Engine (33.8) after a double clear cross country and one rail in the show jumping.

Jennie Brannigan went one-two in the Open Preliminary with FE Connory and Hopscotch, respectively. Both horses finished on their dressage scores with FE Connory earning a 23.3, and Hopscotch on 26.5.

Area VI eventer Megan Compton was the winner of the Preliminary Rider division her own Coco Mademoiselle. The duo finished with 2 cross country time penalties added for a final result of 30.8 — 13.2 points ahead of second place — in their debut on the east coast.

MARS Essex H.T.: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores

 

 

 

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Photo courtesy of Ariel Scholl.

UGA Eventer Ariel Scholl found her calling through an organization called Adopt-A-Horse out of Covington, Ga. With 11 rescued and rehabilitated horses currently in the stable, Adopt-A-Horse aims to combine equine therapy with legal support in order to support victims of sexual abuse and other trauma. The founder, Dennis Horion set out on this mission in 2003, and Ariel aspires to keep his dreams alive, combining her plans for law school with her passion for horses.

Trail rides and pony cart rides are available at no cost to survivors. Paid pony rides are also available to the public to support the Adopt-A-Horse mission. Rides include basic horse management education including grooming and tacking. This organization is also accepting donations, and hopes to continue to grow and expand as they help those in the east Atlanta area.

To learn more about Adopt-A-Horse, please visit their website or Facebook Page, and keep an eye out for an auction that will go live soon!

National Holiday: National Hydration Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Kent School Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

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

Fox River Valley Pony Club H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Shepherd Ranch SYVPC H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Abbe Ranch H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

Now on Course: A Fjord Helps Pryce Chrisman Go for the Blue

You’re Stronger Than You Know

Locations Announced For FEI European Championships And Driving World Cup

Michael Jung, Phillip Dutton, Anne Kursinski — Felix Vogg’s Mentor List Is Strong

The Hickstead Derby: fantastic archive moments to savour

Sunday Video: 

ERM Arville: Gemma Tattersall & Quicklook V Shine on Day 1

Gemma Tattersall and Quicklook V. Photo courtesy of ERM.

With only three scores dipping below 30, riders were fighting for every mark in the first phase of Leg 3 of the Event Rider Masters (ERM) series at Arville. 2017 ERM Champion Gemma Tattersall was the best of the bunch aboard the striking grey Quicklook V.

They earned a 28.8 in the mare’s first appearance at this level since suffering an injury at the 2017 European Championships, but Gemma said she felt the heat from judges Dr Ernst Topp, Dr Katrin Eichinger-Kniely, and Eric Lieby. “I don’t quite know what else they wanted. She felt better than she had at Bramham, where she scored a 21.6. She was light in the contact and she did beautiful changes.”

“Princess Pebbles” continued to enjoy the top of the leaderboard, jumping clear  over Wilfried Thiebes show jumping course, guaranteeing they’ll be the final pair on tomorrow’s cross country.

“She’s such a lovely horse, and it’s so lovely to have her back competing at this level — it’s really exciting. Sometimes, with her, it’s not all about making the time — she spends a lot of time in the air, and if I rush her, she can have a rail,” she said. “I knew I could take a stride out at the double, but then I was going to have to be careful. It was quite well thought out!”

Chris Burton and Quality Purdey. Photo courtesy of ERM.Chris Burton was the big winner at Arville last year before going on to win the entire series, and he’ll certainly be one to watch in final phase aboard Quality Purdey, who sits second. The duo jumped clear to remain on their dressage score of 29.7.

“She was beautiful and relaxed, and I’ve got so much time for the mare. I’m very lucky to have the ride on her. It’s a good day for us,” he said.

Tim Price Wesko. Photo courtesy of ERM.

World Number One Tim Price is certainly among those still in the hunt here this weekend with the fan favorite, Wesko. A double clear performance moved them from fourth to third keeps on a score of 30.5.

“He’s a great jumper and I always look forward to that side of things with him,” said Tim. “They were the same two mistakes I made at Wiesbaden – I messed the trot up last time, and I did here too! Nine times out of ten, he comes really good in that phase. But I was really pleased with him today. I’ve made the odd mistake with him, but today he jumped his socks off.”

Australia’s Bill Levett follows in fourth with Shannondale Titan (30.9) and Laura Collett sits sixth on 32.2 with Decapo.

Of the 17 competitors, 7 jumped double clear today (41%). The pressure is on for the final cross country phase where riders can look forward to Rüdiger Schwarz’s “go kart” track. First rider leaves the box at  1 p.m. CEST/7 a.m. EST, and you can watch it all live here.

Go eventing.

Arville Castle: ERM WebsiteEvent WebsiteStart TimesCourse WalkLive ScoresLive Stream

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 6 Cross Country Machines

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.

We prance and we jump over the colored poles, but the heart and soul of our sport is out there on the cross country course. Here’s 6 horses currently listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation who are laser focused to find the flags:

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Beautiful bay TB G 10yrs., 16.0 Cross country machine; the bravest!

Beautiful bay TB G 10yrs., 16.0 Cross country machine; the bravest! great jumper; perfect form.Solid prelim. completed Plantation CIC* , recently 1st at Seneca HT June 2019. Ready to go Intermediate. A total gentleman in every way; loves to hack. $25,000.00 to good home only. Located in Pennsylvania.

Van Gough. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

11yo Winning 4 star horse qualified for 5 star

Van Gough: 2008 (11yo) 17.1 dark brown gelding (Wivollet Van Beek x Laughton’s Flight). Van is a very special horse and has been with me since he was a 5 year old. He did the CCI* at Tattersalls in Ireland as a 6 year old and won the CIC* at Firle Place in England in the fall of his 6 year old year. Since moving back to the USA, Van has moved up the levels and has had a fantastic spring season. He is a beautiful mover, a careful show jumping horse, and a brave and fast cross-country horse. Qualified for 5 star but also straightforward enough to be top YR horse. Only for sale for financial reasons. Located in Arkansas.

Notable Finishes: 2019 Chattahoochee Hills CCI4S 1st Place, 2019 Red Hills CCI4S 5th Place, 2019 Jersey Fresh CCI4L 5th Place, Currently 3rd place in the USEA Leaderboard Horse of the Year.

Excel Star B. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Excel Star B: Already qualified for YEH Champs!

Excel Star B: 2014 16.2h bay Irish Sport Horse gelding
By Tolan R out of Lady Tranquility (by Master Imp)

This quality young horse qualified for the Young Event Horse Championships at his first competition!

Excel Star B is a serious horse for a serious rider! There is no doubt in my mind that this horse is a horse for Kentucky in the future and is reluctantly being offered for sale.

Recently imported from Ireland, this talented young horse is ready to start competing and winning! He is schooling Training level now and is quite brave on cross country and showing plenty of scope for the upper levels. “B” is a loose, athletic mover that is soft in the bridle and athletic to the jumps. He would be suitable for an ambitious young rider or adult amateur, and is plenty talented for a professional. Located in Pennsylvania.

OBOS Hinckley. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

OBOS Hinckley – Talented Irish gelding by OBOS Quality

Hinckley is a 16.2h 10 year old Irish sport horse gelding by OBOS Quality. He has extensive preliminary mileage with a professional, and has competed through training level with an amateur. He is very competitive in the dressage, and bold cross country! Hinckley could continue eventing or do straight dressage. Located in Florida.

Gaucho. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

2018 Area VII Intermediate Horse of the Year; Competitive Amateur/YR Friendly Packer

Gaucho is a 2008 16.1 dark brown OTTB who took his amateur owner from Training level to Intermediate in less than two years. He is a packer-type cross country machine who looks for the flags. Over the last two years Gaucho has completed nine Preliminary, two CCI2*-S, one CCI2*-L, and five Intermediates with zero cross country jump penalties, all with an amateur rider also new to the levels. He gives an amazing, confident feeling on course and is forward but always keeps his head. Gaucho is a pleasure to ride on the flat – naturally supple with good rhythm, comfortable gaits, and he comes to work each day with a positive attitude.

To finish 2018, Gaucho finished second in the Open Intermediate division at Caber Farm Horse Trials with no jump penalties; and finished third in the Area VII Open Intermediate Championships at Aspen Farms – the highest placed amateur, with a double clear cross country. He has finished in the top three in three of his five Intermediate starts, and was the 2018 Area VII Intermediate Horse of the Year, and 2018 Area VII Reserve Champion Horse of the Year overall.

Gaucho is very sound, has a great brain, loves to compete, and would be a fantastic young rider or amateur horse. Only selling as I am starting a family. Located in Ridgefield, WA at Vossenberg Farm and in full training with Anna Collier until sold. Ready to compete. Contact [email protected]

Dunskie Abbey. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

“Duiske Abbey” Talented 2* mare and a cross country machine

Sad sale of this super little power house of a mare!! Duiske Abbey (aka Mouse) is 9 years old, 16.0 hd by OBOS Quality. This is an INCREDIBLE cross country horse and doesn’t know how to say no, but at the same time is careful and scopey, so she knows how to look after her rider. She has a huge stride for a little horse and completely loves her job! Mouse has been a winner at the Preliminary level both in the UK and the USA and has had dressage scores in the 20’s at every event this year, including CCI2*S. She is a keen ride and is sadly now too much for her current rider after gaining more experience, but she is totally capable of going on through the levels or winning a medal at the junior/young rider championships. This mare is 100% kind, sound, honest, and capable and will make someone very happy! Located in the UK.

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.

#DogsofEN: Meet Benny, Lauren Kieffer’s Five-Star Dachshund

Anyone who follows Lauren Kieffer on instagram is well aware of her incredibly adorable dachshund Benny. This floppy-eared wonder is often seen happily romping behind Lauren during her course walks, and he seems to never turn down an opportunity for a water jump swim! Don’t be fooled, though, Benny’s got heaps of responsibility as Chief Morale Officer both on the road and at home. Here’s a few insights into the the life of a five-star horse show dog:

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The newest member of the family….Benedict!

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I have a stowaway

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Anddddd…. he’s off. #theadventuresofbenny

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Who is walking who…. or is it whom?

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Horse shows are exhausting

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Happy 1st Birthday Benedict!

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Go Benny. Go eventing.

Thursday Video from Ecovet: Meet the Area VI NAYC Traveling Squad

Area VI has named the five riders who will travel to Rebecca Farm to compete in the North American Youth Championships. Congratulations to these California Gurls:

  • Charlotte Babbitt with 2AM
  • Sarah Ertl with Global Showtime
  • Savannah Gwin with Glock Pullman
  • Taylor McFall with High Times
  • Meg Pellegrini with RF Eloquence and Ganymede

Also along for the ride are Head Groom Alyssa Dobrotin, Grooms Kensey Sapper, Chase Owen and Carly Hall, Head Coach Bec Braitling, Cef d’equipe Kristin Hogan, and Team Veterinarian Dr. Emily Dandler. Now lets see exactly what their competition will square up against:

[Area VI Young Rider Announcement]

 

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A Different Kind of Helmet Cam

This helmet cam is the first of its kind, giving viewers the chance to see what upper level cross country prep looks like from the perspective of the groom. From the grooming, tacking, studding and greasing, “ride” along as you help Anna Siemer prepare for cross country at Luhmühlen.

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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Steve Symansky, the Ultimate Horse Show Dad

Happy Father’s Day ❤️ Steven Symansky ❤️….albeit a little tardy 🙈 Yesterday I was looking for a nice picture to post of us, but then I came across this gem from back in the day of handheld camcorders. After editing down about 40 minutes of actual footage all filmed by my dad, I was able to put together 7 minutes that fully captures the essence of Steve.If you know anything at all about eventing or nervous dads or have ever met Steve before, this video is definitely worth a watch with sound ON. There are small guest appearances by Karen O'Connor, Jimmy Wofford, Phillip Dutton, Bruce Davidson, Jan Byyny, Randy Ward, the Green’s dogs Ben and Jerry, Brian O'Connor and my good buddy Kim Severson, who it appears he was quite fond of 😂My dad showed up to Radnor on Saturday morning for my first CCI2*. He was excited to check out the XC the course and took my little brother with him. When he returned to the barns he was in full tears, telling my mom he didn’t know how I was going to jump all the jumps. My mom sent him away to go watch XC where he met some people to watch with, and judging from the stain on his shirt they decided to give this nervous loud father some wine to settle him down.Steve has never met a stranger. He has always been my biggest cheerleader. I hear him around any big track he has ever come watch. At my first Kentucky I could pick out his cheers over thousands of spectators while I was on course. I heard him on XC at my first World Championships in Normandy. My mom and I used to make him come watch the big competitions in person, but over the years we all realized he gets too nervous and prefers to watch the live stream at home. Since I was a kid he’s kept himself busy running horse trials and scoring programs as a fun hobby in his spare time. On Father’s Day yesterday he was scoring at Seneca even though I wasn’t even competing there. He does it for no reason other than he’s incredibly selfless, and it’s his way to be part of a sport and community his family grew up with and that I still love.Thank you for being the sweetest, funniest, loudest, most energetic and supportive dad I could have dreamed of. I got pretty lucky ☺️

Posted by Lynn Symansky on Monday, June 17, 2019

Facebook on Father’s Day weekend is full of feels as horse-crazed girls and guys celebrate the dads who hauled the trailer, carried the buckets, and most importantly supported them in this undoubtedly bonkers hobby. But if we want to find the pinnacle of horse show dads, we need look no further than Steve Symansky, father of five-star rider Lynn Symansky.

Not only is he Lynn’s loudest cheerleader, but he’s given countless hours to the sport scoring, organizing and being an all-around volunteer in Area II. To celebrate Father’s Day, Lynn dug up footage from her first CCI2* at Radnor where her dad was more than a little nervous for her, but carried on, handheld camcorder in tow. The next seven minutes are equal parts heartwarming and hysterical.

From Lynn:

“My dad showed up to Radnor on Saturday morning for my first CCI2*. He was excited to check out the XC the course and took my little brother with him. When he returned to the barns he was in full tears, telling my mom he didn’t know how I was going to jump all the jumps. My mom sent him away to go watch XC where he met some people to watch with, and judging from the stain on his shirt they decided to give this nervous loud father some wine to settle him down.

“Steve has never met a stranger. He has always been my biggest cheerleader. I hear him around any big track he has ever come watch. At my first Kentucky I could pick out his cheers over thousands of spectators while I was on course. I heard him on XC at my first World Championships in Normandy. My mom and I used to make him come watch the big competitions in person, but over the years we all realized he gets too nervous and prefers to watch the live stream at home. 

“Since I was a kid he’s kept himself busy running horse trials and scoring programs as a fun hobby in his spare time. On Father’s Day yesterday he was scoring at Seneca even though I wasn’t even competing there. He does it for no reason other than he’s incredibly selfless, and it’s his way to be part of a sport and community his family grew up with and that I still love.”

From the archives: Steve Symansky cheering for Lynn at Kentucky.

Go Steve. Go Eventing.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo by Tilly Berendt.

While all eyes were rightfully on the five-star last weekend at Luhmuhlen, you might have missed the world’s cutest competition: The lead line cross country class. Yes, you read that correctly. Clearly, everyone is a winner here. We need to get something like this organized at big competitions in the States ASAP!

National Holiday: National Go Fishing Day

Events Opening This Week: Millbrook H.T.Olney Farm H.T.River Glen Summer H.T.Catalpa Corner Charity Horse TrialCobblestone Farms H.T.,

Events Closing This Week: The Maryland International + Horse TrialsChattahoochee Hills H.T.Twin Rivers Summer H.T.South Farm H.T.Powder Basin H.T.Round Top H.T.Coconino Summer I H.T.

Tuesday News: 

When is the last time you read the Rules for Eventing cover to cover? Oh! You haven’t? Then at least break it down into bits, starting with the dressage test. [Rule Refresher: The Dressage Test]

It’s no secret that Tim Price is a damn good rider, but in a game of inches, the smallest margins make a huge difference. Watch where you think he excelled. [Watch Why They Won: Price Adds Another Five-Star Victory To His Name]

We all give our trainers hoarse voices from shouting the same. exact. phrases. at us ad nauseam. The constant repetition from my soundtrack includes “Shorten your reins,” “more leg,” and famously, “No bucking! Tell him to go on!” [6 Ways To Put Your Trainer Out Of A Job (In The Best Way)]

Tuesday Video:

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; m.facebook.com/pages/category/Athlete/Rather-Well-CSHA-Gold-Premium-Stallion-131373086946634/

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.

Dressage video: youtu.be/RG-JD3DDoRg
SJ video: youtu.be/LLBZ_nmwrkA
Xc video: youtu.be/VRlTRrXAsso

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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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