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#EventerProblems Vol. 206, Presented by Haygain: Issues Year-Round

Spring, summer, fall, winter? Makes no difference to eventers. We tend to our horses year-round, so that means we’ve got #EventerProblems 365 days a year. Here’s your latest roundup:

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𝓐𝓵𝓵 𝓬𝓵𝓲𝓹𝓹𝓮𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓵𝓸𝓸𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓵𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓪 𝓬𝓱𝓾𝓫𝓫𝔂 𝓹𝓸𝓷𝔂! I love how much in winter photos Louie looks like a chubby pony!. . We had a fun lesson today, with Louie being a little cheeky at times and taking over and deleting strides! But towards the end I was managing to prevent that from happening!. . I then ran through tomorrow’s tests on Moo, then schooled Lani. Sometimes I practice elements of Moos tests on the others to make me feel more confident that I’m taking him 😂. . Today that backfired, I asked Lani to reinback and she went straight up and over crushing my leg on the fence. We both seem fine and did some nice work after but I think a gentle hack for her tomorrow and maybe drugs for me before my test! 🙈. . . . . . #setfiretotherein #thehorseyadele #practice #training #eventerproblems #fridayfail #ouch #eventhorse #irishsportshorse #horsesofinstagram

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We are committed to improving equine health through scientific research, product innovation and consumer education in respiratory and digestive health. Developed by riders, for riders, we understand the importance of clean forage and a healthy stable environment in maintaining the overall well-being of the horse.

Our Haygain hay steamers are recommended by the world’s leading riders, trainers and equine vets and ComfortStall® Sealed Orthopedic Flooring System is used and recommended by leading Veterinary Hospitals, including Cornell University.

Eventers Ring in Holiday Spirit at Maryland Horse Trials Donation Derby

Emmilie Davis and Stealing Kisses at The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Sunday Donation Derby.

Posted by Amy Flemming Waters Photography on Tuesday, December 10, 2019

‘Tis the season to embarrass our horses with festive costumes! The Area II crowd did it right this weekend, competing in full costume at the Maryland Horse Trials Annual Donation Derby. This year, funds supported Frederick Friends of Our County Animal Shelter.

With Santa hats, jingle bells and tinsel aplenty, riders tackled derby courses from low logs through Modified level on Loch Moy Farm’s all weather footing.

The highly coveted Best Holiday Spirit Award went to Janelle Stewart riding Cathy Hare’s Diamond Junction. “Colin” was quite literally transformed into a one horse open sleigh. Check out their costume and many others below through your collection of social media posts.

Many thanks photographers Maya Kuntze and Amy Flemming-Waters of AFW Photography — check out Amy’s website for more fun pics of the event.

Janelle Stewart and Diamond Junction

Posted by The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm on Sunday, December 8, 2019

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Tuesday Video from Flexible Fit Equestrian: Welcome Back, Starr Witness

The #Ginja’s first time in the ring since Lima. Finished 5th today in the Welcome on to the 10k Mini-Prix on Saturday #jumping #eventer #hindendmuch #freak #🏅 #Aiken #starrwitness

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Thursday, December 5, 2019

The #Ginja made her return in style to finish 8th of 19 in her $10k mini-prix!!! She continues to impress stepping up to the 1.30’s with ease. #🏅 #starrwitness #jumper #eventer # double clear

Posted by DPEquestrian LLC on Saturday, December 7, 2019

Starr Witness, known as the Ginga Ninja to her friends, is back in business after a well deserved vacation following team gold at the Pan American Games this summer. The flashy mare made her return to competition show jumping over the weekend at Bruce’s Field. She and Doug Payne were 5th in the Welcome class and 8th in the $10,000 mini prix. Moving up to 1.30m with ease, we can’t wait to see what this pair accomplishes in 2020.

Flexible Fit Equestrian: Redefining Comfort & Quality at an Affordable Price. Learn more at www.ffequestrian.com.au.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo collage via Leslie Mintz.

No matter how digitized our media becomes, reading in print still shares a special place in my heart. Holding it in your hand and seeing those breathtaking photos spanning the pages — there’s nothing better! One of the best perks of USEA membership is your subscription to Eventing USA. The last 30 issues have been the brainchild of Editor Leslie Mintz (who also writes a lot of the copy and is responsible for a majority of the photos). You can see a collage of those covers above. Congratulations to Leslie for five years at the helm of this beautiful product. We eagerly await the next issue!

National Holiday: National Nobel Prize Day

Events Opening This Week: Rocking Horse Winter I H.T.Full Gallop Farm January H.TFresno County Horse Park Combined Test

Tuesday News: 

What Is Athletes For Equity In Sport? The Chronicle sits down with Diane Carney, the President, to learn more about this group looking for SafeSport reformation. [What Is Athletes For Equity In Sport?]

Saddle up and ride this Training level bending line with Bec Braitling. She talks through this Galway Downs combination taking into account the brush, your approach and how to nail both elements. [Ride Between the Flags with Bec Braitling]

Hot on Horse Nation: Catch a Ride, Catch a Rider: Catch-Rider Is a New Job Site Just for Equestrians

Tuesday Video: Tickets are now on sale for Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field. 

Posted by LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce's Field on Monday, December 9, 2019

Karim Laghouag Clinches Devoucoux Indoor Derby in Paris

Karim Laghouag and Punch de l’Esques earned a second Devoucoux Indoor Derby victory last night at the Paris Horse Show to much fanfare from the 2,800 spectators.

Paired with Anges Celerier’s 16-year-old Ango-Arabian (Hermes d’Authieux x Gaia of Ultan, by Ultan), the French rider was the fastest of the 15 entrants in a time of 102.02 seconds. The duo have become a force to be reckoned with across these showcase competitions, winning here in 2017 as well as twice in Bordeaux (2016, 2017).

Compatriot Rodolphe Scherer came second with Coeur de Crack, a 12-year-old KWPN (Indoctro x Ratinka, by Koriander), in a cracking time of 105.78 seconds.

The French flag claimed all three podium positions with Nicholas Touzaint finishing third in a time of 112.02 seconds aboard Eboli, a 10-year-old Anglo-Arabian (Zandor Z x Eternelle, by Qlondike HN)

🏆 SPORT🏆 @Devoucoux Derby Cross Indoor.Hier soir Karim Laghouag et PUNCH DE L'ESQUES🐴 remportaient le Devoucoux Derby Cross Indoor, revivez leur incroyable passage avec GRANDPRIX.TV !! 🎥

Posted by Le Salon du Cheval de Paris on Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dutch rider Tim Lips was fourth with Evelien Hamers Herby, a 7-year-old KWPN, clocking in at 115.37 seconds. Mathieu Lemoine scooped fifth place in 118.31 seconds with his partner Roscanvel Champeix, who is owned by Christian Vergeron.

Continuing down the leaderboard, Frenchman Victor Levecque finished sixth with Phunambule des Auges. Paul Tapner took seventh aboard Bonza King of Rouges, and Great Britain’s Laura Collett was eighth with Cooley Again. 

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Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Scope to Spare

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. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

You know the saying: No scope, no hope! Well these five horses listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation have scope to spare. Read on to see their adverts, and click on their links for more information and photos.

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Irish Sport Horse with Scope to Spare

2010 16.1 gelding imported in 2015, Training Level eventer and 1.30 jumper. Lovely mover, great lateral work and solid changes. Absolutely loves cross-country and hunts for the jumps. Schooled many Preliminary and Intermediate questions with clinicians including Jan Byyny, Jim Wofford, Lynn Symansky and Joseph Murphy. Since moving to Georgia he has been competing in 1.20 – 1.30 jumpers. Has the talent and scope to excel in eventing and jumpers. His lovable personality and excellent ground manners make him a true barn favorite. Amateur owner’s professional responsibilities make this a very sad but necessary sale. Located in Georgia.

MGH Regents Street. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Experienced Intermediate Eventer for Lease/Lease to Purchase

MGH Regents Street – 11 year old, 16.1hh Irish Sport Horse Gelding by Buster King (TB), imported from the UK. He has multiple wins at British Eventing Novice (USEA Preliminary) and numerous placings at Intermediate level. Successful International career finishing 5th at the CCI2**, Le Pin Au Haras, France and 10th in the CCI3*** YR division at Tattersalls, Ireland . A XC machine and beautifully schooled on the flat with all lateral work and flying changes established, he consistently scores in the 20’s in dressage. Ideal horse for a Junior or Young Rider looking to gain experience. Buster is looking for a lease to a lower level Eventing home and would be ideal for someone to gain experience. Alternately would suit someone just looking to do Dressage. The ideal lease term would be 1 year but would consider a 6 month lease to the right home. Lease price $1000 per month and Purchase price $25,000. Located in Florida.

Zero n Hero. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Go Big & Look Here👇

Zero n Hero has jumped easily around 3 Training HT, attractive, 2014 bay TB mare 17.1 hands. She has good movement, scopey jump, & quiet willing brain.
Scarselletta, Big Sal to his friends, 2013 brown leggy 17.1 TB g has a natural balance w/a good canter and athletic jump. He’s done many xc & show jump schools and is very genuine. Ride this handsome lad into 2020 competitions! Located in Pennsylvania.

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WINNING TRAINING LEVEL HORSE WITH POTENTIAL!

Coroniro or “Niro” is a 2008 bay 16.2 RPSI registered Zweibrücker gelding. Owner is selling due to college needs. Competitive training level horse, great for a YR or AA to win at the lower levels. Careful jumper, competitive on the flat, could do straight show jumping or dressage. Great hacking out, easy on the ground, no vices. Located in Virginia.

Yahya. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Yahya – Intermediate Packer, Advanced Ready

Johnny is a 2005, 16.3h Thoroughbred who is ready to bring his next YR to NAYC next year or upgrade to the Advanced level.

He has extensive experience at the Prelim/2* and Intermediate/3* level with Young Riders and is ready for more.  Has spent all season at Intermediate completing 2 CCI3*-S and just ran Fair Hill 3*-L successfully. Johnny is a brave, straightforward jumper with a loving personality who puts 110% every time he’s in the ring.

Owner only selling as unfortunately, now needs to focus on university studies. CONTACT:
Grace Emmett, 705-888-7068, [email protected] Located in Toronto, Ontario.

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#EventerProblems Vol. 205, Presented by Haygain: The Essentials

People argue that the barrier of entry for our sport is quite high, but it really doesn’t take that much. Mostly you’ll need a bit of grit and a sense of humor… and of course two saddles, two bridles, 12 hoof picks, 600 saddle pads, etc., etc. No wonder eventers are a bunch of pack rats! Enjoy this latest collection of your collections:

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Sound on 📣 LOVING jumping my boy at the moment. Something has definitely started to click! He makes everything feel teeny too, it’s just trying to keep our canter calm so we can do little adjustments before a fence if needed. Honestly, a few months ago if Wally had got that close to the first part of the double, he would’ve just tanked down to the second part gung-ho!! Still lots to work on….and we had a super flat work lesson this week showing me where I really need to focus! (always that outside connection 🤣🤦‍♀️) . Thanks you so much to the lovely people at @koekibar_2018 for my EqueFocus supplements too! In all honesty, my jumping has significantly improved since I started taking it! 👍 . . . . . . #gifted #showjumper #training #eventer #eventerinthemaking #eventersofinstagram #eventersdoitbetter #eventerproblems #irishdraught #fedontopspec #irishthoroughbred #bay #baygelding #thebestbay #baybaycakes #scottishlife #countrylife #countryblogger #countrylifestyle #horsesofinstagram #showjumping

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Our Haygain hay steamers are recommended by the world’s leading riders, trainers and equine vets and ComfortStall® Sealed Orthopedic Flooring System is used and recommended by leading Veterinary Hospitals, including Cornell University.

Sunday Links from One K Helmets

Sunday morning reading 😂😂😂Goodness – this photo of Ali G at Swedish International Horse Show, 1 year ago today -…

Posted by Lissa Green Eventing on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Last week Lissa Green shared a post that really resonated with me. In frank words, she recounts a head injury that she “didn’t give the respect it needed.” In a sport where the long held opinion is “get back on or go to the hospital,” don’t be afraid to listen to your body and seek medical help if needed. Give Lissa’s thoughts a read in the embedded post above and mind your melon.

National Holiday: National Brownie Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Sunday Links: 

Clarke’s riding high at Puhinui

Ringside Chat: Jessica Springsteen Talks European Living, Reality TV And More

‘When hounds go, he goes’: 83-year-old rider takes on 73rd hunt season on 20-year-old pony

Now on Course: Abby’s Road – That Was Then, This is Now

Sunday Video: 

                     

Rest in Peace, Madeline

Holly Payne and Madeline.

We are sad to report that the Holly Payne Caravella’s former upper-level horse Madeline passed away this week at the age of 19. Owned and also ridden by Jill Gordon, “Baby” colicked due to a herniated diaphragm, and ultimately couldn’t be saved despite the best efforts of the veterinary team at the Mid Atlantic Equine Hospital.

Baby was the quintessential red headed mare. Sourced by Marilyn Payne, Baby was known for her fiery personality. Jill and her daughter Alex competed the Thoroughbred mare by Mysterious Count before passing the reins to Holly Payne Caravella in 2005.

By 2008, Holly and Baby were competing at the Advanced level and completed the mare’s first CCI4*-L that fall at Fair Hill International. The following year, the dynamic duo finished 38th at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials. In 2012, they shared their five-star debut at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Together, Holly and Baby competed at the Advanced level for seven years.

Jill made the decision to retire her horse from the upper levels in 2014 and Baby continued on as a schoolmaster at the lower levels for Jill and others.

“Baby had the heart of a lion, but was never easy until Holly tamed and gentled her,” Jill said. “I will forever be in Holly’s debt for her years of work, partnership and love for our shared angel! Every ride on Baby was like flying on a cloud — Holly did that.”

”Madeline was one-of-a-kind,” Holly said of the chestnut mare. “She will surely never be forgotten. I credit the start of my professional career to this fiery little redheaded chestnut mare. She taught me so many life lessons and took me to some amazing places!”

Rest in Peace, Baby.

Madeline (aka Baby) passed away yesterday at the age of 19. Baby colicked due to a herniated diaphragm. The…

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Tuesday Video from Flexible Fit Equestrian: Horse Retirement Heaven

Learning Center: Horse Retirement at Madden Mountain with Beezie Madden

Our horses 🐴 deserve the best retirement after a long career of showing. Learn more about the Madden philosophy on retiring horses in this month's Learning Center video with Beezie Madden / John Madden Sales, Inc Full video👉 https://www.usef.org/learning-center/videos/horse-retirement-at-madden-mountain-with-beezie

Posted by US Equestrian on Monday, December 2, 2019

I’ve decided that when I reach my twilight years, I want to retire at Madden Mountain.

John and Beezie Madden have dedicated their lives to their horses, in training, competition and retirement, so they’ve set up the country’s ritziest residence for horses of advanced age in Cazenovia, New York. Here, horses “go back to nature” as Beezie says, living outside full time in a herd dynamic, while also enjoying a barn designed by John Madden. Enjoy these clips of horses quite literally living their best lives.

Flexible Fit Equestrian: Redefining Comfort & Quality at an Affordable Price. Learn more at www.ffequestrian.com.au.

Giving Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

After one of the year’s biggest weekend of spending, it’s once again Giving Tuesday where we have the opportunity to give our dollars a meaningful impact. Whether you choose to donate to an equine-based charity or not, find and organization or group that you can help out today with your money or your time.

National Holiday: Giving Tuesday

Events Opening This Week: Grand Oaks H.T.Stable View Aiken Opener H.T.,

Tuesday News:

If you can’t make it to the USEA Annual Meeting & Convention, then don’t fret they’re live streaming the whole shebang. [USEA to Livestream the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention]

As of Sunday, Dec. 1 we are in a brand new competition year. That means some rules have changed. Here are the biggies across major disciplines. [What You Need To Know To Compete In 2020]

There’s nothing worse than trying to unfreeze your ice block hands after a hack. Horse & Hound has released their definitive guide on the best winter gloves to keep your hands warm and dry even on the chilliest days. [Best winter riding gloves 2019: Horse & Hound’s tester ranks his favourites]

Tuesday Video: 

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Lookin’ Fine, Aged Nine

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. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

It’s hard to believe 2010 was nine whole years ago. In that time these five event horses have grown up, and now they’re all for sale on Sport Horse Nation. Read on to learn more about what they’ve got to offer.

Raising Cain. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Schoolmaster

RAISING CAIN (a.k.a. Prince) – Training level Schoolmaster. Dark brown/black imported 2010 Thoroughbred gelding, 15.3 hands. This attractive horse is purpose-bred for Eventing; he is by former YEH champion Orujo de la Galerna, and out of Secret Notion, an Advanced level NZ mare who represented Mexico in the Pan American Games. Prince has taken his young Canadian rider up through the levels, with this partnership winning at Training Level and completing their first Preliminary together. He is now ready to take his next rider on the same journey. Suitable for an amateur or junior.

Photos and video link: www.teamwindchase.com/Prince.htm
We also have many other excellent horses available, from green prospects to experienced Eventers. We can also help you sell your horse. Visit www.teamwindchase.com/forsale.htm for more info. Phyllis Dawson, Windchase, Hillsboro, VA E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (540) 454-3834 cell, (540) 668-6024 stable, (540) 668-6548 home.

Rossini’s Concerto. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Rossini’s Concerto – Experienced training level gelding

Rossini’s Concerto, a 2010 bay 16.1hh OTTB gelding by Rossini out of Key Approval. Ross is an honest and safe partner perfect for an AA or junior looking for a fun horse to gain mileage on. He is a brave and careful jumper with no xc jump penalties on his record. Has successfully competed modified with a young rider and is ready to go prelim this winter. Ross has a super personality and loads, ties, clips, etc like a pro. Located in Florida.

Marco. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Classy horse for any discipline

MARCO – Bay 2010 imported Zangersheide gelding, by Catoki, out of Safira SZ. This beautiful horse is an excellent mover and a scopey talented jumper. He is very well-schooled and has a quiet temperament. Marco has been successful in the Show Hunter ring and at Novice Level Eventing, and he would excel as a Dressage horse or a Jumper. He is jumping 4 foot courses and schooling second level Dressage. He is also good on the trails, and just a really lovely horse to ride every day. He would suit a rider who wants a horse that can excel in the dressage ring, jump a big show jumping course, and go Eventing. Priced in lower-mid five figures.
We also have many other excellent horses available, from green prospects to experienced Eventers. We can also help you sell your horse. Visit www.teamwindchase.com/forsale.htm for more info. Phyllis Dawson, Windchase, Hillsboro, VA E-mail: [email protected] Phone: (540) 454-3834 cell, (540) 668-6024 stable, (540) 668-6548 home.

Cabriolet. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Adult Amateur’s Dream Horse!

Looking for your next show partner? Meet Cabriolet, aka Audi! This 9 year old 16.2hh OTTB mare has extensive show experience at the Novice and BN levels and is looking for her new home. Safe and trustworthy. Has schooled many training and prelim level questions with ease. Audi has a great jump that builds rider confidence, quality gaits and automatic changes. Suitable for an amateur in a program and nice enough for a professional to finish off. Would also excel in the jumper or dressage rings. She is brave to the fences and jumps in a snaffle for both xc and sj! Not mareish, kind and eager to work. Come see her before she’s snapped up! Price is negotiable, suitable home a must. Located in North Carolina.

One Plan. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

One Plan – Preliminary Winner

‘Russell’ is a beautiful 2010 grey Irish Sport Horse gelding standing at 16.3hh. Just coming back from winning the Preliminary at VAHT. Russell is a very honest horse with the talent to win. Stunning mover and amazing canter. This guy has it all. He can win the dressage and jump double clear. A hard to find quality for an event horse to have this talent in all phases. Located in Pennsylvania.

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

Sunday Links from One K Helmets

Beautiful Pine Top Farm. Photo by Kelsey Briggs.

This weekend is pretty quiet on the eventing front, but it plays host to one of my all time favorite horse shows: Pine Top’s Thanksgiving H.T. It’s already a venue that feels like home, and finishing a holiday weekend with horses and good friends always feels so right. Best of luck to all those competing this weekend!

National Holiday: National Pie Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Pine Top Thanksgiving H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

2019 USEA Area Championships Round-Up

From The Magazine: A Tale Of Two Tails

How To Cook Thanksgiving Dinner Without Missing The Thanksgiving Hunt

At a Crossroads: Four Riders on Deciding Their Futures in the Sport

Hot on Horse Nation: Top 10 Things for Which Equestrians Should Be Thankful

Sunday Video: 

#EventerProblems Vol. 204, Presented by Haygain: When Things Go Pear-Shaped

Professionals, they’re just like us! As evidenced by Elisa Wallace’s recent helmet cam when Munson Slew tried his darnedest to impaled himself on the course roping at Ocala Jockey Club.

Sometimes no matter how hard we try, things go pear-shaped. According to the latest batch of #EventerProblems you know exactly what we mean:

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Haygain is a science driven company with the horse’s health as the primary focus.

We are committed to improving equine health through scientific research, product innovation and consumer education in respiratory and digestive health. Developed by riders, for riders, we understand the importance of clean forage and a healthy stable environment in maintaining the overall well-being of the horse.

Our Haygain hay steamers are recommended by the world’s leading riders, trainers and equine vets and ComfortStall® Sealed Orthopedic Flooring System is used and recommended by leading Veterinary Hospitals, including Cornell University.

Tuesday Video from Flexible Fit Equestrian: More Madden Methods

Beezie Madden’s barn is a well oiled machine, run with a pinpoint attention to detail, as evidenced by their wildly popular video on their stall cleaning method. Since then, they’ve been sharing even more “Madden Methods” that you can implement in your own program. From putting your hair in your helmet to tightening your girth, here’s how Beezie would do it:

Want even more Madden Method videos? Check out the main YouTube page for many more helpful tips!

Flexible Fit Equestrian: Redefining Comfort & Quality at an Affordable Price. Learn more at www.ffequestrian.com.au.

A Grand Old Time at Grand Oaks H.T.

Grand Oaks Horse Trials in Lady Lake, Florida upped the ante last week by offering $5,000 in cash prizes for their autumn event. Kudos must be given to  Event Logistics Manager Katie Wentz as well as Nupafeed USA and Triple Crown Feed for giving this horse trial a “big show feel.”

EN’s fabulous friend Lisa Madren was onsite over the weekend with her camera in hand, and she shares the highlights and top finishers in this photo gallery:

Grand Oaks H.T. [Website] [Final Scores]

 

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Lainey Ashker and Calling All Comets. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

It’s not Monday anymore, but this gem of Monday Motivation is too good not to shout from the rooftops. Lainey Ashker shared her thoughts on her Facebook Page yesterday reminding us all that we’re in a game of inches.

“‘What if I’m not good enough?’ is a question I often ask myself. What if I’ve spent my whole life reaching and clawing at something that somehow will elude me at the end of the day? It’s easy to feel that sense of worthlessness because if my life hasn’t achieved EVERYTHING by now then I’ve obviously achieved NOTHING. Does this ring a bell?!

“First of all, SLOW YOUR ROLL. Rome wasn’t built in a day so why should you think that your quasi-Olympic talent will place you on a team within four years? And if someone you know performs [20 meter]circles around you and achieves YOUR goals in an eighth of the time well instead of finding excuses for why this person is so privileged GO AND STUDY him/her. Ask the right questions. Hell, applaud he/she for her efforts in achieving something you still only dream of doing!

“You see, you and I we aren’t the best in our game. We don’t ooze talent nor does it come easy to us like a ‘genius.’ WE AREN’T THE OBVIOUS CHOICES FOR SUPERSTARDOM. But you know what we do have? Humility. Knowing that we may have to work, study, practice, focus harder than the other guy and WE👏🏽WILL👏🏽NOT👏🏽BE👏🏽SWAYED👏🏽. We will never take our eyes off the prize because if we did THEN THAT WOULD MEAN OUR LIFE HAS GONE TO WASTE. Remember, it’s OKAY to not be the obvious best in whatever it is that you pursue. After all it wasn’t the hare who won the race now was it?”

National Holiday: National Cake Day

Events Opening This Week: Horse Trials at Majestic Oaks

Tuesday News:

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Event Riders Association of North America (ERA of NA) Year End Awards. Nominate outstanding individuals for the Liz Cochran Memorial Groom’s Award, As You Like It Owner’s Award, Seema Sonnad Above & Beyond Event Personnel Award and Amateur Impact Award through December 6, 2019. Please send a detailed submission, including examples, regarding why an individual should receive an award to Helen Murray at [email protected].

The horse Internet hive mind has been abuzz this week with the news of George Morris’ permanent ban being upheld with many raising questions of Jonathan Soresi’s status within SafeSport. Jonathan, who came forward as one of Morris’ victims, was listed as permanently ineligible earlier this year before the decision was appealed and he was reinstated. The Chronicle has the story. [The Jonathan Soresi SafeSport Suspension And Reinstatement, Explained]

Rest in Peace to one of eventing’s legends, Michaelmas. [‘He looked well till the end’: farewell to championship eventer]

Sunday Video: 

#EventerProblems Vol. 203, Presented by Haygain: The Letter M

Beware the letter M. M as in monster, M as in mud, M as in madness… M as in MARE! Not to fear, it’s just a roundup of your latest batch of #EventerProblems. Enjoy!

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Probably one of my best jumpy lessons ever. Wally jumped his little socks off and I think we’re finally starting to ‘get it’ 🤩. Can’t help but wonder if the EqueFocus from @koekibar_2018 has helped even though I’ve only been taking it for a week or so now. I was definitely much calmer, more focused and had so much fun!! Will see if it stays this way over the next few weeks 😉 . . . . . . #gifted #showjumper #training #eventer #eventerinthemaking #eventersofinstagram #eventersdoitbetter #eventerproblems #irishdraught #fedontopspec #irishthoroughbred #bay #baygelding #thebestbay #baybaycakes #scottishlife #countrylife #countryblogger #countrylifestyle #horsesofinstagram #showjumping

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Sunday Links from One K Helmets

USEA CEO Rob Burk, a frequent eventing volunteer himself, stops to thank jump judges at the 2017 AEC in Tryon. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

This year 3,046 volunteers clocked in an incredible 45,059 cumulative hours giving back to our sport. That’s an increase of over 14,500 hours and 800 volunteers since last year. There is no doubt that this sport wouldn’t exist without their efforts. From the EN team, thank you sincerely!

[The 2019 Report: VIP by the Numbers]

National Holiday: National Sardines Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Southern Arizona H.T. [Website]  [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

The 2019 Report: VIP by the Numbers

Top Five History Sessions at the 2019 USEA Annual Meeting & Convention

At A Crossroads: Four Riders On Deciding Their Futures In The Sport

Five Steps To Conquering Fear In The Saddle (And A Bonus Daily Exercise)

Jonathan Soresi Responds To George Morris SafeSport Decision

Must Read on Horse Nation: Winter Is Nearly Here: Is Your Trailer Ready?

No Stirrups, No Problem: Five Rides To Remember

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 Winter Projects

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. We include the ad copy provided; click the links for videos, pricing and contact information.

When the competition season slows down, that means you have plenty of time to delve into a new project. Here are five young up-and-coming horses for sale on Sport Horse Nation that you could have some fun with this winter:

Christoph. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Imported Oldenburg With Upper Level Potential

This talented young horse successfully started his career with a run at Novice at Galway Downs in April. After winning a competitive Novice division at Spokane Horse Trials in May, he moved up to Training in June and finished eighth in Open Training at Rebecca Farm. He’s ready for Prelim and has the scope, talent, and temperament for much more!

With a great jump and three solid attractive gaits, this clever boy is suited for a variety of riders: Pro, AA or YR in a program.

Christoph is a 2014 16 hand bright bay gelding with a nice temperament and no vices. He has very clean x-rays and a great vet report from 7/2018. Very sound and easy to keep. Christoph schools cross country with no issues. He is all business in a show environment, but laid back at home. He can be ridden bareback all over the farm, into the creek, and can be ridden and jumped in the snow! Located in Washington state.

Mariah GS. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Beautiful, rideable, brave mare with lovely jump and movement and clean x-rays!

Mariah GS is a beautiful 6 year old mare. She has lovely floaty movement, she is a very good jumper with beautiful form over fences, she is very brave cross country and she has a great temperament. She could honestly go in any direction! She has evented up to training level with Olympian and Pan Am medalist Jessica Phoenix and is currently in training with Jessica. She is very well schooled on the flat and is quiet with a great jumping technique. Her sire, Hope of Heaven, competed in Germany in the 1.30m and 1.35m as a 5 and 6 year old and qualified for the Bundeschampionat before coming to Canada (he is an Abdullah grandson), and her dams sire, Adrian, was an Open Jumper and competed under the 1976 individual Olympic silver medalist, Michel Vaillancourt.

One of Mariah’s half sisters, Blyth’s Madeline GS, competed up to 2* level (old 1*) and then competed up to preliminary with a young rider and won AEC’s Novice Amateur division this past year. Another one of Mariah’s half brothers, Marco Polo GS, is currently successfully competing at Prix St George level dressage with an amateur.

Mariah spent last winter season in Ocala, FL. She has been to shows and off property schooling numerous times and has been to HITS Ocala. She will be going back to Ocala this January if she does not sell before then. Mariah has a clean bill of health and clean x-rays on file. She trailers, ties, ties to a trailer, bathes, clips, and hacks. Mariah would be greatly suited for someone looking for a lovely prospect to bring up the levels or for an amateur or kid looking for a super nice super sweet horse with lots of potential!
Text or email Jessica or Caroline for more info! Located in Ontario.

Stromin Cowboy. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

6 year old, 15.3hh, bay OTTB Gelding for sale

Stromin Cowboy (Monte). Lovely restarted 6 year old, 15.3hh, bay OTTB Gelding for sale. Monte has wonderful ground manners and is uncomplicated under saddle. Monte is simple to ride on the flat with three lovely gaits. He is started over fences and is a brave and careful jumper. Monte is smart and learns quickly, he only gets better with every ride. He would be perfect for a young rider or adult amateur to bring along up the levels. Monte has a wonderful temperament and is sound with recent x-rays available on request. He is not one to be passed up as he is going to make someone a great horse. Monte is currently located in Southern Pines, NC. Very reasonably priced but will increase with training.

Storybook Love. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Flashy 8 yo 16.2H Dutch Warmblood Gelding

Storybook Love “Olly” is a 16.2h 8 year old Dutch warmblood gelding. This horse is all flash! Beautiful, talented, and brave. He was purchased by an amateur from his breeder in Canada earlier this year. He has miles as a jumper in Canada, and since then has hunter paced, XC schooled extensively, and been on hunt trail rides in Middleburg. Olly has the movement and jump to go to the top levels in any discipline. Priced at 25k. Email [email protected] Located in Pennsylvania.

Looking Good FLF. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Lovely Dressage horse ready to Event!

Looking Good FLF is a 6 year old 16.1 hand American Warmblood gelding. He has shown USDF recognized First level with scores as high as 68%. Lots of unrecognized horse show experience, LG is a perfect gentlemen to trailer/braid/ etc and is sound barefoot. He has been XC schooling several times, and is fine with drops/ditches/water. Jumping bigger every week, LG is ready to go eventing. He hacks alone or in company. Would be well suited to an ambitious amateur or teen looking to have fun and come home in the ribbons. Located in Maryland.

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Tuesday Video from Flexible Fit Equestrian: All the Action From Adelaide

Want to catch up on the five-star down under, but you’ve only got 4 minutes? Then you’re in luck. Here’s video highlights from each and every phase, and be sure to read our recap here:

Dressage Highlights Aus3de 2019

Highlights of the Mitsubishi Motors Australia CCI5* on Pryde's EasiFeed Dressage Day at the 2019 Australian International 3 Day Event#MMAus3de #eventing #dressage

Posted by Australian International 3 Day Event on Sunday, November 17, 2019

What an incredible day! 🎥 credit This Esme #mmaus3de #crosscountry #adelaide

Posted by Australian International 3 Day Event on Saturday, November 16, 2019

Thats a wrap. Highlights of our final day of action, what a day of jumping. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the athletes over the last 3 days. 🎥 by @this_esme #mmaus3de #adelaide #eventing

Posted by Australian International 3 Day Event on Sunday, November 17, 2019

Congrats, Hazel Shannon and Willingapark Clifford! Go Eventing.

Flexible Fit Equestrian: Redefining Comfort & Quality at an Affordable Price. Learn more at www.ffequestrian.com.au

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux. Photo by Shannon Brinkman.

Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux earned the Adversity Award this weekend at the Ocala Jockey Club Three-Day Event. This weekend they completed their first four-star back since Sara’s broken neck and back and since Rubens underwent colic surgery. A well deserved recognition for these two. Congratulations on a successful weekend.

National Holiday: National Play Monopoly Day

Events Closing This Week: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials IV

Tuesday News: 

A major surgery, the flu and a confidence knocking fall were not enough to keep Letha Calvin from qualifying and competing at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships. She recounts her story. [Now On Course: Every Ride is Part of a Journey]

Earlier this month and independent arbitration was held regarding George Morris’ lifetime ban U.S. Equestrian Federation for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor. Results of the arbitration have not been released, and both SafeSport and George Morris declined to comment. [George Morris’ SafeSport Arbitration Held In New York]

Hot on Horse Nation: #TBT: The Four Fs of Stress in Horses

Tuesday Video: Thank you David Frechette for the footage of our #OJC3DE CCI2*-L winners Will Coleman and Chin Tonic HS. Click here to watch even more on his YouTube channel.