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The Event at Rebecca Farm Announces 2019 Travel Grant Recipients

Liza Horan and Lafite. Photo by Sherry Stewart.

The USEA Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Travel Grants for The Event at Rebecca Farm, which will take place July 24-28, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana.

The Rebecca Broussard Grant Committee has designated funding totaling $22,975 to help offset the cost of travel expenses for 19 riders competing in the CCI4*-S or CCI4*-L who “display the potential qualities of an international rider.”

Congratulations to the following riders:

Julia Ennis Batters, Queenstown, Maryland

Andrea Baxter, Paso Robles, California

Hilary Burkemper, Santa Barbara, California

Nicole Carroll, Dublin, California

Kalli Core, Orange, Texas

John Michael (JM) Durr, Shelby, North Carolina

Gina Economou, Sun Valley, California

Natascha Eickert, Marysville, Washington

Erin Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Marc Grandia, Sultan, Washington

Ashley Hays, Benton, Louisiana

Liza Horan, Lompoc, California

Alexandra Knowles, Lexington, Kentucky

Amber Levine, Petaluma, California

Shannon Lilley, Aptos, California

Marissa Nielsen, Wilton, California

Julie Norman, Haughton, Louisiana

Erin Pullen, Louisville, Kentucky

Erin Risso, Plymouth, Massachusetts

For the last nine years, the Broussard Charitable Foundation has helped support up-and-coming riders achieve their dream of representing the U.S. in International competition thanks to the Rebecca Broussard Developing International Riders Grants, which are divided into three types: the Travel Grants, a $10,000 National Developing Rider Grant, affectionally called the “Little Becky,” and a $30,000 International Developing Rider Grant known as the “Big Becky.”

Prior to the start of the Event at Rebecca Farm, recipients of the Travel Grants will participate in interviews with the committee, which will be used in selecting the recipients of the International Developing Rider Grant and the National Developing Rider Grant. Both grants will be presented at the USEA Annual Meeting and Convention on December 12-15, 2019 in Boston.

All of the Travel Grant recipients and any FEI competitor at The Event at Rebecca Farm are invited to take part in the interview process at the event.

The grants are made available by Jerome Broussard and his family in memory of his wife Rebecca, whose greatest wish was to help riders attain their dream of competing on a U.S. Eventing Team at the Olympic, World and Pan American Games.

Many thanks to the Broussard Family for their dedication to U.S. eventers, and congratulations to the riders who have worked so hard to prepare for this competition.

[Rebecca Broussard Travel Grant Recipients Announced]

Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

While all of our U.S.-based Pan American riders had their final outing at the Maryland International at Loch Moy Farm, our traveling reserve Liz Halliday-Sharp was busy prepping for both the Pan Ams and Aachen with both her team horses. Deniro Z is sitting on his best-ever CCI4*-S dressage score, a 27.5, in his final prep before Aachen. Cooley Quicksilver, meanwhile, is having his final outing in the CCI3*-S before heading to Aiken for team training. With 9.2 cross country time penalties, he’s 10th in the B section on a score of 37.8.

Barbury: WebsiteLive ScoresRide TimesCourse PreviewEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

National Holiday: National Macaroni Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Chattahoochee Hills Summer II H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Twin Rivers H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

Powder Basin H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

Sunday Links: 

Horse Heroes: Mr. Medicott

The Race to Le Lion: Who is Qualified for the Holekamp/Turner Grant?

VIDEO: How New Safety Technology is Going to Reduce Risk

Learning to Let Go Has Changed the Way I Deal With Disappointment — And My Career

Eat Like an Athlete: Proper Nutrition Will Give You a Leg up on the Competition

Ban for rider who whipped horse until it collapsed with exhaustion and a broken leg

‘She makes me emotional’: Charlotte Dujardin and Mount St John Freestyle smash personal best to win Hartpury grand prix

Sunday Video: 

Maryland International: U.S. Team Pan Ams Ready After Final Outing, Boyd Martin Wins CCI3*-S

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg. Photo by Mary Patricia Stone.

In the final team outing before the 2019 Pan American Games, Boyd Martin & Tsetserleg showed scorching hot form, winning the Maryland International CCI3*-S from start to finish.

Boyd and the 12-year-old Trakehner gelding, who is owned by Christine Turner, closed out their wire-to-wire success with a clear show jump round and just 1.2 cross country time penalties for a final result of 24.1.

Looking at the rest of the team, horses and riders finished confidently with a few time penalties dropping them down the leaderboard.

Team rider Doug Payne claimed third place with his reserve horse, Vandiver, 15-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Jessica Payne, and Doug Payne. Two cross country time penalties were all that they added across the two jumping phases for a final score of 31.4.

Doug Payne and Starr Witness. Photo by Mary Patricia Stone.

Stablemate Starr Witness, an 8-year-old KWPN mare owned by Doug, Laurie McRee, and Catherine Winter, finished seventh. Their final score of 33.9 reflects a clear show jumping round and six time penalties on cross country.

Tamie Smith was 13th with Mai Baum on a score of 38.2.  She and the 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alex Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell had one time penalty in the arena and 14 on the cross country course — where “Lexus” lost both front shoes.

Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play. Photo by Mary Patricia Stone.

Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play were 15th in the division. he Donner Syndicate LLC’s 11-year-old German Sport Horse had an unexpected stop in the show jumping at a liverpool, but continued, adding 3.6 time penalties. He also had 6 penalties added on the cross country for a three-phase score of 41.9.

The reserve squad posted many favorable results. Will Faudree piloted Pfun were fourth. They only picked up 2 time penalties on Ian Stark’s cross country course for a final result of 32.5. Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus were eighth (34.1), Sydney Elliot and QC Diamantaire finished ninth (35.2), and Phillip Dutton finished 10th with Sea of Clouds (36.7).

Colleen Rutledge finished second with Covert Rights, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred/Clydesdale who Colleen owns. Fourth after the first phase, the CR x 2 team were the only pair in the division to finish on their dressage score (26.3).

Maya Black and Miks Master C finished in fifth place (33.8) with 2.8 time penalties added. Caroline Martin was sixth with Islandwood Captain Jack on a score of 33.9 — a strong outing before they travel next to Aachen as part of the CCIO4*-S team competition.

Our traveling reserves, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver are also running their final prep this weekend at Barbury International in the UK.

The Pan American Games will be held Aug. 1-4 in Lima, Peru. The U.S., Canada and Brazil are all seeking qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the Pan Ams, and two team slots will be allocated to the nations that win team gold and silver. Following this final outing all team members including our traveling reserves will head to Stable View Farm in Aiken, South Carolina for the final training sessions.

Maryland CCI & H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

Blast From the Past: Could You Ride the 1959 Pan Ams Dressage Test?

Friday Fact: Did you know USEA turns 60 years old this year?The USEA formerly known as the USCTA came to life during…

Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Friday, July 5, 2019

Turn the clock back 60 years to the 1959 Pan American Games. This event breathed life into the USEA — formerly the USCTA — that we know and love today. The Pan Ams were held in Chicago, Illinois, where founding members Alexander Mackay-Smith and Captain John ‘Jack’ Fritz met and created the Association.

The U.S. team for that third Pan American Games included Walter Staley, Jr. Bill Haggard, Michael Page, Michael Plumb. They were coached by Erich Bubbel through the September 3-6, 1959 event. Of course, the sport has changed tremendously in that time, but dressage still stands as the first phase. To celebrate their 60th birthday, the USEA has shared some relics from that significant event — including a dressage test.

The 1959 Pan American Games Dressage Test. Photo courtesy of the USEA.

The U.S. won team silver. Michael Page won individual gold with Grasshopper, and Michael Plumb earned individual silver with Markham.

Go eventing.


Area IV Names 2019 NAYC Teams

Greta Schwickert & Charles Owen. Photo by US Equestrian.

Eight horse and rider combinations have been called up to represent Area IV at the 2019 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships presented by Gotham North. We look forward to seeing the following riders at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, Montana for the July 24-28 event:


  • Emma Fettig & Spanning the Globe (Lake Geneva, WI)
  • Greta Schwickert & Charles Owen (Mankato, MN)


  • Brittney Anderson & Lennard (Maple Plain, MN)
  • Benjamin Noonan & Keep Kitty (Ballwin, MO)
  • Caitlyn Ruud & Up to You De Lorage (Franksville, WI)

Junior/Young Rider Training Three-Day Team

  • Kate McGown & Encore (Mound, MN)
  • Mya Poulos & Guy’s Elegant Miss (Barrington, IL)
  • Annika Weisjahn & Wayward Son (Hugo, MN)

These athletes will be supported by a fantastic group of five grooms: Olivia Caspers, Elizabeth Fettig, Myla Jensen, Emily Lehman, and Meredith (Crew) Payton.

[North American Youth Championships Team Selected to Represent Area IV]

Boyd Martin & Tsetserleg Lead Maryland CCI3*-S in Final Pan American Team Outing

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg (USA). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The U.S. Team for the 2019 Pan American Games are having their final outing this weekend in the Maryland International CCI3*-S in Adamstown, Maryland. They’ve started out with a bang as team horses swept the division after dressage. We’ve got your fast-and-dirty recap:

Boyd Martin and Tsetserleg, Christine Turner’s 12-year-old Trakehner gelding, are leading the three-star class, which is their first competition back since earning the USEF National Championship at Kentucky this spring. Their score of 22.5 is “Thomas'” best dressage result to date.

“I was really pleased with ‘Thomas,’” Boyd told The Chronicle of The Horse. “We don’t do this test very much since he’s a higher-level horse. It’s a bit unusual to go into a test without flying changes or a canter half pass, but he’s so good in the ring. Basically, an old lady could ride him around a dressage show. He’s very quiet and obedient, and I think we’ve got him in a good place. He’s such a little show pony. He knows all the tricks. He doesn’t get hot or fancy. He can really get through a test safely without mistakes. I still think I can improve his dressage in the next month leading up to Peru. It’s just working on these fine details and polishing it.”

Tamie Smith piloted Mai Baum to a 23.8 for second place. The a 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding owned by Alex Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markell was originally listed as Tamie’s reserve horse, but got called up earlier this week to replace stablemate Fleeceworks Royal, who has suffered a minor injury.

Doug Payne sits third with his team horse Starr Witness, an 8-year-old KWPN mare owned by Doug, Laurie McRee, and Catherine Winter on 25.5 penalties.

Doug is also 10th with his reserve horse Vandiver, a 15-year-old Trakehner gelding owned by Debi Crowley, Jessica Payne, and Doug Payne, on a score of 29.4.

Colleen Rutledge and her own Covert Rights, a 13-year-old Thoroughbred/Clydesdale, are fourth on a score of 26.3

Phillip Dutton and Z are fifth on 27 before they head next to represent the U.S. at the CCIO4*-S team competition at Aachen.

The fourth and final member of the team, Lynn Symansky, is currently 8th with RF Cool Play. The Donner Syndicate LLC’s 11-year-old German Sport Horse gelding scored a 28.3.

The team reserves are also out in force this weekend. Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus are 7th (28.1), Sydney Elliot and QC Diamantaire are 9th (28.4), Will Faudree and Pfun are 14th (30.5), and Phillip Dutton and Sea of Clouds are 19th (32.7).

The CCI3*-S division will have their show jumping and cross country phases tomorrow.

Our traveling reserves, Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver are also running their final prep this weekend at Barbury International in the UK.

The Pan American Games will be held Aug. 1-4 in Lima, Peru. The U.S., Canada and Brazil are all seeking qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games at the Pan Ams, and two team slots will be allocated to the nations that win team gold and silver. Following this final outing all team members including our traveling reserves will head to Stable View Farm in Aiken, South Carolina for the final training sessions.

Maryland CCI & H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

Thursday Video from Ecovet: USA’s Pan American Countdown

Happy 4th of July, EN! To celebrate, we’re taking a closer look at our team for the 2019 Pan American Games. They’ve been prepping this week at Beverly Equestrian in The Plains, Virginia before their team outing this weekend at Maryland Horse Trials. Here’s who will rep the stars and stripes next month:

Doug Payne and Starr Witness:

Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play: 

Boyd Martin & Tsetserleg: 

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum: 

Traveling Reserves Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver: 

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: What’s fischerRocana Been Up To?

„Was macht eigentlich fischerRocana?“Das ist in den letzten Wochen die meist gestellte frage.Wie schon auf Instagram veröffentlicht zeigt dieses Video dass sie im Aufbautraining ist.🐴Nach ihrer Pause über den Winter haben wir wieder langsam mit ihr angefangen.Sie genießt täglich mehrere Stunden auf der Weide und hat ein abwechslungsreiches Trainingsprogramm.Wieso sie noch keine Prüfung gegangen ist ? Ganz einfach… fischerRocana wäre dieses Jahr nicht mein Championatspferd gewesen und darum gab es keinerlei Druck sie schnell wieder aufzubauen.😉Sie bekommt viel Zeit und eventuell wird sie Ende der Saison nochmal auf Turnier vorgestellt .Bis dahin ist sie die beste Lehrmeisterin für meine Auszubildenden 😃👍🏼

Posted by Michael Jung on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Do you ever find your mind wandering and think, “Haven’t heard a lot about fischerRocana lately?” You are not alone. Apparently it’s one of the most frequent questions Michael Jung gets, and he’s setting the record straight: she’s healthy at home enjoying a more leisurely year.

Here’s what Michael said, via Google Translate:

“She is in advanced training. After her break over the winter we started slowly with her again.
She enjoys several hours a day on the pasture and has a varied training program.

“Why she has not taken an exam yet? Quite simply … fischerRocana would not have been my championship horse this year so there was no pressure to rebuild it quickly. She gets a lot of time and maybe she will be presented again at the end of the season.

“Until then she is the best teacher for my trainees.”

So that’s what the Queen of Kentucky has been up to — teaching the next generation.

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Tuesday Video from SmartPak: Strzegom Superstars

The LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials was action packed from start to finish, featuring some very impressive pairs. If you missed anything, here’s your chance to catch up on the action:


Michael Jung & fischerChipmunk FRH: 

Michael Jung with fischerChipmunk FRH

Let’s watch it again. The winning round of 🇩🇪Michael Jung with fischerChipmunk FRH in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup. 🤩👏🎥Video by Świat koni#shtstrzegom #FEINationsCupEventing #wkkw #eventing

Posted by Strzegom Horse Trials on Monday, July 1, 2019

Yoshi Oiwa and Bart J LRA:

Yoshiaki Oiwa & Bart L JRA

And the winners of the CCI4*-L are 🇯🇵Yoshiaki Oiwa & Bart L JRA. Congrats!👏Watch their performance. 🎥#shtstrzegom #FEINationsCupEventing #wkkw #eventing

Posted by Strzegom Horse Trials on Sunday, June 30, 2019

大岩選手とBART L JRA のクロスカントリー #2 / Yoshi & Bart L JRA @Strzegom, 2019, June, CCI4-L

大岩選手とBART L JRA のクロスカントリー #2 Yoshi & Bart L JRA @Strzegom, 2019, June, CCI4-L#JapanEventing #総合馬術 #馬術

Posted by Japan Eventing on Saturday, June 29, 2019

CCIO4*-S Cross Country: 

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo by Abby Powell.

Oh, the things our partners do for our hobby. Though our love for eventing and horses is a huge financial commitment, it’s also a major time sink — for us and for the people in our lives. I can’t count how many times my barn time overlaps into my home time. So from me, thanks to those who put up with the madness that is loving a horse person!

Events Opening This Week: Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club H.T.Huntington Farm H.T.Course Brook Farm Fall H.T.Waredaca Farm H.T.Five Points H.T.Seneca Valley Pony Club H.T.Bucks County Horse Park H.T.Ocala Summer H.T. IIFull Gallop Farm August HT

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

Tuesday News: 

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the former President of the FEI, has reportedly fled the United Arab Emirates with her children. She is believed to be seeking a divorce from her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the prime minister of the UAE and the ruler of Dubai. Her exact location is unknown, but other media outlets have reported that she is seeking asylum in Germany or England. [Former FEI President Flees United Arab Emirates]

Clifton Peekachu knows his way around a three-day event. He’s brought five riders through the Preliminary level, and now he’s on his seventh student, who is tackling Novice. He is one of the most decorated NAYC horses in history, taking a medal home on each of his five trips. He’s the USEA Horse of The Month! [USEA Horse of the Month: Clifton Peekachu]

Hot on Horse Nation: Bullying in the Horse Community

Tuesday Video: 

Michael Jung & fischerChipmunk FRH Win CCIO4*-S Nations Cup at Strzegom

Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH. Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

The new bombshell partnership of Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH achieved their first International win at LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials, leading the way for Germany to clinch the third leg of the FEI Nations Cup.

Michael acquired the ride on the 11-year-old Hanoverian (Contendro I x Havanna, by Heraldik xx), who is owned by the DOKR, Klaus Fischer, Sabine Fischer and Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, earlier this spring, and it’s already been fireworks with two second place finishes in short four-star format. This weekend, their only penalties were time faults on the cross country for a final result of 25.2.

“I’m very happy about my ride. fisherChipmunk is a great horse. The weather was not the best, but he was very concentrated and super to ride as always,” Michael said.

Great Britain’s Ben Hobday took up second place after a penalty-free show jumping with Shadow Man. He holds the flag for the British team who finished second on a cumulative score of 122.5.

Michael’s compatriot Andreas Dibowski earned third place with FRH Corrida after a clear round for a score of 28.8. Both were valuable assets for the German team, aiding in the collective score of 90.4.

The Netherlands finished third, with Tim Lips as their best finisher in fourth place. Tim and Bayro saw one rail come down to finish on 31.4 penalties.

Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack finished 42nd as the sole American entry. They had two rails fall today to finish on a result of 73.5.

Yoshi Oiwa. Photo by Leszek Wójcik/LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.

Yoshi Oiwa earned the first CCI4*-L win of his career this weekend with Bart J LRA. Building on his success on yesterday’s cross country, he and the 13-year-old KWPN (United x Parisma, by Gribaldi) who is owned by the Japanese Equestrian Federation left all the rails up, but added 1.2 time penalties to just squeak over that 30 penalty barrier. Their final score is 30.6.

Sweden took the next two spots on the leaderboard with Jonna Britse finishing second and Ebba Adnervik finishing second.

Jonna’s only faults this weekend with Quattrino, a 14-year-old Swedish Warmblood mare (Quite Easy x Megahertz, by Guido), were 1.2 time penalties in both the cross country and the show jumping to finish on a three-phase score of 36.8. Ebba rode Chippieh and had one rail fall and 0.4 time penalties to finish on 37.7.

Go eventing.

Strzegom: Website, Results





Watch: Groton House Intermediate/Preliminary Water Complex

RNS Video takes us North to Hamilton, Massachusetts to the gorgeous Groton House Farm for their June H.T. They’ve rounded up footage of the Intermediate/Preliminary division at the event’s main water complex.

Many thanks to RNS Video for the footage. Be sure to check out the RNS Video YouTube channel for much more.

Groton House Farm H.T.: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Easy on the Eyes

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.

Yes — a horse’s talent/ability/temperament are very important when purchasing a horse, but … some are just. so. cute. Here’s some eye candy we’ve currently got listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation:

Trixie. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Color Intended; Eye catching prospect!

Trixie is a 2016 15.1 Paint mare. She has been backed and lunged. Crosses creeks, goes over ditches and is brave to whatever you point her at! Trixie is eye catching and as easy as they come; she clips, ties, loads, and stands for farrier. She would make an excellent hunter, jumper, pony clubber, or fox hunter. Has the brain to be brought up and produced by a YR or ammy! Pm for more information! Located in Virginia.

Tamia de la Faye. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Prelim/2* packer with Intermediate experience

Tamia de la Faye (Rio) is a 2007, 16h3, imported Anglo Arab gelding.

Rio has been competing at Prelim/2* for a few years with an impeccable XC record and has recently moved up to Intermediate with his U25 rider. Will continue to show Intermediate until sold. Complete packer over jumps, point and shoot, loves his job and has a superb technique.

Great mover, easy keeper, easy for everything (trailer, farrier, vet, etc). Sound and no maintenance.

Rio would be ideal for a teenager with Young Rider goals either at 2* or 3* level, but he also has everything to keep moving up the levels and would suit an ambitious amateur or a professional. Only selling because owner is going to college.

Located in Ascot Corner, Quebec (45 minutes from Vermont line, 2 hours from New York line). 65 000 $CAD.

Crossowen B Boy. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Potential TOP Eventing Pony

Crossowen B Boy aka Peadar. This beautiful 148cm/14-2hh Irish Sport Pony (Connemara) is by top showjumping/performance sire “Gurteen King” out of a dam that originated in Belgium “Jingxi Des Quatre Chemins”. His pedigree is seeping with success. His siblings are all proving to be athletic, kind and exceptional jumpers. All have been exported and are now competing.

Peadar is kind and exceptionally willing. He is just a mere 4 years old yet has the most fantastic brain and bravery second to none.

He is athletic, bold and has extraordinary paces – huge gallop, covers a lot of ground.

He is jumping 90cm tracks with ease currently (so so much more left in the tank) and jumps any XC in front of him, in fact he really excels on the XC. As he is just 4 years old, we have not pushed him on the flat, we have concentrated on having him nice and forward. His flat work will need to be brushed up on. But the base/foundation is there.

He is currently on training/sales board with me and his price will increase as the training continues. This pony is destined for really big things and I would love to see him going on to a professional outfit that will bring him along and get him up through the ranks.

Price does not include import. Import cost approx $10,000 which is inclusive of quarantine, health papers & travel bloods.

For more information, please get in touch. Experience International seller. Numerous testimonials and references. Located in Ireland.

MTF Bugatti. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fancy Event/ Dressage Horse

For Sale:   MTF Bugatti is a 12 y/o, 16 hh Dutch Warmblood. Bugatti has multiple wins at the training and prelim level,
Including the 2017 AEC’s training championships. currently competing through third level in dressage and schooling fourth level.
Sadly owner’s daughter is headed off to college and Bugatti is looking for his next partner. Consistently scoring in the 20s on the flat, Bugatti is big, flashy mover, looking for his next partner to take down centerline! Asking $40,000.

Contact Brittany Hebets at 928-380-0014 or email at [email protected] for further information. Located in Virginia.

War Chancelor. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

War Chancelor – Fun & Competitive Eventer & Dressage

2009, 15.3 h, Dark Bay, OTTB, Gelding – $9,500 (UTAH) ** PRICE REDUCED **

Recently placed 3rd at both Golden Spike and Skyline Horse Trials in Utah on dressage scores. Scored 66% at USDF T-3 recognized show. Automatic flying changes, brave, and a great adjustable canter. Very athletic and forward, cat like with his feet, jumps from any distance. All business, no buck, no rear, not spooky, great on trails.

One owner off track. No soundness issues. No injuries on or off the track. Current clean X-rays on record. Full vet disclosure. Up to date on everything. No Vices.

Outstanding ground manners. Loads on trailer by himself. Travels well alone or with buddies. Bonds easily with his human Treat motivated. Loves affection.

Has minor ulcers (scoped) managed with daily small doses of Omeprazole/Sucralfate in feed, daily turn-out with friends or alone, and regular access to alfalfa and grass hay. Head shyness when clipping near his ears. Body clips no problem. Good for vet, farrier.

Racing career highlights include $44,000 in earnings with 31 starts (2 wins, 7 seconds, 6 thirds). Great pedigree including AP Indy, Pulpit, and Storm Cat. Last race 11/10/15, retired sound without injury.

In current training. He is fit and ready to compete. Motivated owner. Make an offer. Good home a must. Located in Utah.

Phat True Dat. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training Level Eventer with Potential for More

Phat True Dat “Phatty” – 2011 Thoroughbred gelding standing 16.2 hands. Currently competing at Training level and just finished 2nd at Chattahoochee’s May horse trial. Great mover, with an easy-going attitude and potential for Prelim. Suitable for the tall young rider or adult amateur. Currently in a program with Martha Lambert and competed by an adult amateur that brought him up through the levels. Owner selling due to recent pregnancy and he has too much potential to be sitting around. Located 20 minutes outside of Louisville in Goshen, KY.

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


Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Photo via Piggy French’s Facebook page.

Earlier this week, Piggy French and her fiancé Thomas March invited all their friends over to celebrate her Badminton win. Partygoers including William Fox-Pitt, Ros Canter, Gemma Tattersall and many other British Evening A-listers were surprised when Piggy announced the get together was in fact their wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. March!

National Holiday: National Social Media Day

Major Events 

LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials [Website] [Live Scores]

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

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

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

Horse Park of New Jersey H.T. I [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Summer H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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Sunday Links: 

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Strzegom: Michael Jung Leads German Charge in Nations Cup, Yoshi Oiwa Tops CCI4*-L

Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH. Photo courtesy of LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials

The cross country course at Poland’s LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials shook the FEI Nations Cup leaderboard, but not quite hard enough to dethrone Germany, who top the team standings, lead by Michael Jung and fischerChipmunk FRH who are currently the best in the CCIO4*-S.

The bombshell partnership between Michael and the 11-year-old Hanoverian (Contendro I x Havanna, by Heraldik xx), who is owned by the DOKR, Klaus Fischer, Sabine Fischer and Hilmer Meyer-Kulenkampff, is still young, but already fruitful as they finished second at the Baborowko CCIO4*-L last month. With two time faults added they carry 25.2 points into the final phase.

“fischerChipmunk is an amazing horse. It is a wonderful feeling to ride him. In the dressage he was really good. In cross country, full of energy, jumping very good everywhere. I still do not push him too much forward. We are still working on our good partnership; we need to grow together to make a good team. I am very happy with him, he was jumping very good,” Michael said

Dressage leaders Tim Lips and Bayro, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding (Casantos x Vanya, by Corland), were 4.4 points on the slow side to move into second place on a score of 27.4.

The fastest round of the day went to third-placed Ben Hobday and Shadow Man. Finishing four seconds over the clock, the pair currently hold a score of 28.7.

Ben is the best of the Brits, who are currently second in the team standings with 114.1 points. The Netherlands sit third on 122.7.

Yoshiaki Oiwa and Bart L JRA. Photo courtesy of LOTTO Strzegom Horse Trials.


Yoshi Oiwa is sitting pretty in the CCI4*-L with Bart J LRA after a dominating cross country performance that has them leading the division — the only pair still on a sub-30 score.

The Japanese Equestrian Federation’s 13-year-old KWPN (United x Parisma, by Gribaldi) didn’t pick up any penalties in the second phase to remain on his dressage score of 29.4 in his long format debut at this level.

“The cross today was technical enough. There was a lot of gallop between the fences, so probably if you have a fast horse it is easier to have good time,” Yoshi said. “My horse has a big counter, but not a thoroughbred type, so I had to ride really forward between the fences, but in the end he jumped very well and I am really pleased with him.”

Germany’s Christoph Wahler follows in second place aboard Ignatz 22. He also went double clear this morning for a two-day score of 32.3. Felix Vogg, who was previously based in the U.S., is third with Archie Rocks on a score of 33.2 after also having a penalty-free ride.

Similarly, all in the top five were clear inside the time: Ebba Adnervik and Chippieh sit fourth (33.3) and Elaine Pen is fifth with Shady Grey (33.7).

The CCI4*-L will show jump tomorrow at 12:45 p.m.CEST/6:45 a.m. EST, and the CCIO4*-S will follow at 3:00 p.m. CEST/9:00 a.m. EST. Follow all the live scoring at this link.

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Thursday Video from Ecovet: ‘2 Chainz and Mark Cuban Check Out the Most Expensivest Horses’

GQ Magazine takes 2 Chainz and  ‘Shark Tank’s’ Marc Cuban into an investor’s worst nightmare: a barn. From a horse treadmill to lessons to horse ownership, these two get an intro into the wonderful world of horses at the Dallas Equestrian Center.

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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:


  • Grace Smith & Sir Saulsford Nazar

  • Ivie Cullen-Dean & Fernhill Full Throttle

  • William Kidwell & Tremolo


  • 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