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Kimmy Cecere Captures First International Win at Virginia Horse Trials

Kimmy Cecere and Jacqueline Mars’ Landmark’s Monaco stormed around the VHT International CCI3*-S cross country course, posting one of only three double-clear rounds in the division. Their quick work boosted them into the top spot, earning Cecere her first international victory.

The pair earned a 29.9 in dressage, putting them in an initial fourth place. A fault-free show jumping round moved them into third. As they made their way to the startbox for cross country, the experienced gelding was making his enthusiasm for his job known. “He lets me know how he’s feeling,” Cecere said. “Then he just attacked the first jump. It was such a fun round.”

The terrain at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., can catch some pairs out unexpectedly, but Monaco was fit and running for fun. At her home base in Middleburg, Virginia, the horses are conditioned on an uphill gallop track. Cecere laughed, “We hit the hill after fence 11 and he was like, ‘yes, this is my jam!’”

It was Monaco’s former rider Lauren Kieffer who partnered Cecere up with the 12-year-old Irish Sport Horse.

“I started working for Lauren about three years ago. I was hired to break the babies and after the first year she wanted me to have more upper level experience,” Cecere said. “She knew we’d be a good match. We get along really well. He’s been so good to me.”

Virginia Horse Trials was the very place they competed in their first show together at Training level in 2017. “I’ve always loved coming here,” Cecere said. With a CCI3*-S win under their belts, they now head to the MARS Equestrian Bromont CCI to compete ing the USEF/USET Foundation North American Futures Team Challenge.

Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld/VHT.

Kieffer and Jacqueline Mars’ D.A. Duras had been leading the charge after the first two phases of the CCI3*-S. However, the 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding was only in need of a fitness run ahead of next month’s Bromont CCI4*-L. “We’ll let him go at his own pace,” Lauren had said. They nevertheless made good time, and a clear round and 4.8 time penalties dropped them only to second place.

Rounding out the top three in the CCI3*-L were Ivie Cullen-Dean and Fernhill Full Throttle. They were seventh after dressage, and with only 3.2 time penalties across the two jumping phases, the pair moved up to finish on a final score of 34.0.

Phillip Dutton and David Vos’ 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood, Get Ready Get Set, led the CCI2*-S from start to finish. Scoring a 25.7 in dressage, they added only a rail in show jumping and 0.8 time penalties on cross country in the gelding’s third international start. Emily Beshear and Templewood finished less than a point behind in second on a 31.4, followed by Michael William and Fernhill Fugitive, who finished on their dressage score of 31.6.

The top seven remain unchanged after cross country in the CCI2*-L, with all pairs completing cross country without jumping or time penalties. Will Faudree and Mama’s Magic Way are first on a 22.0. In tomorrow’s final phase, they have a rail in hand over Doug Payne and Baymax in second.

Virginia Horse Trials International & H.T.: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores

Virginia Horse Trials: Lauren Kieffer Leads CCI3*-S + Cross Country Preview

Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras hold the top of the standings after the first two phases of the CCI3*-S at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington, Va. It’s a packed weekend for the Virginia Horse Center crew with a record 440 entries across starter through CCI3*-S divisions.

Lauren and D.A. Duras, an 11-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by Jacqueline Mars and Debbie Adams, were the winners of the first phase in the three-star on a score of 26, and they added nothing to it over Chris Barnard’s show jumping track Friday afternoon. The two are in fine form this spring, coming back from a minor injury in 2018, and they’re looking forward to the Bromont CCI4*-L next month.

“He’s come out at a different level than when he was last competing,” Lauren said. “Because he’s young, we took longer and erred on the side of caution [bringing him back]. I think in the long run it actually did the horse a lot of good. He’s come back really strong, really straight, and a lot more mature.”

“We’ll let him go his own pace tomorrow,” Kieffer said. “The course looks nice. It will be a good fitness run — it’s pretty much all uphill.”

Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Revelation are second. The Revelation Group’s 13-year-old Irish Sport Horse remains on his dressage score of 26.3. “Warren” is competing for the first time since 2017 after sustaining a minor injury. Dutton said he was thoughtful and methodical about bringing this horse back into competition.

“We were very cautious and gave him plenty of time to come back from injury, and he’s returned in fighting form,” he said.

Kimmy Cecere and Landmark’s Monaco are third on a score of 29.9.

VHT is hosting a CCI2*-L for the very first time, and Will Faudree has become the division’s very first leader. Riding Mama’s Magic Way, an 8-year-old Hanoverian owned by Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables, Will sits on a score of 22. Originally ridden by Andreas Dibowski, this is an exciting new partnership, so keep an eye out for them on cross country Saturday.

Doug Payne is second with Baymax on a score of 25.5, and Arden Wildasin sits third with Southern Sun on a score of 26.4.

Phillip Dutton also tops the CCI2*-S with David Vos’ Get Ready Get Set in the 9-year-old KWPN’s third International start. After dressage and show jumping, they are on a score of 29.7 with one rail down.

Laura Welsh and Toute Va Bien are second on a score of 31.1 after a double clear show jumping, and Emily Beshear is third with Templewood (31.4).

The Virginia Horse Center has breathtaking views no matter which way you look and makes a picturesque backdrop for cross country. Take a look around the courses designed by Andy John Michael Durr, and David Taylor and built by Tyson Rementer and Tommy Neneman. #Views.

Many thanks to Leslie Threlkeld for the photos and to David Frechette for the videos. For full course walks, click here.

Go eventing.

Virginia Horse Trials International & H.T.: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores

Your Weekend Live Stream Hookup: Houghton, Samur, Baborówko, Woodside

From France to California to Poland to the UK, there’s loads to follow this weekend in eventing, and that means lots of live streams to be watching!

EN’s Tilly Berendt is on site at Houghton Hall  this weekend to bring you all the action. The final cross country phase will start today at 10 a.m. local/5 a.m. EST. For all other divisions, tune in here.

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

Samur is streaming the CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L. You can watch here on their website. The three-star went in the earliest hours of the morning for us east coasters, but the four-star will start at 1:15 p.m. local/7:15 a.m. EST.

Saumur: WebsiteEntriesResults, Live Stream


Baborówko Equestrian Festival’s CCIO4*-L division is highly contested, as it which stands as an olympic qualifier for Poland, Russia and Belarus. The dressage phases were streamed live on their Facebook Page, and cross country replays are being shared today on their Facebook and YouTube pages.

Baborówko Equestrian Festival: WebsiteEntriesScheduleLive Scores

A little farther around the globe, our friends at The Spring Event at Woodside will once again provide a live stream courtesy of Ride On Video. They’ve got levels through Advanced + the tremendously exciting Preliminary Challenge. Click here to watch.

8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST Preliminary
11:20 a.m. PST/2:20 p.m. EST Advanced
12:15 p.m. PST/3:15 p.m. EST Intermediate
1:40 p.m. PST/4:40 p.m. EST Training

The Spring Event at Woodside: WebsiteEntry StatusRide TimesLive Scores


Thursday Video from Ecovet: Laura Collett’s Chatsworth ERM Masterclass

Laura Collett took her very first Event Rider Masters victory earlier this spring at Chatsworth aboard her talented up-and-comer London 52. She led the class from pillar to post, sealing the deal with an incredible performance on Ian Stark’s cross country course. Now, she’s walking us through her ride with insights from SAP Equestrian Analytics.

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Top Training Tip from Harry Meade

Upper-level riders use a variety of techniques to maintain their horses — more than we can list, but one that’s not often mentioned is weight tracking. Harry Meade keeps tabs on the weight of all his horses, and his top horses are weighed each day. In this video, he walks us through why this is an underutilized tool in eventing.


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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Bodexpress’ Break for Freedom

War of Will should’ve been the big headline this weekend at the Preakness Stakes, but it was Bodexpress, the horse who dumped his jockey John Velazquez and still finished the race riderless, who stole the show. Hanging near the end of the pack, he kept on the full 1 3/16 miles, until retired jockey Kaymarie Kreidel managed to catch him. That’s a horse who definitely understands his job!

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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The AEC is going to be a big one this year. Moving to the Kentucky Horse Park, every single competitor will get a chance to compete in the Rolex Arena. The USEA has guaranteed that every single division will hold at least show jumping in the iconic space. And now we’re less than 100 days out!

[The Countdown to AEC is On! 100 Days to Go!]

National Holiday: National Strawberries and Cream Day

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

Events Closing This Week: Plantation Field H.T.The Middleburg H.T.River Glen June H.T.Queeny Park H.T.Feather Creek Farm H.T.Camelot Equestrian Horse Park-Over The Moon in June H.T.Derbyshire Farms H.T.

Tuesday News: 

CBD products are the newest fad in the horse world. Different from Marijuana, CBD products have be promised to reduce pain and anxiety, but with how quickly they’ve gained speed, the research world hasn’t quite had the chance to catch up. [Get Off Your High Horse: What You Need To Know About CBD Oils And Supplements]

Don’t miss this hilarious retelling of Bodexpress’ escape to freedom at the Preakness Stakes, as told by the horse himself. [Why I Ditched My Jockey: Bodexpress’s Quest For Fame In His Own Words]

Just in on Jumper Nation: Alex Granato & Carlchen W Can’t Be Caught in $134K Mary Rena Murphy Grand Prix CSI3* in Kentucky

Hot on Horse Nation: Freakness at the Preakness: Running of the Urinals

Tuesday Video:

Auburn University Doubles Down on USEA Intercollegiate Championship

Emma Bush and Just Todd. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Orange was the new black this weekend at the Fourth Annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship where Auburn University won for the second consecutive year.

Their Orange team of Dorothy Dreelin & Subtle Dream Unveiled (N), Aubrey Wagner & Fernhill Sinatra (T), Sallie Johnson & Things to Ponder (T), and Isabel Franklin & Anchorman (N) finished strong today, keeping on their overnight team score of 92.601.

Photo by Shelby Allen.

“I just wanted to come out and have fun and have a good team experience, and we were able to pull off a win again! It was just nice to come out here at our home event and get to kind of show everybody what we’re made of, and that we’re a great team and we work really well together,” said Aubrey Wagner, who was a member of the 2018 championship team.

Auburn University’s Blue Team finished fourth with riders Cari Budny, Maris Barden, Sallie Johnson and Jennifer Mulholland.

Kentucky Wildcats. Photo by Shelby Allen.

The University of Kentucky was a force to be reckoned with, and the wildcats claimed both second and third place with their Blue Team (97.857) and Wildcats Team (102.875), respectively.

The Kentucky Blue team included Macy Clark, Jackie LeMastus, Elizabeth Silvia-Chandley and Mia Fox, and the Kentucky Wildcats was made up of Jackie LeMastus & Exmoor Denver (P), Claire Rowlands & Category 5 (P), Katie Hargerty & Dutch Harbor (T) and Cora Severs & Cuervo (T).

Bailey Hamilton and Chantilly Lace and A Pretty for USC Aiken. Photo by Shelby Allen.

The University of South Carolina at Aiken was fifth. Their team of Bailey Hamilton, Virginia Quarles, Sophie Miller and Kristen LaVassar moved up from seventh overnight to finish on a cumulative score of 106.5.

The joint team of The University of Louisville and The University of Virginia finished in sixth place on a score of 106.92 with team members Paige Thompson, Darby Weerstra, Grace Lakeman and Abigail Winfree.

Texas A&M University were the winners of the coveted spirit award. This award had new judging criteria this year which included a relay race, cross country fans/tailgaters, barn decorations and team entertainment at the competitors party. It was a tight race — with Texas A&M decked out all weekend in their Gig ‘Em overalls and Kentucky signing loud and proud in every corner of the event. Ultimately these two teams were separated by one single point.

The award-winning teams had a special treat this afternoon as they were given ribbons and prizes on the very same podium that was used at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Thank you to Hugh Lochore for organizing a top notch competition, and to Leslie Threlkeld, the chair of the USEA Intercollegiate Committee, who has gone above and beyond to grow this program. Well done to all the colleges and universities who fielded teams.

War Eagle. Go eventing.

Intercollegiate Championship: Website, Intercollegiate Final ScoresLive ScoresEN’s Coverage



Karl Slezak & Fernhill Wishes Win Chatt Hills Advanced

Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Karl Slezak’s season hit a speed bump when he broke his arm earlier this spring, but now he’s back on top — literally as he won the Advanced this weekend at Chattahoochee Hills with Fernhill Wishes.

Karl and the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Chacoa x  KEC Galway Bay, by Gildawn Diamond), who is owned by Karl and Kirk Hoppner, were the only pair to jump clear this morning around Chris Barnard’s track. They finished one second over the time for a final result of 35 — 12 points ahead of the pack.

Allie Knowles had one down with each of Katherine O’Brien’s horses, Morswood and Ms. Poppins, to finish second (47) and fourth (55.7), respectively.

Ellie O’Neal and Zeta were third after having one pole down and 0.8 time penalties. Their final score is 53.7. Kirsten Buffamoyer and Hurry Murray had three down and 3.2 time penalties to end the weekend in fifth on 71.6 points. Joe Meyer and Buccaneer were sixth with a three-phase result of 71.7.

Alex Green and The Fernhill Fox were 7th (77.4), Julie Wolfert and Iowa Lot Of Money were 8th (95.6), and Jade Anderson finished 9th and 10th with Fernhill Q and Fernhill Oreo.

Alex Green withdrew her other ride, Fernhill Limited Edition, who was fourth after cross country. Overnight leaders Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind ran into trouble in the show jumping where two stops ended their weekend in elimination.

The Intermediate was won by Ellie O’Neal with her promising up-and-comer Zick Zack. They had one rail down to finish on 42.1. Allie Knowles piloted Kilcannon High Society into second place on a final double clear round, and Hillary Irwin was third with Harry Cotter on a score of 43.3.

Go eventing.

Chatt Hills: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores

Photo Gallery: Intercollegiate Cross Country at Chatt Hills

Students came from as far as Texas to contest the Fourth Annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship at Chattahoochee Hills, and it certainly has been one for the record books. The scores are tight, and it will likely come down to the very last riders today. Take a look around at the Intercollegiate action over the last two days:

Intercollegiate Championship: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

War Eagle! Auburn Leads Day 1 Charge at Intercollegiate Champs

Team Auburn! Photo by Shelby Allen

Auburn University had a special visitor yesterday at the USEA Intercollegiate Championships, Aubie the Tiger! With their famed mascot in the flesh, the defending champions marched straight into the lead after day one on a team score of 92.6.

The leading team includes Dorothy Dreelin & Subtle Dream Unveiled (N), Aubrey Wagner & Fernhill Sinatra (T), Sallie Johnson & Things to Ponder (T), and Isabel Franklin & Anchorman (N).

Sallie Johnson and Things to Ponder. Photo by Shelby Allen.

“My horse was incredible. On cross-country, he was an absolute beast and it felt really good all the way around,” team member Sallie Johnson said. “It’s awesome being here with Auburn. As a senior, and someone who’s been to the Intercollegiate Championship every year, it’s so cool to see how it’s developed. We went from having one team the first year, to one again the second, two the third, and now having three full teams is pretty cool to see how far we’ve come.”

Claire Rowlands & Category 5. Photo by Shelby Allen.

The University of Kentucky Wildcats are hot on their heels in seconds place on a cumulative score of 93.8 with riders Jackie LeMastus & Exmoor Denver (P), Claire Rowlands & Category 5 (P), Katie Hargerty & Dutch Harbor (T) and Cora Severs & Cuervo (T).

Erin Jarboe and Ballygriffin Cool Guy. Photo by Shelby Allen.

In red in black, The University of Georgia’s team of Erin Jarboe & Ballygriffin Cool Guy (T), Annabelle Kremer & Delgado (T), Emily Cardin & Polar Express (T), and Sierra Shurtz & Zach Eyed Pea (T) hold steady in third place on a score of 94.3.

Scores are tight, and there’s not much room for error. There’s plenty to be played for today! Here’s who else is in the hunt:

The University of Kentucky’s Blue Team is fourth on 94.4 points with riders Macy Clark, Jackie LeMastus, Elizabeth Silvia-Chandley and Mia Fox.

The University of Auburn’s Blue Team is fifth on 95.8 points with Cari Budny, Maris Barden, Sallie Johnson and Jennifer Mulholland.

The University of Louisville / Virginia Tech team is sixth on 98.4 points with Paige Thompson, Darby Weerstra, Grace Lakeman and Abigail Winfree.

The University of South Carolina at Aiken’s Red Team is seventh on 100.8 points with Bailey Hamilton, Virginia Quarles, Sophie Miller and Kristen LaVassar.

Auburn’s Tiger Team is eighth on 105.2 points, The University of South Carolina at Aiken’s Blue team is ninth on 106.5 points, and Transylvania University is 10th on 106.6 points.

For a full leaderboard, click here.

Intercollegiate Championship: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage



Sunday Links Presented by One K Helmets

Sierra Shurtz and Zach Eyed Pea. Photo by Shelby Allen.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t cheering extra hard for the University of Georgia riders yesterday at Chattahoochee Hills! Not only is it my alma mater, but I was lucky enough to be a part of the very first intercollegiate team at UGA, so their involvement in the program now is even more special. Go dawgs!

National Holiday: National Devil’s Food Cake Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

Otter Creek Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

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

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

Sunday Links: 

Inquest into teenage eventers’ deaths hears medic ‘didn’t know how to use equipment’

Honor, Duty And Horses: Perspectives From Military Equestrians

Wherever Life Takes Us, Barn Friends Are Forever

Facebook confirms crackdown on horses for sale adverts

First 2019 Hylofit USEA Classic Series Winners Decided at the Fresno County Horse Park

Sunday Video:

Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind Head Up Chattahoochee Hills Advanced

Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind are the day one leaders of the Advanced division at Chattahoochee Hills.

Winners of the first phase, Whitney and “Milo,” a 13-year-old off-track Thoroughbred (Military x Smart Balance, by Beau Genius) are the only pair to remain on their dressage score — a 29.3 — after Hugh Lochore’s cross country.

Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Chacoa x  KEC Galway Bay, by Gildawn Diamond) owned by Karl and Kirk Hoppner, currently hold second place. They were second fastest in the group, picking up 3.2 time penalties for a score of 34.60.

Allie Knowles sits third with Katherine O’Brien’s Morswood on a score of 43, which includes 11.2 time penalties. Allie’s first ride, Katherine O’Brien’s Ms. Poppins, is also sixth after a clear round and 15.6 time penalties. Alex Green holds fourth place with Fernhill Limited Edition on 46.20 points. Alex is also 8th with The Fernhill Fox on a score of 59.8.

Kirsten Buffamoyer and Hurry Murray. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Pathfinder Ellie O’Neal had 17.6 time penalties with Zeta for fifth place on 48.9 points. Kirsten Buffamoyer piloted Hurry Murray around fault free with 14.8 time penalties to sit 7th.

Following a wooded bridge crossing, the offset walls at 7AB proved to be the most influential. Lindsey Lanier fell here from Severance Pay. Ninth-placed Joe Meyer, 10th-placed Julie Wolfert and Iowa Lot Of Money, and 12th-placed Jade Anderson with Fernhill Oreo each had one stop at the B element, and 11th-placed Nicole Aden had a stop at the A element with Truckee Bash. Nicole was ultimately eliminated after a stop at 14, the first of two corners in the back field. Jesslyn Woodall’s weekend ended early at the 15, the second of these tricky corners with The Luckdragon.

Keep it locked here for more + coverage from the USEA Intercollegiate Championship.

Chatt Hills: WebsiteRide TimesLive Scores


Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Knees to Nose

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.

A lot of heart can take you a long way, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to be sat on a good jumper. Take a look at these available listings on Sport Horse Nation who are freaky good over fences:

Jupiter STF. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

5* Prospect 3/4 TB 1/4 Holsteiner Mare

Jupiter STF has all the goods to be a 5* Event prospect, 3/4 TB blood & 1/4 Hol, movement, jump, and gallop! She is a stunning 16.2hand 2016 (3 yo) Registered Holsteiner bright bay with lovely movement and great form over fences. She was backed last summer for 30 days in just now in the barn again being started. She is long legged and very elegant, could go in any direction – dressage, jumpers, or Eventing!

Located in Eugene, OR minutes from the local airport!

Copper Classic. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

****Copper Classic 6 YO Upper Level Horse for Sale****

Copper Classic is a 6 year old, 16.1 hand, ISH gelding that has competed successfully through the Preliminary level. He has three beautiful gaits and unlimited scope. He has finished in the top 3 placings at every Prelim event and has the talent to keep moving up the levels. Classic is brave, sweet, uncomplicated, and ready for a bright future! Located in Pennsylvania.

Jiovanna LL. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

6 y/o Trakehner mare Beginner Novice /Hunter Prospect

Pleased to offer my lovely mare sired by: Lord Locksley *Pg* o/o Juvenica x E.H. Herzzauber.

Jiovanna LL is sired by the FEI Trakehner stallion, Lord Locksley *Pg* whom has competed successfully to CDI and now is on the road to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. So much like her sire, Jiovanna is so willing and has so much potential under saddle.

This talented young mare has an amazing temperament, exceptional manners, and no vices. She is extremely people oriented and loves attention.

Jiovanna LL was started under saddle in 2018. She walks, trotts and canters in both directions, Yields to leg pressure and willingly works with ground poles, cavalettis and jumps. She enjoys free jumping and has shown good form and willingness. Also loves the trails, on and off the farm and looks absolutely stunning in the Dressage ring when she shows off her movement and beauty.

Jiovanna LL is growing into a wonderful and reliable partner. She is amateur friendly and ready to go in any direction as she is truly versatile and likes all disciplines. Jiovanna LL is sound, good for farrier, vet and loading. Easy keeper with no maintenance.

Jiovanna has it all! Don’t miss this opportunity acquire such a incredible mare. Located in Wisconsin.

Tullabeg Dilson. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Tullabeg Dilson

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

Chubba. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


Chubba is a 2006, 16.2h TB gelding. Has won his last 2 events, PT, will bump back up to prelim in April. He is a xc machine and an extremely clean and careful show jumper. Scope and jump to go prelim+ or happy to stay lower. Lovely mover.
Easily 1.20m horse and could go on in straight show jumping as well. Only for sale due to owner no longer riding. Please inquire for more details, reasonably priced at 28k neg., he needs to be sold by the end of April!

Located near Athens, GA
[email protected]

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2019 USEA Intercollegiate Championship Roll Call: Dawgs & Tigers & Bama, Oh My!

Streamers have been strung, pom-poms have been packed, and school spirit has reached electric highs at Chattahoochee Hills in Fairburn, Georgia where the fourth annual USEA Intercollegiate Championship is underway.

Be sure to follow the USEA on Instagram — make sure to watch their story for coverage of last evening’s opening ceremonies — and visit their website for all the latest coverage. Want to learn more about these athletes? Check out the USEA’s handy preview that will give you even more insight.

The Championship includes 89 entries from 16 colleges and universities — the highest numbers in the program’s young history. From top to bottom in alphabetical order (no favorites here!) here’s who you’ll see competing this weekend:

Intercollegiate Championship: Website, Ride Times, Live Scores, EN’s Coverage

Auburn University — Team Motto: “War Eagle”

Auburn Blue: Cari Budny, Maris Barden, Sallie Johnson and Jennifer Mulholland

Auburn Orange: Dorothy Dreelin, Aubrey Wagner, Sallie Johnson and Isabel Franklin

Auburn Tigers: Emma Bush, Dorothy Dreelin, Meredith Kramer and Katelyn Finch

University of Alabama — Team Motto: “Teammates and Best Friends” — Sara Watkiss, Camryn Chapman, Emma Stokes and Caroline Nagrodsky

Bridgewater College / University of Virginia — Connor Poe, Natalie ellis, Jessie Schwartz

Clemson University  — Team Motto: “This is why we work” — Mary Kate Grubbs, Sammi Messamer, Emily Martin and April Crawford

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University of Findlay — Team Motto: “Get Oily” — Nicki Stewart, Katie Wilkins, Isabella Galbo O’Brien and Ellie Hill

University of Florida  — Team Motto: “In all kinds of weather we’ll all stick together for F-L-O-R-I-D-A” — Katie Szewczyk, Tara Astoske, Sedona Iodice and Kaley Rak

Florida State University  — Team Core Values: “Work hard, have fun, and put the horse first” — FSU/Clemson: Emma Taylor (FSU), Nicole Nunez (FSU), Alison Mazzacco (FSU), and Abbi Merck (Clemson)

University of Georgia — Team Motto: “UGA Eventing IS insanity in the middle”

UGA Red: Erin Jarboe, Annabelle Kremer, Emily Cardin and Sierra Shurtz

UGA Black: Madisen Riebock, Emily Cardin, Clara Lenhart and Jasmine Hawkins

Alabama/UGA: Jessica Simons (UGA), Sierra Shurtz (UGA) and Caroline Nagrodsky (Bama)

University of Kentucky — Team Motto: “You can hear UK coming from a mile away”

UK Wildcats: Jackie LeMastus, Claire Rowlands, Katie Hargerty and Cora Severs

UK Blue: Macy Clark, Jackie LeMastus, Elizabeth Silvia-Chandley and Mia Fox

UK White/USC Aiken: Justin Bray (UK), Shannon McCall (UK), Lillian Dobat (UK) and Jessica Wymbs (USC Aiken)

University of Louisville / Virginia Tech  — Team Motto: “We may not always come in first, but we are still winning!” — Paige Thompson, Darby Weerstra, Grace Lakeman and Abigail Winfree

North Carolina State University — Team Motto: “We’re the red and white from NC State and we know we are the best!” — Maddie Edwards, Miranda Levin, Jenna Marrocco and Katie Younce

Texas A&M University — Team Motto: “Aggie Fearless — on every fence” — Hannah Ayoub, Anna Birgisson, Kaitlyn Harkin and Sierra Roney

Transylvania University — Team Motto: “Bat to the bone”

Team Transylvania: Abby Blackburn, Stevee Candrl, Amanda Haw and Maddie Cease

Team Pioneers: Abby Blackburn, Jessica Dees and Maddie Cease

University of the South — Team Quote: “There’s something about the outside of a horse that’s good for the inside of a man.” -Winston Churchill — Anna Duggan, Alexa Sinha, Margaret Whisenhunt and Catherine Walthall

University of South Carolina, Aiken

USC Aiken Blue: Sarah Cundith, Keileigh McMurray, Brooke Webb and Amanda Fisher

USC Aiken Red: Bailey Hamilton, Virginia Quarles, Sophie Miller and Kristen LaVassar

[Fast Facts: 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship]

[Meet the Teams of the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championship]


Thursday Video from Ecovet: Get Excited for Intercollegiate Champs!

Get Hyped for the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships

Press play to get hyped for the 2019 USEA Intercollegiate Eventing Championships!

Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The USEA Intercollegiate Championship is heading to its new home at Chattahoochee Hills this weekend! Sixteen colleges and universities are going head-to-head for their chance at a championship title — get excited!

EN will be onsite to bring you all the action. Who will you be cheering for?

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Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Neigh-SMR

What equestrian doesn’t love the sound of their horse munching away on treats or hay? Lexington, Kentucky’s tourism department has now collected those sounds for anytime enjoyment.

The autonomous sensory meridian response or ASMR, is a physical experience you feel in response to sound. Usually it’s that tingling you get that starts at your scalp and moves down your spine. These sensory videos have boomed with popularity, and now ASMR takes on the horse world.

Sit back, relax and find your happy place.


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Tuesday Video from SpectraVet: Jersey Fresh Highlights

Let’s take a look back at the weekend that was at Jersey Fresh thanks to David Frechette whose snippets gives us a view of a variety of riders through all three phases. You can see even more on his YouTube page.

Go eventing.

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Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo courtesy of Waredaca Horse Trials.

Modified divisions have been growing in popularity since they hit the eventing world, and more and more events are starting to show the new level — including Waredaca Farm, which will have a Modified division for their June 1-2 event. The closing date is today (!) for your chance to test your merit over David O’Connor’s courses. They’ll also have a New Event Horse division as well as Future Event Horse, Young Event Horse and traditional classes Beginner Novice through Intermediate. Click here for the omnibus listing.

National Holiday: National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Events Opening 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,

Events Closing This Week: GMHA June HorseTrialsGenesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring Horse TrialsWaredaca H.T.NJ Region’s H.T.Poplar Place Farm June H.T. and Area ChampionshipsOcala Summer H.T. ICarriage House Farm Combined TestEquestrians’ Institute H.T.IEA Horse Trials, Classic Training & Novice 3-Day EventColorado Horse Park H.T.

Tuesday News: 

Your new non-horsey boyfriend thinks it’s all fun and games… until the season starts at least! [The non-horsey partner’s guide to the summer show season]

Did you miss any of the action at Jersey Fresh this weekend? Catch up with videos from our big winners Fylicia Barr and Doug Payne. [Watch Why They Won: Barr And Payne Take Home Top Honors At Jersey Fresh]

You always hear about the stories from the Kentucky Derby, but what about how the horse’s felt? The New Yorker explores this new angle. [The Kentucky Derby, as Told by the Horses]

Hot on Horse Nation: #TBT: 6 Things Only Equestrians Do While They’re Driving

Tuesday Video:

Who Jumped It Best? Jersey Fresh CCI4*-L Edition

This edition of Who Jumped It Best? takes us to the cross country course at the 2019 Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event. Time for you to be the judge! Take a look at the photos below and then vote in the poll at the bottom of this post to select who you think presents the best overall picture.

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Allison Springer and Business Ben. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Anna Loschiavo and Spartacus Q. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Arden Wildasin and Il Vici. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Boyd Martin and Contestor. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Doug Payne and Quantum Leap. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Emily Beshear and Olney Uncle Sam. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Jacob Fletcher and Van Gough. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Phillip Dutton and Fernhill Singapore. Photo by Shelby Allen.

Weekend Instagram Roundup: EN Takes Jersey Fresh

Jersey Fresh concluded yesterday with a fairytale story and a lot of rain, but Saturday was a picture perfect day for cross country. I can’t remember the last time we could enjoy a beautifully sunny day at this event, and that is something to be celebrated! Here’s what Eventing Nation was up to on Instagram this weekend at JFI3DE:

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Fylicia Barr Wins Jersey Fresh CCI4*-L with $500 Craigslist Mare

Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Galloway Sunrise has been a horse of many firsts for 24-year-old Fylicia Barr. She was the first person to sit on “Sunny” after she and her mother found the mare listed on Craiglist for $500. Since then, they’ve tackled it all together: from their first Preliminary to their first International win, which they accomplished today in the CCI4*-L at Jersey Fresh.

Only one rail came down in an otherwise masterful ride to give Fylicia and Shannon Barr’s 10-year-old American Warmblood a final score of 38.2.

Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

“We’ve always struggled with the show jumping, but my eye was in and she was just jumping out of her skin for me. I’m really pleased with her,” Fylicia said.

“Despite the weather, she came in and put down nearly a foot perfect show jump round. I’ve brought her along from the ground up. It’s been a long time coming, and I feel like all the pieces came together this weekend.”

Once she gets over the butterflies from this fairytale weekend, Fylicia plans to keep chipping away this year with eyes on Kentucky in 2020.

Arden Wildasin and Il Vici. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Four-star long debutants, Arden Wildasin and Il Vici, a 15-year-old Thoroughbred (Galileo x Ladyeri, by Salieri), who is owned by Arden and Sarah Wildasin nailed a second place finish. They tapped one rail for a three-phase score of 43.2.

“Coming into today, that rail is my fault — I have so much more to learn, and I didn’t have my balance, so I slipped the reins and he tried. That was just unfortunate, but he was amazing. I am so grateful to have him, and I’m so grateful to have my mom and dad who have supported all my journeys in eventing,” she said. “I’ve learned to enjoy every moment. That’s the biggest thing: no matter what happens you enjoy it, because you never know when it’s going to end.”

Meghan O’Donohue and Palm Crescent. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Meghan O’Donohue had one rail and one extra second of time for third place with Palm Crescent on a score of 45.2.

Jacob Fletcher and Van Gough finished on a score of 51 for fifth place, and Caroline Martin was sixth with Danger Mouse on 57.9 points.

Of the 11 finishers, only 2 jumped clear over Chris Barnard’s track: Emily Beshear with Olney Uncle Sam, who finished 6th, and Allison Springer with Sapphire Blue B, who finished 7th.

A massive thank you is due to Amy Flemming-Waters for her beautiful photos this weekend.

Go eventing.

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From the Hunter Ring to Jersey Fresh: Starr Witness’ Path to Eventing Domniation

Doug Payen and Starr Witness. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Doug Payne won the Jersey Fresh CCI3*-L this morning aboard Starr Witness, a horse who only just began her eventing career 15 months ago.

The 8-year-old Dutch mare (Chello II x Carmen, by Veneur) came into Doug Payne’s stable in the winter of 2018 thanks to Emil Spadone, who thought she wasn’t well suited for the hunter world.

“He had sent her down and thought she was too hot be a show hunter, but he neglected to tell us she was a chestnut mare. She’s amazing, right? Better yet, he sent her papers and she’s listed as dark brown,” he said.

Doug couldn’t ignore her talent, so he, Laurie McRee and Catherine Winter partnered to buy the mare. She took to eventing quickly, finishing second at her first event, the Open Training at Paradise Farm in February of last year.

“She had already jumped through 1.20, so you didn’t necessarily have to teach her how to jump, but you had to teach her the tricks of cross country basically. She came along pretty quickly, and came up to Prelim, and that was good. Then I figured we should take a shot at the Pan Ams because she was going so well,Lori and Catherine, with the help of Emil, took a shot. It’s a really exciting time,” he said.

This duo won the CCI3*-S at The Fork earlier this spring before today’s success. In both competitions, they finished on their dressage score.

“This sport’s not easy at all — it can be very frustrating, and at this point, over time, we’ve developed a great group of horses who are coming along. At this point it becomes super fun because frankly no one comes here to lose.”

Doug also finished fourth (33) with Cascor after a double clear effort.

Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Overnight leaders Lynn Symansky and RF Cool Play, a 10-year-old German Sport Horse (Condors Champion x Roxana, by Radscha) owned by The Donner Syndicate, had one rail down to finish second on a score of 31.1. Lynn was also fifth with SpectraVET Tempranillo, who finished on her dressage score of 34.9.

Will Faudree and Caleste. Photo by Amy Flemming-Waters Photography.

Will Fuadree secured a double clear round with Caeleste, a 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (Contender X Happygolucky, by Lucky Lionell) owned by Jennifer Mosing and Sterling Silver Stables, for third place on a three-day result of 31.7.

Nilson Moreira da Silva and Rock Phantom finished 6th on 36.6. Phillip Dutton was 7th with Sea of Clouds (38.5). Heather Jane Morris and Jos UFO De Quidam were 8th on a score of 39.1. Andi Lawrence finished 9th aboard Cooley Northern Mist (39.20), and Robin Walker was 10th with SBT Barolo on a score of 39.5.

Thank you to Amy Flemming-Waters Photography, whose beautiful photos you’ve seen on EN all weekend. And to all the volunteers and staff who put on this event, even today in the pouring rain.

Go eventing.

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