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Everything You Need to Know About Stable View Oktoberfest

Boyd Martin and On Cue. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

It’s fall y’all, and that means all eyes are on Aiken, South Carolina this weekend for Stable View’s sixth annual Oktoberfest, September 27-29, 2019. The bottom line: there’s over 300 entries vying for $80,000 in prize money, so the stage is set for an exciting competition.

EN will be on site to bring you all the latest, but in the meantime, bookmark this page for everything you need to know about Oktoberfest.

Stable View Oktoberfest: WebsiteScheduleEntry ListRide TimesEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Friday, September 27: Dressage will run all day Friday, with all FEI divisions beginning at 8 a.m. The CCI2*-S will be in the main hunter ring, and the CCI3*-S and CCI4*-S will perform their tests in the outdoor stadium arena.

Saturday, September 28: The International competitors move on to show jumping in the outdoor stadium arena. The two-star will go first at 8 a.m. followed by the three- and four-star divisions. Cross country is then set to kick off at 9:30 a.m. with divisions running in the same order.

Sunday, September 29: All national levels — Novice, Training and Preliminary — will run as a one-day on Sunday. Preliminary will lead the way with dressage at 7:30 a.m., show jumping at 9:30 a.m., and cross country at 9:50 a.m. with the Training and Novice divisions following after.

Spectator admission is free! Click here for the official Oktoberfest program which includes course maps and more information about competitors.

[Full Competition Schedule] [Ride Times]

Course Walk: Take a tour around the CCI4*-S cross country course at 4 p.m. on Friday. Please note this walk is benefitting the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons and a $10 cash donation is required. Because of Boyd Martin’s recent injuries, he will be unable to lead the course walk, but a replacement will be announced soon. Check this space.

Entertainment: You’ll want to give this year’s signature drink, the “Horse Treat” a try at Ollie’s Inn in the downstairs pavilion starting Friday at 4 p.m. Then you can head upstairs for Karaoke with Clayton Fredericks in the upstairs pavilion from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m on Friday.

Saturday night welcomes the Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Competitor Party, which fill follow the three- and four-star awards ceremony. On Saturday you’ll also want to keep an eye out for the Aiken Horse Power Car Show, a kids corral, and a few alcohol tastings.

Vendor Village will be open Friday-Sunday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m, located between the indoor arena and Barn W.

Vendors include: FITS, Blanchard-John Deere, Oak Manor Saddlery, R&L Vending, FATZ Cafe, Pelican’s Snowballs, Aiken County Pony Club, The Hitch and Tow, F.O.T.A.S., Cricket Golf Carts, Vintage MO, Pedego, I Love My Horse, VTO Saddlery, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Mimi Durand Caroe Inman, KD Soapworks, Bath Planet, and Aiken Custom Signs.

Go eventing.



Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Phillip Dutton, Caroline Moran and new import Carlchen. Photo via Phillip’s Facebook Page.

EN, meet Phillip Dutton’s newest ride, Carlchen, who is owned by Caroline Moran. He’s had a number of notable jockeys including Stuart Tinney and Francis Whittington, while competing through the CCI4*-L level in Europe. Now settled at Phillip’s True Prospect Farm, he’s set for his U.S. debut at Stable View this weekend in the CCI3*-S.

National Holiday: National Punctuation Day.

Events Opening This Week: Full Moon Farms H.T.Full Gallop Farm November H.T.Horse Trials at Majestic OaksRiver Glen Fall H.T.Texas Rose Horse Park Fall H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Hitching Post Farm Horse TrialsMDHT at Loch Moy Farm Classic BN3 Day Event and H.T.Radnor Hunt H.T.Fair Hill International CCI****/***Paradise Farm H.T.Ocala Fall HTFleur de Leap H.T.Las Cruces H.T.

Tuesday News: 

The Year of the Pig continues as Piggy French continues to dominate eventing headlines in 2019, this time at Blenheim Palace. [‘I was thinking I couldn’t jump a clear round when it matters’: Piggy French overcomes demons to dominate Blenheim CCI4*-L]

For most pairs, a first event is a good opportunity to dip your toes in the water and get to know one another, but for Chris Burton, it’s a good opportunity to win a four-star. [‘We’re very excited about him’: combination dominate Blenheim’s young horse class at their first event together]

Baby horses, they grow up so fast! Check out where these recent USEA Young Event Horse graduates are now. [Where Are They Now? The 2018 USEA Young Event Horse Champions]

Sunday Video: 

Photo Gallery: Snapshots from Plantation Field with Amy Dragoo

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this post has a lengthy story to tell. Talented photographer Amy Dragoo and her top class team spent the weekend at Plantation Field following all the action. Take a look back at the weekend that was through this gorgeous collection of photos:

Plantation Field: WebsiteResultsEN’s By The NumbersEN’s Coverage

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Now Hiring!

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.

Looking for a horse-related job or a working student position? You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at the open positions currently advertised on Sport Horse Nation:

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Working Student at Stephen Bradley Eventing

With the move to the new farm, we have an opening for a working student to join the team immediately. Working students are immersed in the sport of eventing and can expect to travel to shows, assist in riding at the farm, and will be expected to help complete the day-to-day duties of an active training facility.

Knowledge of eventing would be helpful, but is not required. 6 months to a 1 year commitment would be preferred, although short-term positions are available on a limited basis.

Located at Hickory House in The Plains, Virginia. Housing, lessons with both Stephen and Melissa, and board for 1 horse are included.

If an opportunity like this appeals to you, please send a riding video and resume to [email protected]

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Ocala Working Student Position Available!!!!

5o1 Sport Horses is a fun, cheery, upbeat group and we would love for you to join our team! We are looking for a motivated individual who is interested in being a working student for our Ocala location for the winter season. Most of our horses will be moving to Ocala at the end of October, and if available this position can start then. We have over 20 horses in work/competition ranging from 4 year olds to 4* horses, so this individual will have the opportunity to learn how to work with all types of horses. Our working students will also get to work on improving their riding and horsemanship skills under the watchful eye of a 4* level event rider, Jacob Fletcher.

Duties include: barn chores, facility maintenance, grooming, tacking up, and working at competitions. Riding opportunities may be available depending on riding level.

We will cover housing, utilities, board for one horse, weekly lessons, transportation to shows and one day off per week.
A personal vehicle and previous horse experience is a must. Please send resumes along with references to [email protected]

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Full Time Groom

Full time position open for a motivated, hardworking, and forward thinking individual.

Come and join our busy friendly environment at Cairn O’Mount Stables in Malvern, PA. The job involves all aspects of horse care, mucking, feeding, grooming, traveling to competitions and caring for upper level event horses. The individual must be knowledgeable in bandaging, clipping, braiding and grooming a horse for an international competition. Opportunity are available to bring and receive training on your own horse. Pay level depending on experience and housing/boarding of horse. Applicant must have a drivers license and have the flexibility to travel to Aiken,SC in the winter months with the team.

Please email your Resume and References to [email protected]

Photo via Sport Horse Naiton.

Join our team! Working student position available

Advanced level event rider Caitlin Romeo is looking for a working student to join our small tight knit team at Woodlawn Farm in Southern Pines, NC, beginning in October 2019. Bring your horse, ride and compete, if you don’t have a horse take lessons on ours. Daily lessons, stall board for your horse, just provide your feed if you bring one, experience riding multiple horses, housing, and shipping to competitions, value of over $2500 per month. In return for barn work and horse care. You will be part of a small, fun and energetic team, while learning the ins and outs of running a business. Plenty of riding opportunities and daily instruction. Check out our Web site: We are looking for a dedicated student who can commit to at least six months, we are located in the heart of Southern Pines with many learning opportunities. Contact Caitlin at [email protected] or (802)558-3863

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.


Conner Combined Training, a family oriented eventing barn located in central Texas, is looking for a paid working student. The position includes a bi-weekly salary, a new on-site RV trailer to live in that is in excellent condition, free satellite television and movies, all utilities, and two riding lessons per week. (Total compensation value is approximately $37,000 per year, including living quarters and lessons.) There are also opportunities for the right person to earn extra income including riding/training client horses, grooming, etc. Riders with all levels of riding experience and from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, but we only focus on dressage and eventing. We are not a hunter barn.

CCT’s working student is responsible for the following:
–General care of 22 horses, including feeding and stall cleaning
–Scheduling and holding horses for the vet and farrier
–Wrapping and dispensing medication to injured or sick horses
–Cleaning tack
–Helping younger riders and head trainer tack horses
–Organizing and keeping clean the barns, tacking areas, wash rack, & arena
–Blanketing and general horse care
–Keeping buckets and water troughs clean
–Unloading feed & hay
–Grooming and show prep
–Dragging the arena and other tractor work, such as putting out round bale hay (will train!)
–Misc barn chores

All CCT horses are out in paddocks 24/7, weather permitting. Stall cleaning is only required when horses must stay in due to weather/injury/illness. When horses are in, stalls are cleaned twice a day. Working students are expected to work Monday-Friday and are off on weekends. The normal work day for our working student is is from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An hour-long lunch break is provided each day. Paid sick leave and one week of paid vacation is provided.

The position also includes opportunities to school cross country and compete, for the right person. Bring your dog! No problem!

Vanessa Conner is a USEA ICP Certified trainer with 30 years of teaching and training experience. She has worked with riders up to the 1* FEI level and mainly focuses on teaching children and teens. CCT is a fun, positive working environment. We are located in Liberty Hill, Texas, 30 minutes north of Austin. We are only 20 minutes from major shopping, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. Applicants will be required to provide references.

Contact Vanessa Conner at [email protected] or text 512-797-3421
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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.

#EventerProblems Vol. 196, Presented by Haygain: ‘Dance, Prance, Win’

Eventing is pretty straightforward. It’s basically three phases that look like this:

“Dressage: dance, prance, win

“Show Jumping: trot, trot, jump things… job done!

“Cross Country: A simple hack in the wilderness wearing a big watch and trying not to get lost.”

What’s so hard about that? Plenty 😉, according to this latest roundup of #EventerProblems on Twitter.

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Sunday Links from One K Helmets

Sunrise at Plantation Field. Photo by Charlie Mann.

Welcome to the final day of competition at Plantation Field! This is one special event — a hometown show for many, including Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin and Erin Sylvester. But my favorite part is just how much you can see. If you perch on the top of the hill, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of almost every element. It makes for a very spectator friendly day.

National Holiday: National Care Free Day

Major Weekend Events:

Plantation Field: WebsiteScheduleEntriesTimesLive ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

Blenheim: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoringLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/Ride Times/Live Scores]

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

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

Apple Knoll Farm H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times]

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

Sunday Links: 

Sylvester Snags The Lead At Plantation Field International CCI4*-S

Pick Your Favorite Plantation Field International CCI2*-S Pair

Erin Sylvester and Paddy the Caddy Take the Lead at Plantation Field International

The Volunteers of Plantation Field International

Former winners set for gripping showdown in Blenheim young horse CCI4*-S class

‘He’s a class act — I’m so lucky’: all-change after Blenheim CCI4*-L cross-country

Sunday Video: 

Blenheim CCI 4*L – Piggy French and Brookfield Inocent

Today at Blenheim; overnight leaders Piggy French and Brookfield Inocent at the @Horse Trials Support Group fence and at the river crossing#videoingperfectionSsangYong Blenheim Palace Horse Trials#SYblenheim

Posted by Harveywetdog on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ann Haller’s 9 Guidelines for A Happy Life with Horses

Ann Haller going above and beyond — or in this case, neck deep in lake water — for a new Pony Clubber. Photo courtesy of Shelby Allen.

Our sport lost an irreplaceable treasure last month with the passing of Ann Haller. Ann’s enchanting personality and contagious high spirits made her a favorite on the eventing scene, from World Championships to local pony club clinics. It’s impossible to capture just how dynamic she was, but this collection of “Ann-isms,” written by long-time student and friend Sarah Beth Hood, encompasses her spirit — because we should all try to be a little more like Ann Haller.

  1. Have fun. In everything you do, but for us, fun was especially found in horses.
  2. Have dreams. But more importantly than dreams, have goals – and a plan to achieve them
  3. Also, have a plan B for when life happens and if horses go lame and you still want to make your B rating.
  4. Confidence comes from repeated success and a positive support system.
  5. Always have a smile on your face and a good attitude.
  6. Be personable. Remember people’s names and give their pony a nickname.
  7. Ride the horse you have — make the best of every situation.
  8. Learn something from everyone. Add tools to your toolbox.
  9. Always, always keep cookies in your pocket.

And to pull from another friend, Jennifer Mata:

“Our five-foot, opinionated, red-headed force of nature is gone.

“But like the sun that remains burning behind the clouds, her light still shimmers. It is softer, but with us still.

“It is the gleam of our horses’ coats, well-fed and well-loved because of the lessons she taught, the advice she gave. We feel her warmth in our ponies’ breath as they nuzzle our hands, searching for the treats they know are in our pockets. And we will find it radiating in the laughter of friends in the coming days and weeks as we remember her together, her brilliance and vibrancy still shining through us all.”

See ya, love ya, bye, Ann. x

Many thanks to Sara Beth and her mother Jennifer for sharing their thoughtful words. 



Tuesday Video from SmartPak: A Fairy Tale Weekend at Foshay

Over labor day weekend the quiet hay fields in Lower Jemseg, New Brunswick came alive for Foshay International. The team behind this impressive event left no stone unturned to ensure excellence for each and every competitor and visitor. If you missed this year’s event, not to worry, we’re less than a year away from the next one!

Foshay International CCI: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoresEN’s Coverage

First Look at Stable View Oktoberfest’s Dazzling Entry List

Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready. Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

Stable View is gearing up for Aiken’s premiere autumn event, held September 27-29. With over 338 horse and rider combinations entered, this will be Stable View’s largest Oktoberfest to date.

Twenty-seven combinations have stepped forward to try their might in the feature CCI4*-S class, now in its second year. Defending champion Phillip Dutton has two rides, Fernhill Revelation and his 2018 WEG partner Z, entered in the division.

Other heavy hitters in the four-star include Boyd Martin and Contestor, Leslie Law and Voltaire De Tre, Lynn Symansky and Under Suspection, and Clark Montgomery with Caribbean Soul. You’ll also want to keep an eye on Doug Payne and Quantum Leap, who recently won the Advanced division at the Blue Ridge Mountain H.T.

This is also an exciting time of year to welcome a few four-star debutants. First-time horses include Sinead Halpin’s Cutty Sark, Hallie Coon’s Cooley SOS, and Nilson da Silva’s Rock Phantom. For a complete look at entries, click here.

Stable View is rolling out the red carpet for competitors, offering $80,000 in prize money to be allocated between all divisions, including the Novice, Training and Preliminary classes, which account for 200 of the 338 entries.

In addition to cold, hard cash, riders have ample amenities on site including three rider lounges, which will offer breakfast each morning (A new, and even larger, rider lounge to debut in 2020!). Humans can find water and carrots for the four-leggeds in the show office all weekend, and they should be sure to indulge in the misting station as well.

CCI Divisions will complete their dressage on Friday, followed by show jumping and cross country on Saturday. The national divisions will run as a one-day on Sunday.

Entertainment will include Karaoke with Clayton Fredericks on Friday, and Attwood Equestrian Surfaces Competitor Party on Saturday night following the 3* and 4* awards. There will be a 4* Course Walk with Boyd Martin benefiting the Cumbee Center for Abused Persons on Friday at 4:00PM for a $10 required donation. 

The Stable View signature drink, the “Horse Treat”, will be available from 4:00PM on Friday at Ollie’s Inn. On Saturday, the Pavilion will host the VIP guests with spectacular views of both show jumping and cross country. VIP tickets are available for purchase here. In addition to the equestrian competition, there will be the Aiken Horse Power Car Show on Saturday, a vendor village, Kid’s Corner, and alcohol tastings. 

Unfortunately, the brand new CCI*-S division was cancelled due to lack of entries, but Stable View intends to run this level at their new FEI event, to be held March 27-28, 2020.

Stable View Oktoberfest: Website, Schedule, Entry Status, Tickets

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Our North American contingent is on the ground for the  SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials, which runs this weekend. We’ve got six pairs stepping forward in the CCI4*-L including Cornelia Dorr and Sir Patico MH, both making their overseas debut. Keep it locked here for all the latest! Blenheim Palace International: Website | Entries

National Holiday: National Apple Dumpling Day

Events Opening This Week: The VHT International H.T.Rocking Horse Fall H.T.Galway Downs International Event & H.T.

Events Closing This Week: Kent School Fall H.T.Morven Park Fall International H.T. & CCIS-2/3/4*WindRidge Farm Fall Horse TrialsFair Hill International CCI****/***Middle Tennessee Pony Club H.T.Heritage Park H.T.Woodside International H.T.Spokane Sport Horse Fifth Annual Fall H.T.

Tuesday News: 

The Area VIII leg of the Charles Owen Technical Merit Award took place at the Cobblestone Farms Horse Trials last month, and Noah Stanlaske and Michelle Weeks earned the junior and adult amateur awards, respectively. [Stanlaske and Weeks Conquer Charles Owen Technical Merit Awards at Cobblestone]

The endurance day is the cornerstone of any USEA Classic Series Three-Day Event, and one important piece of that is the steeplechase phase. Frederic Bouland has a few top tips for this run and jump effort. The major key is that it’s ok to be a little behind! [The Thrill of the ‘Chase: Steeplechase Riding with Frederic Bouland]

Money can be a sore subject for many, especially those involved in a high cost sport like eventing. Noelle Floyd gets the conversation going. [This 35-Year-Old Nurse, Mom Of Three Feels Guilty About Her Horse Expenses]

Tuesday Video: 

Tamie Smith to Replace Frankie Thieriot Stutes on Boekelo CCIO4*-L Nations Cup Team

Image via US Equestrian.

Frankie Thieriot Stutes announced today that she has withdrawn Chatwin from Military Boekelo CCIO4*-L after a recent minor illness compromised the horse’s fitness. Traveling reserves Tamie Smith and Mai Baum will replace them in the team lineup, and Matt Flynn will fill the role of traveling reserve with Wizzerd.

The event, which takes place Oct. 10-13, in Enschede, the Netherlands, will serve as a test event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The competition is testing the new Olympic team format, which means there are only three riders on the team and no drop score.

Due to a recent bout of enteritis, Chatwin’s fitness schedule has been interrupted, and while he is currently in full health — over the weekend Chatwin jumped clear around a 1.30 show jumping course at the Sonoma Horse Park — Frankie, U.S. Team Vet Dr. Susan Johns, and Chef d’Equipe Erik Duvander agreed travel and competition at Boekelo were not in the the horse’s best interest.

Frankie released this statement:

“After being sick a few weeks ago with enteritis that resulted in an ICU stay at UC Davis, Chatwin has been back in full work, and been doing very well in his flat and jump schools. However, as a result of his compromised immune system and recovery from being so sick, his fitness has taken a hit and it has become clear in his last couple of gallops that asking him to push ahead to achieve the fitness needed to compete successfully at Military Boekelo in just a few weeks time along with the stress of putting him on a plane to fly him across the globe would not be putting his best interests first.

“The pride I feel for the opportunity to represent my country on the international stage is not something I take lightly and in addition to always advocating for Chatwin’s well being as my first priority, it is incredibly important to me that Team USA always be represented by the very best possible performances. At this time, I feel with Chatwin not being as fit as he needs to be after being sick, we would not be contributing our very best performance on behalf of our country and my teammates which is something I care a great deal about.

“In collaboration with my amazing vets as well as Dr. Susan Johns and Erik Duvander we have made this decision with Chatwin’s well being as paramount.

“I look forward to attending Boekelo to cheer on Team USA and I am very excited about the strength of the team being sent! Additionally, I would like to thank the wonderful group of people who have signed on to support Chatwin and I this year for their support of always putting Chatwin’s health first and the selectors for believing in our ability to represent our country at a Nation’s Cup.”

The following athlete-and-horse combinations will now make up the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team:

  • Jennie Brannigan (West Grove, Pa.) and Stella Artois, the Stella Artois Syndicate’s 11-year-old Holsteiner/Thoroughbred mare
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp (Ocala, Fla.) and Cooley Quicksilver, the Monster Partnership’s eight-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding
  • Tamie Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) and Mai Baum, Alexandra Ahearn, Ellen Ahearn, and Eric Markel’s 13-year-old German Sport Horse gelding

The following combination has been named as the traveling reserve:

  • Matt Flynn (Reddick, Fla.) and Wizzerd, A. Patrick Flynn, Kathleen Flynn, and Merry Go Round Farm’s 10-year-old KWPN gelding

The following combinations has been named as first alternates:

  • Caroline Martin (Miami Beach, Fla.) and Danger Mouse, her and Sherrie Martin’s 11-year-old Warmblood gelding

Under the new Olympic team format, the traveling reserve is still a very critical fourth member of the team. The way Boekelo is testing the format will differ from the Olympics, as the reserve for Tokyo will only step in should one of the three team horses be unable to continue on to the next phase (due to elimination, unsoundness, etc). For Boekelo, the traveling reserve will compete in all phases, and their score can be substituted in as a counting score should one of the three team members be unable to continue (due to elimination, unsoundness, etc.)

There are a number of rules that dictate how substitution will work at the actual Games. Full FEI Regulations for Equestrian Events at the Olympic Games are available here. Click here for a direct link to the Games rules. View more information about the FEI Eventing Nations Cup the Netherlands here.

[Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team Announces Combination Update for FEI Eventing Nations Cup™ The Netherlands]

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: 5 Beautiful Bays

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.

There’s nothing more satisfying than the sheen of a sleek, bay horse’s coat in the afternoon sun. Live that dream with these latest bay horses listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation:

Dude What’s Up. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Dude What’s Up

Dude What’s Up: 2010 16h bay Thoroughbred gelding
By Lord Champagne out of Dinner Delight

This experienced eventer is ready to show you the ropes this fall! Dude has ribbons at Novice and Training, and is best suited for a junior, young rider or adult amateur looking to have some fun. He is easy to make round on the flat and is brave to his fences. Come try him today and show him tomorrow! Located in Pennsylvania.

D. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Talented Young Horse that Could Go in Any Direction!

I can’t say enough good things about this horse. “D” is a 15’2 hand, 4 year old thoroughbred gelding who retired sound after only 7 starts. He is the perfect combination of fancy, athletic, and good brained; and would be a great restart for a junior, amateur, or professional. He is easy to handle in the barn and loves hacking through the fields. He is going nicely w/t/c and is being started over fences. D is the type of horse that I wish I could keep! Located in Free Union/Charlottesville VA. $4,500. Located in Virginia.

RC Razzle. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Experienced warmblood cross Schoolmaster

RC RAZZLE – Bay 2008 Dutch Warmblood/Thoroughbred gelding by Ramiro Z. Just under 16 hands, this attractive horse is a lovely mover and athletic jumper. He is an experienced Foxhunter, and also has experience in Eventing, dressage, jumpers and hunter pace events. Well-schooled and easy to ride, he has plenty of potential to move up. A good very safe all-rounder to gain experience on. $23,000.
Photos and video:

We also have many other excellent horses available, from green prospects to experienced Eventers. We can also help you sell your horse. Visit 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.

Emyra. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Emyra: well educated, well rounded and fun!

Emyra: 2009 16h bay Dutch Warmblood mare

Recent Top 10 finish at SVPC Horse Trials in the Novice division. Will be at CDCTA in the Training division this weekend!

We can’t say enough good things about this fun mare! “Dolly” is well-educated and has years of experience both eventing and out in the hunt field. She is brave without being strong, and quite without being dull. Imported in 2016, Dolly is a good mover and quite versatile, and could easily transition to the hunter/jumper arenas as well. Located in Virginia.

Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Great mover- lots of 1.O meter show miles -quiet 7 yo Hanoverian

Registered Hanoverian mare, 17.1 hands out of an elite mare, competed through 1.1 meter (3’7″) jumpers at Princeton Show Jumping, PJA, WEC, Duncraven, NJ HP with an amateur. Schooled cross country and scored over 70% at training level dressage as a 4 yo with 8s for gaits. Ready to teach some one the ropes in the show ring or move up the levels in eventing.

Super brave will jump anything, confidence builder, easy ride and beginner friendly, Spur and kick ride. Very good mover and very ride able over fences and on the flat- schooling second level dressage.

Great breeding- dam was an elite imported mare by Lemon Park/Bolero with 8s for jumping ability and technique at MPT, Half siblings are competing successfully in training level eventing, PSG dressage and 3′ hunters with amateur riders. Clips, loads, hacks out, no vices.

Being sold by breeder -too many homebreds to keep up with, Looking for excellent home. Open to lease or sale. Located in New Jersey.

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

Boyd Martin and Long Island T. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Will you be at Stable View later this month? Pencil in Boyd Martin’s course walk! He’ll start at 4 p.m. Friday, September 27th at 4 p.m. You don’t want to miss his insight on this signature four-star track in Aiken. Please note there is a $10 Donation to the Cumbee Center to participate.

National Holiday: National Cheese Toast Day

U.S. Weekend Action:

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

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

The Event at Skyline [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

Blue Ridge Mountain H.T. at TIEC [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Poplar Place Farm September H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Flora Lea Fall H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

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

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

Sunday Links:

Badminton winner to take over the reins of Sir Mark Todd’s World Equestrian Games ride

CCI*-L Debuts at Virginia Horse Trials International; USEF CCI2* Eventing National Championship Returns

The Dutta Corp. Fair Hill International Hosts U.S. Equestrian CCI4*-L, CCI3*-L Fall Eventing Championships

Behind The Stall Door With: Never Outfoxed

Beach, Ride, Relax, Repeat: A Day At MET Oliva With Alexander Zetterman

Sunday Video: Don’t forget it’s still International Helmet Awareness Day!

#EventerProblems Vol. 195, Presented by Haygain: ‘Overheard at AEC’

Moms of Eventing Sporting her daughters helmet cover she lost early on course at AECs

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Saturday, August 31, 2019

“You know when you said you were going puke going around cross country. I didn’t think you meant literally.”

This and others are the realest dose of AEC #EventerProblems we’ve ever seen, all rounded up by our friends on the Humans of Eventing Facebook page because sometimes things go bottom up, even at a Championship. Enjoy!

“Don't wash those breeches! They've been baptized in the Head of The Lake!" Overhead at the American Eventing Championships

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Monday, September 2, 2019

“You would think that they would name the coffin something much more friendlier. How about the ditch n’ pals?” Overhead during a coursewalk which of course included a funny dad.

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

“If Land Rover is the best weekend all year. This is the longest weekend all year.” Overheard at the American Eventing Championships

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Sunday, September 1, 2019

AECs stallfront

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Friday, August 30, 2019

“You know when you said you were going puke going around cross country. I didn’t think you meant literally.” Overheard at the end of the course at AECs

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Friday, August 30, 2019

“How did your interview go?” “Well I forgot what month it was. And I made sure to say ‘um’ and ‘like’ as many times as…

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Saturday, August 31, 2019


And this nugget of inspiration we all need to read:

“Chin up kiddo. You win some. You lose some. You steal some. You get some stolen from you. That is our sport. No matter…

Posted by Humans of Eventing on Sunday, September 1, 2019

Go eventing.

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Tuesday Video from SmartPak: Burghley Bug

“I can say he is a Burghley horse now,” Lauren Kieffer said of the Anglo Arabian, Vermiculus, at the conclusion of the 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. What a euphoria that must be to finish at an event like that — much less in the top 10. Lauren Kieffer talks with John Kyle about her weekend, this horse and what’s ahead (Tokyo  2020 anyone?).

If you missed it, catch up on EN’s complete Burghley coverage here.

Tuesday News & Notes from Legends Horse Feeds

Photo courtesy of Stable View.

We are just over two weeks away from Stable View Oktoberfest, Aiken, South Carolina’s only four-star event. Aside from the banner competition, they’re offering competition at all FEI levels including the new one-star level. They’ve also ponied up $80,000 in prize money. (Today is the closing date!)

Admission is free for spectators, and there’s a lot of entertainment options including karaoke with Clayton Fredericks (Friday), a course walk with Boyd Martin (Friday, 4 p.m. $10 Donation to the Cumbee Center to participate), and much more! Click here to view the USEA calendar listing, and here to visit Stable View’s website.

National Holiday: National Swap Ideas Day

Events Opening This Week: Waredaca Classic Three Day Event & H.T.Chattahoochee Hills H.T.Windermere Run H.T.Holly Hill Fall H.T.Windermere Run H.T.

Events Closing This Week: University of New Hampshire H.T.Larkin Hill H.T.Surefire Farm H.T.ESDCTA New Jersey H.T. at the HorseparkStable View Oktoberfest 1/ 2/3/4* and H.T.Sundance Farm H.T.Willow Draw Charity ShowJump Start H.T.FEH Qualifier at Loch Moy FarmFEH Championships at Loch Moy FarmFEH Central Championships at Snowdonia Farms

Tuesday News:

Pick the next cover model for Eventing USA! [Vote for an #AEC2019 Champion to be on the Cover of Eventing USA!]

Mark Todd’s incredible career was celebrated this weekend in his official retirement ceremony held before the show jumping at Burghley. You might remember his first retirement ceremony was held at Burghley, too. [Sir Mark Todd waves farewell to eventing in emotional Burghley retirement ceremony]

Meet Valley Creek Carlin LeBeau, the horse with the lowest finishing score at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships. The 14-year-old Connemara gelding  won the Beginner Novice Master Amateur division on an incredible 25.1 with Carla Jimmerson. [USEA Horse of the Month: Valley Creek Carlin LeBeau]

Tuesday Video: 

Sport Horse Nation Spotlight: Steady Eddies

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.

No, the Steady Eddie, as in Boyd Martin’s five-star horse, is not currently listed for sale on Sport Horse Nation, but we do have a slew of promising packers that might fit the bill. Check out the latest reliable rides listed for sale:

BE Victory Dance. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Novice/Training Packer

BE Victory Dance, or Victor as we call him, is a 9 year old thoroughbred gelding full of heart and determination. He has been owned by a junior rider for the last 3 years with top scores and many ribbons. Victor took his rider from Beginner Novice to Preliminary. He is best suited for a rider looking for a competitive Novice/Training horse. Located in Pennsylvania.

Available to be tried now! Best if you reach Susie or Amanda by text to set up an appointment,
Susie Beale: 610-220-8084; Amanda Beale Clement: 610-639-1165.

Baker Street. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Training/Prelim Packer

Baker Street. 2008 16.1h dk bay OTTB gelding. Seasoned training/ preliminary horse. 9 clean preliminary events. Qualified for a 2 star. Never a cross country penalty (minus one rider tumble). Incredibly honest and genuine to the jumps – heart of gold and full of try. Perfect for an AA or YR who wants mileage at the training/preliminary level. Quiet and easy in the barn. Sound. Hacks out alone and with company. A real gentlemen. Three quality gaits. Located in Virginia.

Kingslayer. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Preliminary Packer

Looking for a NAJYRC horse or Preliminary packer? You’ve found him! Kingslayer is a 2009 ISH (TB x ISH x Dutch WB) 16.1 hand gelding. An experienced Prelim and CCI* packer, “Guy” is looking for his next rider to take up the levels. Guy has several wins under his belt at prelim including winning the Area 1 Preliminary Championships this summer. Three expressive, adjustable gaits, a great gallop, and a sense of humor make Guy a super partner for an amateur or young rider.

He is very well schooled on the flat and consistently scores in the low 30s in dressage. He is sensitive, so would work best with a quiet rider. He is an excellent cross-country horse – willing, brave, and easily makes time with his long stride. He is very careful in show jumping with zero stop or spook, and has tons of scope. Guy is extremely sound and requires no maintenance.

Guy was imported by Carol Gee (of Fernhill) and Exmoor Eventing in 2015. In Ireland, he was started by Sarah Ennis and competed through the preliminary level with no cross-country faults. He is by Loughehoe Guy out of a Nautilus mare, with bloodlines back to Clover Hill.

Guy is sound, fit, and ready to compete. He is suitable for a young rider, professional, or amateur rider. Guy is offered for sale or paid lease. Located in Massachusetts.

Brazen Sky. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Fancy Training Level Packer

Brazen Sky is a 10year old 16 hh OTTB gelding. Luke has three lovely gaits and a very easy ride on the flat. Has a great jump and is so much fun to ride cross country. Successfully competed up to the training level and won his last event out!

Located in Nunda, NY at Exmoor Eventing. Many other horses available as well!

Bristol Indian. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

Prelim Packer: Bristol Indian

Bristol Indian is a 2007, 16.2hh Canadian Thoroughbred Gelding
He is a Prelim/CCI2*-S/L packer with Intermediate miles. Great teacher, ideal YR/AA horse, could easily help produce a Novice rider up the levels. Sound, fit and ready for the fall season! Life changes force sale. Located in North Carolina.

Stonewall Winters. Photo via Sport Horse Nation.

BN-Prelim Packer

Stonewall Winters aka “Wally” is an experienced 16.2h TB gelding event horse. Wally is perfect for a young rider or adult amateur looking for a sweet and mild mannered horse with experience from BN through Prelim. He is an easy keeper and wonderful to work with in every way. He loves to go on hacks alone or in groups, stands for the vet and farrier no problem, he bathes, clips and ties with no fuss. Ready to compete this fall, Wally has been going Novice for the past year with a young rider and was competing Prelim just one year ago in 2018. He goes all three phases in a snaffle and is steady and kind whether he is being ridden seven days a week or just two. Good home is a must as the only reason for sale is his rider leaving for college. Asking $11,000 OBO. Flexible terms to a great home only. More Pictures and video available upon request. Located in New Hampshire.

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.

2019 Burghley Show Jumping Live Updates from Voltaire Design: Three Cheers for Pippa!

It’s the final day of the 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and w’ere excited to bring you minute-by-minute updates of the show jumping competition. Keep refreshing this page to get all the latest!

The morning session gets underway at 11:40 a.m. local/6:40 a.m. eastern, and the afternoon session follows at 2:30 p.m. local/9:30 a.m. eastern. If you want to see for your own eyes, watch live on Burghley’s website.

#LRBHT19: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoringLive StreamForm GuideCourse PreviewEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

The 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials coverage is brought to you in partnership with the team at Voltaire Design United Kingdom. Going to Burghley? Head to Voltaire Design in the World of the Horse and meet the team of Sports Saddle Specialists, arrange a free, totally no-obligation fitting for you and your horse, or indulge in the Deal of the Day. Put a deposit on a new saddle during the event, and you’ll receive a matching bridle – free! Looking for a bargain? Head to Voltaire Design’s sister stand, EquiTack, to check out their premium pre-loved saddles at rock-bottom prices.

10:40: Another Burghley done and dusted, folks. Here’s your final top ten:

10:39: Pippa and Piggy are BFF goals.

10:38: “We won???”

10:34: SHE DID IT. She made it work. I think Pippa would agree, it wasn’t the prettiest round, but she got the job done. Well done lady!

10:32: Oh dear. The crowd gasps as Pippa gets a wonky distance to a vertical midcourse. MGH Grafton Street is certainly making her work for it today. He seems to be stalling a bit midair. BUT she had room for that rail.

10:30: Here we go: Pippa Funnell is jumping for the win.

10:29: Piggy will still hold second place. After only the first rail coming down, she finishes on a score of 30.9.

10:28: Piggy French and Vanir Kamira have the first rail come down. Not the ideal start they were after, but now Pippa will have a rail in hand.

10:25: Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class have just the one down, but they’ll stay in third. Pippa gets a little more breathing room as Oliver finishes on a score of 31.3.

10:24: The whole arena literally gasped as the second rail comes town for Oli.

10:23: Now it’s time to get really nervous. Here comes Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class.

10:23 Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger made a bit of racket as the rubbed poles around the arena, but only the one came down. They’ll finish on 46.8, Ludwig’s best result here.

10:20: Sarah Bullimore and Reve du Rouet are guaranteed sixth place on their finishing score of 39.6 after a clear round.

10:18: Gemma and Santiago Bay see one fall, the vertical at the end of a one stride. They’ll finish on 45.1, which drops them behind Tim Price and Bango.

10:16: Though Gemma Tattersall isn’t finishing with her well loved Arctic Soul, she’s in the arena now with sixth-placed Santiago Bay.

10:14: Tim Price and Bango add nothing to finish on 41.6. They’ll do no worse than 7th as the highest placed New Zealand rider.

10:13: Last year’s winner Tim Price is in the arena now, but he doesn’t have a pole in hand to stay ahead of Imogen.

10:13: Imogen finishes with a clear round. A final score of 44.4 includes only 4 cross country time penalties.

10:11: Next we welcome Imogen Murray and Ivar Gooden, who made an incredible leap from 60th to 8th after a super cross country yesterday.

10:10: Sebastien Cavaillon and Sarah d’Argouges hit three rails to finish on 61 points.

10:08 Becky Woolven and DHI Babette K finish on 64.2.

10:06: Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus have a beautiful clear round. They’ll finish on 53.1, which will put them worse than 11th as the top placing American pair.

10:04: Ariel finishes with only one pole falling for a final score of 57.7.

10:01: Now we’ve got Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan in for the USA.

9:59: Andrea and The 500 complete with one rail and 1.2 time penalties for a final score of 61.1.

9:58: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 drop a rail at the water tray oxer.

9:56: What do you get when you cross a Thoroughbred with a Clydesdale? You get 17-hand Wizard, or possibly a mini me version? His full sister stands just above 15-hands. He and Ben Hobday have four poles for a final score of 76.9.

9:55: Crowd favorites Ben Hobday and Harelaw Wizard, who Ian Starks says “tends to get a little overly excited about life,” are in the arena.

9:53: Liz and Deniro Z complete their Burghley debut with just the one fence coming down. Their final score is 66.8.

9:52: One comes down early for Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z.

9:51: Two down for Arthur, who is an amateur rider, gives him a finishing result of 70.9.

9:49: Coming in the arena now for France is Arthur Chabert and Goldsmiths Imber. You’ll notice that Arthur and the other French riders have on black armbands today in honor of their compatriot Thaïs Meheust who tragically died in a cross country accident yesterday.

9:48: Alicia Hawker works hard to keep Charles RR listening around the main arena. The horse certainly strengthened as the ride continued, and they finish on 68.1 with one oxer coming down.

9:46: Emily and Camembert wrap up a super successful weekend with a combined total of 66.5. Their only faults were cross country time penalties in their first Burghley.

9:45: Camembert looks like he’s still got springs in his feet today for Emily Philip

9:44: Former Burghley winner Caroline Powell has two down to finish on a score of 75.1 with On the Brash.

9:42: One rail gets tapped for Lillian. She finishes on a score of 71.9, her best finishing result here at Burghley.

9:41: We get into the top twenty with USA’s Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby.

9:40: Three down for David Doel. He will finish on a score of 80.4.

9:39: David Doel and Shannondale Quest tip the vertical coming out of the one stride in and out. This one is tough because the A element is a triple bar and it’s on slightly downhill ground.

9:37: Michael added nothing in the show jumping phase to finish on 72.5. What a lovely round from this adorable bald faced cutie.

9:36 Michael Owen’s Bradeley Law is jumping out of his skin. Doesn’t seem to realize he ran around a five-star track 24 hours ago.

9:35: Matt Heath and The Lion have now locked their sixth Burghley completion. They finish on a score of 79.1.

9:33: Will sees two rails come down to finish on a score of 88.8. This is the British rider’s first appearance at Burghley.

9:30: We’re back with the start of the afternoon session. Will Furlong and Collien P 2 are the first in this group, and they aren’t off to the best start as the first fence comes down.

7:09: For those of you who are using this break between sessions to do some shopping on site…

7:04: Our afternoon session is set to begin at 2:30 a.m. local/9:30 a.m. eastern. We’ll meet you back here then!

7:03: And that’s a wrap for the very short morning session. Of the seven we have seen, three jumped double clear, so it’s easily possible. But we know the higher we go on the leaderboard the more intense the pressure.

6:58: That’s a clear round for Dan Jocelyn and Blackthorn Cruise. They finish on a score of 82.5. They disappointingly had a frangible pin on cross country yesterday, but the rest of their performance shows great promise for the 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse.

6:56: Julia Norman and Carryon Bobby Boy complete with four rails hitting the floor for a final result of 101.3.

6:53: Will Coleman and Tight Lights deliver a classy clear round (the second of the day) for a final result of 86.6.

6:52 Here comes Will and Phishy!

6:50: Dom and Boly have the one rail down, at vertical at fence three, for a final score of 90.9 in their Burghley debut.

6:48: Our first “American” Dom Schramm is in the arena. Bolytair B does look very fresh this morning — a testament to this horse’s fitness.

6:46: Arthur Duffort and Toronto d’Aurois have one rail down and .8 time penalties to finish on 92.6.

6:45: Second horse in the arena and we’ve already seen our first clear round by Nicky Hill and MGH Bingo Boy who finish on a score of 89.7.

6:42: Sam had one rail down for an otherwise beautiful round for a final score of 112.1.

6:41: New Zealand’s Samantha Lissington and Ricker Ridge Rui kicks things off for the morning session.

6:35: Chris Talley has withdrawn Unmarked Bills this morning, due to stifle soreness. So sorry to see this, Chris, but we know you will both be out there fighting again soon!

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Yesterday Unmarked Bills gave me his entire heart out on cross country and fought his way around one of the most difficult tracks in the world. Unfortunately this morning we have decided it is in his best interest to withdraw due to soreness in his stifle. We can’t be more thankful for the exceptional vets here in England as well as ours at home in the states, his owners, and our entire team who want nothing but the best for him. Billy has given me one amazing ride after another and owes me absolutely nothing. At the end of the day his well being will always be our main priority. Thank you to everyone who has made getting here possible, I hope one day in the future to be able to gallop around this incredible venue again! @hannah_zaragoza_acres @emmakeahon @marietalley @rgandarillasalszar @antonio.salazar6

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6:30 a.m. Eastern:

#WhatItTakes to complete the final stage…the tension is building…it’s time for Show Jumping! #lrbht

Posted by The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials Official Page on Sunday, September 8, 2019

French Eventer Dies in Cross Country Accident

We are devastated to learn that French eventer Thaïs Meheust died today in a cross country accident at the French Championship for Young Horses at Haras du Pin. She and her horse, Chaman Dumontceau, a Selle Français gelding (Top Berlin du Temple x Cocagne des Pins, by Narcos II), fell at fence two in the 7-year-old class.

The 22-year-old was a rising star in France. She participated in Pony, Junior and Young Rider Europeans before graduating to the senior camp. She was most recently on France’s Nations Cup team at Haras du Pin. Individually, she competed through the four-star level with much success, including a win this summer aboard Quamilha.

Fédération Française d’Equitation (FFE) released this statement, via Google Translate:

“It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the death of Thaïs Meheust who was the victim of a fatal accident this morning on the cross of the French Championship of Horses of 7 years organized as part of the 5th stage of the Grand National FFE – AC Print Pine at Haras.

“Thaïs Meheust and her horse, Chaman Dumontceau, fell on the #2 hurdle of the cross country course.

“Selected and medalist on numerous occasions at the European Pony Championships, Juniors and Young Riders, Thaïs, aged 22, was a competitor for several years on the national and international circuit.

“She won her first Pro Elite in Saumur with Quamilha.

“Serge Lecomte, President of the FFE, all the elected officials, Sophie Dubourg, National Technical Director, Michel Asseray, Deputy Technical Director in charge of the all-around, Thierry Touzaint, National Coach of the all-round event, the technical staff of the French Federation ‘Equitation and the EPA – Haras National du Pin, organizer of the stage are associated with the grief of the family and relatives of Thaïs.”

You can find the complete, untranslated statement at this link. EN extends our condolences to Thaïs’ family and friends in this very difficult time.


#EventerProblems Vol. 194, Presented by Haygain: Mo Horses Mo Problems

Notorious B.I.G. wasn’t into horses (that I know of), but if he was, I’d bet he’d agree: Mo Horses Mo Problems. They sure to create a lot of them, as seen in the latest edition of #EventerProblems:

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Burghley 2019 Cross Country Live Updates from Voltaire Design: Pippa Funnell Reigns Supreme

Rise and shine, EN! It’s one of our favorite mornings of the year: cross country day at the 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. This is the biggest American field we’ve seen at the iconic five-star, so there’s a lot of watching to do today. If you miss anything, we’ll be following the action here minute-by-minute. Keep refreshing this page for all the latest.

Before we start, don’t miss Tilly Berendt’s compete Form Guide to get the scoop on each and every competitor. First horse will go out at 11:15 a.m. local/6:15 a.m. eastern.

The U.S. riders (plus honorary yank Dom Schramm) will ride at the following times:

  • Will Coleman & Tight Lines – 11:55 a.m. (6:55 a.m. EST) — Finished 31 jumping + 23.2 time (86.6)
  • Andrea Baxter & Indy 500 – 12:11 p.m. (7:11 a.m. EST) — CLEAR + 19.2 time (56.8)
  • Ariel Grald & Leamore Master Plan – 12:31 p.m. (7:31 a.m EST) — CLEAR + 15.6 time (53.7)
  • Dom Schramm Bolytair B – 12:47 p.m. (7:47 a.m. EST) — Finished 11 jumping + 37.2 time (86.9)
  • Doug Payne & Vandiver – 1:07 p.m. (8:07 a.m. EST) — Horse Fall at fence 20. Both OK.
  • Liz Halliday-Sharp & Deniro Z – 1:35 p.m. (8:35 a.m. EST) — CLEAR + 34.4 time (62.8)
  • Chris Talley & Unmarked Bills – 1:55 p.m. (8:55 a.m. EST) — Finished 11 jump + 48 time (99.6)
  • Hannah Sue Burnett & Harbour Pilot – 2:03 p.m. (9:03 a.m. EST) — Retired at fence 20
  • Buck Davidson & Jak My Style – 2:19 p.m. (9:19 a.m. EST) — Horse fall at fence 16. Both OK.
  • Lillian Heard & LCC Barnaby – 2:27 p.m. (9:27 p.m. EST) — CLEAR + 28.8 time (67.9)
  • Woodge Fulton & Captain Jack – 3:03 p.m. (10:03 a.m. EST) — Horse fall at fence 20. Both OK.
  • Lauren Kieffer & Vermiculus – 3:07 p.m. (10:07 a.m. EST) — CLEAR + 26.4 time (53.1)

#LRBHT19: WebsiteRide TimesLive ScoringLive StreamForm GuideCourse PreviewEN’s CoverageEN’s TwitterEN’s Instagram

The 2019 Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials coverage is brought to you in partnership with the team at Voltaire Design United Kingdom. Going to Burghley? Head to Voltaire Design in the World of the Horse and meet the team of Sports Saddle Specialists, arrange a free, totally no-obligation fitting for you and your horse, or indulge in the Deal of the Day. Put a deposit on a new saddle during the event, and you’ll receive a matching bridle – free! Looking for a bargain? Head to Voltaire Design’s sister stand, EquiTack, to check out their premium pre-loved saddles at rock-bottom prices.

11:08: Here’s your top ten going into the final day:

11:05 Absolute heartbreak! Ringwood Sky Boy trips into the final water and falls all the way down. They’re both soggy and sad unfortunately!

11:03: Tim is scrappy, but successful through the Clarence Court with Ringwood Sky Boy.

11:00: Oliver and Ballaghmor Class finish five seconds over the time for third place on 27.3

10:58: Tim is our final rider on course, and he’s clear now through the Trout Hatchery.

10:57: At Clarence Court Oliver is about 15 seconds down on the clock.

10:56: Defending Champions Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy are clear through the Trout Hatchery.

10:55: Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class go direct at the Joules at the Maltings and get it done fashionably.

10:53: Springpower hit the gate at the Land Rover at the Lake combination (16) and Izzy comes off. Not the ending she had in mind.

10:52: Izzy Taylor and Springpower have a duck out at the Rolex Combination.

10:51: We’re relieved to get confirmation from Andrea that Buck Davidson and Jak My Style are both OK after their fall today.

10:50: Izzy clear through the Trout Hatchery. If she comes home inside the time she’ll go into the lead.

10:49: Oliver Townend sets out on course, with a slipped disk in his back mind you!

10:48: Pippa Funnell finishes 10 seconds over the time for a score of 26.8 — that’s good enough to go just ahead of Piggy French.

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10:47 MGH Grafton Street  stumbles into the water by the Lion’s Bridge giving everyone a shock, but they’re good and still on.

10:46: Third-placed Izzy Taylor and Springpower are clear so far heading toward the leaf pit.

10:43: You can hear this entire crowd cheering for Pippa to “GO on.”

10:42: Gemma Tattersall looks like she’s got something to prove with Santiago Bay after an uncharacteristic mishap with Arctic Soul earlier this morning.

10:40: MGH Grafton Street pauses and says, “I’m not sure about this,” about halfway through the drop at the Leaf Pit. Pippa pushes him on.

10:39: Ludwig Svennerstal went to add to the corner at the Maltings and Balham Mist said no. Ludwig gets swung to the ground and lands on his feel. Sad early ending for this pair.

10:37: Dressage leaders Pippa Funnell and MGH Grafton Street are on course.

10:35: Lauren finishes clear with 26.4 time penalties!!

10:34: In the final water, Lauren and Bug have already hit the optimum time.

10:32 Darn Emma has two runouts at the Rolex Combination. He seemed to spook at the last second and then didn’t want to play.

10:32 Emma Hyslop-Webb goes direct through the Maltings and goes clear.

10:31: Quick change of plan for Lauren through Clarence Court, but she doesn’t waste any time.

10:30: Coming off a hold, Emma Hyslop-Webb is riding like the wind through the Trout Hatchery. So bold and fun!

10:26: Both Woodge and Captain Jack fell at Clarence Court when they twisted midair. Jack has now affirmed his good boy status — he fell and landed right on Woodge and was clearly trying to find the kindest way to get up without injuring her. Both are up and ok walking back to the stables.

10:24: We’re getting word that Woodge has fallen at the Clarence Court. The course is being held now.

10:22: Emma Hyslop-Webb and Pennlands Douglas pick up 20 at the Rolex Grand Slam Triple Brush, where they just miss aim a bit and don’t jump the element.

10:20: Lauren clear through the Maltings. She does turn right and take a slightly longer trip there.

10:19: Quick moving for Lauren and Bug through the Leaf Pit. Bug trips slightly in the water on landing — and I gasped out loud — but they moved on with quick recovery.

10:18: Anglo Arab power through the Leaf Pit for “Bug!”

10:15 Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus leave the start box. Gooooo team!

10:13 Captain Jack goes flying and to the right after dropping down the leaf pit, but Woodge keeps the momentum on track.

10:10 Woodge Fulton and Captain Jack are over the first two!

10:09: France’s Clara Loiseau and Wont Wait retire after two stops on course.

10:06: Jonelle was zooming through the Trout Hatchery, but a stumble in the second water makes the do a wide turn to the final element. Faerie Dianimo wasn’t really traveling over that final open fence and they take the rail. She chooses to retire there.

10:03: Johan Lundin and Mind Me have come to a stop before the first element of the Trout Hatchery, and choose to retire.

10:02: Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo are off and away. Will they be our second pair inside the time?

10:01: Johan Lundin and Mind Me have an interesting jump at the corner at the Discovery Valley that doesn’t have the horse’s hind end jumping the fence at all, it looks. At the very least I expect 15 penalties for those two.

10:00 “Apparently it’s the Year of the Pig or something? And maybe it is?” – Piggy French finally coming around to the #YearofthePig idea.

9:56: Arg! Class Affair isn’t quite sure about the final element of the Leaf Pit, and he ducks off at the last minute. The change in balance sends Zara to the ground. She looks ok, though frustrated.

9:55: Zara clear through the first side of the Discovery Valley with Class Affair.

9:52: Brilliant, brilliant work from Piggy who comes home INSIDE THE TIME. Do I smell a Rolex Grand Slam in the making?

9:51 Through the final water, Piggy is absolutely flying. Will she make the time?

9:49: Lots of hooves touching through the Clarence Court for Piggy and Vanir Kamira, but they’re going strong. They’re only five seconds down on the clock, too, so this is still possible.

9:48: Piggy with a masterclass performance through the Maltings. She cuts her corners, goes direct and makes this all look very, very easy.

9:46: Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby are home clear! They finish with 28.8 time for a score of 67.9.

9:44: Piggy is absolutely a pleasure to watch cross country. She is so economical through the Trout Hatchery.

9:41: Eyes on the prize: Piggy French and Vanir Kamira set out very determined.

9:40: I should also add that Lillian went direct at the Maltings, and has been one of only few to do it successfully today.

9:38: Meanwhile, Lillian Heard and LCC Barnaby have been having a good go today! They’re through the Rolex Combination clear, though they are going to have time.

9:35: Buck and Jak My Style catch their legs on the white gates and both fall. Briefly scary moment when Buck’s foot was caught in the stirrup after Jak rolled over him, but both are up.

9:32: George Hilton-Jones had a very scary moment at the second element of the Cottesmore Leap when Efraim’s shoe gets caught on his martingale/girth. He was able to recover quickly, but not before George hit the deck.

9:28: First-timers George Hilton-Jones and Efraim scramble over the second oxer at the Maltings, but all the rails stay up and they finish over the oxer clear.

9:27: Buck Davidson and Jak My Style are very bold through the Leaf Pit and Discovery Valley.

9:21: Whoops. A runout for Kirsty Short and Cossan Lad at Dis who canter by the final corner at Discovery Valley.

9:20: We’re now getting word that Hannah Sue has retired.

9:18: The steering seems to be out for Hannah Sue and Harbour Pilot. They don’t manage to make the turn at the Clarence Court, so that will give them 20.

9:18: Hannah Sue gets chucked out of the saddle over the Cottesmore Leap.

9:15: Hannah opts to take the right hand turn at the Maltings after two good shots at the first elements. They’re clear.

9:15: Comforting:

9:13: Chis and Billy finish Burghley!! They’re 2 minutes over the time, but look absolutely delighted. They do carry those 11 penalties from earlier in the course.

9:11: Hannah Sue is hanging on tight as they shoot through the Leaf Pit.

9:09: Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot nearly fly by the C element in the main arena. She’s got on a lot of horse on her hands today it looks.

9:07: Chis does activate the second element of the Maltings combination. They go the long way and jump out the rest well.

9:06: Chris and Billy take the long route at the beginning of the Trout Hatchery and go direct on the way out. They just scrape bellies over the final fence.

9:04: A surprising runout followed by another at the Rolex Combination means Simon Grieve and The Rutman have been eliminated.

9:04: Simon and The Rutman have another circle around at the Maltings, but he gets a spot on jump over the final corner.

9:03: Chris Talley and Unmarked Bills are on course with a great ride through the Leaf Pit.

9:02: Simon is giving this young horse an inspiring, confident round.

9:01: Sam Lissington finishes full of smiles. She did pick up 20 penalties, but rode an overall really successful round.

9:00: Rebecca Gibbs and DeBeers Dilletante try for the direct route at the Rolex Combination, but jump the wrong part of the B element. They manage to stay upright and choose to retire.

8:58: Simon Grieve and The Rutman have a confident start through the Trout Hatchery.

8:53: Oh dear. Sam has a stop at the first oxer at Joules at the Maltings. A quick pull of the handbrake sent the fence crashing to the ground. They take the long route successfully.

8:52: First-timers Samantha Lissington and Ricker Ridge Rui have a beautiful trip through the Trout Hatchery.

8:49 Liz is heading for home. With four fences to go she’s already hit the optimum time.

8:47: An interesting ride through the Trout Hatchery for Dee Kennedy and Chequers Playboy, who almost try to bank the oxer in the water. They opt to retire.

8:45: We’re now getting confirmation that Tim Price did retire with Xavier Faer.

8:43: Liz makes the choice in the Maltings to go the long way, but she does so successfully.

8:41: We’re finally seeing Liz Halliday-Sharp and Deniro Z on the live stream, and they’re clear through the Trout Hatchery. A low jump over the first element had Liz taking the long route.

8:40: Oh boy. Marcelo Tosi has come off at the corner in the Maltings. The horse just catches his feet on the rails and stumbles when landing. Glenfly looks healthy running back to the barn and Marcelo was up quickly.

8:39: Brazil’s Marcelo Tosi and Glenfly are clear and through the Trout Hatchery.

8:36: Tim is being held to replace those MIM clips — not an ideal moment for this horse who is looking less than confident.

8:35: Julia Norman is currently very thankful the white gate was MIM clipped as she and Carryon Bobby Boy go crashing through.

8:33: Tim Price runs into a heap of issue at the Trout Hatchery: takes the back rail of A and hangs a leg at B. They did finish up there, but the horse looked in a bit of a panic. Let’s see what they do next.

8:32: Tim Price is back out there looking very determined with Xavier Faer.

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8:25: Imogen Murray and Ivar Gooden are revving, and this pair certainly has the stuff to make the time, but so far they’re a bit down on the clock.

8:20: The Maltings claims another victim in Isabel English and Feldale Mouse. They both fall at the open corner. Horse and rider were quickly up.

8:15: For those of you wondering why a frangible device was not activated in Eliza Stoddart’s fall:

8:13: Ugh! Those open oxers at the Maltings catch Doug and Quinn. The back rail trips them up and they both hit the deck for a disappointing early ending.

8:12: Just in: The 15 penalties have been removed from Sarah Bullimore.

8:11: Doug and Quinn lovely through Discovery Valley.

8:08: Doug Payne and Vandiver are off and clear through the main arena.

8:00: We just catch Dom at the finish, and he’s looking completely thrilled!!! Live scores now reflect 11 penalties for an activated pin on course, though we don’t have insight as to where yet.

7:59: Richard Skelt picks up 20 penalties when they don’t totally clear one of the elements of the Discovery Valley.

7:58: Live stream producers: WHERE IS DOM?

7:56: Caroline Powell and On the Brash choose the alternative route at the Maltings, and they’re clear so far.

7:56: Ben Hobday finishes clear! 28 time penalties added.

7:54: 15 penalties have been added to Sarah Bullimore’s scores so it looks like the Ground Jury things the flag rule is appropriate here.

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7:50: Dom Scramm and Bolytair B look picture perfect through the Leaf Pit.

7:46 Ben Hobday and Harelaw Wizard looking confident in the first part of the course.

7:45: Questionable jump for Sarah Bullimore and Reve du Rouet at Clarence Court. They took the flag on the final fence, but with only a side view we can’t tell what the fence judges will think.

7:44: Ariel finishes 39 seconds over the time, but a clear round for her first Burghley!

7:41: We haven’t seen much of Ariel, but they’re clear through Clarence Court at 20.


7:39: Sarah Bullimore and Reve du Rouet are on course. Fun fact: Reve du Rouet has 15 starts at five-star level — more than many riders!


7:35: Katie Preston and Templar Justice go crashing through the the open corner at the Maltings. Katie hung from the horse’s neck and had me at the edge of my seat as she climbed back into the saddle. She went for another jump over the alternative, but had a fly by and called it a day with retirement.

7:32: Ariel Grald and Leamore Master Plan are off!

7:30: The very animated David Britnell go crashing through the Maltings open oxer. The element, at 13 ABCD, has caused many problems so far.

7:27: Andrea and Indy are home clear!!!! They add 19.2 time penalties for a current score of 56.8. 🇺🇸

7:26: David Britnell and Continuity living dangerously at the Leaf Pit. They go the long route, but barely make the turn and nearly go crashing through the outside fence.

7:22 Andrea and Indy eat the Rolex combination for breakfast. This mare is flying.

7:20: Nothing can stop The 500. She zooms through the Trout Hatchery, taking one flag that could be a point of dispute, but from our end (and the opinions of our commentary members) she looks to have done the effort.

7:19: Andrea and Indy clear through the Leaf Pit and Discovery Valley. They look brilliant!

7:16: Priorspark Opposition Free just did not have his heart in it. A little too much backwards riding left him hanging a leg at the gate at Land Rover at the Lake, both horse and rider hit the deck. Rider and the horse were quickly up, and Eliza is being seen by medics.

7:14: Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 are on course! Aaaaand she’s being held before Discovery Valley to repair that pin that Eliza took out.

7:13: Eliza rides like mad to the first element of the Trout Hatchery, but Priorspark Opposition Free is not on the same page, so they pick up 20. They had taken down the back rail of 8D at the Discovery Valley.

7:12: Will Coleman and Phish have finished with 31 jumping penalties and 23.2 time penalties for a two-day result of 86.6.

7:10: A frustrating runout for Eliza at Discovery Valley. She also takes the long route to avoid the massive drop at the Leaf Pit. Ludwig is in the commentary box now, and reports that the Discovery Valley is not reading as easily for the horses as he expected, so you have to go in with extra confidence.

7:08: Eliza Stoddart and Priorspark Opposition Free won Thursday’s dressage, sit 9th now, and they’re off on cross country.

7:06: Will clear through the egg boxes. He does add the alternate route, though his first two fences were very appropriate.

7:05: Five-star debutants Arthur Chabert and Goldsmiths Imber clear through the Trout Hatchery — though they spent a lot of time in the air over those oxers.

7:04: Nicky has done a masterful job in her first Burghley. MGH Bingo Boy was looking a little timid midway through, but she just kept giving him confidence and now he’s most definitely finishing more confidently than he started. Well done!

7:00 Will and Phish have taken down a frangible pin at the first element of the Trout Hatchery, an open oxer.

6:58: Will Coleman had a completely beautiful step off the bank at the Leaf Pit, but a miscommunication results in a runout at the skinny C element. Damn.

6:55: Will Coleman and Tight Lines are out on course. Go Phish!!

6:55: Nicky Hill and MGH Bingo Boy have to work through their alternate route at the Discovery Valley after having a runout at the D option. As Ian Stark said, riders need to walk every single line because sometimes you get halfway through and need to make sure you don’t jump the same element twice or get another silly elimination.

6:51 First-timers Caroline Clarke and Touch Too Much have retired early in the course. “Possum” seemed to just not be up for it today and Caroline sensibly retired after two fly-bys.

6:50: AH! Hazel gets just too deep to the first open oxer at the Maltings, and they come crashing through the back rail and she has a frustrating rider fall. Both ok.

6:46: Hazel Towers shows off Simply Clover’s straightness at the Leaf Pit with an effortlessly loose rein.

6:44: Oh rats, Will Furlong and Collien P 2 have a stop at the first element of the Trout Hatchery. Looks like he gunned at the open oxer, but “Tinks” didn’t quite see the whole picture. They’re clear through the alternate route.

6:38: After scraping across the first massive oxers at the Joules at the Maltings, they just get to the open oxer a little too long, and crash into it, sending Gemma out the side door. Both look ok.

6:35: We didn’t see much of Ludwig Svennerstal and Stinger, but here they are home clear! They do pick up six time penalties for 38.8 at the moment.

6:34: I’ve never seen a horse throw himself so eagerly off the edge of a cliff, but here “Spike” is diving into the Leaf Pit. 💁🏼‍♀️

6:31: Gemma Tattersall and Arctic Soul are off on course now, so not long until we get a very real understanding of the time here.

6:28: Michael Owen was going for 4, but Bradeley Law was thinking five. The miscommunication means legs were rubbing, and they had to take a circle for 20 penalties.

6:27: With his first ride, Tim finishes clear, but with an additional 41.6 time penalties.

6:23: We have two pairs withdrawn before the start: Georgie Spence & Wii Limbo and Pippa Funnell and Billy Walk On

6:20 a.m. Eastern: Tim Price and Bango, who are tied for equal 11th, look to be sailing a little slower, but making all the meaty combinations look easy. He’s gone direct nearly everywhere.


Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Bluegrass Dreams

Some of us are still dreaming about the glorious cross country at the 2019 USEA American Eventing Championships. Bluegrass underfoot and a cloud dotted sky make for a pretty perfect day we’d say. Check out Anna Pierce and River King’s footage from their go in the Intermediate Championships.

Catch up on all of EN’s #AEC2019 coverage here.

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