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What’s in Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: Eventing Equitation Challenge

What’s in Your Arena? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut, and we hope this will inspire you with fresh ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own programs.

If you’re expecting ho-hum “inside, outside, inside, outside” hunter courses think again. A Maclay Medal class can have bounces, options, angles and more. Photo via MaclayMedal.com.

We eventers think of ourselves as tough, but how would you hang in a class full of Maclay Medal finalists? I’m pretty sure I’d get dismissed from the ring before I even made it to the first jump.

Equitation classes, especially at the highest levels, are fascinating studies in form meeting function, and it’s not surprising that many winners of the Maclay Final have gone on to represent the U.S. in international show jumping competition. From legends like Bill Steinkraus, Frank Chapot and George Morris to present-day Olympians, if you can win the Maclay, the sky’s the limit for your riding career. A handful of past Maclay winners, like J. Michael Plumb and Bernie Traurig, have even gone on to contest the upper echelons of eventing!

What can we learn from these masters of style? Plenty! Stride length and rhythm. Counting steps. Riding accurate lines. Making a plan and sticking to it.

MedalMaclay.com is home to a sketch collection of over 50 equitation courses from various national medal finals from the 1980s onward, and encourages riders to print them out and set them up in their rings at home.

Here’s one, for instance, that would be easy enough to set up.

Try riding it as is, then for an extra challenge attempt the “Test” described in the lower lefthand corner, used to determine the top placings. Which of the 2008 top four riders — Jessica Springsteen, Victoria Birdsall, Zazou Hoffman and Christy DiStefano–jumped it best?

You be the judge, then click here to find out who actually won the class.

Do you have an exercise to share or is there an eventer you would like to nominate for the “What’s in Your Arena?” series? Email [email protected]

Tuesday Video from SpectraVET: Essex Horse Trials Prelim Top Three

Buck Davidson and Victor BZ. Photo: Joan Davis / Flatlandsfoto.

The much anticipated return of Essex Horse Trials after a 19-year hiatus went of beautifully over the weekend, attracting big crowds to enjoy a day of sport at historic Moorland Farm in Far Hills, N.J.

Buck Davidson captured the top four places in the Open Preliminary division, winning with Carl and Cassie Segal’s Victor BZ.

“It was fantastic,” Buck says of the event. “It turned out even better than I expected. Last year they showed me their dreams and for it to come off like this is unbelievable. It was so exciting to see all these people. These events don’t happen without the support of the community and the community sure showed up. They’ve done a great job here. I hope they are happy with the result. I sure am and I’ll definitely be back next year!”

Open Prelim top three videos, courtesy of The Horse Pesterer:

New York young rider Alice Roosevelt and Fernhill Zoro took the Preliminary Rider division win. Alice, age 16, is a junior in high school — meaning she wasn’t even born yet when the last Essex Horse Trials took place!

“I was not expecting to win, it meant a lot to see that all our hard work paid off,” she says. “It was a really great course, it rode really well. My goal here was just to put in my best effort. It’s so exciting to win and I am definitely happy that I came!”

Prelim rider top three videos, courtesy of The Horse Pesterer:

Why SpectraVET?

Reliable. Effective. Affordable.

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We design and manufacture the broadest range of clinically-proven veterinary therapeutic laser products, which are represented and supported worldwide by our network of specialist distributors and authorized service centers.

Rest in Peace, Toytown

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Toytown, Zara Tindall’s esteemed four-star partner with whom she won Individual Gold and Team Silver at the 2006 World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany.

Other career accomplishments include Individual Silver at the European Young Riders Championship in 2002, second at Burghley in 2003, second at Luhmühlen and Individual and Team Gold at the European Eventing Championships at Blenheim in 2005, and Team Gold at the European Eventing Championships at Pratoni del Vivaro in Rome in 2007.

Zara’s husband Mike announced the 24-year-old horse’s passing this afternoon on Twitter:

Standing 17 hands tall with a big blaze and birdcatcher spots, the big red gelding of unknown breeding had a big presence and was a cross country machine.

Zara officially retired Toytown from competition on the final day of the 2011 Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park. He made one last appearance before an adoring crowd in the main arena before heading to the green pastures of retirement in the Gloucestershire countryside of the Gatcombe Estate.

He made a post retirement public appearance with Zara at Cheltenham racecourse in 2012 as part of the London Olympics torch relay.

Rest in peace, Toytown.

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

While CANTER might not be the best place to shop for toddler-proof ponies …

… it’s a super resource for eventers in the market for their next superstar. Here are three OTTBs we talent-spotted on CANTER this week!

Photo courtesy of CANTER Delaware.

Moon Traveler (Malibu MoonDeputy Cures Blues, by War Deputy): 2009 16.2-hand Kentucky bred gelding

This good looking guy has a lot of class and it shows in his conformation and personality! Sound, no vices. A son of Malibu Moon (who always throws outstanding looking horses), Moon Traveler was a $325,000 2-year-old. He went on to be stakes placed, earning almost $200K but his heart is no longer into racing and his connections want to find him a great new job. Trainer says he is sound and clean-legged with no vices. RRP 2017 Makeover eligible. And CANTER notes that he will do ANYTHING for mints! Located at Delaware Park.

View Moon Traveler on CANTER Delaware.

Photo courtesy of CANTER California.

La Canpamocha (BushwackerGambler’s Beauty, by Awesome Gambler): 2014 16.3+hand California bred filly

Sport horse alert! This girl is athletic! She’s very sharp and alert, and super fit from racing. She had good feet and bone, and is reported to be sound, but just needs to fill out a little and isn’t done growing. With her big walk and look of the eagles, this mare seems like she could be a star event horse or jumper. Raced around 10 times but just is not winning. Experienced rider recommended. Located at Golden Gate Fields.

View La Canpamocha on CANTER California.

Photo via CANTER Maryland.

MJ Plus (Five Star DayGamblin’ Nan, by Pleasant Colony): 2009 16.2+hand Kentucky bred gelding

Last raced on June 9, 2017, this guy is currently getting turned out on a local farm and ready for a new career. He has been a successful racehorse, earning over $250K. He is reportedly 100% sound with no issues. His trainer says he is a “once in a lifetime horse” with a fantastic brain, perfect for timid amateurs or kids, and a big, loping stride. He’ll begin some re-schooling work in the near future if he doesn’t sell quickly, at which point his price will increase to reflect training time.

View MJ Plus on CANTER Maryland.

Monday Video from Tredstep Ireland: ‘Beefed-Up Maxed-Out Olympic Novice’ Stable View Helmet Cam

Carrie Stryker and Just for Today had a great go at Stable View H.T. this weekend, making short work of what Carrie described as a “beefed-up maxed-out Olympic Novice course.”

Carrie works as a vet tech at Southern Crescent Equine Services in Newnan, GA. “Sam,” a 10-year-old OTTB, was originally given to her because he was a bit feral as a youngster.

“A lot of people couldn’t hang with his buck, but Carrie took a lot of time and patience to build a real partnership with this horse,” says Jade Anderson-Tucker, who has been coaching the pair off and on for the past year.

Carrie and Sam finished third in their huge Open Novice division and are on track toward their goal of qualifying for the AECs this fall. Congrats!

Stable View Summer H.T. [Website] [Results]

Weekend Instagram Roundup: Happy 40th Anniversary, Groton House Farm H.T.!

Photo courtesy of Groton House Farm.

Happy anniversary, Groton House Farm H.T.! The event celebrated its 40th annual running over the weekend, with over 200 competitors contesting Novice through Intermediate-Prelim divisions. (View complete results here.)

The Hamilton, Massachusetts event is a beloved one, and it’s easy to see why: great courses, a family atmosphere, clockwork organization and serene natural setting.

Weekends are too short @tprinceeee @gcwinthrop @malcolmsee

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The crown jewel of GHF’s cross country course is its water complex — it’s definitely on my stuff-to-jump bucket list. It’s the infinity edge pool of cross country obstacles, a tiered and multi-faceted design that can be approached from a number of directions, each pass offering horse and rider a different challenge. Check it out!

Can’t wait to be therw this weekend!!

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Groton House weekend #horsewoman #horsesofinstgram #eventing

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🎉💕 Good boy Dondarrion 🐎#prelim #eventing #eventersofinstagram #ghf #dondarrion

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14 years of course walks with the same goal…a romp in the water jump. A beautiful and unique one here at #grotonhouse

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@arodday and Clover comin out of the water complex!! 🐎🍀💦 #ghf17 #grotonhousefarm

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Ivan Ivan and @jeffie.chapin totally killing the water complex!

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So cool. Congrats to Groton House Farm for 40 outstanding years, and job well done to this weekend’s competitors!

Groton House Farm H.T. [Website] [Results]

#EventerSolutions: Well, At Least You Tried

Where there are #EventerProblems there are #EventerSolutions, as horse folks tend to be a pretty crafty, resourceful and frugal (read: broke) bunch.

In this spin-off series we spotlight some of your most inventive problem-solving masterpieces and determined DIY efforts — if if you don’t ALWAYS achieve the desired result. Be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #EventerSolutions on social for inclusion in future editions!

Don’t forget your afternoon nap. #eventerproblems or would it be #eventersolutions ?

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Go Eventing!

#EventerProblems Vol. 121: All Aboard the Strugglebus

Have you taken a ride on the strugglebus lately? You’re not alone! That crapshow on wheels is full of smelly, stressed-out eventers just like me and you, and there’s always room for more.

Here’s your latest batch of #EventerProblems. Enjoy!

The jump judge at fence 5 really stinks. #eventerproblems #seenonmycoursewalk #smallwoodlandmammalsofinstagram

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No I'm not washing haynets… #ironhorse #ironhorseridingacademy #industrialwashingmachine #eventerproblems #iwantthemtobewhiteagain

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How much did @izzyo11 want wine? #happyhour #thestruggleisreal #eventerproblems #shakennotstirred @hollypayneequestrian

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Beginner Novice dressage can really wear a dude out! #eventingnation #roebkesrun #eventerproblems

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Horse show mornings at their finest #eventerproblems #eventingnation

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Pretty much. ‍♀️ #horseworldproblems #eventerproblems

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Well… my pony is somewhere out there. #eventerproblems #foggy

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Hurry up and wait… #eventerproblems #weweregoingnowwewait #jheventing #carolinahorsepark #warhorseseries #itshot

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Mud? What mud?! #tallhorse #marylandsmostwantedthoroughbred #eventhorse #eventerproblems #thoroughbred #ottb #muddymess #rain #stormyweather

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2 for 2 on the shoe hunt this a.m. #winning #eventerproblems #someonegetthefarrier

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Big grey bag of #nope 😂😂😂 #farmlife #eventerproblems

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What’s in Your Arena? Presented by Attwood: Cavaletti Chaos

What’s in Your Arena? is an EN series sponsored by Attwood Equestrian Surfaces in which riders share their favorite jumping exercises. It’s easy to get stuck in a training rut, and we hope this will inspire you with fresh ideas that you can take home and incorporate into your own programs.

Kelley Shetter-Ruiz of Carpe Diem Training and her “pole dancing” partner, Tristan the Wonder Horse, are Internet famous for their YouTube videos of pick-up sticks looking ground pole exercises.

The pair, who have evented together through Novice, originally took to pole exercises to break up the monotony of Wisconsin winters in the indoor. Kelley writes on her blog:

“As the water buckets begin to freeze and the warm layers go on, we tend to find the arena walls closing in on us. By February, both horse and rider are ready to hibernate from the cold and from overall sheer boredom.

“This was where Tristan and I were last winter. I had been spending the winter conditioning him with gymnastics and simple pole work but his attitude was basically turning into ‘Mr. Crabby Pants’ from so much repetition. He could do four poles in a row, straight or curved, with his eyes shut. Even incorporating canter cavalettis became the ‘same old, same old.’  

“So one cold February day, I decided to turn a four-pole exercise into a 24-pole exercise. Tristan was hooked!  Each time I set up a different exercise, he would immediately walk over and try to figure out the pattern.  Indoor arena work became fun and challenging again, not to mention the amount of hind end strength he developed.”

As complicated as they look, Kelley’s exercises aren’t rocket science. She reports that she just thinks up a pattern and paces of 4 1/2 foot striding. Check out her book, Fun with Ground Poles, which outlines a number of beginner patterns complete with diagrams, measurements and riding tips. And/or just head out to your own ring and get creative!

A note from Kelley:

“Pole work is both educational and fun for both horse and rider, but as with any activity done with a horse, caution should always be used. I started walking Tristan over ground poles in hand as a weanling and have spent many years developing him into a handy, surefooted ground pole dancer.

“It is important to start slow and not overwhelm your horse with too challenging of an exercise. It is easy to overstimulate them both mentally and physically if asked too much. You can’t build Rome in a day, but with time every horse and rider, of any discipline, can discover their inner talent with ground pole work!”

Watch more videos from Kelley and Tristan on their YouTube channel here.

Do you have an exercise to share or is there an eventer you would like to nominate for the “What’s in Your Arena?” series? Email [email protected]

Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: CANTER PA Edition

Susan MacRae and Impromptu (Jockey Club name: Mo’s Secret Heart (Mo Mon/Saratoga Luck). Photo: Karin Naimark/Naimark Photography.

First things first, congrats to Susan MacRae, an eventer from Kintnersville, PA, and recipient of a 2017 CANTER Pennsylvania Becky Julian scholarship. The annual award allots a sum of $500 each to three deserving recipients, to be used for training purposes such as lessons, clinics, camps or seminars.

We asked Susan to tell us more about herself and her involvement with the Thoroughbred breed:

“I have been a fan of the Thoroughbred since I was a little kid, watching the big horse races in the 1970s (I was at the Ruffian/Foolish Pleasure match race, and the Seattle Slew Belmont! Yes, I’m old — haha!) but have only had them as my personal riding horses since 2000 or so. I started eventing on a little Quarter Horse but bought my first Thoroughbred shortly after that. Between my husband and me, we have had six Thoroughbreds, one of which I got from CANTER MidAtlantic.

“I trained and rode my first one to Preliminary. My husband Duncan (former Area II Chair) trained and rode his first one to Intermediate and did three long format three-days. We are both passionate supporters of the long format three-day. Then we had some bad luck with horse injuries, lost two (my CANTER horse was put down after a freak pasture accident, and Duncan’s horse collapsed while competing with me at Preliminary at Fair Hill in 2013).

“I’ve been struggling to get back in the groove since that happened. I bought another young Thoroughbred who was not at all interested in eventing (or me! bad match, but he is now happily doing hunters with a new owner). My “new” boy, whom I bought him in November of 2016, is turning out to be a wonderful partner and has given me back my confidence.”

Congrats again, Susan, and best of luck with your horse! This week, we’re spotlighting three horses from CANTER PA.

Photo via CANTER PA.

Fusedup (Lite the FuseWatsup, by Clever Champ): 2009 16.2-hand Pennsylvania bred gelding

Dreamy! A very nice boy, his trainer boasts that this guy is so pleasant to handle she’s never even seen him pin his ears. He’s always is eager to greet CANTER as they walk through the barn with an adorable expression and polite mannerisms. He’s spent nearly his entire career with his current connections, they know him well so you’ll get a long history with this one. A Buckaroo grandson, he’d be a nice choice for nearly any discipline from eventing to hunters. Worth seeing in person!

View Fusedup on CANTER PA.

Photo via CANTER PA.

Karobushka (Strategic Mission – Best Interview, by Private Interview): 2009 15.3-hand New Jersey-bred gelding

The big “Boo Bear!” A sweet, mellow fellow, this guy has an exceptional personality that would be welcome in any barn. In fact, “kind” doesn’t even begin to describe him —  he’s a happy-go-lucky sorta guy who doesn’t have a care or complaint in the world. He always has his head poking out his stall and loves to be loved; CANTER stops to see him weekly and he’s a perfect gentleman.

A lovely type with an athletic style of movement, there’s nothing this one couldn’t do, from hunters to eventing to western — this is the type of prospect that’s game for anything. He was super quiet for his listing and his connections are confident that anyone who comes out to see him will love him. Please note, he does have minor ankle rounding but CANTER has been told it is not an issue.

View Karobushka on CANTER PA.

Photo via CANTER PA.

Key of Dubai (E DubaiKey Definition, by Gentlemen (ARG) ): 2009 16-hand New York bred gelding

Athletic turf horse! An E Dubai son, this guy would be a nice choice as an eventer or dressage horse. He ran consistently on the grass, has done well for his connections, and accordingly they wish to find him a great home with someone who will consider him part of the family, just as they have. A special guy, CANTER thinks he could do really well in the right hands. Handsome!

View Key of Dubai on CANTER PA.

Thursday Video from Standlee Hay: IEA Classic Three-Day Event Remix

Today let’s #ThrowbackThursday to an event in the not-too-distant past, Area 8’s Indiana Eventing Association (IEA) Classic Three-Day, held June 1-4, 2017 in Edinburgh, IN. Offering Novice and Training long-format divisions, it challenged riders to up their horse management game, challenge their fitness and enjoy the sport from a slightly different perspective.

Miranda Akins of Photography In Stride was EN’s on-the-scene correspondent, keeping us up to speed with daily reports and spectacular photos. Now she’s compiled some of her video footage into a montage from the event. Enjoy!

Justine Dutton Added to British Nations Cup Team at Great Meadow

Justine Dutton and Jak My Style. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Two horses originally named to the British Nations Cup team for Great Meadow —  Mulrys Error, ridden by Ben Hobday, and Talent, ridden by James Somerville — have acquired minor injuries, necessitating substitutions.

They will be replaced by two reserves: American based British rider Justine Dutton with Jak My Style, owned by Kathleen Cuca and the rider, and Emily Llewellyn with Emirati Nightsky, owned by Camilla Harries. Congrats, Justine!

Justine represented Great Britain’s Nations Cup team at Great Meadow in 2016 as well, riding Huck Finn.

She and Emily will join Matthew Heath and his own and Hazel Livesey’s One of a Kind II and Nicky Roncoroni with Lorna McWilliam and Janey Roncoroni’s Watts Burn on the squad.

Canada has announced its Nations Cup team yesterday — we reported on that here. Click here to view the full entry list.

With three events in the series now completed, Great Britain currently hold first place in the overall standings with 270 points following a second place finish at all three competitions. Team USA is tied for fourth place on 80 points with Ireland and Sweden. Click here to view the series leaderboard.

The competition at Great Meadow begins Friday, July 7 with the first horse inspection at 10 a.m. EST and dressage starting at 5 p.m. EST. Dressage will resume Saturday, July 8 at 8 a.m. EST, with show jumping at 5 p.m. EST. Cross country starts at 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday, July 9.

Tickets for Great Meadow are available for sale at this link.

Great Meadow: Website, Schedule, Tickets

Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Winning Round from Luhmühlen

Watching great riding never gets old, especially if you’re a visual learner like me. Here’s Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot’s winning show jumping round from Luhmühlen!

Luhmühlen Links: Website, Final Scores, EN’s Coverage, EN’s Twitter, EN’s Instagram

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Tuesday Video from SpectraVET: Horsepower vs. Ponypower Time Trials at Luhmühlen

From the brilliant Luhmühlen event organizers who brought the world leadline cross country, here’s another inspired halftime entertainment idea: a race pitting horsepower against ponypower.

The idea, so far as I could wrap my head around without knowing an ounce of German, is that a young rider and a big name eventer are paired together to complete a two-part time trial Part 1: Kiddo and pony complete a course as fast as possible. Part 2: After dismounting, kid and big name eventer sprint out to a car, in this case a Land Rover Discovery, and they maneuver as swiftly as possible through a cones course with the grownup behind the wheel (I cut off the video about halfway through the vehicle part, oops). The pair with the fastest time wins.

Techno dance music optional. Looks super fun!

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#DogsOfEN: Where There Are Horse People, There Are Dogs

And we love showing them off! Here are a few of your pup pics. Don’t forget to tag ’em on Instagram for inclusion in a future edition!

When your dog is scopey 😍 @meganbeyereventing should just start her own agility class.

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#dogsofEN #muttskickbutt #muttsofinstagram #blackdog #hairydog #pennsylvania #poop#eaters

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#arealcooley #farmdog #roughlife #earlysummer #dogsofEN

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Indiana Bones gets quite comfy in the stalls 😍 #jrt #dogsofen #eventerproblems #eventersofinstagram

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11 years old and still looking majestic af #sheltie #dogsofinsta #dogsofen #shetlandsheepdog

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Eventing dogs 🐶 #eventinglife #dogsofinstgram #eventingdog #tired #dogsofinsta #dogsofen

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Best horse show 🐕😘😘😘 – #horseshowdog #dogsofen #blueheeler #cattledog #eventing

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Tired barn dogges #barndog #germanshepherd #aussie #dogsofinstgram #dogsofen

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Oakley is learning to be an eventing dog! #gooddog #dogsofen #labradork #labsofinstagram #eventer

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And, as always, a couple honorable mention non-canines:

So this happened today🐽🐷#DogsofEN #WoodymeetsJane #Janetheminipig

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Go dogs of eventing!

#EventerSolutions: Making It Work

Where there are #EventerProblems there are #EventerSolutions, as horse folks tend to be a pretty crafty, resourceful and frugal (read: broke) bunch.

In this spinoff series we spotlight some of your most inventive problem-solving masterpieces and determined DIY efforts. Be sure to tag your photos with the hashtag #EventerSolutions on social for inclusion in future editions!

2in1 #fatboyQ #gettingfit #clarawantstogetfittoo #savingtime #eventerproblems #eventersolutions #eventer

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Mowing the lawn #lovethosehorses #lawnmowing #eventersolutions

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When the horses have better therapeutic clothes than you do…you wrap up when your back hurts. #eventerproblems

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#eventersolutions to #eventerproblems in #Louisiana @hannarrr29

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#Louisiana #mudpit #eventersolutions to #eventerproblems #horselife

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When there’s no mounting block by the dressage arena and you trade horses #eventerproblems #eventersolutions

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Go Eventing.

Making a Champion: Get to Know Australian Eventer Megan Jones

In the latest installment of Horseware‘s Making a Champion series, Australian Olympic silver medalist Megan Jones chronicles her first successes, explains what she looks for in a horse, and talks about what keeps her motivated.

“If anyone feels like they want to give up, they just can’t,” she says. There’s going to be so many times you want to give up, and if you’re not made of stronger stuff than that you probably should. You know, because it’s a sport that has so many highs and lows and you have to ride those waves, and you have to take those low times as a time to think of a new plan, think of the future, think of why it happened so it won’t happen again. But pretty much you just have to dig deep.”

Wise words. Go eventing.

Julia Krajewski Wins Luhmühlen CCI4*, Four Americans in Top 15

Luhmühlen winners Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Photo by Thomas Ix.

We’ll circle back around to winner Julia Krajewski in a minute — let’s start with a great big congrats to our American contingent here at Luhmühlen! What a day for U.S. eventing, with four of our own finishing in the top 15 in the German CCI4*.

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous went clear inside the time to move from ninth after cross country into fourth place. Which would be a fantastic result for any horse, but it’s especially exciting for “Kitty” as Luhmühlen was her first four-star attempt.

“She was absolutely amazing,” Marilyn says. “I do this ring for a living, but we don’t do with our show jumpers what these horses had to do yesterday. I’m so proud of her and the effort she’s put in this weekend, and she’s just such a special horse. I’m really lucky to have the ride on her.”

Hannah Sue Burnett heading into the ring as Marilyn Little completes her round. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Kitty will have some time off, then the plan is to spend the summer continuing to chip away at their dressage and show jumping. They scored a 38 in the dressage this week, which is plenty competitive against world-class competition, but Marilyn thinks the mare has the potential to get that number into the low 30s.

Asked whether she thinks Kitty is capable of winning a four-star, Marilyn says, “That is the goal. You have to dream big, but with a horse like this you can dream big. If she’s not (a potential four-star winner), I don’t know what what one would be.”

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

A few more photos courtesy of EN reader Ginny Nayden, who was spectating at Luhmühlen and heading up the USA cheer squad:

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot had a rail and one time penalty but ultimately it came out in the wash, as she held fast to her eighth place overnight position.

Walking today’s course — which, a couple riders observed, looked even bigger than usual — Hannah hoped ‘William’ had enough gas left in the tank to pull it off after their speedy cross country round yesterday. Show jumping is his weakest phase, but you wouldn’t have known it watching him today.

“I was so happy with him,” Hannah says. “He just is all heart, he tries so hard. One rail, I’m really pleased with him.”

Hannah is staying in England for the summer and will aim William for the CIC potentially at Millstreet, then the Event Rider Masters series leg at Blenheim.

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

A couple more from Ginny:

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly had two rails but stayed in 12th.

“He really jumped well,” he says. “He was hanging up in the air a little bit and I just never really got on a good, forward rhythm in there, and it wasn’t our day. But I’m really proud of him. He came here off a less-than-stellar run at Kentucky, and we weren’t able to do maybe as much preparation as we wanted, but he just has so much heart.”

Will notes that Luhmühlen has been a team effort. “I’m proud of all the girls, my wife Katie was so instrumental in getting him here, and all of our owners having the faith in us to send us over means a lot,” he says.

“Oboe” will enjoy a well-earned break when he gets back to the States, and they’ll do some CICs this fall, with an eye on the 2018 World Equestrian Games: “He’ll just try to be strong for next year and come out as a horse maybe that can try to contend for a Tryon spot.”

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Sharon White and Cooley On Show collected one rail and two time penalties to finish in 13th. I missed chatting with Sharon, but she came out of the ring with a smile and is no doubt over the moon with her freshly-minted four-star ride!

Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Ginny snapped these of this talented pair making a size XL four-star course look like a show hunter round. Those knees, are you kidding me? Gimme a break!

port, the U.S.’s fifth CCI4* competitor Katherine Coleman sadly withdrew Longwood before the jog. She confirmed to us this afternoon that it’s nothing serious: “He just knocked his stifles so was a bit sore today. We’re relieved that it’s nothing too sinister,” she said with a sunnyside-up smile. You’ll fight again another day, Katherine and Longwood!

Ranging back to the tip-top of the scoreboard, overnight leader Bettina Hoy couldn’t quite swing two wins in a day. Having already clinched the CIC3* victory and German Championship this morning with Seigneur Medicott, she cantered into the arena as the leader of the CCI4* with Designer 10, but a couple felled rails relegated them to third.

“The fault and misjudged timing was entirely my fault,” Bettina said. “I disrupted Designer’s rhythm, which cost us the win. But we had an amazing weekend, with three brilliant phases. I could not have asked for more!”

Second-placed Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot moved into the top spot, followed by Great Britain’s Nicola Wilson and Bulana in second.

Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Julia reflects on her weekend, “We had a super start with a fantastic dressage. In cross country, ‘Sam’ proved that even on long courses he can easily gallop inside the time and the show jumping was out of this world! He is only tiny, so he needs a bit more speed to jump those big fences, but his canter is very variable, so he never struggles with fixed distances. I am so so proud of this little horse, he really outdid himself this weekend!”

Nicola Wilson and Bulana. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Nicola was pleased with her little mare, as the success at Luhmühlen was the result of their hard work over the past couple of years. “She has grown up and progressed so nicely that we now have a very strong partnership going,” she says. “She used to be so feisty and fizzy even at home, but now she is totally relaxed. She seems much more settled in all three phases.”

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#EventerProblems Vol. 120: Why Can’t Anything Just Be Simple?

Horse life can be dramatic, almost like something out of a movie.

How your first #waterobstacle feels like #eventerproblems

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It’s easy to wish that everything could be a little more predictable. You know — fewer plot twists and turns, and a guaranteed happy ending. But where would the fun be in that? Embrace the comedic chaos. Here’s your latest batch of #EventerProblems.

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Yes, this is a 5yo OTTB 😂 You'd think he was 20, I swear 👴🏻 (I'm not complaining!) ❤️

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Go Eventing.

Emotional Win for Bettina Hoy in Luhmühlen CIC3*, Hannah Sue Burnett Finishes in Top 25

Bettina Hoy and Seigneur Medicott. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Germany’s Bettina Hoy and Seigneur Medicott continued their winning streak with a start-to-finish victory in the Luhmühlen CIC3* this morning. They added a single show jumping time penalty to their career best dressage score of 26.3 to top the CIC3* and clinch the German Championship title.

The 11-year-old Westphalian gelding has been in Bettina’s yard since he was six. He’d only done show jumping before that, but has taken everything in stride, with recent wins at Blenheim, Chatsworth and Houghton.

“This horse is simply amazing,” Bettina says. “He has won four international events in a row now, I am so happy!”

Bettina went in the ring with ample breathing room but was careful to never let down her guard. Coming over the second to last fence, she says, “Although I knew not much could go wrong then, my actual thought was to finish clear within the time.”

With another victory on the books, Bettina will be at the top of selectors’ list when it comes time to select the German squad for the European Championship in Strzegom in August. “The Europeans are of course my dream, especially with this wonderful horse, but the decision lies with the German team trainers,” she says.

The country’s top riders were all fighting to put their best foot forward in this week’s competition, and 12 of the top 15 placings were occupied by a who’s-who of Germany’s top combinations.

Michael Jung finished second with his up-and-coming Star Connection, bred here in Luhmühlen, in the horse’s second three-star start. “Star Connection is a fabulous horse and I am so glad that he is back after being injured before,” Jung says. “He made a terrific impression this weekend.”

Sandra Auffarth and her veteran Opgun Louvo rounded out the top three. “Wolle was certainly glad to be back,” Sandra says. “He was brilliant in all three phases and you could just tell how much he enjoyed it too. He was focused and gave me a super feeling in dressage on Friday, in cross-country yesterday, and show jumping today. I cannot fault him in any way.”

A rail bumped Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob OLD from third to fourth. Supermare fischerRocana FST‘s week got off to a rocky start — they performed their dressage test in the pouring rain and she was a bit tempestuous at the start — but managed to jump her way up to fifth.

Hannah Sue Burnett and RF Demeter. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

The sole U.S. representative in the CIC3* was Hannah Sue Burnett with RF Demeter, who faced off against the world’s best to finish 25th in their first three-star start together. Campaigned through the four-star level by Marilyn Little, who is here contesting the CCI4* with RF Scandalous, Hannah Sue and the 15-year-old Oldenburg mare owned by Ms. Jacqueline Mars are an exciting new partnership and looked super throughout the week.

“Obviously it’s the biggest event I’ve done on her,” Hannah says. “It’s a lot of atmosphere so the warmup wasn’t really ideal, I was struggling a little bit with my position. She’s a lot different from any other horse I’ve ever had, just with my balance and how to help her. She tries 100% all the time but just the tiny bit of moving my body makes a difference with her.”

They had one rail down in today’s show jumping for a final point tally of 54.8.

“Marilyn has done a beautiful job training her in the show jumping,” Hannah says. “She goes in the ring and tries incredibly hard and is such a blast to ride. It was actually really fun — after I jumped the first few we were zooming around and it was going really well, and unfortunately I just got ahead of her in the double.”

Hannah is staying abroad this summer with Barbury, Millstreet and Blenheim on the calendar. “I’m excited for Barbury and the next couple events coming up,” she says. “Our partnership is growing and should be good for the future.”

Luhmühlen CIC3* Final Top 15: 

The CCI4* will be underway soon. Go USA! Go Eventing.

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Katherine Coleman and Longwood Withdrawn, Five U.S. Pairs Clear Through Luhmühlen Jog

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

We’re bummed for Katherine Coleman and Longwood, who withdrew before the Luhmühlen CCI4* Sunday jog when the horse woke up a bit sore this morning. They’ll fight another day, though, and we couldn’t be happier for them after their terrific cross country run yesterday.

The rest of the U.S. contingent — Hannah Sue Burnett with RF Demeter in the CIC3* and Harbour Pilot in the CCI4*, Will Coleman with Obos O’Reilly, Marilyn Little with RF Scandalous, and Sharon White with Cooley On Show — sailed through the jog and look ready for today’s show jumping finale.

Glamour shots of our crew:

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

One CCI4* pair, Libby Seed (GBR) and What A Catch II, was held and spun upon re-presentation. Thirty-five CCI4* horses will show jump today, with CIC3* jumping is underway and the CCI4* set to begin at 1:45 p.m. local time (7:45 a.m. EST). Bettina Hoy is presently leading both divisions, but as we all know in eventing it’s never over until the last rail has been cleared, and we anticipate an exciting day of sport ahead.

Whose name will make its way into the Luhmühlen CCI4* history books? Photo by Leslie Wylie.

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Bettina Hoy Holds Lead, Two Americans in Top 10 After Luhmühlen Cross Country

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Our American four-star contingent got what they came for today at Luhmühlen.

Hannah Sue Burnett and RF Demeter kicked things off with their promising first outing at the three-star level together this morning, collecting just 4.8 time and looking dynamite all around. (Read our CIC3* report here.) Then all five of our CCI4* pairs went clear, with a combined total of 12 time penalties between the lot of them. Four of them were bouncing back from various incarnations of four-star cross country misfortune earlier this year, and the fifth, Marilyn Little with RF Scandalous, was looking to Luhmühlen for the mare’s four-star debut.

Hannah Sue is our top-placed American in the CCI4* with Harbour Pilot, heading into show jumping tomorrow on a score of 44.5. Not only did they put their bad day at Badminton in the rearview, they posted the fastest time in the four-star class.

“I’m so thrilled with team USA’s success today, and I couldn’t be happier with Ms. Jacqueline Mars’ RF Demeter and Harbour Pilot,” she says. “My horses were game and on point, and it feels great to be back on form with ‘William.'”

“I look forward to jumping good rounds tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for their support. Go USA!”

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous, who were in third position after dressage, collected 6.8 time penalties, which bumped them to ninth on the crowded leaderboard. But it was the mare’s first four-star and, despite a mistaken flag penalty that momentarily rattled everyone’s nerves, they had a super go overall.

“I should have gone a little faster in the beginning but it’s her first four-star, and I knew I wanted to have some horse left at that last combination,” she said. “I couldn’t make it up coming home, but it wasn’t her fault and she was brilliant. I’m so excited for her.”

Any cross country go wherein the horse crosses the finish flags a more educated athlete than they left the startbox is a success, and Marilyn says “Kitty” was a student of Mike Etherington Smith’s course.

“She was trying to do everything I asked her to do,” Marilyn says. At the first water complex, for instance, Marilyn says the mare didn’t quite understand the rail jumping in — it looked like the gymnastics they jump at home. But she sorted it and jumped into the second water feeling like a made horse, ready to think things through and take care of business. After their round Marilyn picked apart her striding through the complex, but in the end a motivating boot and slipped reins was all it took for a picture-perfect jump at the skinny out — see photo above.

“She covered it and totally smiled for the camera. She was a great girl there,” Marilyn says.

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly sit 12th heading into show jumping tomorrow. After a bum cross country day at Rolex, due to a wind problem Oboe’s vets have since cleared up, the horse was due some redemption, and Will says he picked back up where he left off today.

“He hadn’t run since Kentucky so he had to come here a little cold turkey, but he’s a real fighter and I couldn’t be prouder of him,” Will says.

Oboe is a powerful horse, perhaps better suited to a big, galloping course than Luhmühlen’s tight, twisty track. Landing off the final combination, I heard Will gave the horse a word of encouragement in the tone you’d use to coax a running buddy through the homestretch of a race.

“I had to work a little bit for him,” Will says. “It took it out of him a bit, so I had to pick him up at the end and say, ‘Come on boy, let’s get to the finish.’ But he was really with me the whole way and I was just super pumped. He was great. I was thrilled.”

U.S. EN readers and talented photographers Ginny Nayden and Sydney Giddings have been at Luhmühlen this week, as in true horse-nut fashion they built a vacation around the event. They’ve been so generous as to share their beautiful photos with EN, including Ginny’s sequence of Will and Oboe coming through the first water:

Sharon White and Cooley On Show. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Sharon White couldn’t have been prouder of her newly minted four-star horse, Cooley On Show, after a clear round with 2.8 time.

“He was super,” she says. “He just finds it all very easy. He does exactly what I tell him to do, so be careful what you tell him to do! He’s a fabulous horse.”

She gave armloads of credit to veteran German team rider Dirk Schrade, who has been helping the pair for the past couple weeks, “just giving him a kick in the butt and actually making him work a little bit.”

If Sharon was slightly too passive at Rolex, she made up for it here at Luhmühlen. They galloped out of the box with their pants on fire and never looked back. Who knows, perhaps we’ll see a five-star event for freak-of-nature event horses on the calendar at some point in the future?

“I’m just grateful to sit on this horse,” she says. “He’s just really fun to sit on and he loves it, he absolutely loves it.”

More from Ginny Nayden:

Katherine Coleman and Longwood. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Though based in the UK, we’ll never not claim Katherine Coleman as our own, and she and Longwood made us proud with their first four-star completion today.

“He was jumping massive over everything,” Katherine says. Her partner is a classic Irish cross country machine, and he showed his get-to-the-other-side scrappiness in the tough Meßmer water complex today. “I felt like he lost his back hind leg up the step, and so that got very hairy, but bless him he’s just so honest he put his head through the flags and scrambled over it.”

The pair came home clear with 2.4 time. “I was ahead of my minute markers the whole way around and then I slowed way down, and I think I slowed down a little bit too much and couldn’t really catch the time back up because you’ve got that big hill at the end. But he was just on it, he was making it, he was really, really good.”

Bettina Hoy and Designer 10. Photo by Thomas Ix.

Germany’s Bettina Hoy and Designer 10 maintained their overnight lead, adding nothing to their impressive dressage score of 26.0. Bettina had a couple hairy, which-stride-should-we-go-for? moments, but righted the ship with her remembrance of former German team co-coach Chris Bartle’s “oh $h!t” position advice.

“Designer gave me a fantastic round,” says Bettina, who is also leading the CIC3* with Seigneur Medicott. “I guess I just forgot that I have to ride him differently to Mickey, who I rode this morning, but I soon remembered! Unfortunately my watch stopped working around the seven-minute mark, which left me a little unsure about the time, but I know he is a really fast horse, so I knew I would be able to just go for it. Hasi is simply cool!”

Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Another German, Julia Krajewski and Samourai du Thot, sit second on a 37.1. “Sam gave me a brilliant feeling all the way round the course,” Julia says. “He was fit and forward throughout. I could not be happier! It was our first four-star event after Rio, so I really wanted things to go well. But I knew he was in top form, so I was optimistic it would.

“The course rode as I had hoped and only once Sam added an extra stride going up hill, which made it that little bit harder, because he is only small. But he was amazing and whatever happens tomorrow, I am very proud of his performance.”

Britain’s Nicola Wilson and Bulana moved from fourth to third on a double-clear round. “I am delighted with this little mare,” she says. “She is feisty and strong in cross country and I have spent many hours practicing during the winter to bring her nose a little more forward. It was her first four-star competition and I could not be happier. She is a super mare.”

Mike Etherington Smith’s cross country course was plenty proper but also horse-legible, and 37 out of 47 CCI4* starters went clear or clear with time. There were five 20-faulters, three Rs, and two Es.

He remarked at day’s end, “It takes a couple of years to get to know a course, and I already have some good ideas for next year. But I am really happy to have seen so many positive rounds, motivated and confident horses and smiling riders. The weather was perfect and the footing could not have been better. Though David Evans, Carl Fletcher and their team prepared the footing for anything. They have done an amazing job! The work they have put into building this course is fantastic.”

Julia Otto, Luhmühlen’s event director, thanked her team and made the happy announcement that David Evans, Carl Fletcher and their team have been selected to be the Eventing Course Builder for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Job well done to all. Go eventing!

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Germans Weigh in on Luhmühlen CCI4* Cross Country Course

Photo by Ginny Nayden.

We’re all excited to see if Michael Etherington Smith’s Luhmühlen CCI4* course rides as beautifully as it looks! Check out our course preview here. In advance of the cross country start, the German contingent weighs with a few thoughts on the course:

Bettina Hoy, 1st place with Designer 10:

“The course is nice, but then I really like Mike’s courses. He always asks clear questions, which makes riding so much more pleasurable for horse and rider. I think it was a good move to have the change. I am sure we will all enjoy tomorrow’s cross- country, but time could be an issue. The many loops will make it hard to stay within the optimum time.”

Julia Krajewski, 2nd place with Samourai du Thot:

“I think the cross-country looks very different this year. With a lot of technical challenges, horse and rider need to concentrate all the way round. There are quite a few drops, which might break up the rhythm. The water jumps are challenging as ever. Time might be a problem, but there are quite few stretches, where you can make up time.”

Andreas Dibowski, 7th place with FRH Butts Avedon:

“The four-star-course is nicely built with many straightforward tasks for horses and riders. I think the middle part will make staying within the optimum time tricky, as there are quite a few loops, which are time consuming. Further, I think there are a few too many drops on this course, which could have been avoided.”

Chris Bartle, former German Eventing Team co-coach and Performance Coach of the British Eventing Team:

“The course is impressive, very beautifully presented. It starts of flowing nicely to give the horses the chance to get going. Then there are some good technical questions, but always with clear lines. The course is not as challenging as some of the other four-star courses we know, but is a great track to get used to riding at four-star level. The Meßmer water complex is a challenge not to be underestimated; it’ll be interesting to see who will choose the direct route.”

Dirk Schrade, German team veteran who finished 8th in Luhmühlen CCI4* in 2015 and 6th in 2011: 

“The new course looks beautiful with lots to jump. Concentration is needed to solve the questions being asked. The technical aspects of the track should not be underestimated, but everything looks fair.”

The CCI4* begins at 1:20 p.m. local time (7:20 a.m. EST). Sally is up early bringing us the live updates, and Wylie is our boots on the ground. Watch live on FEI TV and of course keep it locked on EN for all the latest from Luhmühlen 2017. Go USA! Go Eventing!

U.S. cross country ride times:

Sharon White and Cooley On Show: 1:41 p.m. local (7:41 a.m. EST)

Katherine Coleman and Longwood: 2:29 p.m. local (8:29 a.m. EST)

Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous: 2:53 p.m. local (8:53 a.m. EST)

Hannah Sue Burnett and Harbour Pilot: 3:29 p.m. local (9:29 a.m. EST)

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly: 3:57 p.m. local (9:57 a.m. EST)

Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly: 4:08 p.m. local (10:08 a.m. EST)

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