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Weekend Winners: Poplar, Equestrian’s Institute, IEA, Colorado, GVRDC, GMHA, NJ Region, Waredaca, Ocala

GMHA Open Beginner Novice winners Kate Homan and Q-Tip. Photo by Joan Davis / Flatlandsfoto.

Lord have mercy, compiling this week’s edition of Weekend Winners took a few years off my life. One-hundred thirty blue ribbons awarded at 10 events around the country, and every single one deserving of a great big collective EN high-five!

An extra special shout-out to …

  • … Our lowest scoring finishers of the weekend, Lindsay Wagner and Jenson, who posted a 21.6 to win their division of Open Beginner Novice-A at Colorado Horse Park H.T.
  • Miranda Akins and Income Statement, who won their Beginner Novice Rider division at IEC — Miranda is a good friend of EN’s who has generously shared her gorgeous photos with EN on multiple occasions.
  • Our certificate of marital cuteness goes to Sinead Halpin and Tik Maynard, who won Open Novice-A with SW Cooley WinePort and Open Novice-B with SW Cooley WinePort respectively at Ocala, with just 0.4 of a point difference between their scores.
  • Can we just note that not one but TWO (2!) grey Connemara stallions swept top honors in competitive Area III Championship divisions at Poplar Place? Megan Harris and TBS Declan Pondi won the Senior Novice Rider Championships; Claire Robinson and Doonhill Dancer won Novice Horse Championships. Go Connemaras!
  • The unofficial yet prestigious honor of “best horse show name spotted while skimming results” — drumroll, please — goes to Skeeter McBoingboing, ridden to 2nd place by Karen Vesosky in their Beginner Novice division at GMHA.

Let’s get on with it, shall we?

GMHA June H.T. [Final Scores
Many thanks to Joan Davis of Flatlandsfoto for the great win pics!
Junior Young Open Preliminary: India Doyle & Little Oliver (47.1)
Open Preliminary: Anna Loschiavo & Fernhill Dragonfly (33.6)
Preliminary Rider: Kirsten Schuitema & One Sly Fox (46.5)
Junior Training: Hannah Smith & Bittersweet’s Aurora (29.1)
Open Training-A: Dick Bayly & Graf Bobby (29.5)
Open Training-B: Anna Loschiavo & Fernhill Hole Shot (25.0)
Training Rider-A: Alexandra Kavouksorian & The Alchemist (31.7)
Training Rider-B: Barbara Fitch & Donte (31.4)
Junior Novice: Audrey Littlefield & Quick Succession (26.4)
Novice Rider-A: Kenneth Peterson & Deacon Blues (29.1)
Novice Rider-B: Jessica Katz & Fernhill Sylvus (35.3)
Open Novice: Sarah Morton & Le Basil (27.9)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Kelly Arsenian & Horizon du Nord (32.2)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Linnea Ackerman & Farrington’s Rothaarige (30.0)
Junior Beginner Novice: Brooke Hersey & Lion’s Share (30.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Kate Homan & Q-Tip (36.1)

Ocala Summer I H.T. [Final Scores]
Many thanks to Lisa Madren for the great pics of the top 3 finishers in the Training and Prelim divisions!
Modified: Katie Malensek & Lion’s Share (31.1)
Open Preliminary: Lesley Grant-Law & Lady Chatterley (28.4)
Preliminary Rider: Michelle Mercier & Prince of Kiltealy (33.0)
Open Training: Emily Szokol & Franco SSF (25.2)
Training Rider: Anna Martin & Furstina (30.5)
Open Novice-A: Sinead Halpin & SW Cooley WinePort (28.3)
Open Novice-B: Tik Maynard & SW Completely Cooley (27.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Faith Wilkerson & She’s on Fire (25.3)

Poplar Place Farm June H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate Championships: Kate Brown & Victor Z (36.1)
Intermediate/Preliminary: Samantha Bielawski & Minny’s Pie (69.7)
Open Intermediate: Lindsey Lanier & Severance Pay (67.5)
Open Preliminary: Lydia Kennedy & Double Dare (42.1)
Preliminary Championships: Elisa Wallace & Munson Slew (35.0)
Preliminary/Training: Jorja Miller & Calypso Girl (39.3)
Junior Training Rider Championships: Lara Roberts & Nimbalina (29.1)
Open Training: Andrew Palmer & Hart Throb (21.9)
Senior Training Rider Championships: Anne Kearley & Carlingford’s SRS Imperial (32.6)
Training Horse Championships: Blake Fortson & Quiana AF (26.9)
Training/Novice: Daniela Moguel & Estela de la Galerna (38.6)
Training Rider: Virginia Stanley & Kildare’s BGS Dolly (39.2)
Junior Novice Rider Championships: Crockett Miller & Mr Panda (25.7)
Novice Horse Championships: Claire Robinson & Doonhill Dancer (32.4)
Novice Rider: Sophia Vrielink & L. E. Font (30.0)
Open Novice: Andrew Palmer & Ladino (21.9)
Senior Novice Rider Championships: Megan Harris & TBS Declan Pondi (25.6)
Beginner Novice Horse Championships: Lily Barlow & Big Bear’s Cepheus (26.5)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Avery Grantham & BeauJeste (24.4)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Solomon Edwards & WHF West Point (32.6)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider Champs: Macie Sykes & Delilah’s Boy (26.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Chrissy West & Cady O’Daly Endymion (27.3)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider Champs: Anna Bosworth & Galapagos (26.6)
Introductory: Jorge Martinez Castrejon & Highland Bull (75.0)
Starter: Carolyn May & Dinky (32.5)

Equestrians’ Institute H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate-Open: Jordan Linstedt & Staccato (30.9)
Open Preliminary: Karen O’Neal & Ebenholtz (28.7)
Preliminary Rider: Melissa Thorson & Fun and Games (34.3)
Amateur Training: Lillian Thiel & Vatino (32.8)
Junior Training: Jodie Willow Maguire & Flint And Steel (32.4)
Open Training: Jordan Linstedt & Gambling Jack (33.1)
Amateur Novice: Jane Drummond & Ballingowan Skies (28.3)
Jr/YR Novice: Avery Jacob & Little Miss Sunshine (30.7)
Junior Novice: Dane Padgett & Little Sure Shot (24.5)
Novice Rider: Piper Newman & Vicariousleigh (25.0)
Open Novice: Brennan Kappes & Closing Time (21.7)
Amateur Beginner Novice: Kady Ellifritz Yankee Bay (30.0)
Jr/YR Beginner Novice: Lilly Linder & Mia San Mia (26.4)
Junior Beginner Novice: Sydney Buckholz & Wendy Darling (35.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Jordan Linstedt & Lovely Lola (30.3)

IEA H.T. & Classic 3DE [Final Scores]
Intermediate / Preliminary: Jordan Fellers & Cor Qualitas (79.8)
Open Preliminary: Elizabeth Henry & Charlotte La Bouff (28.8)
Junior Training: Sarah Snowden & Appalachia (33.4)
Open Training: Alicia Harbin & Crowd Signal (31.1)
Training Rider A: Margaret Kimmel & Garfunkel (24.1)
Training Rider B: Elle Choate & Paddrick (29.6)
Training 3 Day: Erin Walsh & Notice The Trick (35.4)
Junior Novice: Ellie Teasley & Quintessential (27.4)
Novice Rider A: Courtney Calnan & Little Black Dress (29.3)
Novice Rider B: Michele Clark & Zues (26.1)
Open Novice A: Julie Upshur & Doc Daneka (33.8)
Open Novice B: Emily Hansen-Palmus & FireFox (24.8)
Novice 3 Day: Caroline Charette & Moondance (32.9)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Miranda Akins & Income Statement (31.9)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Lisa Edinger & Woodstock Checkmate (30.3)
Junior Beginner Novice A: Hailey Friedrich & Midnight Fringe (35.6)
Junior Beginner Novice B: Sophie Coorssen & Coolnaboy Rubens (23.0)
Open Beginner Novice A: Kristen Rozycki & Vandalia (29.0)
Open Beginner Novice B: Jane Musselman & Hello Paradise (31.0)
Junior Starter: Alexandra Kube & Flaming Raven Man (32.8)
Open Starter: Jeannette Lippy & CF Rogue (32.2)

Colorado Horse Park H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate/Preliminary: Kim Wendel & Happily Twisted (45.8)
Open Preliminary: Carly Zimmerman & Winter Step (42.3)
Jr. Training Rider: Lorna Bohnenstiehl & Vagabond (43.0)
Open Training: Nicholas Staples & WF Drousseau (33.8)
Sr. Training Rider: Debra Dealcuaz & Fernhill Flyer (30.5)
Jr. Novice Rider: Sloane Rittler & True North (31.7)
Open Novice-A: Madison Collins & MacIntosh (29.7)
Open Novice-B: Madeline Backus & Reflektion’s Rio (28.3)
Sr. Novice Rider: Kris Greenway & Ash B’dash (25.0)
Introductory: Elizabeth Grandos & Watch My Class (31.7)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Molly Ritsch & Schatzi (30.0)
Open Beginner Novice-A: Lindsay Wagner & Jenson (21.6)
Open Beginner Novice-B: Katherine Robinson & Time to Dance (27.2)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Catherine Zirker & Heavy Metal (29.2)

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BEST SHOW EVER!! ~ ~ ~ Our first training level event is done! I am amazed to say that we WON our division (junior training rider)! We may have been a little lucky by only having 4 people in the division, but who cares! With a dressage score of 35 and hitting 2 rails in stadium I was a little down, but despite that I was in first place! By having an amazing XC today we were able to pull through and win! Hobbs was the absolute best and I had such a great time!! I’m also very excited because now we have qualified for the AECs! See you soon Kentucky! ~ ~ ~ #eventing #riding #horses #thoroughbred #instagramhorse #equestrian #horsesofinstagram #rider #equine #horseriding #usea #horse #coloradohorsepark #dressage #showjumping #crosscountry

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Genesee Valley Riding & Driving Club Spring H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Training-Novice: Kelly Ransom & Heart of Hollywood (29.8)
Novice A: Melanie Mullens & McLaren (32.8)
Novice B: Ajia & Cherry Ataktos (34.1)
Beginner Novice A: Anne Eilinger & Bruichladdich (25.3)
Beginner Novice B: Rosie Coleman & Stella (33.6)
Beginner Novice C: Lilli Smith & Wild for Summer (33.7)
Intro A: Jennifer Coniglio & Phaedra (35.8)
Intro B: Sophie Gardner & The Red Baron (34.4)

NJ Region H.T. [Website — Check back later for results!]

Waredaca H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate: Boyd Martin & Ringo Star (26.7)
Modified: Kevin Keane & HH Ontario (29.8)
Open Preliminary: Boyd Martin & Santos (32.3)
Preliminary Rider: Elizabeth Callahan & Merlin (37.7)
Open Training: Dominic Schramm & Quadrocana (23.8)
Training Horse: Booli Selmayr & Quality Touchdown (31.9)
Training Rider: Leslie Favre & Remington (34.6)
Novice Horse: Martin Douzant & BSF Ducati 696 (27.6)
Novice Rider-A: Erika Machtinger & Bright Opposition (23.3)
Novice Rider-B: Drew Keiser & Polar Express (32.9)
Open Novice: Ryan Wood & Carmella (23.3)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Norah Eagley & Destiny’s Wish (32.5)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Coree Reuter-McNamara & Another Concerto (33.6)
Open Beginner Novice: Caroline Martin & Redfield Spy (28.6)


Congrats to all! Go Eventing.

#EventerProblems Vol. 183, Presented by Haygain: Sense of Humor Required

Determination, grit, diligence, bravery … these are all frequently celebrated qualities in eventers. But an equally critical quality if you want to play the horse game?

A sense of humor. The more easily triggered, the better.

Exhibit A: This week’s batch of #EventerProblems.

Go Eventing!

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#EventerFailFriday: Come for the Up-Bank, Stay for the Grass

This week’s edition of #EventerFailFriday comes courtesy of Camilla Mortensen, an eventer from Eugene, Oregon. During a recent clinic with Dom Schramm at Meika Decher’s Polestar Farm, the greenbean eventer she was riding mistook an up-bank for an all-you-can-eat grass buffet. An easy mistake to make!

Hey, Zaiden, we’ve all been there. Sounds like a successful first outing overall for this cutie-pants of a horse, an Andalusian cross owned by Janice Mackey. “The sweet little guy, who’s not really jumped, rose to the occasion!” Camilla enthused.

Thanks to Christall Murphy for the video. Look at Zaiden out there learning the cross country ropes:

To follow more of Camilla’s adventures (and misadventures) with her own event horse Cairo, check out her great blog for The Chronicle of the Horse here.

Don’t forget to tag your own strugglebus videos and photos on Instagram with #EventerFailFriday for inclusion in a future edition!

Memorial Day Weekend Memories at May-Daze at the Park H.T.

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There’s no better place to ring in the summer than Memorial Day weekend at the Kentucky Horse Park, especially if you’re galloping around those storied bluegrass fields on the back of a horse.

May-Daze at the Park H.T., which took place over the weekend, is a favorite event for many riders and the inviting, educational track and super footing always seems to bring out the best in horses. For such a massive horse trials that almost always draws a waiting list to get in– kudos to show secretary Nancy Clinkinbeard and organizer Maggie Wright, who deserve an award themselves! — May-Daze has always managed to maintain a friendly, all-inclusive atmosphere.

Congrats to the division winners of the 2019 edition:

Intermediate/Preliminary: Megan Edwards & Loughnatousa Reiner (26.0)
Open Preliminary: Megan Moore & Promisemethemoon (34.1)
Preliminary Rider: Anna Kjellstrom & Run Marvin Run (27.0)
Preliminary/Training: Erin Pullen & Foreign Affair (29.1)
Junior Training Rider: Cecilia Jones & Mooney Maguire 31.9
Open Training: Ryan Keefe & Point Nemo (26.4)
Senior Training Rider-A: Nicole Kowalski & BallinAgore Knight (28.3)
Senior Training Rider-B: Amanda Richard & Count Julian (26.9)
Training/Novice: Madeline Bletzacker & Drummer Boy (19.5)
Junior Novice Rider-A: Ruth Rosendaul & Kaloosh (29.8)
Junior Novice Rider-B: Jessica Syiek & Markham’s Moontide (28.8)
Novice Horse: Jennifer Coleman & SS Palantir (26.4)
Open Novice: Jane Musselman & Engapore (23.1)
Senior Novice Rider-A: Jordan Delgross & Misti’s Magnificent (26.9)
Senior Novice Rider-B: Kelsie Bricker & Loughan Glen (17.1)
Senior Novice Rider-C: Melanie French & Stargazer Lily (31.7)
Beginner Novice Horse-A: Sarah Shade & Bankers Mark (31.4)
Beginner Novice Horse-B: Sarah Shade & Stand Up Stand Out (28.3)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-A: Aine O’Rourke & Oliver Twist (28.6)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-B: Sierra Thomas & Chambery (21.7)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-C: Olivia Yardley & Gentleman In Gray (26.1)
Open Beginner Novice: Beth Weisberger & Cobalt (28.3)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider-A: Thomas Lock & Jackmond (29.4)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider-B: Sheri Birmingham & Sterling’s Bailero (27.2)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider-C: Mary Clare Owdziej & Dakota (30.6)
Junior Starter-A: Emily Claire Allen & Noble Cornerstone (22.3)
Junior Starter-B: Olivia Lum & Bolero (27.3)
Senior Starter-A: Christiana Nash & High Shine (25.0)
Senior Starter-B: Dianne McMullen & Codetalker (23.8)

Recognize any celebrity five-star horses in that winner’s circle? You can’t fool us, Loughan Glen, we’d recognize those handsome amber eyes anywhere. He and Kelsie Bricker won their Novice Rider division on a score of 17.1 — glad to see this special guy out and about!

This guy is absolutely the best ever 😍😍 We have come a long way in the last ten months. From not being able to make it…

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You can view complete results here.

Probably because I have so many happy childhood memories the Kentucky Horse Park myself, from Pony Club rallies to family “Rolex” pilgrimages, nothing delights me more than seeing the next generation of eventers out writing their own KHP stories. And the young bucks were out in force at this weekend, which included no fewer than eight Junior divisions! Let’s have a look at some of their snapshots from the event.

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xc is our faveeee 🏃🏼‍♀️ – – here are some pictures from our show this weekend!! it was for sure our best show so far, we got our best dressage test of a 29.5 and was placed 5th. we then had a double clear xc round moving us up to second and added an unfortunate rail to end in 4th place of 20! so proud of this girl 💕 – – we have another event coming up in a few weeks at Barrington Illinois!! so excited for that! also, i will have an edit coming up later from this past show once i get all of the videos! 🤗 – – photo//xpress photos #flairstrips #usea #eventing #novicelevel #traininglevel #baymare #horseandrider #areaiv #areaiveventing #useaareaiv #eventinghorses #wingateeventing #lgec #areaivyr #areaivyoungrider #pippatheperfectpony

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First off this is my favorite picture of Ellie literally ever look at my freaking queen😍😍😍 Sooooo this show was… interesting. I learned a LOT and I have a LOT to work on in show environments. This was my first ever event, and ellie’s first ever event, and of course us being us, we went to the freaking kentucky horse park (where rolex and other huge shows are held) 😂😂😂. Ellie was an absolute super star this weekend, and I could not be happier with her or more proud of her. She tried her heart out and saved my dumbass way too many times. I already did a post discussing dressage and showjump, so ill just do a quick recap here: dressage was decent, considering that I didn’t really know my test (100% my fault😂) and considering that Ellie and I have had a grand total of ONE dressage lessons with my new trainer. I’m learning how to ride Ellie in a much more correct way and to use myself much more correctly as well, and both of those things are a process that takes time, so I am okay with not doing fantastically at dressage at this point in the summer because I know it’s only going to get better from here! Ellie kept her leads both directions in a more rocked back and correct canter, which is all we wanted from this dressage test so I am very happy with her. Showjump… oof😂 The warmup was AMAZING, I was riding well and Ellie was jumping fantastically. Then we entered the show ring. And I literally forgot everything that I had just learned. My brain went out the door and I rode like absolute GARBAGE. Ellie was a saint and tried her best for me in spite of me not supporting her at all, so again I am very happy with her. ***In saying this, I am NOT wanting people to be like “oh nooo i doubt it was that bad!!!” because it was. The point of me saying this is so that I can be 100% honest about my experience so that I can look back and see how far I’ve come, as well as to document the truth. Ellie was wonderful and I learned a lot and have a lot to work on. That’s the take away. Last but certainly not least, cross country😂😂😂 So jumps 1-10 actually went quite well, I’m actually very happy with how I rode them. (cont)

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Love it.

Ready to get in on some summer Kentucky Horse Park action? Today is the opening date for Champagne Run at the Park H.T., which takes place July 12-14 and offers Starter through Intermediate-Prelim divisions. Get more info here.

Go Eventing.

Friday Video from SmartPak: Virginia Is for Eventers

Virginia Horse Trials is well underway so let’s cap off our Friday with a quick look at the leaderboard! With dressage and show jumping in the books, Lauren Kieffer and D.A. Duras have the CCI3*-S lead on their sandbox score of 26.0. David Frechette à la Thehorsepesterer à la the patron saint of American eventing video is live on the scene documenting the action, and he’s uploading ’em as we speak.

One of the first to post was this video of Lauren’s show jumping round:

Just a fraction of a point behind is Phillip Dutton with Fernhill Revelation, who sit second on their dressage score of 26.3.

Meanwhile in the Advanced-Intermediate horse trials division, Daniel Clasing and MW Gangster’s Game have the lead on a 36.1.

Mia Farley and Fernhill Fine Diamond lead Open Intermediate on a score of 26.4. Never stop with the color commentary, David. I’m waiting for the USEF or FEI to hire David to start doing their live stream broadcasts — go right on ahead and make that guy an offer he can’t refuse. It’s for the good of the sport.

Go check out Thehorsepesterer on YouTube for much, much more. And then, Go Eventing!

Virginia Horse Trials International & H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

#EventerFailFriday: Video Edition

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, is a video worth 1,000 pictures? Mmmmm … something like that. Enjoy the latest batch of reader-submitted fails!

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Wait for it…. sound on. Yet another #eventerfailfriday

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Your dose of bloopers today….You're welcome 😜

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Way to own it, EN. Never change. Go Eventing.

Your Fast-and-Dirty Thursday Recap From Houghton, Saumur and Baborówko

There’s plenty of FEI action to keep up with this week between Houghton International in Great Britain, Saumur in France and Baborówko in Poland. Let’s catch up with the latest from each event, plus all the links you need to stay in-the-know.

Jonna Britse (SWE) and Quattrino in the CCIO4*-L. Photo by Libby Law Photography courtesy of Houghton International.

Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International & Nations Cup

EN’s Tilly Berendt will be sending daily dispatches from Houghton beginning on Friday, so do check back on the regular for that. In the meantime, here’s a quick report from day one dressage at the stately countryside manor that is Houghton Hall. Note to American eventing: need more castle-esque backdrops.

After the first of two CCI4*-L dressage days, German Nations Cup team rider Christoph Wahler with Carjatan S has the overnight lead on a score of 24.8, almost four penalties clear of the field. Swiss team member Robin Godel sits 2nd with Grandeur de Lully, followed by British individual rider Tom McEwen. Tom’s mount is No Excuse, whom Tom is keeping up and running for the expectant Ros Canter.

The Netherlands have only fielded a team of three, so they complete today on a single score of 33.7. Of the teams with two scores posted, Germany lead on 55.0, with Sweden on 59.0, Switzerland on 60.5, Belgium on 66.6, Great Britain on 67.5, France on 68.8, Spain on 77.9 and Italy bringing up the rear on 81.7. The Netherlands have only fielded a team of three, and they complete today on a single score of 33.7.

Holly Woodhead and Scuderia 1918 Future lead the three-star, ahead of Selina Milnes on Vivendi Time with Harry Meade and Gideon in hot pursuit. Piggy French leads the two-star dressage with Lancer Stud’s First Lancer; the pair is fresh off a win at Rockingham Horse Trials last weekend. Willa Newton on Cock A Doodle Doo and Zara Tindall with Gladstone are close behind in second and third places.

Dressage restarts at 9 a.m. local time tomorrow morning. All phases of the CCI4*-S will be live-streamed, via the Musketeer website. Live scoring is also available at http://srsresults.co.uk.

CCI4*-L Top 10 After Day 1 Dressage:

Baborówko Equestrian Festival

Baborówko, which is headlined by a CCIO4*-L qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, is underway in Poland. We previewed the event yesterday: to recap, three teams from the C group (Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia) will compete for Olympic qualification: Poland, Russia and Belarus. Each country competing for the qualification can enter a team of four horse and rider pairs into the class, with the results of the three best pairs to count for the final ranking.

The CCIO4*-L gets underway tomorrow, but equally interesting is the star-studded CCI4*-S division, which began today. It’s a stocked pond of top German eventers, with the Andreas(s) taking the early top two spots, plus Michael Jung who is 6th with Corazon and has his second ride on Highlighter tomorrow (as well as a start with fischerChipmunk FRH in the CCIO4*-L). Still to come also is Tim Price with  his accomplished five-star and 2014 WEG partner Wesko.

You can view the live stream here.

Baborówko Equestrian Festival: WebsiteEntriesSchedule, Live Scores

Baborówko CCI4*-S Top 10 After Day 1 Dressage:

Saumur Complet

Saumur’s headline division, the CCI4*-L, gets underway tomorrow — check out start times for that here. Of note, Logan Duffort is representing the U.S. in the CCI4*-L with Voltage de la Nouee.

The CCIO3*-L is also of great interest, as it is serving as an FEI Olympic Qualification Event for Africa and the Middle East, as well as Southeast Asia and Oceania. China, Hong Kong and Thailand have all fielded teams, and the two best placed nations will take an Olympic slot. After day one, Japan leads on an 88.3, China is second on 89.2, Thailand is 4th on 108.2 and Hong Kong is 4th on 114.8.

View the live stream of the event here. Live stream schedule (in local time): dressage – Friday 12:45-2:10 p.m., cross country – Saturday 1-3:30 p.m., show jumping – Sunday 2:30-3:40 p.m.).

Saumur: Website, Entries, Results

Saumur CCIO3*-L Top 10 After Day 1 Dressage:

Go Eventing.

#DogsOfEN: You Know It’s a Barn Dog When …

“Barn dog” could be its own breed, really. They might not all look the same, but they have this horse life thing down pat — and you better believe that they’re loving every moment of it.

Here’s the latest batch of your pup pics.

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Best groom known to man #dogsofen

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And, one barn cat because we’re equal opportunity like that!

Go Eventing.

Three Nations to Seek Olympic Qualification at Poland’s Baborówko CCIO4*-L

Paweł Warszawski and Aristo A-Z are long-listed for the Polish Baborówko team. Photo by M&R Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

The banner event on Europe’s FEI eventing calendar this week is Poland’s Baborówko Equestrian Festival, headlined by a CCIO4*-L qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The event takes place Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26.

Three teams from the C group (Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia) will compete for Olympic qualification: Poland, Russia and Belarus. Each country competing for the qualification can enter a team of four horse and rider pairs into the class, with the results of the three best pairs to count for the final ranking.

The home team has declared a long list of six horse-rider combinations to represent Poland: Jan Kamiński with Jard, Mateusz Kiempa with Grand Supreme, Mariusz Kleniuk with Winona, Joanna Pawlak with Fantastic Frieda, Paweł Spisak with Banderas, and Paweł Warszawski with Aristo A-Z. The squad is led by team trainer Marcin Konarski. The organizers invite spectators to support the Polish national team on Sunday by wearing white and red and bringing Polish flags.

Paweł Spisak (POL) and Banderas are long-listed for the Polish Baborówko team. Photo by M&R Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

While the team competition promises to be hot, all eyes will be on the power couple that is Michael Jung and Julie Krajewski’s hugely successful former ride fischerChipmunk FRH. The pair finished 2nd at their first CCI4*-S outing at Marbach earlier this month, adding four cross country time faults and a rail to their dressage score of 21.7 in dressage.

In addition to the CCIO4*-L, Baborówko offers a CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCIYH2*-S and one national L class. The CCI4*-S entry list is plenty star-studded. Ones to watch:

  • Tim Price (NZL), who brings forth his accomplished five-star and 2014 WEG partner Wesko — the pair won Luhmühlen in 2014, and were 2nd at Kentucky and 3rd at Pau in 2015. The event will also be his first international eventing outing with Clara M, previously campaigned by Jonty Evans.

Tim Price (NZL) has two CCIO4*-L entries: Clara M and Wesko. Photo by M&R Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

  • Michael Jung (GER) will be bringing the heat with his two entries. Corazon had a top 10 finish in the Wiesbaden ERM leg last year, was 2nd in the Strzegom CCI4*-L* in October, and most recently finished 7th in the Marbach CCI4*-S earlier this month. Highlighter is the less experienced, with Baborówko marking his second outing at the level.

Michael Jung (GER) has two entries in the CCIO4*-L: Corazon and Highlighter. Photo by M&R Photo courtesy of Equestrian Festival Baborówko.

  • Andreas Dibowski (GER) is bringing out his big guns in his longtime mount FRH Butts Avedon, with whom he has completed six five-stars — this pair is more than capable of winning any four-star in the land. FRH Corrida was Andreas’ 2018 WEG mount and is fresh off a win at the Marbach CCI4*-S earlier this month.

Andreas Dibowski and FRH Corrida (GER). Photo by Leslie Threlkeld.

The international class athletes will compete for the event record-breaking prize pool of 465 000 PLN. Dressage kicks off tomorrow, with cross country to follow on Saturday and show jumping on Sunday. We encourage our international readers to go support the event, which sounds like a family-friendly experience for spectators that includes demonstrations, canine competitions, a trade fair and attractions for kids.

Baborówko Equestrian Festival: Website, Entries, Schedule

#EventerProblems Vol. 182, Presented by Haygain: Blessed Are the Trainers …

… for putting up with all our crap. Over and over and over again.

Let’s start with this little anecdote from trainer Sabrina Miller, who writes, “I thought you might find this amusing. I did. I walk out of the ring and discover my student’s mothers created a game to play while they wait for their kids.”

Photo courtesy of Sabrina Miller.

Photo courtesy of Sabrina Miller.

Apparently, this is now “a thing.”

Honestly, though, have you hugged your trainer today?

On second thought, maybe just buy them a nice bottle of bourbon. Here are the rest of your #EventerProblems this week!

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Weekend Winners: Otter Creek, Hitching Post Farm, Fair Hill, Chatt Hills, Spring Gulch

Another late spring weekend, another edition of “Weekend Winners” to celebrate all the horse/rider teams around the country whose hard work paid off in a big blue ribbon!

An extra special congrats to our lowest scoring finishers in the country this weekend: Alyssa Phillips and FE Celestino, who posted a 22.4 to win the Open Novice-A division at Fair Hill.

Otter Creek Spring H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Preliminary: Sam Kelly & Someday Never Comes (52.9)
Junior Training Rider: Rebecca Roth & Chapter Two (31.7)
Open Training: Kailey Giancola & Saturday Night Clive (34.9)
Preliminary/Training: Todd Wulf & Kilcannon Max (46.9)
Senior Training Rider: Chris Heydon & Is He A She (39.2)
Junior Novice Rider: Maia Ramberg & CMF Cougar Roo (35.2)
Open Novice: Todd Wulf & Carisma (26.0)
Senior Novice Rider: Kendel Torrel & All-Inclusive (30.5)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider: Tatum Gray & Reds Loyal Flame (23.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Heather Lindroth & Boom and Bust (31.0)
Starter Beginner Novice-A: Addi Mommsen & Cody (30.8)
Starter Beginner Novice-B: Katherine Rutherford & Amazingly Lucky (29.0)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Cecilia Emilsson & Blazing Angel (33.4)

Hitching Post Farm H.T. [Final Scores]
Preliminary: Laurie Seely & One Of The Girls (48.5)
Open Training 1: Janet Kenton-Walker & Carmella (34.0)
Open Training 2: Shannon Wallman-Hatch Glidawn Master (29.5)
Junior Novice: Isabel Estes & Fernhill Blue Moon (31.9)
Open Novice 1: Katherine Cooper & Gigi (26.4)
Open Novice 2: Madlen Fields & Watson’s Autumn (30.7)
Beginner Novice: Alison Eastman-Lawler & Lexington II (29.2)
Junior Beginner Novice: Brooke Hersey & Lion’s Share (33.9)

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Fair Hill H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Intermediate-A: Phillip Dutton & MK’s Concord Dawn (30.9)
Open Intermediate-B: Boyd Martin & Carlsburg (29.8)
Open Preliminary-A: Kristen Bond & Bea Ready (25.0)
Open Preliminary-B: Jennie Brannigan & FE Connory (25.9)
Preliminary Rider: Barrett Phillips & Whole Nine Yards (33.3)
Open Training-A: Daniel Clasing & Billy McArthur (26.9)
Open Training-B: Sara Kozumplik Murphy & Otta B Quality (30.2)
Open Training-C: Mike Pendleton & Santos (22.6)
Training Rider: Lucy Arnold & Lapin Rouge (30.5)
Novice Rider-A: Leighanne Sadley & Licorice (30.5)
Novice Rider-B: Danielle Falcone & Ringwood Sonny (34.5)
Open Novice-A: Alyssa Phillips & FE Celestino (22.4)
Open Novice-B: Susie Beale & B E Never Say Never (32.1)
Open Novice-C: Emily Hamel & Fernhill Hustler (24.3)

Chattahoochee Hills H.T. [Final Scores]
Advanced: Karl Slezak & Fernhill Wishes (35.0)
Open Intermediate: Elinor O’Neal & Zick Zack (42.1)
Open Preliminary: Dana Cooke & FE Whole Lotta Rosie (28.1)
Preliminary Rider: Brie Murray & Fernhill Disco (34.2)
Open Training-A: Alexa Ehlers & FE Clear The Calendar (28.8)
Open Training-B: Conor Rollins & Edison T (26.0)
Training Rider-A: Madeline O’Brien & Casarino (30.7)
Training Rider-B: Paige Drury & Shanagore Jenga (30.5)
Training Rider-C: Dorothy Dreelin & MSH Cooley Twilight (30.2)
Novice Horse: Jane Jennings & Larano 5 (24.5)
Novice Rider-A: Sarah Snowden & Appalachia (26.8)
Novice Rider-B: Julia Smolinski & Czarina (33.3)
Novice Rider-C: Emily Cardin & Schwalbestrum (32.4)
Open Novice: Sallie Johnson & Fernhill Magnolia (22.9)
Beginner Novice Rider-A: Rian Presel & Venetian Bay (27.2)
Beginner Novice Rider-B: Amanda Fisher & Howies Shootin Star (35.0)
Beginner Novice Rider-C: Kirsten LaVassar & Whatinsamhill (26.4)

Spring Gulch H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Preliminary: Carly Zimmerman & Winter Step (36.1)
Open Training: Madison Collins & Pippin (32.9)
Training Rider: Rosie Smith & Seamus (34.0)
Novice Rider: Michele Smith & Rickie (34.5)
Open Novice-A: Angelika Beutel & O’Sullivan (31.7)
Open Novice-B: Angelika Beutel & Romeo (34.2)
Beginner Novice Rider: Sally Dalton & Harrison (27.3)
Open Beginner Novice-A: Angela Blevins & Sedona (33.3)
Open Beginner Novice-B: Heather McWilliams & Southern Soiree (29.2)
Intro: Madeline Backus & New Song’s Freedom (28.9)

Congrats to all. Go Eventing!

#EventerFailFriday: Unorthodox Style

If every horse jumped every jump with its knees to its chin and a perfect bascule, and every rider rode with George Morris-approved form, how boring would life be?

Nah, we appreciate some variations on the theme. Spice of life, you know. And the more creative, the more … heartfelt … the better.

Exhibit A:

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Video to come later… • • Thunder Duke is up to 10 shoes thrown and I haven’t ridden in 3 weeks. Got out today and he’s missing a shoe 😭 the expensive farrier I used to use was really too pricey but he did such a good job. I went six months without having a problem with shoes. Change farriers cause my horse needs back shoes and that costs more… Threw his shoe in 6 days. • • #horsesofinsta #pony #ponies #poniesofinstagram #poniesofinsta #poniesofig #hunterponyinthemaking #hunterpony #hunterjumper #hunterjumpersofinstagram #hunterjumpers #hunterjumperstyle #hunterjumperpony #hunterjumperprospect #eventerproblems #eventerinthemaking #equestrians #equestrians #horseaddict #horserider #horseriding #🐴 #thoroughbred #thoroughbreds #thoroughbredsofinstagram #ottb #ottbs #chesnutgelding

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#EventerProblems Vol. 181, Presented by Haygain: Houston, We Have A …

One-hundred eighty-one editions of #EventerProblems in, they just. keep. coming.

Here’s your latest batch … enjoy!

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

Giving Back: 2019 MARS Essex H.T. to Benefit Greater Newark LifeCamp

Ryan Wood and Ruby, winners of the $20,000 Preliminary
Essex at the 2018 Mars Essex Horse Trials. Photo by i{mpack}t studio courtesy of Mars Essex Horse Trials.

We love seeing the sport of eventing giving back to its surrounding community. For 2019, the MARS Essex Horse Trials is once again showing love to an area organization that is making a difference in the lives of young people in partnering with the Greater Newark LifeCamp, an enriching day camp for inner-city youth, as its beneficiary.

The mission of LifeCamp, Inc. is to empower youth to succeed and excel in life by developing life skills, character and leadership through a summer enrichment program outside of an urban environment. At the LifeCamp campus in nearby Pottersville, a 90-acre spread of open fields, rolling hills and woodlands along the Lamington River, children are allowed to pursue their academic interests as well as learn to swim, ride bikes and express themselves creatively through the arts.

Campers are between the ages of 6 and 13 and come from the Greater Newark public school system as well as from Newark Charter School Programs. The program serves approximately 300 youth each day for six weeks during the months of June, July and August.

“We are extremely grateful to the Essex Horse Trials for their continued support,” says Kathleen Cree, Executive Director of LifeCamp. “Their donation will go a long way towards providing Newark-area youths the opportunity to participate in our unique summer program.”

“We are proud to once again support the LifeCamp,” says Ralph Jones, President of the Mars Essex Horse Trials. “The program is a wonderful opportunity for New Jersey youths to experience such an inspirational environment. It is a privilege to show our support through our donation.”

This year’s event will take place June 21-23 at picturesque Moorland Farm in Far Hills, New Jersey. For more information, visit www.essexhorsetrials.org.



Weekend Winners: Jersey, Spokane, Texas Rose, Galway, Winona, Plantation, WindRidge, Mill Creek, Woodland Stallion Station

Comin’ in hot a day late and a dollar short, it’s the latest edition of Weekend Winners. Give me a little credit though … compiling results from nine — count ’em, NINE — events is a time consuming task! Mid-May is prime real estate on the American eventing calendar, and this past weekend saw action from coast to coast.

Of all this weekend’s gazillion winners, the honor of lowest score in the country went to Tamie Smith and MB MaiStein, who won their Open Training division at Galway Downs on their score of 20.0.

Enough talk, let’s get to the action. Here are your weekend winners!

Jersey Fresh: [Final Scores] [EN’s Coverage]
CCI4*-L: Fylicia Barr & Galloway Sunrise (38.4)
CCI4*-S: William Coleman Off The Record (38.3)
CCI3*-L: Doug Payne & Starr Witness (30.1)
CCI3*-S: Dana Cooke & FE Mississippi (30.0)

Spokane Sport Horse Farm H.T. [Final Scores]
Advanced/Intermediate: Marc Grandia & Campari FFF (50.9)
Open Intermediate: Mia Edsall & True Story (58.7)
Open Preliminary A: Cadence Michel & Kedrah House Lux (36.4)
Open Preliminary B: Madison Langerak & Normandy’s Kivalo (37.2)
Open Modified: Anna Stein & Astranamical (36.3)
Jr. Training: Juliana Yenne & The Diceman (35.7)
Open Training: Marc Grandia & Sunsprite’s Watusi (28.1)
Training Amateur: Mindy Sands & Roman Express (38.1)
Jr. Novice: Reese Blinks & A Ripple In Time (45.4)
Novice Amateur A: Katie Youngblood-Besel & TBF Sweet Malachai (27.4)
Novice Amateur B: Kristen Davignon & Fürst Floid (26.7)
Open Novice: Emily Pestl-Dimmitt & TH Christoph (28.5)
Beg. Novice Amateur: Debra Guinn & Haute Gossip (25.8)
Jr. Beg. Novice: Harper Padgett & Jess Because (34.3)
Open Beginner Novice: Stephanie Waterman & Gentleman George (32.3)
Introductory A: Sarah Rosanbalm & TBF Sweet Aedon (53.3)
Introductory B: Cayden Gaffney & Luke (34.7)
Future Event Horse 2 Year Old: Suzan Entwistle & Lovey (72.2)
Young Event Horse 5 Year Old: Anna Collier & MFS High Octane (74.0)

Texas Rose Horse Park H.T. [Final Scores]
Prelim, Intermediate, CCI2*-S and CCI3*-S final scores not posted at time of publication — will update when they become available.
Preliminary / Training: Janelle Fleming & Big N Broad (45.1)
Jr. Training Rider: Camdyn Rahe & Fashion Forward (35.8)
Open Training: Stephanie Reimers & That’s What She Said (30.2)
Sr. Training Rider: Marilyn Rumbaugh & The Red Douglas (30.5)
Jr. Novice Rider-A: Kendall Miller & Mr. Melvin (28.6)
Jr. Novice Rider-B: Emma Proctor & Fernhill Doctor Watson (35.5)
Novice Horse: Ellen Doughty-Hume & Two Step Program (28.3)
Open Novice: Heidi Crowell & Dark Star (27.6)
Open Beginner Novice: Heidi Crowell & Little Cat’s Hat (26.8)
Sr. Novice Rider: Elise Marshall & Ladies Man (36.6)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Elle Snyder & You Have A Friend In Me (27.0)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Lindsay Holliday & Numba One Stunna (28.0)
Intro-A: Brittney Caflisch & White Buffalo (25.0)
Intro-B: Brittney Caflisch & When Stars Align (31.3)

Galway Downs H.T. [Final Scores]
Advanced / Intermediate: Emilee Libby & Jakobi (38.5)
Open Intermediate: Jordan Crabo & Over Easy (38.5)
Open Preliminary: Emilee Libby & Toska (28.7)
Preliminary Horse Challenge: Erin Kellerhouse & Java Jazz (33.1)
Preliminary Rider: Jordan Crabo & Black Gold (28.1)
Preliminary Rider Challenge: Angela Mitchell & Nicodemus (31.4)
Jr. Training Rider: Sissy Sugarman & Carmani (30.5)
Open Training: Tamra Smith & MB MaiStein (20.0)
Sr. Training Rider: Michelle Capparelli & You Don’t Know Jack (31.7)
Training Horse Challenge: Taren Hoffos & Regala (27.4)
Training Rider Challenge: Matthias Schwarz & Frysk Lok (28.8)
Jr. Novice Rider: Campbell Kadin & Deichkind 10 (26.9)
Open Novice: Erin Kellerhouse & Sonik Mambo No. 5 (21.7)
Sr. Novice Rider: Nancy Read & Caribe PCH (26.9)
Intro Rider: Lyndsey Januszewski & Philly Slew (38.1)
Jr. Beginner Novice Rider: Pryce Chrisman Tahoe Blue (25.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Erin Kellerhouse & Bon Vivant GWF (26.4)
Open Intro: Sarah Bonfield & Indigo (34.4)
Sr. Beginner Novice Rider: Gloria Roman & Good Time Charlie (29.7)

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Winona H.T. [Final Scores]
Preliminary: Brooke Burchianti & Eternal Hope (48.8)
Training: Kara Andrew & SBT Amarone (30.2)
Novice A: Madeline Bletzacker & Drummer Boy (24.1)
Novice B: Isabelle Evans Rainstown & Covergirl (24.5)
Novice C: Julie McElhaney & Temptation (30.2)
Beginner Novice A: Julia Spatt & Sterling’s Bailero (25.0)
Beginner Novice B: Faylen Rauh & Reckless Generosity (33.3)
Beginner Novice C: Jessica Hart & Oliver (23.7)
Starter A: Laura Kosiorek-Smith & EHF Don’t Blink (29.7)
Starter B: Cassidy Wozniak & Rivendell (29.4)
Starter C: Ava Noone & Bonjour Amour (25.8)

Plantation Field H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Intermediate: Katherine Coleman & Monte Classico (28.0)
Open Preliminary: Alice Roosevelt & Get it Together (32.0)
Preliminary Rider: Cindy Buchanan & Flying Candles (37.7)
Junior Open Training: Cassie Sanger & Ultra Violet (34.1)
Open Training: Kevin Keane & HH Ontario (31.0)
Training Rider: Drew Wicas & Killernan Prince (38.5)
Junior Open Novice: Maggie Buchanan & 3,2,1, Blastoff (29.5)
Novice Rider: Shannon Schmidt & Capeach (27.9)
Open Novice: Nicole Ethridge & POPSTAR (32.6)
Beginner Novice Rider: Tiia Piller & Fernhill Pursuit (33.1)
Junior Open Beginner Novice: Payton Myers & Tekkenistic (29.4)
Open Beginner Novice: Margo Luke & Iron Dome (31.9)

WindRidge Farm H.T. [Final Scores]
Preliminary: Kimberly Steinbuch & Kosmo K (43.7)
Training-A: Devon Tresan & Killiney Hill (29.5)
Training-B: John Michael Durr & Casofino (33.8)
Novice-A: Robin White & Brett the Jet (32.5)
Novice-B: Eric Dierks & Carlingford Castle (27.1)
Beginner Novice-A: Mellisa Warden & TARDIS (33.1)
Beginner Novice-B: Sydney Langley & Pocket Change (30.0)
Beginner Novice-C: Brooke Kahl & Nata Montada SCF (25.8)
Starter-A: Savannah Norman & Dreamin’ up a Thunderstorm (38.7)
Starter-B: Rachael Wood & Connor (28.9)
Starter CT: Paiton Keen & Benelli (40.0)

Mill Creek Pony Club H.T. [Final Scores]
Preliminary-Open: Olivia Coolidge & Bold Impression (28.9)
Training-Open: Nicholas Staples & WF Drousseau (26.4)
Training-Rider: Kaleena Dudek & Zeek (26.4)
Novice-Junior: Lily Callahan & Royal Crest’s Granite Permission (32.9)
Novice-Open: Lacey Messick Sudden Impulse RSF (28.8)
Novice-Rider: Margo Wottowa & Southernboy Smooth (33.6)
Beginner Novice-Horse: Debbie Beam & Giannabar (33.3)
Beginner Novice-Junior: Claire Peters & Lacey Lou Freebush (33.8)
Beginner Novice-Rider: Quin Swiney & Riddle Me This (34.8)
Beginner Novice-Young Rider: Alexa Garrett & Say Goodbye To Hollywood (37.3)
Green as Grass CT: Amy Nelson & Hummingbird’s THE Meatloaf (39.4)
Starter CT: Alaina Bales & Kali (33.1)
Starter-Junior A: Zoe Milam & Queen of the Slipstream (31.9)
Starter-Junior B: Meredith Cornstubble & Ria By The Bay (26.6)
Starter-Open: Melinda Mueller & Knight Ryder TCF (29.1)

Woodland Stallion Station H.T. [Final Scores]
Open Preliminary: Leah Forquer Chance Affair (29.4)
Open Training: Pip Hayes & Peridot (32.5)
Jr. Novice: Kaitlin Ramos & May Ryloa (33.8)
Open Novice: Maya Pessin & This Bird (35.7)
Jr. Beginner Novice: Catherine Bonadio & Duke HW (32.5)
Open Beginner Novice: Kelly Schwisow & Kahlua & Cream (31.7)
Introductory: Dori Anderson & Sportsfield Condi (27.8)
Starter: Arwen Early & Pluto (33.4)

Congrats to all. Go Eventing!

Take a Virtual Walk Around the Chatsworth Event Rider Masters CCI4*-S Course

The Dodson & Horrell Chatsworth International Horse Trials in Derbyshire, England kicks off the 2019 Event Rider Masters series this weekend. Thanks to our friends at Cross Country App, we can get a virtual preview of the CCI4*-S course. Visit the Cross Country App website for course walks of the Advanced, CCI4*-S Challenge and CCI2*-S as well.

This year’s Ian Stark designed course has 35 efforts with an optimum time of 6 minutes 16 seconds. The time at Chatsworth is notoriously difficult to make, but the pressure is on, with 30 horse and rider combinations vying for £50,000 in prize money at this event and a chance to win an additional £50,000 series bonus.

Dressage takes place today; show jumping starts at 3:15 p.m. BST/10:15 a.m. EST tomorrow, followed by cross country. Don’t forget the entire competition is being live streamed for free on www.eventridermasters.tv.

EN’s Tilly Berendt is on the grounds to bring you full reports, so keep it locked here! Go Eventing.


Chatsworth ERM: WebsiteStart TimesLive Scores, EN’s CoverageEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

#EventerProblems Vol. 180, Presented by Haygain: Everything I Needed to Know About Parenting, Part II

Well, folks, I did it. I birthed a tiny human, on Kentucky cross country day no less. Naturally, he is named in honor of the 2019 U.S. Five-Star Eventing National Champion Tsetserleg. Don’t worry: for spelling purposes, Tsetserleg is just on the birth certificate and he’ll go by the less exotic stable name “Thomas.”

(I kid, I kid. Thomas is a family name that we’d already decided on, but we ARE going to claim credit for his birth as an omen of Boyd’s imminent victory.)

Between reading EN in between contractions …

Sadly I couldn’t watch the live stream because it kept making my heart rate and blood pressure spike.

… and some sleepless newborn nights made way more tolerable by the Badminton live stream …

… Baby Thomas’ life is off to a very #EventerProblems sort of start. The next step is a field trip to the barn, which I feel confident we’ll take in stride. Especially with these #EventerProblems babies as our inspiration. Thanks to our readers who posted these photos in response to part 1 — baby goals, indeed!

Beth Perkins: “Ready for mucking”

Franchesca Selhaver-Ramos: “I thought I was the only crazy one to bring my daughter to the barn everyday! Totally not crazy anymore after seeing this post! I’m not alone!!”

Mandy Lynn Aholt-Gayler” “We’re not eventers, but we do our chores daily, too! When she was smaller, I carried buckets on the stroller.”

Amelia Babakaiff: “Jolly jumper in the hay barn beside the ring gave me the time to get my mare to Prelim.”

Lauren Dallaire: “Jump crew in training.”

Laura Jenny Muller: “Unattended 5 year olds will course design.”

Lauren Dallaire: “Move over Boyd Martin.”

Meredith Halas: “Where are all the twin horse parents!?”

Sarah Ritter: “Off to do barn chores this morning!”

Micheala Van Clief: “I take my daughter out ALL THE TIME!! She sits ringside while I ride. My husband’s horse gets extremely pissed if she doesn’t show up to the barn with me.”

Lisa Heard: “Don’t all Mums use the stroller to carry stuff to the stocks? (Yes, my son is in there.)”

Kate Wooten: “Also, wheelbarrows can be used to move stuff.”

Amelia Babakaiff

Sadie Daugherty Ziel

Jeanna Epping / Photo by JJ Sillman.

Stacey Blyskal: “Colorful buckets make great toys!!”

Katie Meany: “Workin baby.”

Mary C P Quarles: “Here’s another solution for baby at feed time.”

Meghan Patricia: “Babies and buckets.”

Charlene Quinn

Go Eventing.

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

Weekend Winners: The Event at Skyline, MCTA, Poplar Place

Even as we’ve been in the midst of back-to-back five-star weekends, the action hasn’t hasn’t stopped on the USEA-sanctioned horse trials front, with events taking place across the country.

An extra congrats to our lowest scoring finisher in the country this weekend: Colleen Rutledge and Coherence, who won their Open Novice A division at MCTA H.T. on a score of 25.0.

Here are your weekend winners!

The Event at Skyline H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate/Preliminary-Open: Lynnea Woody & Prince Eric (39.1)
Preliminary-Open: Dani Sussman & Bellissima (37.2)
Preliminary/Training-Open: Mariam Azin & Halcyon (58.1)
Training-Open: Kirsi Hussa & Invited to Jet (34.4)
Jr/YR Training: Molly Sullivan & Dodger (40.3)
Novice-Open: Alexandra Duffy & Relevance (28.1)
Jr/YR Novice: Tatiana Larson & Eloquent (25.9)
Beginner Novice-Open A: Sara Windley & Georgia Peaches (30.1)
Beginner Novice-Open B: Marylee Tanner & Alpha Romeo (29.5)
Jr/YR Beginner Novice: Brittany Flynn & Pretend to Fly (26.7)
Test – Intro-Jr/YR: Parker Guymon & Hamilton (36.1)
Test – Intro-Open: Brittany Flynn & Teancum (28.9)

Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the Skyline…

Posted by Skyline Eventing Park on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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What a great weekend! 🤩🎉♥️ Penelope and I competed in our first show of the season and my little pony blew me away. We ran the novice at the Event at Skyline and it was amazing! Penelope took dressage like a champ to earn us a 31.0. P flew around cross country like a seasoned novice pro to finish Saturday double clear. In stadium Penelope did what she always does and kept her knees wayyyy up! We had some time faults because Penelope’s darn rider (me) was off her game and didn’t trust the inside turns. Side note: not a single pair in my division went inside the stadium time…🙈 overall we finished 4th and I could not be more proud! This weekend went so much better than I could have imagined!💕 our goal for the season: finish on our dressage score at novice! I know we are more than capable! Shoutout to Mollie for crushing the BN who also only added some stadium time to her dressage score to finish in 5th!♥️ ———— 💕Proudly sponsored by & partnered with: @kerritseq @saddlejammiesbysusie – RITSCH17 @cvf_leathercare – CAEventing @mycharmedhorse – MCHLovely10 @rfvcoop

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MCTA H.T. [Final Scores]
Advanced Combined Test: Cary A. Chavis & Game On (43.8)
Intermediate Combined Test: Anne Hambleton & Should Expect (42.6)
Open Intermediate: Colleen Rutledge & Confidence Game (41.7)
Junior Young Open Preliminary: Katherine DeLaney & Canto Royale (31.1)
Open Preliminary-A: Timothy Bourke & Lennard (31.5)
Open Preliminary-B: Erin Sylvester & Captivate (32.2)
Junior Young Open Training: Brynn Hershbine & Cadenza Aria (31.7)
Open Training-A: Michael Pendleton & Contaro (31.4)
Open Training-B: Steph Kohr & Irisina (34.5)
Open Training-C: Bridgitte Kreipke & Little Miss (35.7)
Junior Young Open Novice: Saskia Paul & Colby (28.3)
Open Modified: Ema Klugman & Kangaroo Court (27.0)
Open Novice-A: Colleen Rutledge & Coherence (25.0)
Open Novice-B: Ema Klugman & Bronte Beach Z (26.0)
Junior Young Open Beginner Novice: Amelia Jaeger & The Medicine Game (31.0)
Open Beginner Novice Rider: Teresa Martinoli & Loughnatousa Caprice (28.3)

Check out a winners photo gallery by Amy Flemming Waters Photography here!

Poplar Place H.T. [Final Scores]
Intermediate: Werner Geven & L’Avventura (35.9)
Junior Young Open Preliminary: Madison McCauley Aigle Allegre (44.8)
Open Preliminary: Fernando Parroquin Delfin & Uncido (35.9)
Preliminary Rider: Louisa Flaig & Elfenzauber (34.1)
Preliminary/Training: Julie Richards & Fernhill Valentino (35.9)
Junior Training Rider: Darcy Drury & Fernhill Bijzonder (41.9)
Open Training: Dorothy Dreelin & MSH Cooley Twilight (30.9)
Senior Training Rider: Ashley Perrin & I Claudius (36.6)
Training/Novice: Sarah Kuhn & F.O.F. Grey Gatsby (60.7)
Junior Novice Rider: Crockett Miller & Mr Panda (30.7)
Open Novice: Sara Blackwell & Brig’s Swift Arrival (34.1)
Senior Novice Rider: Megan Harris & TBS Declan Pondi (28.8)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-A: Maggie Shuman & Mr. Smarty Pants (29.1)
Junior Beginner Novice Rider-B: Merrell Waggoner & Beauchamp de Noelle (26.0)
Open Beginner Novice: Carla Jimmerson & Valley Creek Carlin LeBeau (29.3)
Senior Beginner Novice Rider: Beth Allen & Remastered (31.3)
Introductory: Jake Tessler & Bucks Well Spent (36.3)
Starter: Ashley Goodroe & Three Cups Jack Be Quick (34.8)

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This weekend was more than I could have ever asked for! G had an amazing dressage test landing us only .8 behind the leader after dressage. He then went on to jump clear around XC and had the second fastest time moving us up to 2nd place! Today he jumped a clear stadium round moving up to 1st and taking home the win the prelim junior rider🤩🤩 Penny also had a good weekend adding a few time penalties to her dressage score and two rails that I take complete credit for! So proud of her and how well she performed🥰 not to mention today was her 11th birthday😭😭 can’t believe me and her have been together since she was 7.. WOW! Forever grateful for her and all the lessons she had taught me❤️

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Congrats to all. Go Eventing!

Virginia Horse Trials to Offer Two New Divisions, Starter and CCI2*-S, for May Event

Boyd Martin and Barry competing at VHT International and Horse Trials. Photo by official photographer, Brant Gamma Photography.

Heading to VHT International and Horse Trials, to be held May 23-26 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington? In addition to Beginner Novice through Advanced/Intermediate (including Modified) horse trials divisions and CCI3*-S and CCI2*-L international divisions, the event’s spring edition is offering two new divisions: a debut Starter division with fences set at 2’-2’3”, and a CCI2*-S class.

“We try to make positive changes based on feedback from competitors and add a little something new every year,” Organizer Andy Bowles says. “It was natural for us to add the CCI2*-S to the schedule considering the popularity of the CCI2*-L. And with our schooling shows throughout the year seeing so much success, we’re hoping to see some of the competitors from those shows joining us at the recognized level, from Starter on up.”

Thanks to Virginia Horse Trials’ wide range of offerings, you can pack up the whole barn — from your green beans to your FEI horses — for the event. VHT even offers young horse divisions for 4- and 5-year-olds.

VHT is an EN favorite event, with fantastic courses, great footing, super organization and a beautiful setting nestled in the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

“We’ve really settled into our rhythm at VHT, and we are excited about everything we are presenting to competitors year after year,” Andy says. “We have a great team dedicated to putting on the best event possible and giving every horse and rider a great experience no matter what level they compete.”

VHT is expecting a large competition with 400+ horses, so get those entries in today! Helpful links: Website, Omnibus, Facebook, Instagram.

[Virginia Horse Trials Offers Two New Divisions for May Event]

Live Stream the Badminton Finale Then Relive Highlights from Kentucky on NBC Today

Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Clear your schedule and stockpile the mimosa supplies … you’ve got a long day of eventing spectatorship ahead of you today! The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials show jumping live stream will be followed by a recap of the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event on NBC.


When: Sunday, May 5, at 12:30 p.m. EST on NBC

How to watch: Check your local listings or watch live online at http://horsestream.nbcsports.com/


When: Final horse inspection starts at 3:30 a.m.; show jumping morning session starts at 6 a.m. EST; show jumping finale starts at 9 a.m. EST; prize giving at 10:15 a.m. EST.

How to watch: 

Go Eventing.


Friday Video from Smartpak: Badminton Cross Country Course Flyover

Happy Badminton cross country eve! Here’s a view of the 2019 course from the skies, with footage supplied by Whirlybird Imaging.

Check it out fence-by-fence with this interactive map, created in partnership with our friends at CrossCountry App. Take a fascinating interactive tour with six times Badminton winner Lucinda Green and course designer Eric Winter, including walk-throughs, drone fly-overs, photos, audio, intelligent direct and alternative routes and statistics.

Heading to the event? You can download the course before you go with the free CrossCountry Lite iPhone app. Use it anywhere on course; no internet required. Or take advantage of the free WiFi in the Food Courts and Trade Stand area.

And, of course, keep it locked here for all the latest coverage including live updates throughout the weekend! Go Eventing.

#MMBHT: WebsiteDrawn OrderScheduleStart TimexLive ScoresLive StreamEN’s CoverageEN’s Course PreviewEN’s Form GuideEN’s InstagramEN’s Twitter

#EventerProblems Vol. 179, Presented by Haygain: It’s All Relative(ly Huge)

But what if … the jumps are normal size and the people are just really, really small???

Something to ponder.

Here are a few of your photos from the cross country courses at the 2019 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event and Badminton Horse Trials that show, by comparison, how gigantic those obstacles really are.

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This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Land Rover Kentucky 3-day Event in Lexington, KY! On Friday we attended labs at Hagyard Equine learning about emergency response, taking radiographs, communication training, and more! On Saturday we got to shadow some vets on the cross country course! before heading home on Sunday we got up bright and early to watch the final jog of the horses to make sure they were fit to compete on the final day! I also got the chance to drive a @rangeroverofficial so that was pretty cool 🤷🏻‍♀️ Huge thanks to @aaephorsedocs, @zoetisus, and @hagyardequine for this amazing opportunity! Although this was my first time in Kentucky, it definitely won’t be my last! #bestday3day #horsedoctor #veterinarymedicine #lrk3de ✌🏻❤️🐴

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